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Dear Freshmen, These Words Of Wisdom Might Come In Handy

Whether you're a rising freshman ready to take on the hallways of a new school or recent grad bound for college and in need of a refresher course, this teen's words of advice are sure to ring true.

In her open letter to freshmen, YouTube user Sabrina Cruz offers tips on making friends, dealing with teachers, taking on a new course load and more.

The most important thing to keep in mind?

"You will have ups and you will have downs," Cruz says. "But just remember, it's four years. Whether that means you have to push through or just cherish them all the more is up to you."

Go out, and get 'em.

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