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Megan McConnell

Even while classes aren't completely in person, first-year students are still feeling the pressure from their peers to look a certain way.

Freshmen fear not fitting in

College brings an array of new experiences to first-year students: freedom, independence and social life are just a few. Even though this new environment is exciting and refreshing, it can cause a tremendous amount of anxiety and self-consciousness for freshmen who are susceptible to comparison.