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Final Days…

Avery discusses their final days of school in Freshman year!

Avery discusses their final days of school in Freshman year!

Endings are hard, but when one thing ends, a new thing begins.

I am closing out my last moments of my freshman year and wow! It is bittersweet. I am currently in the mailroom writing this, wondering what I could possibly say to all of you prospective students.

Carleton has been a trip this year. Let’s just say, college in the pandemic has been tough. Yet I have made some really wonderful connections, met a lot of great people and overall have had some great learning moments.


What do my finals look like? I bet you were wondering this… I have three finals: two exams and one essay. The exams are for Spanish and Psychology. The Spanish exam is cumulative, meaning it tests our knowledge on all of the courses content. Psychology was not, however, and it only tested us on the last unit of the course. The essay is for American Studies and is supposed to be “My take on American Studies”…

Takeaways from Carleton:

If you put yourself out there, you will meet wonderful people. If you spend lots of time studying, you will most likely do well on your exams. If you enjoy the outdoors, you will love the arb. If you want to have chill time, you can spend time alone. If you want to have fun, you can run around campus and find people to chat with. If you wonder more about Carleton, you still have more time to find out what is possible.

After taking a gap year and exploring the world outside of the classroom, Avery is ready to start their freshman year at Carleton! You can find them out in the Arb trying to identify plant species or in the Library reading about abolitionist education theory and working-class movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Their passions and interests align most with American Studies, Education Studies, and History. Meet the other bloggers.