When I graduated high school, I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but I wasn’t convinced that it was for certain what I wanted. I came into Lycoming College as an implied theatre major, which means that I was understood as a theater major and had all the benefits and responsibilities of a major, but I was not declared as one. However, part of me knew that theatre was nowhere near what I wanted to major in. I had no idea what I wanted to major in, but I viewed the performing arts as an escape from the everyday life and something to do, not as a career. I had always imagined myself as a commercial design major or architectural design, something at least along those lines. So, if you are in the same boat as I was, you’re not alone! Here is my process of figuring out my life.
Scott Weidensaul is an internationally known ornithologist, meaning he knows quite a lot about birds (in particular - owls). He has not only been the author of many books, but also the writer for sources such as the Philadelphia Inquirer and Smithsonian Magazine. Weidensaul has also directed several research efforts and has even been nominated for the Pulitzer prize.
I’ve been taking Spanish in school since seventh grade. I took it all the way up to Spanish V and I loved, almost, every minute of it. So naturally, I’m a member of the Spanish Club (AKA ¡Amamos el Español!) here at Lycoming College. It’s not a new club, but the previous club that was in place sort of ended in recent years so we started it back up again this year. The club’s goal is to learn more about the Spanish language and the cultures of countries where Spanish is spoken. The way that the club is set up allows everyone to join in, no matter how much Spanish they know.
Empezaba yo estudiar el español en el grado siete de la intermedia. Tomé cada nivel de español incluyendo español cinco y disfruté, casi, cada minuto. Entonces obviamente, soy una socia del club de español aquí en Lycoming College. No es un club nuevo, pero el club anterior se acabó en años recientes y lo empezamos otra vez este año. La meta del club es aprender más sobre el idioma de español y sobre las culturas de países donde se habla español. La manera en la que el club funciona les permite a todos acompañar a las actividades, a pesar de su nivel de español.
Some people seem to have everything all laid out. From the moment they accept their diploma in high school, they know what they want to do with their lives and who they want to be. Originally, I thought I was grouped in with these highly efficient people, but now, in my junior year of college, I find myself questioning things more often than not.
As a freshman, one class that you are required to take is a First Year Seminar (FYS). There are many different seminars that all focus on different topics. The choices include history, math, the sciences, music (what I am in), and many more.
In 2013, I walked into my first college class at 7:45AM (I’m an early bird) and thought that I was going to be a biology major. I love animals, and I thought that biology was the best fit for me. However, in the middle of the spring semester, while taking BIO 111, I came to realize that I was not destined to become a biology major. I went through the rest of the spring semester unsure of myself, because I have so many interests. I love books, and I thought maybe a library career would be for me. I also love to write, and I almost became a creative writing major.
Color and Design is an art course centered around the four elements of color (hue, value, saturation, and temperature) and the four elements of design (conceptual, visual, relational, and practical).
Studying abroad anywhere in the world is an amazing experience. You get to live in a new country while studying at the same time. I decided to come to Madrid in Spain because I wanted to further my education in Spanish and I wanted to live in a city atmosphere (an added bonus: I got to come with my friend Kaitlyn). Luckily for Spanish students who want to study abroad, the Spanish department at Lycoming College has a good relationship with a school called Estudio Sampere. The best thing about Sampere is that they have multiple schools in Spain, Ecuador, and Cuba, so Spanish students have a wide range of possibilities. After 14 weeks of studying abroad in Spain, I can see why Lycoming decided to partner with Estudio Sampere because the schools do have a lot of similarities along with some differences.