retrospective

Senior Retrospective: Carolina Gustafson

By CAROLINA GUSTAFSON – 6 years ago

I chose Vassar on an absolute gut-whim. Later in the process of deciding to apply early decision there was more detailed considerations in the form of a “Gilmore Girls”style pro-con…

Senior Retrospective: Maddy Vogel

By MADDY VOGEL – 6 years ago

How did this happen? When did I get this old? When did scrambling to get my requirements and thinking that problem sets were the be-all and end-all stop? When did…

Senior Retrospective: Ann Nguyen

By ANN NGUYEN – 6 years ago

Dear Vassar, This a thank-you card and break-up text. You’ve shaped me, changed me. I will take you with me in all the coming chapters of my life because you…

Senior Retrospective: Gwen Frenzel

By GWEN FRENZEL – 6 years ago

I’m writing this with a half-eaten pint of ice cream staring back at me, evidence of my frustration at the multiple drafts I’ve written in the trash. How can I…

Senior Retrospective: Marie Solis

By MARIE SOLIS – 6 years ago

“‘All my life appears to be one happy moment.’ This is what the first man in space said,” writes Jenny Offill in “Dept. of Speculation.” It’s easy to imagine why…

Senior Retrospective: Tina Caso

By TINA CASO – 7 years ago

I came to Vassar for two reasons: because it looks like Hogwarts, and I like people who wear crazy clothes. My family drove under the Taylor Hall archway, I saw…

Senior Retrospective: Lily Sloss

By LILY SLOSS – 7 years ago

I don’t think anyone who knows me would call me “sugarcoated,” since 1) I always address my feelings and 2) that’s a stupid way to describe a person. That being…

Senior Retrospective: Shruti Manian

By SHRUTI MANIAN – 7 years ago

Coming to Vassar was an impulsive decision for me. I was a 17-year-old sitting in India, with no real concept of what a liberal arts education was or what living…

Senior Retrospective: Connor Martini

By CONNOR MARTINI – 7 years ago

Well, this is weird. Whoever is reading this, thanks for showing interest. And if you’re questioning whether or not to continue, I’ll probably be repeating myself in my commencement speech…

Senior Retrospective: Rebecca Bauer

By REBECCA BAUER – 7 years ago

Before I left for college, I truly believed that if I could skip the whole thing, and just start teaching elementary school, I’d be a whole lot happier. I wanted…