|Hometown:||Round Lake Beach, IL|
|Major/Minor:||English and Communications - Ethnic Studies|
Dance Team, Parkside Association of Communicators, The Ranger News, WIPZ, Student Organizations Council
I will live on campus in Ranger Hall
The third floor of the library–nothing beats its quiet atmosphere and beautiful view of campus!
For a greasy burger, Georgie Porgies in Racine tops everything. You cannot beat a sushi lunch at Honada in Kenosha, though.
Lake Michigan and the downtown Kenosha area are beautiful!
English 420, Advanced Shakespeare with Dr. Tara Pedersen
The campus itself is beautiful and quaint. Though it is small, it it intimate enough to meet professors, students and faculty members that will help you pave your future. With smaller class sizes, there is a high degree of class participation and engagement that you will not get anywhere else.
Initially, I was offered the Out-of-State Scholar award, which made Parkside more affordable than most Illinois schools. Plus, it was close enough to home for comfort, but far enough away for me to establish myself and my independence. However, I stayed for the campus life, class sizes and motivated student body. It just fit.
It is crucial to get involved and meet plenty of people. The connections and possibilities are endless. These are meaningful years, and you will want to maximize every opportunity that comes your way. But, most importantly, enjoy it all while it lasts. These will be some of the most fun and crucial years of your young adult life.