Thanksgiving will also be a time for big questions, particularly for those freshmen still in high-school relationships.
One junior told me that, freshman year, her high-school boyfriend revealed his plans to propose the day after graduation.
She broke up with him a few weeks later.“The nice thing about the college atmosphere in terms of relationships is that you can ease in to them – you don’t have to know where you stand, you don’t have to be really certain,” said a current college junior.
“But with long distance, there’s the implication that you’re in it for the long haul.
Having a long-distance relationship in college doesn’t just mean long distance.
” so many times that my face starts to hurt), or do I fall back on the familiar?
One Princeton junior told me that, during her first three months in college, she stayed in her room every Friday and Saturday night.
At Thanksgiving, it felt strange to reunite with my group of high school girlfriends, who all grew up within a 20-mile radius.“A freshman will think, ‘When I was with this girl in high school, I thought we were going to be together forever.
Then I got to college and saw that there was so much going on – different people and places and things.’ The committed match that you had in your mind might not look the same when you go home for Thanksgiving,” said Thurber.
From movies like , we get this idea that college is the only time in our lives when we can do stupid, drunken things and not get in too much trouble.
The bridge of Asher Roth’s legendary rap anthem, “I Love College,” offers freshmen just one piece of advice: “Do something crazy!
She didn’t go out because her high-school boyfriend didn’t want her to.