As I’m sure many of you know, today was the judging Freshmen Video Competition, in which the main goal was to portray what it is like to be a freshman at Duquesne University. After seeing all the videos entered in the competition, I began thinking about what kind of video I would have entered; what kind of message I would like to portray.
There’s a difference between being a freshman and being a freshman at Duquesne. I think it’s safe to say that all freshmen have anxiety about leaving home, going to classes, and living with a roommate. However, not all freshmen experience a close-knit Orientation experience, like I did at Duquesne. Although this is impossible, I feel as if I know everyone who will be in my future graduating class. All freshmen feel as if they may struggle in classes and are worried about grades. Yet, being a freshman at Duquesne entails the ability to meet with professors who know your name. You can even email them at any time of day for help or advice.
It’s almost as if the fears of being a freshmen are tapered by being a freshmen at Duquesne.