First and foremost, never wear your ID around your neck. Ever. People that choose to wear their IDs in this fashion are immediately pegged as first years and will be mocked incessantly by upperclassmen.
— Senior Karen Hopper, a music and political science major, in the Manitou Messenger, St. Olaf’s student newspaper. It’s one of more than a dozen tips she gives St. Olaf freshmen to help them adjust smoothly to life on campus.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.