Reflections

In a survey, The News-Letter asked seniors to reflect on their time at Hopkins and their hopes for the future. Here are their responses.


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What could the Hopkins community do to improve student life?

I wish there wasn’t a culture of complaining at Hopkins. I certainly understand why it’s the case; we’re all a bunch of overachievers, and complaining is a way to validate the work that we do in a way that doesn’t seem braggy. 


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What advice would you give to incoming students?

Make sure you choose something that drives you from within, and you will find your place here at Hopkins.


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Which News-Letter articles stand out to you?

I like the ones that talked about me the most. I found them wildly engaging.


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How do you feel about graduating during a pandemic?

I feel like we missed out on so many “lasts,” and I worry that once the pandemic is over, everyone (including myself) will just move on and no longer feel the need to celebrate graduation. I really look forward to the day I can reunite with my Hopkins family for one last celebration.


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What are the biggest changes you’ve observed?

Hopkins students are exceptional, and when they apply their skills to social justice efforts, they will undoubtedly change the world.


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What are some formative experiences that you’ve had?

College has been such an eye-opening experience in terms of my identity. It has made me think critically about who I am, what my values are and what is important to me in life.


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