College Corner: Week Three


Colin Martens and Sydney Pitera

Each week, College Corner reviews five seniors on where they have decided to attend next year, what they are most excited about, and what they love about it. 


Name: Anna Wise

College: Ohio State University 

Major: Business

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Mascot: Buckeye

Why Ohio State?

“I visited one of my best friends there and I had the most fun time. I loved the campus and loved that it was a big school for football. When I stepped on campus, I know it’s cliche, but I truly just knew it was the school for me. I also love it because it’s not a typical school that people go to from here.” 

What are you most excited about? 

“I am so excited for the football games, meeting new people, and joining a sorority! But on a more academic level, I am excited about the business school.” 


Name: Molly Bondoc

College: Providence College 

Major: Undecided

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Mascot: Friars

Why Providence College 

“I chose Providence because I really like the East Coast and that college town Providence offered. I went on a tour and loved the campus and community present there.”

What are you most excited about?

“I’m most excited to meet everyone there and live on the East Coast. Also, I am excited to embark on a new chapter and go to all the sporting events and college activities!”


Name: Gregor Sharp

College: University of Glasgow

Major:  Politics / Social & Public Policy

Location: Scotland, United Kingdom

Mascot: Tigers

Why University of Glasgow?

“I chose the university of Glasgow mainly for the fact that I can learn and study in my home country and for the fact that it offers a much more collectivist environment for me to learn and educate myself in.”

What are you most excited about? 

“I’m most excited to just be able to try new things over in Glasgow, there’s a lot of opportunities that I’m able to take there, and a whole new country for me to explore so I’m really excited to do that.”


Name: Taylor Cekay

College: Tulane University 

Major: Pre Law / Pre Med

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 

Mascot: Green Wave 

Why Tulane University?

“I think it was the best academic opportunity I could have given myself. I really like that you can pick your major at the end of sophomore year, so I can try the two things I am interested in, Pre Law and Pre Med. I am excited to go somewhere different, outside of the Midwest.” 

What are you most excited about? 

“I am really excited to immerse myself in the culture of New Orleans since it’s so different from Lake Forest, where I have lived my whole life. I am excited to take the next step in what I want to do when I grow up. I am excited for a change in my life from my past in Lake Forest.”


Name: Christina Carris

College: George Washington University

Major: International Business and Foreign Affairs 

Location: Washington D.C.

Mascot: George Washington

Why George Washington University? 

“I knew I wanted to be in DC, but I was only looking at Georgetown and American. My parents forced me to see the GW campus and when I got there, I fell in love. It has the best location, right next to the National Mall and it’s a few blocks down from the White House. The opportunities are amazing. I also love the density of the school. That was really important for me because I want to be a representative one day. I didn’t think I would get in, but I did. And I am now given the chance to follow my passion in my favorite city.”

What are you most excited about? 

“I am most excited about the people and the opportunities. It also isn’t the classic college experience. Everyone says it’s like living in DC and going to school on the side, so I am so excited for that as well.” 


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