As the emails from Dean Kilpatrick have been flooding in about applying to be a Student Orientation Staff (SOS) member, I can't help but be excited for those considering the position. Applying to be a SOS member for the summer of 2016 was a great decision and led to some of my favorite memories from Lycoming so far. Through SOS, I have learned many new leadership skills, gained lifelong friends, and was able to meet mostly everyone in the class of 2020!
There are many things that happen only once in a lifetime, freshman year being one of the many such occasions. This one year, in all likelihood, gives every green student a few good slaps in the face. Having gone through and reflected upon the experience, as well as been once an RA in the freshman area, I would like to share some "lessons" that I find most relevant. Now brace yourself!
Topics: Freshman Year
Before starting at Lycoming, my friend insisted that I read my horoscope. I am nowhere near superstitious, but I do love fortune cookies and seeing what I have in store. As an Aries, I was told two things: my future endeavors will drench me in high energy and zest while any stress or anxiety I have will be shrunken to manageable levels. Since there’s a whole study behind horoscopes, I believed that reading my horoscope wasn’t a waste of time and would prove true. I mean scientists and astronomers base horoscopes off astrology, astronomy, and math with expensive technology. There has to be some truth in what readings of the future hold? Right?