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Community and Independent Study

Working in The College of Wooster Admissions Office over the past four years, I’ve faced the same question hundreds of times (or at least it feels like hundreds of times): “Why did you choose The College of Wooster?” And I’ve developed a standard answer: “Two reasons: Independent Study and the sense of community I felt […]

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Leaving my Voice

Over the past four years as a student at The College of Wooster, I have been able to contribute to a unique documentation of Wooster’s history by working for The Wooster Voice. If you pick up a copy of the Voice in Lowry or Old Main, you will notice that its masthead reads, “A Student […]

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Wooster: A Colorful and Transformative Experience

Every student at The College of Wooster has the opportunity to create a unique journey through a variety of avenues.† I can describe my experience at this institution in two words: colorful and transformative. It’s hard for me to take the time to reflect upon what I have accomplished in the past four years. We’re […]

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My surprising find in Wooster, Ohio

When I was looking at colleges, I had one very important criteria: I wanted to be near a city. Going to high school in Pittsburgh I was spoiled by all of the museums, libraries, restaurants and cultural centers that were all around me.† I loved walking down Fifth Ave. in Oakland after school and catching […]

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A means to an end

Three summers ago I flew to Kenai, Alaska to work for an offshore commercial salmon fishing operation. Part of our crew was old sea dogs, men who had come back to the salmon time and time again, hoping to scratch out enough money to fill their whiskey bottles or get lucky with a lady up […]

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Taking my brick, leaving a bit of me

Bob Dylan once said, “The times, they are a changin’.” In 10 days I will be graduating college ó leaving behind Wooster, friends, professors, an academic environment ó everything that has been my sense of place for the past four years.† Sometimes it feels like a million doors are closing, and when they do, I […]

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