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7 College Freshman stereotypes you will definitely come across
There are 7 kinds of freshmen we come across in college. Everyone knows about them but somehow, it has proven futile trying to eliminate these stereotypes from the freshman population on campus. Next time you meet one of these, you can confidently say, "There goes a freshman". Its funny because everyone of us was one of these in their freshman year, lol!
1. Everyone's best friend: So this is the freshman you sat next to during orientation, or maybe the one you lent a pen for a few minutes in class. Suddenly out of the blues, she friend requests you on facebook, follows you on twitter..and as if the social network is not enough, she stalks you everywhere on campus. Her trademark greeting statement "Remember me? I'm the girl you met during orientation..." She knows your name, all the classes you take. Prepare yourself because this 'friend' is not ready to go away!
2. The studious student: This freshman literally lives in the library. You find her in the library and you will probably leave way before she thinks of leaving. She doesn't talk to anyone....but when she speaks, she makes a very profoundly touching statement that brings tears to your eyes. Her life revolves around three places; classes, dorm room and the library. She is a silent destroyer because as others are struggling to stay on the B range, she probably has > 90% in all her subjects.....as a consequence, she destroys every hope you had of making an A in that course. And the worst thing is...no one knows about her heinous plot....watch out for this one!
3. The Activist: This freshman probably knows all the freshmen that are coming in in her year. He has his political career planned out way before he gets on campus, and will spend most of his campus life lobbying for support for his different projects. He probably will join more student organizations than the number of courses he takes on campus and ends up chairing all of them by sophomore year. He has an opinion on any and every issue.....but the good side of it all is that he probably has great charisma.
4. The Stereotype Conscious student: This student is a part of the minority population on campus....and he will make sure you are aware of his presence. He spends all his time trying to debunk myths and assumptions about where he comes from. Dare not speak ill of where he comes from or you will have someone to answer to. Feminists and Chauvinists fall into this category...believe me, you will come across these in a college population. So watch your tongue..lest you provoke one of them.
5. The 'Now-you-see-me-now-you-don't' classmate: You'll probably see her on the first day of class...and then that's it, she completely disappears for the rest of the semester. She will resurface for a couple of hours just to sit through the midterms. The next time you see her, she's making her semester-ly rounds, asking for a copy of the syllabus. These are times when you want to lock your dorm room door and pray she doesn't land on your door....beware, she who seeks notes on the last week to finals....
6. The 'Dress-up-party' girl: This girl thinks that college is one big dress up party. She wears shorts in the winter and heels to every class, cakes her face with make up for the eight o'clock class and you're like, 'woah! Tell me you did not wake up at 4 am to do your make up'. Keep your eye on this girl...you'll probably see her crying if she didn't get into a sorority at the end of the semester...I promise :)
7. The classic freshman: Everyone was here...unless you were a super-duper special freshman. The classic freshman always carries a map around, so that she doesn't get lost on campus. She has a lanyard on her neck (the ultimate way to recognize a freshman). New laptop, new car/ bike, buys every recommended book in the school bookstore (never heard of amazon, lol!), takes every eight o'clock class and skypes with her parents every single day.....I remember the days I was a freshman :)
These are definitely the kind of people I encountered in my freshman year. To all prospective freshmen...steer clear of these stereotypes :)...but have fun meeting these rather interesting people :)