I have a confession — this year’s final’s period turned out to be…fun. While I’ll eventually talk about my plans for the summer, I wanted to take a step back to highlight the memorable two weeks that concluded my freshman year at Hopkins (…what??). Thanks to having just one in-class final (on the last possible day), one photo critique, and two research papers, along with pushing myself all throughout the semester, I was not only at Hopkins until the very end of finals but amidst all the hard work I was able to embark on shenanigans galore. While being home for the summer has proven to be great so far, in missing Baltimore, Hopkins, and all of my friends I’ve made over the year, I thought I would share some of these fun moments to show that finals don’t have to be all work and no play.
While I don’t have pictures of the last day of school water balloon fight (so crazy!), the end-of-year art history reception, the BMA Contemporary Print Fair, or the farewell barbecue held by our friends here from Sciences Po for the year, I do have an extremely fun finals period to look back on. While summer goodbyes are hard, I’ve been having a lot of fun at home and am getting pumped for some amazing things on the horizon for my sophomore year. Until then, I wish you a great summer, and congratulations to the Class of 2012, both those coming to Hopkins and those leaving, on graduating!!