“Today, a pesky freshman was hassling me, calling me B@!%$ and generally hassling me. What can I do to stop this?”
Oh, those ignorant freshmen!!! Unfortunately, they haven’t realized that high school is basically four years of hell in disguise.
They need to learn the way. They need to be taught how to solve their inner issues: i.e. if a freshman girl (person A) were to bump into another girl (person B) whilst walking by, you (person B) shouldn’t just immediately square up with person A; you have to talk it out with them. You need to be the more mature person and temporarily back away from the situation to try to lose that disconcertion you get from that initial shock of extreme rudeness… then go back again and talk it out with that person.
My advice about the foul-mouthed freshman: try to forgive and forget. When I say forgive and forget, I mean to leave the things that are trivial in the long-run behind and make a new road for yourself.
You can’t change the game, but you can always change your ways to conform to the game by doing the best thing.