Ah freshmen year, the excitement being on a college campus without your parents hoarding your every move. The freedom to do what you want when you want. Even better, being an 18 year old man with a endless amount of beautiful, single women around you; however, I learned quickly that grades came first. I almost got kicked out of UMES my freshmen year because of my mischief but I quickly got my act together. Now, I’m in grad school and I’m running a news business. It’s about working smarter, not just harder. Here are my four tips for college freshmen guys
1. GRADES BEFORE ANYTHING: Yes, I know. In college they’re endless women, turn ups, and days where you will hang out with your boys. If you want to keep doing that, you need the grades that will allow you to do those things. It’s much harder to raise your grades than to maintain them so understand this…. YOUR GRADES MATTER!
2. SMARTER NOT HARDER: Don’t over work yourself to the point of careless exhaustion. Regardless of your work ethic, you will fail. It’s not about how hard you work to get your 4.0, it’s about the method you use to achieve that 4.0. If you’re a communications major,like myself, get a math and science tutor. They can help you achieve As in classes that a communications major would normally struggle in. A communication major will achieve As in classes that suit their strengths. That’s what you call achieving a 4.0 with less effort. The energy you would’ve used by yourself to achieve a 4.0 can be spent by getting involved on campus.
3. TREAT WOMEN WITH RESPECT: Fellas, yes we naturally flirt with women but do it respectfully. No means no, no matter what. One secret, women like men who can show restraint and not try to over pursue them. Don’t be the guy who hits on every girl he sees or is in the group of guys who hollar at every girl who walks by. Women don’t like men like that. If you like a girl, approach her by yourself. If she doesn't want you, it’s okay. You can just be her friend. Also THEY’RE too much women in college to obsess with one girl who is not your girlfriend. Don’t lie about her sex history because she denied you. That’s not cool, you wouldn’t want a woman calling you a “hoe”. Thus this is how I met my girl. I approach her by myself and just had a conversation with her. Then I got her number with the intention of being her friend but we clicked on a different level. Now i cuffed her and she's all mine.
Ventress Johnson (TXSU)