By Chanel Watson
Every class of students entering The Lincoln University thinks they’ve got what it takes to be the best.
But do this year’s freshmen—the class of 2017—make the grade?
“The class of 2017 tries too hard,” said Malachi Bess, a member of the class of 2016.
Some freshmen actually agree, saying their classmates aren’t as lively as the other classes.
“People say that they want to turn up, but don’t,” said Alliah Blue, a freshman from Las Vegas. “But, I do believe we have more work ethic than the class of 2016. They were just here to party.”
Vanessa Walker, a freshman from New York, said her class still lacks a coherent identity.
“Everyone in the freshman class is in a clique and is in their own separate groups,” Walker said. “There’s no unity in our class, and we don’t talk to each other unless we’re talking about school work.”
Parties seem to be the make-or-break point of a class. If you can turn up at the parties, then you make an impression on your fellow students. A majority of freshman say there are a lot of reasons why they won’t go to the parties like the upperclassman say.
“I think we’re more of a calmer class, but when it comes to parties we get live,” said freshman Alea Binder from Lancaster, Pa.