Photo Feature: Seniors Edition

This week, we talk to some seniors about their hopes and plans for their last year at Lawrence. With the Senior Class BBQ last Wednesday, Sept. 28 kicking off a series of events dedicated for seniors, the Class of 2017 is heading off into an exciting year. Talking to us, many seniors expressed mixed feelings—excitement for Senior Experience, anticipation to move on to the next phase in life, as well as nolstagia and hesistance to say goodbye to people they have come to know for the last four years.

Sean Hamilton

Sean Hamilton

“What are you looking forward to this year?”
“My focus this year is on going back to the topics that I covered in high school for my senior thesis then which was combining German, music and history. I have always been very interested in those three. So I wanted to look at how Germans and Syrians are coming together and playing music together in Berlin. Parts of it will be a lot of research this term; and over the break I will be going over to Berlin and hopefully seeing some of those places, being in that atmosphere. Then from there hopefully I can get some interviews from some people for the final product.”
“There’s a class called ‘The Berlin Experience,’ so I’m going with them for the ten days that they are there, and then staying on for another ten days.”
“Is there one thing you can’t live without this year?”
“The VR.”

Kathy Yan Li

Kathy Yan Li

“What are you looking forward to this year?”
“I decided to do things that I’ve never done before. I didn’t go for Octoberfest for the last three years and this year I finally did. And also all the parties I didn’t go to or have a chance to go, or the leadership positions or jobs that I never tried for. I’m also really look forward to my senior experience. It’s really scary but it’s like an once-in-a-lifetime thing. I’m really excited because I’ll get to work on something independently on my own, with the help of the professors. I really believe it’s the peak of your academic life.”
“Is there something you can’t live without this year?”
“Friends! I think friends are really important source of support, especially in your senior year.”

Simone Marentes

Simone Marentes

“What are you looking forward to this year?”
“Getting out. I feel like I’ve been in school for too long […] and also some senior events that are happening. I’m also a part of the Melee dance troupe and in charge of that, so I’m also looking forward to my last year being with them.”
“I think the friendships I made here would carry on beyond college.”

Max Loebl

Max Loebl

“What are you looking forward to this year?”
“Truthfully, senior streak.”
“Is there anything you cant live without this year?”
“I want to spend as much time as possible with my friends because I might not see them after for a while.”

Hannah Ganzel

Hannah Ganzel

“What are you looking forward to this year?”
“I’m really looking forward to specializing the knowledge of what I already have, looking forward to see the streak because, you know, classic, I’m super excited about it. And just to enjoy my time left here.”
“What can’t you live without this year?”
“Definitely my friends. I live in a quad right now with my greatest friends at Lawrence […] and it’s amazing. I can’t live without running. I really enjoyed running and that kind of release of energy. That’s pretty fun.”

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