Street Talk: College freshmen’s first impressions of K-State



My first week has been really interesting. It’s been fun. There’s definitely a lot to learn here, and I’m excited to get deeper into it. But there’s definitely a lot of resources, and so when you don’t know what you need, there’s people that can always help you.

— Makenna Jensen, freshman in animal sciences and industry


Really exciting. There’s been lots to do, everyone’s been very nice. Very warm and accepting culture here. It’s been a great week so far.

— Rowan Jones, freshman in mass communications


My first week’s been kind of difficult. It’s just really hard to get used to campus life and kind of making my own schedule. Also, Canvas has been really, really hard to navigate. … But right now, everything is seeming to come together and I’m starting to enjoy it more, and I’m thinking as the year goes on I’ll start kind of getting used to it, doing more things and having a lot of fun.

— Kelsey Gibbs, freshman in English


My first week, I’ve had a lot of fun. I’m getting used to things a lot easier than I thought I would.

— Eric Kyle, freshman in computer engineering


Really enjoying it. It’s a lot better than I thought it was going to be.

— Clayton McMillin, freshman in criminology

I’m Olivia Rogers. I graduated with dual degrees in philosophy and political science in May 2020. After I graduated, I went on to attend law school at Notre Dame. While at the Collegian, I served as the community editor for several semesters, working to share the opinions of the K-State student body. I write because: “Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”― Madeleine L'Engle