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What Advice Would You Give Your Freshman Year-Self?

Freshman year is one of the most transformative periods of Penn State students’ lives.

You finally get the chance to start a new life for yourself and receive your first taste of independence. Obviously, this comes with its own set of challenges, such as making new friends, navigating campus, and balancing school and partying at the frats social life.

While some people had ~the ideal freshman year~, others struggled during their first year in Happy Valley. Either way, freshman year — and college, in general — is a learning experience.

That said, we want to hear what advice you would give to your freshman year-self. From studying smarter to partying harder to stepping outside of your comfort zone more, we want to hear it all.

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Mackenzie Cullen

Sadly, Mackenzie graduated from Penn State in 2022. She majored in English and served as one of Onward State's associate editors. You can keep up with her life and send compliments to @MackenzieC__ on Twitter.

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