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South Campus seminar breaks down college life myths

By Courtney Chipman/reporter

Students should not kill their roommates, a South campus coordinator said last week, because, among other things, it is a myth that a roommate’s death will earn someone an automatic 4.0 GPA.

During the De-Bunking College Urban Myths presentation Oct. 13, Chris Carcerano of the center for academic success helped students separate fact from fiction.

Although he made light of the roommate myth, he wanted students to leave the session with helpful information.

“Here is the place to question everything,” he said.

Carcerano said it is also a college myth that it is better to take easier classes to get better grades than harder classes.

“College requires you to sift through a lot of new information,” he said.

Although college won’t always be easy, Carcerano said in the long run, college graduates will come out ahead over students who do not graduate.

Carcerano’s presentation offered information geared more toward new college students or high school graduates about to enter the college environment.

He suggested that students get involved, know their campus and seek out student activities.

Although it is a myth that students cannot “party like rock stars and still get good grades,” Carcerano said friends are important and college should be enjoyable.

“Find a balance and never limit yourself,” he said.

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