The thought of attending Loyola University of Chicago’s Honor’s College this fall brings some excitement combined with a lot of uncertainty. In all honesty, Loyola is not where I planned to end up, or where I particularly wanted to. I am excited to be living in the city, a train ride away from downtown, and to make dorming on Loyola’s campus my own personal “going away” for college. I am...
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My Roycemore story began in 2004, when I entered the Upper School as a freshman after having skipped 8th grade in the Lake Forest public school system. To this day, I remember both my parents and I worrying about whether a school would be comfortable accepting a student who had made the decision to expedite her education. Not only was Roycemore less than concerned with it, they made my entire...
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I have always had an appreciation for the outdoors. My Dad used to take my brother and me camping and hiking when we were kids. He grew up on a farm in southeastern Ohio and spent a lot of time outdoors. Even though I grew up in the city, he wanted me to experience some of the things he was able to experience as a child. I didn’t always love...
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Chinese cuisine is one of my favorite foods. I love the incredible flavors and combinations. And of course at the end of many Chinese meals you get a cookie. Not just any cookie–a fortune cookie! How many of us look forward to breaking open that cookie to read the quote on the slip inside and secretly hope that it will provide us some inspiration? Perhaps something to make us think?...
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