College Corner: Week 10


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: Ben Winebrenner

College: University of Colorado Boulder 

Major: Business 

Location: Boulder, Colorado 

Mascot: Buffalo 

Why Boulder ?

“I was very happy I got into the business school, and I’ve always been a big fan of skiing, so the mountains are a big bonus. The weather is also great, and it’s a D1 school. Basically just checks all the boxes.”

What are you most excited about? 

“I’m probably most excited to ski and guys have fun in a part of the country that I don’t see much, it’s going to be hard to get my work done but I think I’ll be able to.”


Name: Rachel Pogany

College: Indiana University 

Major: Data Science

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Mascot: Hoosiers

Why Indiana?

“I chose Indiana University because of the amazing campus life and the data science program. The campus is beautiful and offers so many academic opportunities that I am excited to take advantage of.”

What are you most excited about? 

“I’m most excited for game days, meeting new people, and trying new restaurants in Bloomington!  I’m also excited to be involved in clubs and research!”


Name: Padraig Day 

College: San Diego State University

Major: Psychology

Location: San Diego, California

Mascot: Aztecs


“SDSU just made sense for a lot of reasons and that’s why I chose it! I am really excited to be in the west coast and explore a new area. Also, I think the honors college will have a lot to offer, so I’m excited to explore that aspect as well.”

What are you most excited about? 

“I am most excited to be close to the ocean and live in a warm climate. The campus is beautiful and I am ready to spend my off time relaxing in the sun. Overall, I think there are a ton of opportunities both academically and extracurricularly, so I am excited to pursue them!”


Name: Bea Pierce

College: Tulane University 

Major: Business and Psychology

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 

Mascot: Green Wave 

Why Tulane ? 

“I really loved the atmosphere, the academics, and the student life!”

What are you most excited about?

“I’m really excited to be in a new city and explore. I’m also starting my first semester off in Rome, so I’m super excited to study abroad.”


Name: Wes Michael

College: Penn State University 

Major: Undecided 

Location: State College, Pennsylvania 

Mascot: Nittany Lion 

Why Penn State ? 

“I chose Penn State because my dad went there and I remember going to the football games when I was younger and I just loved the environment.”

What are you most excited about? 

“I am most excited about going to the football games and being able to meet so many new people.”