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.
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.
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.
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.
The first time I went to America, I was 16 years old. Following a last minute decision, I was allowed to tag along with my parents who were going as part of an official trip to various parts of the country. We travelled right from New York to Syracuse, to Chicago, followed by Washington DC […]