by Max Cea
Mothers, grab your Kleenex. Fathers, start designing that exercise room that you’ve always wanted. Younger siblings, prepare to rejoice. ‘Tis the season when last year’s high school seniors become this year’s college freshmen. So, for those of preparing to leave (or who have just arrived on campus), take a break from packing your bags and read the best advice column you’ll find regarding your next four years. l promise to spare you the unhelpful cliches of the ‘study hard, play hard’ nature. The following is a list of five important lessons I learned both from personal trials and tribulations or from those of my peers; it will drastically improve your first year and set you up for an outstanding college experience.