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The Near Future

March 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm
By Maya Kassahun '19

As the term fastly ends, I guess I’ll leave you all (for a very short amount of time) with what my sophomore spring will look like.

(in no particular order)

  1. An Introduction to African American Culture, Practice, and Religion; Archaeological Methods; Social Statistics
    • I’m beginning to take classes that aren’t “just for fun” (although, I am excited for my classes) but more geared towards my major/concentrations. Since I’m thinking in double concentrating in WGST and Africana Studies, I’m really looking forward to taking Kevin Wolfe’s Intro Af/Am class.
  2. Being a facilitator for FemSex!
    • I took FemSex my freshman spring term and really enjoyed the friendships I created and the readings that taught me a lot. I highly recommend taking this zero-credit class to everyone - it’s a great chance to learn about sexuality, intersectionality, reproductive justice, and so much more.
  3. Figuring out room draw especially since I plan on going abroad next fall.
    • Trying so hard to not be nervous about this! But it’s hard!!
  4. Some of my close friends will be abroad in France and I most likely won’t see them for close to 10 months.
    • This is something I may be struggling with next term but I hope the better weather and new opportunities will keep me busy and less sad.
  5. Hopefully, better weather.
  6. And more picnics.
  7. Restarting COWOC (Coalition of Women of Color).
    • COWOC was a short-lived club I was a part of last year and really enjoyed. I feel like a space just for women of color is so so important on Carleton’s campus, so a few of my friends and I decided to restart it. We’re stoked!
  8. I want to get back into film & photography.

These are few things that may or may not shape my spring term. We will have to wait and see!


Maya is a potential SOAN major and WGST concentrator from a Southern California suburb. Besides eating oatmeal and writing to-do lists, she is passionate about social issues and being a good friend. On campus, she edits “infemous” (an intersectional feminist zine), also works at The Cave, and is constantly trying to find a good study spot in the Libe. Ask her to make you a playlist! Read on to meet the rest of our bloggers. 

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