Hi from Advice and Beyond! We would like to welcome all of our new students to Stony Brook by giving some helpful information about how to make your mark. Coming to a new school can be overwhelming, so here are some helpful tips!
“Advice and Beyond,” The Statesman’s new advice column, will be used to offer a second perspective to issues students may be facing and answer questions they may have — whether it be academic or personal.
Stony Brook University freshmen and other outside guests filed their way into the Island Federal Credit Union Arena to listen to a Q&A between President Stanley and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday.
There are droves of commentaries as to how you should do things as a freshman, from how you should schedule your classes to how you should arrange your very own lifestyle to achieve that coveted 4.0 GPA and become the best of the best.
The start of fall is just around the corner, and I’ve noticed a wonderful trend with each new freshman class. They stay out later, their clothes are shorter and are all oblivious to the rude awakening that will soon hit them.
One would think that frugality is something most students pursuing a higher education would be very familiar with. However, from my own personal experiences, I’ve gathered that we are an easily distracted bunch, and this extends to forgetting our burgeoning debts when we find a new video game/dress/car that we have to have.