How Will An Online Fresher Year Look Like? – Academic and Non-Academic!

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2020 has unfolded events that no one in this world expected and wished for. We have been overwhelmed in our own personal ways but we have been doing endeavours to make the most of this time and keep ourselves sane. What do freshers expect from their initial month(s) when they enter college? Usually, a fresher year feels hectic with the thought of travelling to get admissions, the hustle-bustle of a new college atmosphere and excitement of acquainting with new people. Freshmen are fuelled by Bollywood’s portrayal of campus life, and almost all class XII students were dreaming of living some of these moments. But, online classes, woosh!

They finally wanted an escape from the long years of wearing boring school uniforms and living under the watchful eye of teachers. All this was about to happen when coronavirus broke out in the world. The consequent lockdown took away the joy, hope, and their dreams of initiation into adulthood shattered with it. The pandemic and the online classes will hope them down by restricting their college space to a 20-inch laptop screen. Without bang on pub parties, university students can expect a booze-free twist in their fresher year.

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The charm of experiencing their new life with their “cool” college teachers and of course, making new friends will be lost without physically attending the classes. Lethargy will take over freshers very soon. They will not feel ready to step out of the comfort zone of their homes once everything gets back to normal again. Though Universities and Colleges are making efforts to provide a lively space online so as to lift up the energy of students and make them feel like a part of the incredible community, it will be overwhelming for new students to welcome themselves into new alleys of life.

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Fresh out of school, being able to adjust with a new, wholly exciting atmosphere is verbally different and emotionally challenging. While the sunny side is that the students will be able to interact with a new community, they will, nevertheless, forget that once life is on track, they will need to move out of a comfortable space. Both excitement and nervousness will strike them together and however elated, there will be a certain sense of nausea from physical mobility. With faces struck to the mobile screens and laptop screens, it would be necessary to keep oneself sane and up-to-date ready for the online fresher year. There might be a pressure of switching on videos for a live interactive session, nevertheless, why not look your best when attending them? After all, at home you can vibe like college-goer.

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Parneet Kaur
An enthusiastic Punjabi girl, living for Chai, Chocolates and Pizza. Walking on the road, to find tiny tales that fit my frame. Finding my ways through media writing to enter Journalism. "Someone told her Black is dark, She made Black her power." Has fetish for Nude lipsticks, Mascara and Black clothes.

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