The year is over. I'm currently attempting to unwind from my classes and yet I can't help but feel the need to raise my hand whenever someone asks me a question. I have to say, I've had quite the experience at Oberlin, and while I'm extremely happy to be here, there are obviously things that I wish I knew beforehand, that maybe would have made life easier. Things such as:
You will probably lose a good amount of the friends you make at orientation, and it's fine.
I was a weird case. I had to be at Oberlin for almost half a week before orientation because of my community service scholarship program, so I had already bonded with 14 other students that were part of the program in my year. One of the members was also a Quest Scholar that I had met back in April when we both visited campus. I knew that I was lucky that I already had a group of friends to navigate this scary and exhilarating time with, but I also. . . Read More