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GETTING THROUGH IT
(Guy 1 on camera) Guy1: Umm... Let's see, the hardest thing...
(Girl 1 on camera) Girl 1: The hardest thing about...
(Girl 2 and 3 on camera) Girl 3: ...about coming to college...
(Guy 2 on camera) Guy 2: The hardest thing about coming to college...
(Girl 4 on camera) Girl 4: The hardest thing about coming to college was probably having to do everything by myself...
(Girl 2 and 3 on camera) Girl 2: I'm originally from Maryland. So I've never been to Ohio before...
(Guy 1 on camera) Guy 1: ...was having to take science classes.
(Girl 1 on camera) Girl 1: ...I got really sick freshman year.
(Guy 2 on camera) Guy 2: ...the freshman 15 pounds that everyone talks about.
(Girl 2 and 3 on camera) Girl 2: the change from having no roommates at home having no sisters to...
(Girl 1 on camera) Girl 1: I had to go somewhere by myself and figure it out.
(Guy 1 on camera) Guy 1: ...because I am the worst science student in the history of the world.
(Girl 1 on camera) Girl 1: ...I had Mono...
(Guy 2 on camera) Guy 2: ... food was readily available.
(Girls 2 and 3 on camera) Girl 2: ...and not knowing anyone or anything about the area. Just missing home...
(Guy 2 on camera) Guy 2: I could just get to it whenever I wanted to so I just ate more.
(Guy 1 on camera) Guy 1: I thought it'd be just so simple, but it's not.
(Girls 2 and 3 on camera) Girl 3: ...communal bathrooms and ya know just everything is shared. That was... that was an interesting transition.
(Girl 4 on camera) Girl 4: ... you have to be assertive and make sure what you want to get done gets done and you have to be totally responsible for it by yourself...
(Girls 2 and 3 on camera) Girl 3: ...and even though at first it was difficult dealing with all these strangers in my life, they became really important people and they themselves actually ended up helping me.
(Guy 2 on camera) Guy 2: ...then I started playing Frisbee and that's how I dealt with my problem.
(Girls 2 and 3 on camera) Girl 2: ... like every time I got a good grade or something I would call home and say "yay I got an A on something"
(Girl 1 on camera) Girl 1: ...I kinda built a network at the college so that if I get sick again I know where to go...
(Guy 1 on camera) Guy 1:...you know I'm getting good grades and I'm studying hard and I'm spending nights at the SCL...
(Girls 2 and 3 on camera) Girl 3: It wasn't an experience I was looking forward to, but in the end it ended up being really positive.
(Guy 2 on camera) Guy 2: Sometimes I think I'm alone.
(Girl 4 on camera) Girl 4: It's easy to feel alone. And I felt alone a lot.
(Guy 1 on camera) Guy 1: Sometimes you sit around and you feel like you're alone...
(Girls 2 and 3 on camera) Girl 2: It's kinda hard because you feel like the only person...
(Girl 1 on camera) Girl 1: Uhh... At the time I felt like I was alone in dealing with this issue, but afterwards you realize that you aren't alone...
(Girl 4 on camera) Girl 4: I found out that I wasn't alone and that a lot of people are dealing with the same issues.
(Girls 2 and 3 on camera) Girl 3: Everybody has these feelings of being alone, like you're the only one going through this, but then you start looking around and you're not...
Girl 2: You start to find people who feel the same way you do and through your issues it makes you friends.
Girl 3: Yeah it helps you connect.
(Girl 1 on camera) Girl 1: You can get through it.
(Guy 2 on camera) Guy 2: You can get through it too.