by Amanda Yarnall
With graduation just a semester away, I have begun to think about my experiences at Wesley College.
I have gained friends, lost touch with others, lived on and offÂ campus, attended house parties, including â€śMug Night Mondaysâ€ť at Smitherâ€™s, and, of course, the legendary â€śThirsty Thursdays.â€ť
I believe that I have had the traditional college experiences.
On top of all of this, I also managed to gain a great education.
As a psychology major, I have had the chance to work with great professors within the department. They have not only taught me a lot, but inspired me as well.
With one semester left here, I find myself grateful for those teachers and for Wesley College.
When I tell people that I am a student at Wesley, I am always asked why I chose this school over others.
Like a lot of students, I came to Wesley because of the small class size. I knew that if I went to a large school like the University of Delaware, I would have been lost in the crowd. I wanted a more personal experience, and I did not want to be too far from home.
For my first two years, I lived in the dorms.
First was Gooding Hall, which was small, but fun. I was able to play volleyball. A lot of my time consisted of studying and practicing.
I would never turn down an occasional party though.
During my sophomore year, I lived in Roe with one of my best friends from home. The walls were thin, but at least there was more living space.
At the beginning of my junior year, I commuted, but was then able to move into a house off-campus. I had two roommates, but the experience did not end so well. Groceries and bills were a bigger burden than I expected.
Finally, as a senior, I live in Zimmerman.
Throughout my four years, I truly believe living on campus enriches and adds to many great experiences, both socially and academically.
When I graduate and enter the â€śreal world,â€ť I hope that my experiences and encounters at Wesley will help me enter I field that I will love and have a great future.