|This is a sampling of Instagram posts from incoming freshmen.
The pictures you see here are their ‘Rinsta’ pictures (that’s their ‘Real Instagram’ where they post the beautiful pictures). Their ‘Finsta’ pictures (that’s their ‘Fake Instagram’ where they post imperfect pictures just for their closest friends) are hidden.
We’ve been doing this long enough to know that freshmen coming to Boston do not have it all together. Particularly, they struggle with social anxiety. And so that’s why, every year, we get e-mails like this from parents: