First Year

Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 12:08am
First-year breakups reveal a community of compassion on campus.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 9:52pm
All students should have the chance to participate in activities that interest them.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 11:31pm
“I was emotional, as many first-years were after the whirlwind of moving in and late NSOP nights. As such, it seemed entirely appropriate to name the little friend who would eventually make his way onto my desk, where he in all his succulent glory would watch over my writing endeavors and guard my...
Fri, Jan 29, 2016, 1:00pm
Incoming ED First Years (class of 2020 whazzup) — you are, I’m sure, fully aware your admissions deposit was due January 15th. As a first generation Questbridge student, asking my parents to cough up $500 with what felt like so little preamble was incredibly stressful.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015, 8:00am
If you’ve ever encountered that person who claims, “I don’t want anything for Christmas,” you know he or she is lying, can’t think of something they’d like at that exact moment, or
Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 4:55pm
Just when you thought all talk of NSOP was (finally) over, we decided to throw it back and revisit one of the most haunting items of the week—the infamous blue NSOP wristband!
Tue, May 13, 2014, 11:12am
Rebecca Grabiner, Barnard’s newly announced first-year class dean, will only have to move a few blocks when she takes over in June.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 8:23pm
Reflections on a first-year's winter break reveal the uncertainty in our collegiate destinations.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012, 8:35pm
Embarrassment at the beginning of college is a learning experience.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011, 7:26pm
Although coming to Columbia breeds unrealistic expectations, it's not impossible to meet—or even exceed—them.