My first year
BEST MEMORY OF MY FIRST YEAR: Being initiated into my fraternity.
WORST MEMORY OF MY FIRST YEAR: Staying up all
night to finish a paper—bad planning on my part, but it hasn’t happened
again, and probably won’t. I definitely learned my lesson! But hey, I got an A
THING TO EAT AT COWAN DINING COMMONS: Breakfast—it usually
tastes pretty good in the morning.
FOOD ITEM THAT I CAN’T RECOMMEND AT COWAN: The
FAVORITE CLASS TAKEN DURING MY FIRST YEAR: African Politics Through
Film and Fiction—it was an amazing CentreTerm class.
STRANGEST THING THAT I’VE ENCOUNTERED AS A FRESHMAN: Seeing someone
dressed up as the Burger King mascot for Halloween being chased around campus.
FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The “Paddock”, as
some unofficially call it. It's the area between
Acheson/Caldwell, Cheek/Evans, and Yerkes—a cool place to hang out,
especially when its nice outside.
BEST OFF-CAMPUS PLACE TO TAKE VISITORS: Burke’s Bakery.
THAT I’VE DISCOVERED THIS YEAR: O.A.R.—I've
listened to more of their stuff this
year and love it!
ADVICE FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN: College is a huge
transition but it’ll work itself out. It may take some time though.
MOVIE THAT I REALLY ENJOYED THIS SCHOOL YEAR: "Cry Freedom." I watched it
for my CentreTerm class. It's educational but super interesting!
BOOK THAT I REALLY ENJOYED THIS SCHOOL YEAR: Surprisingly, I liked Shakespeare's A Midsummer
Night’s Dream. I never saw that one coming—it
wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Not my genre
PEOPLE THAT I’D LIKE TO GIVE A "SHOUT OUT" TO: The staff at Parsons
Student Health Center—they’re always in a good mood when I get
my “wonderful” allergy shots.
SURPRISING THING I LEARNED DURING MY FIRST YEAR:
Although Centre is small,
I rarely find myself getting bored.
THING THAT I LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF THIS FIRST YEAR:
I enjoy having a busy life
rather than sitting around doing nothing.
RESTAURANT AROUND TOWN: Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, aka "Guady’s."
EDUCATIONAL CONVO THAT I ATTENDED: The one with the principal of an all girls’
school in Uganda talking about the school and their life in Uganda. It was
really eye-opening and interesting.