WASHINGTON - As the first semester of their college experience grinds to a close, many freshmen are pondering an elementary question: Was it worth it?
The mostly virtual classes, the grab-and-go meals, the weekly coronavirus tests, the Zoom socials, the dorm restrictions, the games without fans, the . . . well, the list goes on. The first year of college is perhaps the most anticipated, yet being a freshman this year was upended in every possible way. Experiences varied from school to school, person to person, but while some students have been content with their freshman year so far, many others have found it stressful, frustrating and disappointing.