Published June 24, 2021 in The Burg
Hi, Jan here! As I was trying to figure out what exactly I wanted to write about this week,
I was thinking that maybe I should do something for the Class of 2021 (specifically the high
Well to start with, congratulations! This year for you guys has been chaotic, more so than
my class faced last year. I’m proud of all of you guys, and can’t wait to see what all of you
experience in your new world.
I can write all I want about “advice to incoming freshmen!!” but who wants to read that in
June? This is the time to enjoy your break and your friends, worry about college in mid-July. Of
course, be safe and wear masks if you guys aren’t vaccinated, but go to the beach, go get
coffee, take pictures, make some memories.
If you’re dead set on doing something college related, design your dorm! Get to know
your roommate better. My roommate had chosen the color palette for their half of the room way
back when we first met, and I decided to just go with it. We figured out the layout we wanted and
did some of the fun aspects but once again, to all you overthinkers, you don’t need to have your
whole schedule and school-supplies bought and labeled.
College is a whole new world, but don’t stress about it. College is fun. I’ve made so
many amazing memories, and new friends from all over the country. You’ll get to spread your
wings, and meet people with similar and vastly different backgrounds to yourself. But you don’t
need to think about all of that right now. This summer is your last hurrah with the people you
grew up with. Go and enjoy it (safely, of course, this is still a pandemic).
For all of the rest of you, I am wishing a very happy summer, and I will talk to you all,