Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Memories from Junior Year

Another semester has been completed. Only 3 more semesters left of college, 2 at Saint Mike's and 1 in Coleraine, Ireland. Saying some see you laters last week to my best friends put a lot of things into perspective. I won't be seeing most of them until August since I'm studying abroad next semester.  Definitely a lot of emotions going through my mind as I have less than a month at home before I go to Ireland for 5 months.

With lots of free time at home, I decided to keep up with my tradition of doing some of my top memories from the year (or in this case, the semester).

  • Hanging out with my SMC family. Without writing a crazy long novel (because I could go on and on about how great everyone is), this is how the section can best be summed up-- great times and wonderful people. 
boat cruise with Brendan, Dennis, and Lauren, who I have been friends with since the first week of freshman year

picture with some of my favorites (L to R): Dennis, Hanna, Brendan, Christine, and Mike

some awesome bloggers (from left to right): Alex, Brendan, Lauren, and myself.
my roommate Kristen!

Lhanzi, my roommate from last year!

group of Lauren's killin it
  • MJD bonding. It felt like a good chunk of my semester was spent in Bergeron working on editing documentaries and writing articles. I do have an extreme love-hate relationship with Bergeron. I usually dread going there, but as soon as I walk in, I always see a lot of familiar faces which makes everything better. Along with missing a lot of my classmates, I'm going to miss the MJD department as a whole. I had two great professors this past semester (Jon Hyde and Allison Cleary) who taught me to think critically and work hard.

 Juliana (L), me, and other Lauren (R) bright and early for our Magazine Writing class

  • Orientation Week. I enjoyed spending a lot of time with the group of orientation leaders and connecting with my orientation partner and our group (group 18, wooohoooo!) It was nice to come back a week earlier and be involved in the whole orientation week. Excited to be doing it again next year!
my great orientation partner, Richie!

junior orientation leaders!
all of the orientation leaders!

  • Her Campus. Alex and I started a Her Campus chapter for SMC our sophomore year. All of our group meetings have been really fun and I'm going to miss them a lot. Since Alex and I are both going abroad and have a busy senior year ahead of us, we decided to step down from being the managers of the chapter. Still, I'm hoping to play a smaller role in it senior year!

me and Alex!

Her Campus group

I'm gonna miss Saint Mike's a ton, but I'll be blogging with updates about my time in Ireland next semester. Be sure to be on the look out for those posts!

Thanks for reading and happy holidays!