The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life.
Q: What is one of your fondest memories?
A: I have a really close group of friends at Cutler, and on Halloween night, we all got together and went out. Everyone was in costume, and I remember that we took this really huge group picture. It was just really nice and one of those times where I felt like I’d found my group of friends.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about your group of friends?
A: How close we are to each other—it’s really cheesy, but I feel like I’ve found my family here. I don’t feel afraid to talk to them about anything and everything.
Q: When did you know you’d found your family at CWRU?
A: It was probably at the beginning of the school year. I was having a really stressful and hard time getting used to college. I was a little homesick, and talking with my group of friends about all these insecurities helped. They were always there to listen to me and be there for me, no matter how late it was or how petty my problems were. That’s how I knew these people were really awesome.
Q: What advice do you have for people trying to find their families at CWRU?
A: I think it would be to just go out there and not be afraid to be open with people, to explore. I don’t even live in Cutler; I live in Hitchcock, and by chance I met people there. I met two people from there and then ending up meeting the whole floor. We’re really close and have all these similarities. You just have to set out a little a part of yourself to let them in to get to know you better. You’d be surprised who you mesh with around here.