Community: Building Friendships Over Dinner

Community: Building Friendships Over DinnerJosh Salazar | Autumn 2021 EducationUSA Intern As my mother loves to tell me, “Wherever you go, there’s always someone Jewish.” I didn’t realize the significance of the phrase until I attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a university on the other side of the country. This tiny liberal arts school […]

Attending a Historically Women’s College

Whether we recognize it or not, gender plays a significant role in shaping our academic environment. In class at Mount Holyoke, I don’t have to argue with the guy who is “just playing devil’s advocate” or worry that my classmates will call me expletives for being outspoken.

Attending a Jesuit University

What does it mean to attend a Jesuit school? This answer will not be the same for everyone, but for me, the biggest way I see the Jesuit philosophy at SCU is in its people. The core curriculum, residence life, centers of distinction, and the Jesuits themselves all promote a culture that encourages thinking for yourself and using that ability to give back to those who need it most.

Staying Fit in College

Incoming students should find a way to stay active during their time in college, whether this is through joining clubs sports, taking group fitness classes, or simply just going to to the gym. Not only will this help keep off the Freshman Fifteen, but there are also many other benefits that come with staying physically active, including improving your mental health, learning discipline, gaining self-confidence, and making friends.

Living on a University Campus

In movies and TV shows about the American college experience, one of the most glorified aspects are the residence halls or dormitories, often referred to simply as dorms. Prior to my first year in college this was one of the aspects I was most nervous yet excited about.