This summer was probably the longest summer I’ve ever experienced. Old friends, family, and a wonderful two week vacation to Lake Tahoe, Pismo Beach, and Knott’s Berry Farm definitely kept me busy. If time flies when you’re having fun, why is it this summer felt so dragged out? Because I wasn’t in New Orleans, of course!
I’m certainly glad to be back in school this semester, and the year’s off to a great start! I’ve started tagging along with counselors and other Ambassadors to local college fairs, which gives me even more opportunities to meet prospective students and give them insight about Loyola from a student perspective.
As far as academics go, there are a few new things to report. This semester, I’ve found Spanish to be the most interesting course on my schedule. I think it’s because I’ve never taken a foreign language before and I’m very easily amused speaking in broken spanish with my bilingual friends. In addition, my composition class incorporates what I believe to be a very interesting subject – history. We write about history and our opinions of it. It may not sound fun, but it truly opens your mind to new perspectives regarding current events and how they relate to the past.
Lastly, returning to campus a sophomore, I find it very satisfying to see previously prospective students around campus who were in my tour groups as a freshman. The best part is they remember my face and always say hi when we cross paths, another testament to the small community found here at Loyola.
It’s great to be back.