A few months ago, my friend told me that near Wolman Hall around 3 AM, birds start chirping. By no means is it disruptive, because I had no idea this was even a thing, before he told me.
But, you find out this fact the easy way or the hard way.
As many of you know, Avengers: Endgame came out a couple of weeks ago. My friends and I went to go see it during the opening weekend at Towson for the 11:10 showing! We took the Charm City Circulator to the Towson stop and walked to a Pho place and then headed to the theater. The movie ended around 2:30 AM, and we uber-ed back to campus and got back around 3. It was one of the best movies ever, and it was so fun going to see it with my friends! As I came back into my room, I heard the birds and smiled to myself.
Sometimes, during finals seasons, I choose to go to cubicles at MSE. However, MSE closes around 3 AM. Some of my finals happened to be scheduled consecutively, so I was in MSE for a good amount of time. It’s hard to stay motivated especially if you have a lot of finals. But, your friends help you get through it. It’s the little things. Bringing you coffee or coming to talk to you. It gives you the motivation to keep going. As I walked back home, I heard the birds and made a mental note to sleep earlier.
Either way is memorable. Now, when I hear those birds start to chirp, I think, “Ah, the time has come. 3:00 AM.” This is one of the many quirky things that I’ve come to learn about Hopkins.
All I can say is that Hopkins was everything that I expected and more. The amount of research opportunities and engaged clubs are amazing and have gotten me really excited for next year. As people have started to move out, this idea that freshman year is over has started to get more real, even my own roommate is moving out soon!
There’s a lot that I’m going to miss about this year. I’m so grateful for all of the memories and the amazing people that I’ve met here this year. Words cannot describe all of the moments that I’ve had at Hopkins, but it was jam-packed. Without pictures, it’s hard to remember everything.
I’m excited and kind of scared to see what next year brings!
This is the last time that I’ll be signing off as a freshman 🙂