By Nathan Tafoya
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Freshman thinks college is kind of like high school, hates when his stomach growls.
Wildcat: My name is Nathan. You're on the spot. How was your weekend?
French: Pretty good weekend. The first weekend after school started and all.
Wildcat: Was college what you expected it would be?
French: Yeah, sort of. I was most surprised at how big everything is, how many people there are, everything like that.
Wildcat: People are beautiful here, too.
French: Yeah. There (are) a lot of people around. Diversity and stuff.
Wildcat: Definitely. Have any strange experiences at all? Anything high school-esqe?
French: Sometimes it kind of seems like it when you're in the smaller classes. Same group of freshmen, a group of people your age and you're in a small class instead of a big lecture.
Wildcat: What I hate about small classes is that sometimes my stomach will grumble, like I'm hungry or something and it goes really loud. And you try to cover it up and ruffle your paper while it's growling, but you're kind of embarrassed.
French: It can be a big problem if you have a long day of classes without any breaks or anything.
Wildcat: On Thursday, some girl next to me, her stomach really grumbled and I think it kind of scared her, like she wasn't expecting it, because she kind of jumped and she was all scrambling around making noises and then she bent over and got some water. It was funny. You just got to play it off.
French: Yeah. That happens.