College Bound

By: Sara Wagner

As the school year comes to an end there is a new beginning awaiting the senior class of 2012! We may not know what our future holds or what mysteries lie in front of us, but our college bound futures look bright. However, we do have a few clues. The previous Seton – La Salle classes have dealt with the same challenges. They too had to face the realities of leaving home and becoming their own person. Most of us have chosen what path we will take in our future but we hardly know what is expected.  In order to gain a little insight into the minds of those before us, we asked some recent alumni about the experience of starting college. The SLS graduating class of 2011 was happy to fill us in.

 Student of The University of Tennessee

How was it different getting to the swing of college by already knowing your roommate?

It’s weird. I recommend going with a random. You get to know more people and get to know their friends.

 

How does a college class differ from high school classes?

Besides the fact that it’s a 100 times bigger there is a lot of competition. You can be one of the smartest kids in your school and be involved in all your activities, but everyone is like that when you get to college.

What is the one item that you use the most in college?

Computer

What is the one surprising thing /item you use the most?

Microwave. I did not realize how many exciting meals I could make.

Is the food better or worse in college?

Better there is copper cellar 5 dollar burger night. Also there is a cafeteria with southern cooking food. They have chicken and mashed potatoes and it’s just like home cooking. Plus they have a whole bunch of international foods.

Are you happy with where you chose?

Absolutely.

What is the worst thing about college?

All of my classes are a mile away from my dorm. Also you get sick a lot more in college – you are more susceptible to getting sick

What is the night life like?

There are tons of fun and new things to do and there are a lot of great places to walk to.

How did you choose your major?

I have already changed my major once so whenever you go into college expect to change your major.

How are the athletic teams? Do you still support your school and go to sporting events?

Yes the difference is there’s tail gating from the parking lot to the stadiums. The whole campus is involved.

 

Student of California University of Pennsylvania

How was it getting to know your roommate?

It was really cool and you become really close after a while.

 

How does a college class differ from high school classes?

You get a lot more freedom, but you have a lot more work on your own and do a lot more of teaching yourself.

What is the one item that you use the most in college?

Cell phone and computer. You need a computer for homework and a phone to get a hold of people.  Keys and student ids are a must

what is the one surprising thing /item you use the most?

Probably my keys and id so I can get food and stuff. It works as a credit card I use it multiple times a day.

Is the food better or worse in college?

Worse. It kind of makes you sick eating the same thing every day. There are not too many options.

Are you happy with where you chose?

Yes, for the most part.

What is the worst thing about college?

Probably just the work load and scheduling classes.

What is the night life like?

Its fun if you’ve got a good group of friends being out and about.

How did you choose your major?

Just felt right. Just kind of came to me.

How are the athletic teams? Do you still support your school and go to sporting events?

I go to some, but I do not really follow any as much as in high school.

 

Student of Villanova University

How was it getting to know your roommate?

It wasn’t too bad. I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it was. We have a lot in common.

 

How does a college class differ from high school classes?

There is a lot more on you. The work is harder, but you do not have as much of it.

What is the one item that you use the most in college?

Coffee maker

What is the one surprising thing /item you use the most?

A lint roller

Is the food better or worse in college?

Worse.

Are you happy with where you chose?

Yes

What is the worst thing about college?

A lot more responsibility.

What is the night life like?

It is good

How did you choose your major?

I found something that I was good at and stuck with it.

How are the athletic teams? Do you still support your school and go to sporting events?

Villanova had a bad basketball season but the lacrosse team is looking shapely.

 

Student of University of West Virginia

How was it getting to know your roommate?

It’s cool. You get to go out with each other and meet new people. You can also talk to them on Facebook before you meet them.

How does a college class differ from high school classes?

All of your classes are much harder and you have to put a lot of more of your time into studying.

What is the one item that you use the most in college?

My laptop.

What is the one surprising thing /item you use the most?

I go to the library more than I thought.

Is the food better or worse in college?

The food is way better. All you can eat Hershey’s ice cream and every beverage you can ask for.

Are you happy with where you chose?

Absolutely, I love West Virginia.

What is the worst thing about college?

Balancing school and free time. Time management is the toughest and the most important thing to do.

What is the night life like?

You can find a party almost any day of the week. There are a million places to walk to at night.

How did you choose your major?

I chose to go into landscape architecture. I always wanted to be outside working and constructing things ever since I was a kid.

How are the athletic teams? Do you still support your school and go to sporting events?

One of the biggest things in West Virginia is ‘mountaineer spirit.’ We love every sports team we have here.

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