By Liz David
Many college students today choose to go away for college, and there are plenty of great things that come with that decision. However, the one thing that makes being away from home for the first time difficult is the homesickness that everyone inevitably ends up feeling. (even me, as a senior).
When I came to the Mount almost four years ago as a brand new freshman, it was my very first time being away from home for a long period of time. I am from Long Island, which is about two hours (when there isn’t tons of traffic) away from the Mount. Another fun fact about me is that I am an only child, which also means that growing up, I only ever lived with my parents. I thought for sure that going away to school and being without my parents for the first time would be the best thing ever, and I believed (foolishly) that I would never get homesick.
By Liz David
Anyone who is a part of the Mount community knows what it’s like to experience and share the many amazing and quirky things that are a part of this school. As a senior, here are my top 12 things that only Mount students would understand:
1. The true and honest struggle of walking up the stairs to the library/DC.
The DC (Dominican Center) is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful spots on campus. Between the breathtaking view and the chapel, it’s gorgeous. However, that walk up those stairs are also breathtaking, just in a different way. They can make even the best athletes on our campus feel completely out of shape.
2. The freedom of moving from Sakac or Guzman to the Courts.
Students who live on campus know that the first-year halls are great, even if there is a curfew and a security desk where you have to swipe in all the time. However, I think most students would agree that one of the best rewards of surviving freshman year is getting that little bit of extra freedom that comes with living in the Courts.
3. The great debate of driving to a place on campus.
The Mount is a small campus, which means you can walk to any part of campus and it probably wouldn’t take you more than about 15 minutes. But if you have a car or you are a commuter going from one building to another for class, there is usually the debate of whether to drive and lose a coveted parking spot or brave the walk.
4. That feeling when you go to the View at 2 AM after a long night of studying or for a late night snack and there are no fries left. Continue Reading