To All 1st Years

Originally published September 2006.

August
1st day: “8:00 am classes…EVERY DAY!”

September
Before 1st test: “Holy shit, I’m freaking out!”

October
After 2nd test: “I am not getting paid enough for this.”

November
Passed out late night in the library: “Stupid brain.”

December
Home for the Holiday: “I hate grad school.”

January
The start of a new semester: “Late morning class, two days a week…I can deal with this.”

February
Begin to slightly understand a frontier’s speaker: “Damn it!”

March
Maximized every meal to fall during a catered Emory event: “I can’t believe I’m getting paid for this.”

April
Finally do something right in 1st rotation: “Oops.”

May
Give in to becoming a Nerdoscientist: “Grad school is alright.”

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Disclosure: Some first years were harmed, mentally or physically, in the making of this article.

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