Sarah Dickerson '13
Obviously, as everyone will tell you, academics should always come first. College is entirely too important to not fully immerse yourself in your academic endeavor foremost: develop relationships with your professors, and you will be provided with opportunities for both academic and personal growth. This does not mean, however, that you cannot dedicate a few hours a day to a sport. It is simply necessary to properly budget your time.
For myself, Susquehanna has opened my eyes to different possibilities. When I was a child, my mom read to me often, which is from where I suppose I gained my initial interest in literature. As I matured, so did this interest, so a major in English became the obvious choice for me. I decided to pursue a philosophy major as well after my freshman year when I took a philosophy class with Dr. Skitolsky in which I experienced both refreshing and alarming new perceptions on life and our world that I felt the necessity to continue in this field of study.
And I'll never forget winning the conference championship my first year of running cross country here in 2010. To be a part of a team that was as close and dedicated as the group of women we had then far outweighs the joy I felt from individual successes since then.