The “freshman 15” is the 15 pounds freshman are expected to gain – in theory or reality – in college due to stress, dining hall food, drinking and lack of exercise. Students here, however, debate whether it’s really a thing.
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Neither Davenport Dining Hall nor Barbara’s Place list nutritional facts about the meals offered, and many students feel their meal choice would be altered if those facts were posted.
The busy life of the average college student leaves little time for a student to get his or her daily physical workout to stay healthy. Many universities have on-campus gyms accessible for their students and faculty, which is a huge convenience.
With late-night study sessions, busy schedules and the new-found freedom to eat and drink what you want, it becomes easy to gain weight. The freshman 15 is something that a lot of students are aware of but do nothing about.
I’ve always been more than a little bit concerned with my weight. During my senior year in high school, I started to pack on the pounds like crazy.
Each year the rate of eating disorders among college students increases.
As if college life isn’t stressful enough, after a couple weeks back at school we at the Campus Times are slowly reminded of why we gained those extra “freshman 15,” or in the case of Davenport, “freshman 45.”
The “freshman 15” is more than just a legend, it has become a reality for college students who are stressed and in need of a meal.