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.


COURTESY OF ELINA HOFFMANN

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. 


COURTESY OF KIANA BOROUMAND

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.


COURTESY OF CHIJIOKE ORANYE

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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