First Year

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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009, 6:23pm
Those seven glorious days of NSOP set up a love affair doomed to be short-lived.
Wed, Sep 9, 2009, 8:01pm
Life is full of stupid conversations, and, if you are a first-year, you have spent the last week having them.
Thu, May 1, 2008, 10:27pm
The last. The final. The conclusion. Wow. One year done? How did that happen?