Below are two truths and one lie from current freshmen in college that graduated from M-A last year. As seniors are currently working on applications, we thought it would be worthwhile to hear about some personal experiences of what it is actually like to attend college. Make your guess, then check for the answers at the bottom!
- A freshman once used a slingshot to fire snowballs at rival dorm windows, and at public security.
- Some students stay up full weeks without sleeping at all.
- A six by six foot water balloon was dropped from a roof on passing student.
- I only have friends on my floor and almost none in my classes.
- I still have no idea how to study.
- I’m scared to talk to my professors.
- My roommate leaves her food remains all around the room until they get moldy of I throw them away.
- I watch gossip girl every day.
- I work as a telemarketer for SMU where I have to ask each person to donate three times regardless of their refusal or reasons.
- You will have no money.
- You will have a crush on a TA.
- Dining hall food tastes good.
- At midnight on your birthday, your dorm mates put you in the shower fully clothed and sing to you.
- One of my professors cancelled class to meet the president of China.
- The course work is harder than high school.
Jesus Ortega, Sacramento State University
- I saw a student in an ambulance who had been stabbed.
- People sleep in the library all the time.
- I don’t have to do homework over the weekend.
- In the first few weeks you meet tons of people and have the same generic introduction when you meet them.
- It is really hard to be in a ton of clubs and stay on your classes at the same time.
- Lectures are huge and overwhelming as there are tons of students per class.
Gianna Prainito, Santa Clara University
- I study 25-35 hours per week.
- My roommates don’t steal my food.
- I nap every day.
Ryan Cole, Stanford University
- You should always try to be the last one up to avoid missing out on any fun.
- You will get sick in the first month of classes.
- You will get tired of dining hall food after a couple of weeks.
Grace Baker, University of Oregon
- Your roommate will be your best friend.
- You have a lot of additional free time.
- You stay up late no matter what.
(The number listed next to the name is the lie)
Steven McColloch- 2
Sophi Bock- 3
Paige Muschott- 1
Alex Iyer- 3
Nathan Orttung- 3
Jesus Ortega- 3
Danielle Balestra- 2
Gianna Prainito- 2
Ryan Cole- 1
Grace Baker- 1