This series of short stories explores the relevant issues plaguing young adults. Each of the characters overcome obstacles during their freshman year of college, forming a common bond by the conclusion. I hope these stories reexamine the young adult genre and show the strength of my generation. I wrote a series of short stories because I feel they define my generation and stories like these are too often overlooked. My dear friend, who was assaulted as a freshman, inspired Charlie’s story. Each of the following stories were based on friends’ experiences. I only hope my characters show half of the courage they have shown me.