'Friendsickness' affects freshman female college students

This preoccupation with holding on to pre-college relationships would often get in the way of students forming new relationships in college. Female students seemed to fear that new friendships formed in college would lack the depth and intimacy of those friendships that took root in their growing-up years. —‘Friendsickness’ affects freshman female college students (EurekAlert)

As an aside, note how much of the above press release made it into the following Local 6 news report, which is marked “Copyright 2003 by Local6.com”. No reference to the fact that the quotes mentioned in the story were taken from the press release. That’s what’s known in the trade as “rip and read” — take the press release into the studio and read great chunks of it verbatim.