The Lion's Roar

The struggles of making friends amid pandemic

Since COVID-19 regulations have limited the amount of on-campus activities, freshmen are facing a unique challenge when it comes to making friends in college.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2020

A new semester presents new opportunities. This fall, however, those opportunities look a little different. With COVID-19 precautions in full effect, some freshmen find it difficult to make friends. Freshman marketing major Courtney Floyd shared her struggles with making friends. “With having to so...

Students reflect on their first year in college

Whether attending public or private school, or being home-schooled in high school, freshmen experience different transitions when entering college.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Freshmen enter college from various scholastic backgrounds and must learn to integrate into college life. The National Center for Education Statistics reports about 15 million students attended a public high school and about 1.5 million students attended a private high school in 2015. Over 500,000 hi...