Community Chatter: Is the Freshman 15 myth or fact?

One of the most discussed myths that encompasses the college student is the Freshman 15. Some swear it’s real, some think it’s a result of lifestyle choices. A few UA freshmen weighed in on the Freshman 15’s role in their lives. 

Daniel Lane, a pre-business freshman: “It’s a real thing and I hate it. Burger King just tastes so good.”

Bryce Muse, a physiology freshman: “I believe in it, but it ain’t hitting me.” 

Emily Wilson, a biochemistry freshman: “Actually, I read that the Freshman 15 is sort of a myth.”

Tobi Odeneye, a biology freshman: “With the food we have here, it’s definitely real. It’s way more common in guys, but they don’t care that much about it. We’ll literally eat Panda Express like every day and gain the Freshman 30.”

Hannah Boyan, an early childhood education freshman: “I think it’s totally real, but I don’t want to gain it so I cook every day.”

Shannon Washington, a computer science freshman: “Well, if you drink on a constant basis, then you’re going to gain weight.”

Mike Tulchinsky, a pre-business freshman: “It doesn’t apply to me, but if you keep your same eating habits, you shouldn’t gain a pound.”


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