Over on big Salon last night, we're ran a great piece by my colleague (and, as some of you may recall, erstwhile Open Salon Editor) Thomas Rogers about how an uncomfortable, homophobic college hazing ritual changed his life -- and the way he viewed himself. The article is kicking off a new series called Freshman Orientation, which will feature personal essays about how we're shaped by the things that happen to us during that first fraught and fascinating year of college. We'd love for you guys to chime in too; we can't wait to read your stories about your own formative freshman year experiences.
Be sure to tag your posts "Freshman Orientation." We'll feature our favorites on the cover of Open Salon and we're hoping to cross-post a few onto Salon as well.