By Joseph Iemma
Last week, hundreds of freshmen began their college careers at LIU Post. Although representatives from the Admissions Office stated that they were not authorized to provide information on the number of incoming freshman enrolled at Post this semester, professors have taken notice of the new faces.
“We have a good amount of film majors this year, nearly 40 freshmen to be exact,” Susan Zeig, a professor of Film, said.
Representatives from LIU Promise, also stated that they were not authorized to provide the number of students in the freshman class, but said “although we can’t give you an exact number, we can tell you it’s about a 50-50 split in terms of who will be living on campus and who will be commuting.”
Freshman Andrew Frank, a Broadcasting major, who will be commuting from Massapequa this semester, plans to take full advantage of the opportunities Post has to offer.
“I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for a fresh start. For starters, the campus is beautiful, and the people here are awesome.” Frank said. “I’m really interested in becoming a part of Post’s radio station.”
Freshman Nick Tangorra, a Public Relations major, is also excited about the venues Post offers. “I commute from Bethpage. It’s about a 20-minute ride, without traffic, but I still plan on taking advantage of campus life and might even join a club or too. It’s just a new world for me, filled with new opportunity, and new people.”
“The prospect of going to school close to New York City always thrilled me,” said Freshman Olivia Luchesse, an Education major, who was born and raised just outside of Chicago. “Post is beautiful, and the fact that Post is close to the city, and has a great education program is amazing. Maybe the only thing that’s a little annoying is paying for books, but there is nothing you can really do about that one.”
Luchesse entertained the possibility of becoming a part of Post’s Greek life.
The transition to Post as a freshman can be difficult for some, especially if you’re from a different country. Nora Claus, a freshman exchange student from Norway, whose major is Mathematics, expressed she’s having a tough time adjusting life here in the states.
“It’s a lot different when you go from having your mom cook for you, to cooking for yourself,” said Claus. “I do miss that part about home, but who doesn’t? It’s something you have to adjust to. Other than that I’m excited for this semester; everything is shaping out great.”