Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Do you ever feel like burnt out at Harvard at all or do you, like, manage it pretty well? No, I thought it would be harder. Okay. Thank you guys for doing this. First of all, what's your name? And what are you studying at Harvard? My name is Jose and I'm studying economics. My name is Paurakh and I'm studying applied math. My name is Caroline. I'm currently undecided. I'm Annabelle and I'm also undecided. I'm Grace and I'm studying Earth and Planetary Science. Oh, cool. What grade are you guys in? -We're freshman. -Oh, wow, cool. So, the first, like, essential question is, what do you think is the biggest stereotype of Harvard students? That we're all really competitive. Because I'm like the least competitive person I know, and, like, everyone here, I feel like, just want everyone else to succeed. I don't know. It's like, everybody is, like, smart or like, everybody is always, like ,studying. I feel like people think that the majority of Harvard students only do school, but so many people here are involved in like so much else. Like, everyone has their own story here and like have- like, just crazy things. -What's your story? -My story? -I put you on the spot. Trust me, we- we're not always studying. Yeah, that's what I was going to ask you about. So, like, how often do you study a week do you think? Um, I don't know. Not that much, like... I guess. Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. No, there's definitely work to be done at Harvard, but, like, people have fun. So, what is the average Friday night look for you? I guess I'll put it in this way. From Monday or from Sunday night to Thursday night, the library is open 24 hours, Friday the library closes at 10 pm. -Yeah, same at my school, or nine, actually. -Nine, oh, okay. -They just know no one's gonna study. -Yeah. So, like, Friday night after eight o'clock, everybody's just like, we're done for the day, we're done for the weekend. We play lacrosse and then we're involved in different clubs. So, it depends on, like, what I have for the day. I feel like the time that we do have free here because we practiced until every morning, we're always in the library doing work. Like, we find, like, we never have a minute at our dorm, but it is fun. -And we all, like, work together. -Oh, really? -Yeah. -It's all like... all of our classes are really collaborative. -Oh, nice. -Yeah, yeah, which is so nice. Most of the studies happens on Sundays, right? Yeah, Sunday we- everybody gets back on the grind. In the last few weeks, we've had tournaments on Sundays, so we haven't been able to. -Yeah, we've had to, like, space it out. -Yeah. We're supposed to, like, we're really been trying to get it done earlier in the week. Sometimes I do find that I, like, push it off until Sunday, but we always find a way to get it done. -Yeah. But, not to say that I'm, like, flying through everything easily, but I did definitely expect it to be like, I would be at the library from morning to night. Do you ever feel like burnt out at Harvard at all or do you, like, manage it pretty well? Don't you think it's, like, very rigorous here, or like, compared to your expectations? No, I thought it would be harder. -I'm overwhelmed, but... -Because I feel like you always have to be doing something. So, what's your average bedtime? Do you think... Do you have a consistent sleep schedule or...? -Twelve, one. -How about you? -Ummm, me... twelve, one, two, three. It really depends. We had practice from 3am to 10am today. You have, like, organized practice at three a.m.? But it's like outside of Harvard. Yeah, like people come in and they make us do like drills. It was really cool. Yeah, It was cool. -You just got coffee and you're good to go? -Oh, yeah. You guys do 8am classes or not? -No, there's no 8a.m.s -Oh, really? -What's the earliest class? -9a.m.s -Okay. Sounds good. -Do you have class soon? -Yeah. -Mine are cancelled because of the strike. -Oh, yeah. Yeah, mine are cancelled too, but we're go get breakfast. -They're fighting for better wages. -Yes. -And also, like, all the professors are really supportive. -Of the strike? -Yeah, of the strike. -Oh, that's cool. -Yeah. Yeah, so we don't have class. Sounds good. Do you guys, like, procrastinate a lot or you more, like, get it done? -At the end of the day, everybody procrastinates. -Yeah, it's not, like, different here. So, what's your screen time looked like? No, yeah. That's one thing that's changed from high school. I used to be on my phone a lot. But here, it's like we're moving from one thing to another. Rarely am I like... cuz' I was -Like, less than two hours a day. -I'm obsess with TikTok, but I don't have a lot of time for TikTok. -56 minutes. -Oh, today, but like, on average? -Oh, on average. -Oh, an hour already today. Nevermind. Over quarantine, mine is like eight hours, but here it's like- max two hours. And here, I'm so directionally challenged, so I have to maps everything. -Oh, yeah. That's what mines comes from. -That and music. -Yeah. -I've lost a lot of... I've lost like two pairs of Airpods. -Oh, wow. Yeah, so, I can't. I've been playing music. -It's four hours, two minutes average. -Four hours, okay. Do you, like, look at the stat a lot? Four hours, okay. Sounds good. That's probably average. I tried to get down to two. -It's really hard, though. -That's hard, man. Yeah, I think I got it down. It's the TikTok, man. Oh, yeah, like, what's your main app that you use? TikTok? TikTok. I'm on TikTok and YouTube. YouTube? Well, you'll be on YouTube now. Watch yourself. What other schools did you guys apply to? And did you, like, obviously didn't expect to get in Harvard? Right? Well, it was a different process for us because of athletics, like we- We only applied to Harvard, and then we, like, kinda knew we were gonna, like, get in. Cuz' our coach has to, like, make sure that we're good enough to get in before we commit. Were you guys, like, all about victories? -She was. -Oh, cool. -How about you guys? -I was not, but... -Because? -Yeah. That's awesome. So, what's your favorite thing about Harvard? This will be the last question. -My friends. -Yeah, I feel like the people that I've met here, like, they're just... even in the dining hall, especially freshman year, like, since everyone is able to fit in there and get food in there, we met so many people and so many people who friendly, like, everyone is open to, like... -Everyone is so kind. -Yeah. And, like, I just feel like we've been able to meet so many people from, like, across the world. And we're, like, still meeting people too, which is cool. -And you're just freshmen. -Yeah. -There're so many more. -I think that's the best thing. -Yeah. -Yeah. -Oh, that's awesome. Okay, well, thank you guys for doing this. This is great. -Thank you. Yeah, that's about it. Thank you guys for being part of this. Nice to meet you. -What's your name? -Colby Martel. If you follow me on Instagram, I'll follow you back and send you a message if I post it.