It’s crazy to think my winter break is over, that tonight I’ll be back in Baltimore getting ready for the start of Intersession. With an amazing first semester in the books, I’m excited, pumped to get back into the swing of things. While a winter break filled with family, friends, and a very Gatsby New Years Eve
was great, Hopkins has truly become home and I’m more than ready to take on all the new challenges Intersession and second semester will bring. Let me give you, dedicated Hopkins Interactive reader, in no particular order a brief rundown of what I’m most excited for these next five months*!
Intersession, the three week program before the start of second semester had been sold to me as the best experience in many students Hopkins careers. This year, I along with JHU_Hayley have enrolled in Foreign Gene Expression Lab. I had heard great things about the course from JHU_Noah, as a way of getting experience with often utilized research techniques. I’ve never been more excited to work with E.coli and recombinant plasmids
You may have heard dear reader, that we here at Hopkins have a pretty darn good lacrosse team. (Nine D I championships, but who is counting?) As a huge sports fan, you can imagine how excited I am for the season to start up, and I’ve been told that the lacrosse games are a lot of fun, especially against heated rivals like Maryland, and Loyola.
Starting the second day of Intersession, I’ll be volunteering at a local clinic, the People for People Community Health Center, just a few blocks away from Homewood. Because first semester was so much about myself, getting into good study habits, figuring out where my interests lie, establishing a community at Hopkins (all of which are valuable pursuits), it will feel good to start giving back. To be doing something for others.
4. Spring Fair
Spring Fair, the largest student run fair in the country takes Hopkins by storm every spring (if you couldn’t figure that out from the name). From various food vendors taking over the campus (empowering you to make the freshman fifteen a reality), to a huge concert for students, I’ve heard Spring Fair described as one of the most memorable weekends at Hopkins. One that I’m beyond ecstatic to experience.
As corny as this sounds, I’m most excited to be back with all of the people I’ve gotten close with at Hopkins. You would think that after knowing most of these people only a few months, this wouldn’t be one of the things I’m most looking forward to, but you’d be wrong. Some of the people I’ve met at Hopkins, I consider now among my closest friends, and I can’t to get back and make new memories with them.
I hope after reading my short list, you’re as excited as I am for these next five months!