First Year Vibes: What a College Freshman Needs

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

As my freshman year of college comes to a close, and I prepare for next year, I cannot help but think about all the happy times I have experienced since August. Furthermore, I think about all the things that have gotten me through this year. Here is a list of what my freshman self needed, and will continue to need over the next three years.

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First Year Vibes: Being Full of Life

Anna – Catherine Keung ~ Assistant Editor

Recently, I started listening to “Let It Happen” by United Pursuit and it has very beautiful song lyrics of “You’re full of life now / and full of passion / that’s how He made you / just let it happen.”

Regardless of your religious beliefs, I hope you agree that being full of life is a great quality to have. I know in college, it is not always easy to be that way. You may even be wondering, what does it mean to be “full of life?”

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First Year Vibes: Remembering What’s Important in College

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

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Contrary to what some people in academia may think, I do not believe education is the most important thing in life. In no way do I mean to suggest that education is useless; in fact, being a student throughout the course of my life has taught me more about life than I would have ever imagined. I also realize what a privilege it is to be able to attend school, especially at the university level.

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First Year Vibes: Home for the Holidays

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Staff Writer

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Illustration by Nicole Freewalt 


In August, I could not wait to move into my freshman dorm. I was excited for the opportunities ahead of me and even the thought of wearing shower shoes did not seem too terrible. I listened to The Him’s “Feels Like Home” song almost every day during my neighborhood runs and I would dream about my upcoming life in Lynchburg. Honestly, the reason I chose to attend the University of Lynchburg was because out of all the schools I got accepted to, I felt like UofL could easily become my second home.

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