I was never a math major, but if my calculations are correct, 18-year-olds starting their freshman year at college this fall were born in or around 1994. Which means you whippersnappers might not fully appreciate the super-cool concept for the cover of this Student Survival Guide, because you weren't alive for any of the 1980's. Which means I feel sad for you. So for your first college assignment, I task you with (legally) downloading music by Duran Duran, The Go-Gos, Culture Club, Erasure, and their contemporaries. You will thank me later.
See, your humble editor lived through the Big 80's, which makes me terribly old -- at least 40 percent dust at this point. So how can I possibly relate to you young'uns starting your college experience nearly two full decades after I began my own?
I can't, which is why City Newspaper's Student Survival Guide is written BY students FOR students. All of the articles in this publication were pitched, researched, and written by your peers, young journalists looking to pass along the lessons they've learned over the past few years at college to a bright new crop of students. They're keenly aware of the stress of academic life, and those awkward first weeks living on your own are still fresh in their minds.
So you should listen to what they have to tell you. In this year's edition of Student Survival you'll get tips on how to blow off steam safely, an argument for why you shouldn't take the easiest classes possible, and an introduction to the benefits of volunteering with local nonprofit organizations. You'll also be encouraged to get off of your campus with a guide to Rochester's bustling art world and fun dinner and entertainment options.
Like what you read? This is the sixth edition of City's Student Survival Guide, and each year's issue is totally different from the others, with all-new stories. To get more articles on how to make the most of your college career in and around Rochester, check out our previous articles in the the Student Survival section (right here at rochestercitynewspaper.com).
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