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Winter Term Reflections

Alvin has a newfound appreciation for snow and winter term overall but eagerly awaits spring.

Alvin has a newfound appreciation for snow and winter term overall but eagerly awaits spring.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I am practically two-thirds of my way through freshman year, and one-sixth of the way through college. Time has really flown by; I’ve experienced some tough times here at Carleton but it has been very enjoyable overall and I can only look upon my two terms here fondly. Since this is my last blog of the term, I’d like to mention some of my most memorable experiences and what I have learned over the last ten weeks.

The very first thing I was able to appreciate was the snow. Coming from California, living in snow was a new experience for me and I still am most certainly not tired of it. The snow makes our campus even more beautiful, and the various snowstorms and winter activities — such as broomball, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, sledding, igloo building, and walking in the snowy Arb — has only enhanced my experience during these cold winter months in Minnesota. Additionally, classes were great this term — I was finally able to take a psychology class and a computer science class, which were both extremely interesting and fun. Furthermore, I was able to meet many new interesting people, students and faculty alike.

I enjoyed winter very much, but I’m excited to experience what a Minnesota spring is like. I’m also very much looking forward to taking more classes next term (sociology and a robotics class in particular), and I know that I will meet many more interesting people during my time here at Carleton. So while I can’t wait to return to California, I’ll be back on campus before I know it and I’m optimistic for what is to come.

Enjoy your break everyone!

Alvin is a west coast kid at heart (coming from San Jose, California), but is excited to start many adventures here in Minnesota. He plays for the soccer team here at Carleton and loves exercise. If he’s not on the soccer field, in the gym, or out on a bike ride during his free time, he can be found in one of the lounges playing Exploding Kittens, or in the music building playing piano. He is a potential economics major with an interest in computer science and mathematics.