Thursday 19th October 2017,
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Returning to campus after a life away

Junior Nicole Nitti in Philadelphia while taking part in The Philadelphia Center internship program.

Junior Nicole Nitti in front of Independence Hall in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia while taking part in The Philadelphia Center internship program.

After a semester off campus, some of our fellow Bishops are back at Ohio Wesleyan University with a taste of what is soon to come: adult life.

Students from OWU traveled domestically and internationally last semester and agreed that it is “weird” to be back in Delaware. While some of these travelers went to different universities in search of cultural experiences and to take new classes, other students gained work experience through internships.

According to junior Mackenzie Sommers, who was in the District of Columbia interning at the National Archives, the life she was living last semester felt like an adult life, and she enjoyed every second of it.

“Every single day was a joy, I always liked getting out of bed in the morning to go to work, it felt like a full-time, adult job,” said Sommers. “I was an adult in D.C. and now I’m back here being a college student and that means different things, I don’t have to do my own grocery shopping, and I have to be at class but I don’t have to be at class.”

Junior Nicole Nitti went to The Philadelphia Center where she had much different responsibilities than she has at OWU.

“I was working a 9 to 5 job, and after coming back from work I had to think about what I was going to cook for dinner. Here I have to think about my homework and my sorority,” said Nitti.

Besides readjusting to the demands of college, reconnecting with friends has been an important part of some students’ return to campus.

“It feels like I’ve been gone for a lot longer than I actually have, but it’s great to see everyone that I’ve been missing,” said junior Brittany Spicer, who traveled to Florence, Italy.

Campus underwent many changes while the students were away, but among the returners there is a consensus: traveling was a great experience and was worth the time away from OWU.

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