Blogger: Abby Chin-Martin
School is back in session! A week and a half has already flown by, and I have a feeling this next month – even semester – will be over before I know it. This semester, though, I’m trying to take time to enjoy my last fall semester here at Oxy. I already experienced my last first day of school, and my last birthday in college is approaching. Before I know it, I’ll be experiencing my last Toga, my last final exams, and my last Spring Fest (among other things). It’s a pretty exciting time!
As a freshman, I had this idea that by the time I was a senior I would know almost everyone at Oxy. I thought, “The school isn’t that big! After four years I’ll be saying hi to everyone I walk by!” This idea was obviously flawed. Classes graduate every year, and new freshman arrive every year. It’s a constant cycle! Mostly I was wrong. When on campus now, it’s a sea of new faces. But, I was partially right. The best part – I think – about being a senior is how close I am with my fellow seniors. It’s incredible to think that just three years ago we were freshly graduated from high school and strangers to each other. I guess living with the same group of around 500 people for three years brings you pretty close together. I feel a real sense of closeness with my classmates. Now, when I’m on campus walking through a crowd of freshman and sophomores and I see a shining face in the distance of one of my classmates, it’s a joyous occasion!
This semester, I’ve evenly split my classes between my two interests: psychology and art. I’m taking Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Intermediate Painting and an art history class called “Introduction to Asian Art”. Now classes even feel different as a senior. For example, I am the only senior in my art history class. Granted, it is an intro class that I had to get a waiver to enroll in… But still, wow, boy does it feel weird to be the oldest.
And lastly, to all of the new freshman: Welcome!!! Get ready for an awesome four years.