Today we post the first of our bimonthly Q & A Edgewood College Student Experience Blogs. Twice a month we’ll post a question, and current Edgewood College students will answer the question based on their own experience as an EC student. Enjoy.
A: The most memorable experience I have had so far was getting to listen to the Yolanda King speech last fall. It was both entertaining and educational. I also bought her book and was one of the first people to have her sign it. It was a lecture that I will never forget.
A: Being intramural basketball champs. Intramurals was a lot of fun and I met some great girls on my team. It was a chance to become active in the college and meet other people. I created a great bond with the girls on my team and will take that with me for years to come.
A: I think my involvement with student organizations will be unforgettable. I have had the chance to lead and be a part of some really interesting events on campus and in Madison. My sophomore year I planned a town-hall forum discussing the future of Western-Islamic relations. Also, I was able to help plan for the Yolanda King lecture. (She’s the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.) And every week I tutor English as a second language for our Spanish speaking maintenance staff.
A: I think so far, my most memorable experience has been helping with Friends Like Us, Edgewood’s Gay/Straight alliance. The group put on a program with true to life skits and a question-answer session. Following my participation with the group I thought I would feel some backlash from people when advertising the group, but all I felt was acceptance. I was proud to be an ally for LGBT’s at this school, a place where they are accepted and feel comfortable about who they are. Edgewood has allowed me to become who I am and the students, faculty, and staff accept and support me no matter what.
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Major: Deciding (Possibly Communications)
A: It was a Friday night and a lot of people were heading out for the night. I didn’t feel that well and wanted to stay in but was upset I would be by myself. I started to head to bed and I had a knock on my door… it was 6 other girls who showed up with their blankets and pillows in hand. We had a little slumber party in my room all sprawled out on the floor and watched a movie and made popcorn. It was great to know I had made friends who were willing to give up their night just so I wouldn’t have to stay in by myself.