With the weather warming up and finals just around the corner, the class of 2020 can finally say we’ve done it: we survived our first year of college.
As we take a deep breath of relief, let’s reflect on the highlights of our past year.
Move In Day
While most of us were yearning for that sweet, sweet taste of freedom, the moment our parents left us on our own was also the moment we realized just how alone we were. Luckily, that didn’t last for long because the freshman train soon left the station along with countless new friends and experiences.
Personally, I was on the phone with Doctor Mom 24/7 for a week and a half when the Penn State Plague named me its next victim. How we didn’t lose half the population of East, I’ll never know.
I’ll never forget the first time I walked into Beaver Stadium on Game Day and stood chanting with 40,000 of my fellow Nittany Lions. Nor will I forget the night we stormed the field after the most unbelievable final 5 minutes of the 2016 White Out game.
Finals: Round One
The constant bombardment of stress-free puppy zones almost made the study marathons and all-nighters of finals week worth it.
By this point, most of us had had at least two existential crises and seriously contemplated changing our major or just dropping out all together (we’ve all been there). But somehow, someway we persevered and made it back to Happy Valley to fly through a second semester by the seat of our pants.
Whether you spent this coveted week schmoozing in a tropical paradise or relaxing with family at home, Spring Break marked the start of our uncontrollable sprint towards the end of freshman year.
Move Out Day
And finally, while we’ve yet to experience this bitter sweet day, there’s only one more week left to tackle finals, pack up our entire dorm room, and soak in every last fleeting moment hanging with friends who’ve been there through it all.