Goodbye high school, hello college

Some real life advice that really could save you in college


Kylee Wing

Seniors receiving caps and gowns, getting ready for graduation.

Ari Purcell, Features Editor

  It was just the other morning my English teacher, Mr. Bennett, decided instead of some busy work he would share some good habits he found during college that we might want to know. It was a well put together powerpoint, each slide showing a sentence or two that Bennett would then further go into depth about it. It occurred to me than that each slide Bennett was showing us, was something new, something I really never thought about or wouldn’t have known going into college. Most of Bennett’s college advice was really good advice that I think most students would love to hear, so I thought I would share some of the most popular ones.

  1. Never pay full price for a textbook!!!
  2. Take advantage of student discounts at stores, a lot of stores near campus offer this!
  3. Be open to try new things, including taking classes that might go outside your comfort zone.
  4. Be adventurous, this is the best time, you are still young enough to make some mistakes and still get away with it!
  5. Coffee is your best friend.
  6. Find a study rhythm whether it is blasting music, a quiet library, or just your own dorm room, just whatever works best for you.
  7. Keep in touch with a couple high school friends, the ones you are close to are worth keeping in touch with.
  8. Don’t be afraid to make tons of new friends, be open and outgoing, everyone around you is going through the same thing, it makes college much easier and more fun when you have friends to go through it with!
  9. Grades and education come first in college, but so does having fun and enjoying the new experience!
  10. Take lots of pictures, anything that will help you remember your college experience!

  I hope this advice has helped you as much as it did me! Congrats to KPark’s class of 2016!