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When I started my first year at Connecticut College I thought I might want to major in history. I always enjoyed the subject in school and I was good at it. The fit seemed pretty natural to me. During my first year, I wanted to explore the curriculum so I took a few different classes, including the post-colonial history of South Asia. I enjoyed the class, but it also made me realize that maybe history was not really the major for me. In the spring, I took new classes in different departments so I could get a better sense of what path I might pursue.
Sunday I went to visit my sister at her college. When I got to her suite she calmly told me to beware of their “cockroach problem,” as I looked down at the floor and let out a slight scream, my jaw opened wide and my eyes popped. There were at least 10 cockroaches on the floor. She laughed and picked one up, it’s plasticky sheen shined in the harsh dorm overhead lights—they were all fake. I asked to take one; I couldn’t wait get back to my apartment to prank my roommates. And this I did. When I got back I placed it in my bedroom and pretended to be frightened when I “found” it. They all screamed and immediately ran away when I frantically pointed it out; it was priceless.
Sharon Van Meter ‘20 of Hebron, Connecticut, is a history major and a religious studies minor at Connecticut College. She is the co-marketing director of Wig and Candle, Conn’s student-run theater organization, the social media manager of Cadenza, Conn’s literary and arts magazine, and a student advisor.