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Fall in Review

November 17, 2017 at 10:00 am
By Chase Garcia '19

What a term!

In the past 10 weeks, I have:

  • Met some amazing freshmen

  • Ditched glasses for contacts

  • Performed dances for students and parents at the cultural showcase

  • Gone out way too many times to eat in town

  • Sweat and froze thanks to the weather

  • Planned for my month in Japan this winter break

I’m thrilled for my Japan adventures soon, but will dearly miss all the people I won’t be able to see until literally 2018.

One thing I’ve really noticed is that so many students come to Carleton mainly for the academics, their rigor and quality, but end up wanting to come back for the social life they build here. Honestly, one of the most difficult things I encounter is with managing a social life far more meaningful and expansive than one in high school. Carleton can be hard and the workload can be a lot to handle, but that social network you make with classmates, friends, and even profs and work supervisors makes it all the more bearable.

In the meantime, as of writing this blog I still have two final papers and one exam to submit. Best of luck to everyone I know at Carleton desperately studying for, writing, or  drawing their finals, and to all the prospies applying ED and RD. See you in 2018!


Chase is a junior linguistics major and is more than glad to exchange the year-round California heat for some Minnesota seasonality. In his free time, he enjoys directing K-pop dances for Karl-Pop, playing guzheng, and cycling around Northfield. When Chase doesn't have free time, which is often, he'll be in the libe or Sayles with a cup (or cups) of chai tea in hand. 

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