College Corner: Week Three

Graphic by Caroline Lewis

Caroline Lewis, Staff Writer

College Corner reviews 5 seniors every week on where they have decided to attend next year, what they’re excited for, and what they love about it.

Name: Lauren Plante

School: University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign

Location: Champaign County, Illinois

Mascot: Illini

Why? “I overlooked Illinois for a while, but after hearing about it from my sister and visiting, I knew it was right for me. It has a good balance of social and study life and a really good business program. The people there are really genuine and it’s only a two-and-a-half-hour drive if I ever need to go home, which is also super nice.”

What are you most excited for? “I’m really excited to meet new people and partake in all the Greek life, sporting events, and other college activities. Overall, I’m really excited to start a new chapter and better myself.”

 

Name: Jackson Meadows

School: Colorado State University

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Mascot: Rams

Why? “I chose CSU because it has a great location in northern Colorado, especially for skiing which is super nice.”

What are you most excited for? “I’m excited to figure out what I want to do as a career.”

 

Name: Gabby Franko

School: Miami University

Location: Oxford, Ohio

Mascot: RedHawks

Why? “I chose Miami because when I visited it felt like I was so welcomed and that I could’ve stayed there forever and not get bored. I loved everything about it and I couldn’t think of one thing I would change about it.”

What are you most excited for? “I’m most excited to meet new people and making new friendships with people from all over.”

 

Name: Chase Waggoner

School: University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign

Location: Champaign County, Illinois

Mascot: Illini

Why? “I chose Illinois because the wrestling team and people there felt like family.”

What are you most excited for? “I am most excited about living independently and meeting new people.”

 

Name: Honor Thomas

School: Belmont University

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Mascot: Bruins

Why? “I chose Belmont because I loved the atmosphere of the campus! I knew that going into the college search that I wanted to go south and Belmont was the perfect choice for me.”

What are you most excited for? “I’m so excited to live in the “music city” and listen to live bands. I’m also really excited to go to the Belmont basketball games and join clubs! #gobruins”