10 Things I Would've Said To My Freshman Self

10 Things I Would've Said To My Freshman Self

Now that I'm seasoned undergrad, there's a lot to be said.

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Now that I'm seasoned undergrad, there's a lot to be said.

1. It's OK to "not know"

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I mean "not know" in the fullest capacity. Whether you're trying to find your voice or your major, you will get to where you're supposed to be.

2. Everyone isn't your friend

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Just because you act like a "friend" doesn't mean other people will be a friend to you.

3. Take time for yourself

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Taking care of other people is cool, but don't forget about yourself. You are the most important person in your life.

4. Change is inevitable

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Shrug it off and keep on pushing. Change means you are evolving, it can be scary but you'll find your way.

5. Be involved, but don't over-commit

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You can't be two places at once, so don't over book. Remember you still have to go to school.

6. Continue to apply to scholarships throughout college

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Tuition will increase throughout your college experience. Your freshman package worked for FRESHMAN year but may not supplement the rest of your years.

7. Make an effort to stay in touch with friends and fam

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Hopefully, you left you a supportive group of people to go to school. These people were your community and will be happy to hear from whether you are doing well or not well. So make some hotlines bling.

8. Look for internships during the off-season

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Avoid scrambling and the panic of finding internships by starting your searches during the off-season. If it's summer, look for fall internships and so on.

9. Use all your campus resources

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Honestly, do some research about the departments on your campus. You'll never know the people you will meet or the connections you will make.

10. Capture memories

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Take pictures, you'll thank me later. One thing I am regretting right now is that I don't have many pictures through my college years. I want to be able to look at a photo and be able to remember that day.

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Warcraft 3: Reforged - A legend returns

One of the top 100 games of the century makes a comeback in an epic way.

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17 years ago, the legion invaded the realm of Azeroth, forcing the different races of Humans, Orcs, Night elves, and Undead to make the most unlikely of alliances. There were those who fought for the light while the others wished to banish it. Night and day, the furnaces of Lordaeron burnt bright as the loyal dwarves of Khaz Modan hammer away the swords and shields that would aid the fight ahead.

17 years ago, the young orc warchief Thrall foresaw the fate of his people as meteors of green flames crash upon his lands. He saw the upcoming demise of his clanand ordered a mass evacuation towards a new continent where they shall be safe for generations to come. 17 years ago, the night elves felt a corruption within the Tree of Life, causing them to split into opposing factions: one fought in the name of the Goddess, while the other fought in the name of personal hatred. 17 years ago, a legion of undead came upon the shores of Lordaeron, plaguing the land and defiling the life force of the realm. That was the story of Warcraft, one that spanned continents and races only to join them together for a crucial battle of their history.

Warcraft 3: Reforged - Cinematic Trailer Youtube

Warcraft was a monument to an entire gaming generation, ranked 2nd best game of all time by German games magazine "GameStar." Its fate, however, was ultimately sealed as computing technology became better and overshadowed the old giant. Plus, with the rise of gaming consoles and handheld gaming devices, PC gaming lost its appeal slowly, and games like Starcraft or Warcraft eventually faded into oblivion.

But over on the horizon, Blizzard Entertainment came to the rescue. Following the success of their previous release of Starcraft: Remastered, they decided to come forth with their next great project: remastering Warcraft 3.

Using a new and revamped engine built over the foundations of the old one, they have rebuilt the world we once loved. Adding to that are new, high definition voices and sound effects that they recorded just for this old game. For the blurry characters of old, the team decided to upscale and remodel all present units to give them the 2019 high-def treatment they deserved. For the old user interface (UI), the development team settled on one that resembled the "Starcraft: Remastered" interface, offering more room for players to look at the gorgeous 4K character models. Also, to fit the new continuity from World of Warcraft, Blizzard opted to alter the story by a small margin, showing promising changes to the revived game.

Warcraft 3 – Original vs. Reforged Trailer Graphics Comparison Youtube

However, not everyone was hyped when the game was announced. Many gamers expressed disappointment at Blizzard's move of remastering old games instead of developing new ones. Many, feeling uncomfortable at the company's decision, took to the internet and into forums. Some fans expressed concerns over Blizzard's decision to retcon a game they hold dear Some are unhappy with the graphics not being consistent with characters: unit models look too detailed while buildings look cartoonish.

Despite all this, the general population loved the announcement at Blizzcon. As the game slowly reaches its release date of December 31, 2019, the hype can only go up from here. For those of us who can't hold their excitement, here's a video of the crowd's insane reaction to the announcement:


Warcraft 3 Crowd Reaction Youtube

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