What does your Oberlin look like?
I wake up to the pleasant sound of The Flaming Lips flowing from my alarm clock. As I sit up and rub my eyes, I bask in the familiar comfort of my favorite piece of rented art. After dressing, I gather my belongings, walk out the door, check to make sure the energy light is green, and head to Stevie for some breakfast, or – if it’s a special occasion – to Slow Train for a chai latte and a scone. Finally, I stroll to my first class.
Plato once wrote, “Only a man who has a taste for every sort of knowledge and throws himself into acquiring it with an insatiable curiosity will deserve to be called a philosopher.” His words accurately describe my voracious appetite for learning, and the attitude with which I would approach learning at Oberlin. I want my college experience to open up opportunities for acquiring “every sort of knowledge”. This is why I love the liberal arts. I have always been that girl who does everything: it would be extremely difficult for me to settle down on one major alone. Hence one of my favorite things about Oberlin is how popular and accessible double majoring is, and I would certainly take full advantage of that option. Classes like “Philosophy of Music”, “Psychobiologial Perspective of the Arts”, and “...
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