One of the best things about Scholars is the people, and these are two of my favorite people(who also happen to be my roommates). The first picture is of me and my friend, Madison, at an OSU men’s soccer game from the very beginning of the year. This little outing really solidified our friendship and showed me how Scholars can make such a huge school a lot smaller and more welcoming. The second picture is me and my friend, Ashley, at the pancake tailgate party where pancakes were literally flying. Scholars really helped me feel comfortable here and now I know I have made lifelong friends.
Semester in Review
This semester has truly showed me new challenges but also came with many rewards. College really makes you work hard and doesn’t let you get lazy or let up on any of your work. I’ve learned that everyday, you can work on something because there is always work to be done. And all of this was only possible because I have made incredible friends here, and am already loving the college experience. This semester was difficult, but worth it.
Sociology 2370 : Social Psychology in a Sociological Perspective with Professor Kim Lopez
This class was truly the most interesting class I’ve taken while being relaxed and comfortable. Most professors say they want an open environment with free discussion but most often, it is still pretty rigid. This was really a comfortable environment where the students commented on topics freely with each other and the professor. A perfect mix between psychology which is very individual and sociology broader and more cultural is demonstrated in course material too. I hope to find research opportunities dealing with a more social psychological focus.
End of Second Year Review
My second year was definitely better than the first. I got a job as an OA and made a lot of coworker friends and felt more immersed in the university. I got more into the groove for my classes and got my GPA up quite a bit compared to my first year. Our dorm was much nicer and we spent more time decorating and making it cozy, which made it extra sad that we were forced to move out early. Overall, I had more fun going to events and being social while keeping a better balance between academics and fun.