Want Friends? Take Latin (or Greek)

A recent study in the American Journal of Sociology finds that high school students’ social lives and friendships depend more on their classes than anything else. As Eleanor Barkhorn says in the Atlantic, “The study also found that friendships tend to form in smaller, more unusual classes: in Latin class. . . rather than gym or a geometry course that all students are required to take.” The friendships formed, based on mutual interest, tend to endure and can help with finding jobs as well as promoting personal satisfaction.

The same is bound to be true in College — so take Latin! Take Greek! Make friends (and learn something cool)!

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