The first day of school brings many wonderful things, including a fresh flock of newly hatched Georgia Southern Eaglets. As a 2014 SOAR Leader, you know I have love for you, which is why I’m going to tell you know things to avoid doing during your freshman year.
1. Getting on the wrong bus route. There are three bus routes here at GSU. Make sure the bus you’re getting on is actually the correct one. It will save you from being late to class and the awkward conversation with the bus drivers after riding around with them for an extra 30 minutes.
2. Confusing the Biology Buildings. The new biology building is called the Biological Sciences Building. The older biology building is just called the Biology Building. They are on completely opposite sides of campus. I’m sure you can see why this would be a problem.
3. Being paranoid about eating alone. Everyone does it. You just got here. It’s illogical to expect you to have hundreds of friends already. You are a strong independent eaglet. It will be okay. Plus, no one is looking at you due to the fact that they’re stuffing their face.
4. Being that one kid obsessed with UGA. I get it, UGA runs in the family. You love the Dawgs and you love their football program. But this is Georgia Southern and you go here now. It’s time to face the facts and stop going to class decked out in UGA gear Every. Single. Day. And don’t even THINK about wearing CrApp State apparel to class.
5. Don’t make a big deal about going to the library. Many people never used the library in high school. However in college, many people do. Because of this, you don’t get a pat on the back for doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Refrain from the endless Instagram pictures, and tweets about how you’re “studying so hard in Club Hendy.”
Follow these rules and you’re sure to have an awesome freshman year. Study hard, make new friends and Hail Southern!
Agbebiyi is a junior Health Education and Promotion major. She has served as 2014 SOAR Leader, 2014-2015 Alternative Break Marketing Chair 2014-2015, NRHH VP of Service, Women of Worth Mentor, Community Leader Southern Courtyard.