“I find myself really reaching out and trying to join all these clubs and stuff to find my group of people, but in that way I’m almost spreading myself too thin,” said second-year political science student Mackenzi Elias.
“The beginning of sophomore year has a lot of possibilities for classes. Friend groups are amazing, (I've) kind of been rekindling an old love which has been really exciting, but also grades are important. It’s just been a lot. Life is really good. It’s like one of those moments where you look back and are like, 'Wow, life’s really good,'” said Madison Stewart, a second-year geography student.
“I have just been really excited to get a foot in the door in the fashion industry and work on graphic design,” said Maddy Pease, a third-year design media arts student. “I think it’s going to be a turning point in my career.”
“Sometimes I think, 'Man, I’m not interning at a studio like so many people around me,' but I also realize I’m working at the front desk and I really like this job. ... I think it helps me to talk to other people and see what their insight is,” said Haolin Fang, a third-year design media arts student.
“I feel like I am standing on the shoulders of giants in the sense that I’m kind of at a point in my life where it’s up to me,” said Eric Mueller, a second-year business economics student. “A lot of what my parents have done for me has gotten me where I am. But I have to do everything myself from here on out.”
“I think food is the biggest way to make an impact on sustainability. I think the table is where the science, the human element and sustainability meet,” said Jack Vorster, a fourth-year earth and environmental science student. “That’s where you get somewhere where everyone can understand. Food has to have good practices for it to taste well. If you want food to taste good, you need to be doing things that are good for the planet as well.”
“Sometimes, I’m a little worried that I won’t be good enough, but I know that if I put in the work that everything will turn out well in the end,” said Nick Caton, a second-year environmental science student.
“I feel like I kind of miss out on a lot of things in the present because I’m always ... planning for the future,” said Kerri Hoolihan a second-year geography student. “I just kind of have like a little picture in my head of where I want to be in 10 years and it’s just like that little image, that little scene keeps me going.”
“In Paris, the architecture is what really got me. All of those buildings, those structures are obviously so beautiful, but that they’re still standing after so many years and have been places where war has occurred,” said Priya Patel, third-year civil engineering student. “There’s so much that has happened and they’re still functioning.”