You may have seen this video last year by Cornell college freshman Emery Bergmann which went viral on YouTube. It relayed the unanticipated loneliness she experienced when school began and her disappointment in not finding her “new best friends” as soon as she stepped foot on campus. Clearly, a lot of students related: The video has received more than 325,000 views.
Ms. Bergmann has just updated her thoughts on the topic for an article in the New York Times, presenting her new perspective through the lens of a wiser college sophomore.
College students, parents, professors, administrators: This is worth a read.