Live Love Lasell Reply

By Morgan Duquette1851 Contributor

Morgan Duquette before her graduation ceremony this summer.
Photo courtesy of Meghan Willis.

The first time I came to Lasell University, I was a junior in high school visiting my older sister while she had just begun her freshman year. It was exciting going to a college campus, but I was a bit disappointed when I realized how small it was. My hometown is very small, my graduating class was under 100 students. It took me a while to really enjoy coming and sleeping over, especially with the amount of sweat I would produce just sitting in her dorm room. I was anxiously waiting for my senior year to end and ready to move onto the next chapter of my life.

Over time, it began to be more and more exciting to come and stay over for a few nights each semester, just to get the feel of it.

Once her sophomore year rolled around, I enjoyed every second when I would come to visit. Soon enough it was my turn to go to college, I was set on Lasell by the time I was a senior. I had already made friends and knew my way around campus fairly well which really helped. Yet when I actually came here it wasn’t how I expected it to be. Of course, the pandemic has had a huge effect on how my freshman year will go but that is inevitable. Nonetheless, I hated it as soon as I stepped foot in my dorm room. The food is gross, my dorm room is pretty hot, my bed is uncomfortable, and making friends is hard.

Although the longer I have been here the more I’ve grown to like it and appreciate all of the safety precautions being taken. I know that over time I will become more comfortable here, and the rocky and unknown start to my year will not be permanent. At the end of the day, I would not want to be anywhere else.

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