Tag: sophomore

Hats being thrown at student graduation

Where do ‘freshman’ and ‘sophomore’ come from?

As September begins, campus quads around the world once again teem with bewildered freshmen, a word first used of a university student at Cambridge over 500 years ago. In the half millennium since, the number of terms for university and college students has proliferated like a new student’s Facebook friends, and students in their first […]

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