The first month of school has really seemed to fly by! I just completed my first round of exams and I’m sure that the next round will come up quicker than I expect. Although I went back home to Newburgh, Indiana for the summer, the transition back to Purdue was smooth and feels as if I never left. I feel very blessed and fortunate to call Purdue University my home. My roommate and I are living in Windsor Residence Halls this year (a.k.a. Hogwarts) and are completely satisfied with our awesome room.
College sure isn’t all about studying either! My friends, family and I all had an amazing time at the Purdue vs. Notre Dame football game. Even though we lost, the school spirit was almost electric and it definitely will go down as one of the best, if not the best, football games I’ve ever been to. The picture is of some of my friends (with myself the second from the right).
And at the beginning of September on Labor Day, my old roomie from last year and I, along with a couple of other friends traveled the short distance to Noblesville, IN to see Mumford & Sons perform live at the Klipsch Music Center. To say the least, it was the best concert I’ve ever been to, maybe because I’ve become slightly obsessed with the band since last year!
Okay, so college might be mostly about studying, and I’ve been doing plenty of that this past month. As a speech language and hearing major, my anatomy class is probably one of the most important (and some say most difficult) class that I will ever take. The exam sure was challenging, but I’m still hoping that I did well—the grades have still not been posted yet at this time, so I’m still a little on edge! But things usually seem to get easier after the first round of exams because you have a better understanding on what should be expected from your professors on future exams. Even though my major—along with every other major that is offered at Purdue—is rigorous and challenging in its own way, I would not trade it for anything because it is exactly what I want to do. It feels so rewarding to actually be gaining knowledge for your future career, and I try to never take it for granted.
— Jennifer Fredrick, Sophomore, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences