My name is Kyéra Sterling, and I am currently a freshman at Emmanuel. I was initially attracted toBoston for my college search, and quickly learned of the rich and diverse education that Emmanuel had to offer. I couldn't be any more excited and proud to be a student here.
Emmanuel College has become my second home. It is here that I decided who I wanted to become and that it would start with a major in political science. Below you'll find a typical day for me as a political science major and first-year student at Emmanuel!
I wake up and get ready for my day. I usually turn on my laptop and head to The New York Times website so I can scan the headlines as I get ready; my professor for my first class of the day always likes to start off by discussing issues that are going on in the world.
Time for my first and favorite class: The Democracy and the Geopolitics of Energy. This First Year Seminar (FYS) gears you up for the other classes you'll take during your Emmanuel career. It was actually my FYS that made me decide to become a political science major! I fell in love with the discussion of political theory and the concepts of democracy, not only because of the content, but also because of how the professor presented it. You will find that the Emmanuel faculty is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they are teaching.
I usually run to the Muddy River Café to grab a coffee and a bagel on my way back to my dorm. I have an hour to get a bit of homework out of the way before my next class. I always try to finish the most work I can during the day, so at night I'll have time to unwind and participate in the many activities going on around campus.
My second class: College Algebra. At Orientation, you'll take placement tests that will create a set of general requirements tailored to fit your needs. Based on my test, I was placed in College Algebra to strengthen my math skills for future courses.
It's time for lunch! I'm craving a pulled pork sandwich and the famous Muddy River mac-and-cheese!
Through Emmanuel, I found a job tutoring 8th graders at a school in Cambridge. This means I have to catch the 47 bus to get to work at 2:45!
Now that I'm back on campus, I'm starving and ready to meet some friends for dinner in the main dining hall. Upon swiping in, I'll have tons of choices—from pizza to stir-fry—and maybe even some ice cream for dessert!
When I chose Emmanuel, I knew that I wanted to be involved. One of the ways was to run for class office. As elected Vice President of the Class of 2015, it's one of my responsibilities to meet with the other officers and discuss details on events or projects that we're working on!
Once a week I attend Political Forum, a discussion group on campus that centers on a relevant issue or topic in the world. Last Political Forum aroused a discussion regarding the effectiveness of the Occupy Movements.
It is time for me to unwind from my busy day... time to go to the gym! Emmanuel has two great gyms for you to work out in, both of which have excellent equipment and allow you to do any cardio and/or toning you want.
Now that I've relaxed on the treadmill, I'll finish up some last bits of homework. Then, the night is mine.
My friends and I have decided to bake cookies! We'll run to Shaw's, which is only about 5 minutes from campus and open 24 hours, and pick up some cookie dough. Then we'll head back to the Loretto Hall kitchen and wind down with a late night snack.
It's been a long and eventful day, so I'm ready to get some sleep before getting up and starting my next day's routine!
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