“Think. Do. Lead.” is the Hakuna Matata of Connecticut College. If you entered Conn in the class of 2018 or 2019, there is probably a shirt bearing the three punctuated words in your closet. If you’re like me, you have worn that article of clothing and contemplated the true meaning of this campus philosophy.
With elements of sweet, salty, savory, spicy, and tangy, Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines. It also features flavors that stay with you long after the meal is complete and for me I always wonder, “can I make this myself?” On a cold, lazy, Saturday night, my friends and I took the Camel Van to downtown New London for dinner at Lazy Leopard.
“We are a small liberal arts college that places an emphasis on student clubs. This makes it nearly impossible for someone to say that there is nothing to do on a Saturday night!” I heard something like this on almost every college tour I attended, including my tour at Conn.
There is an office hidden away in the Academic Resource Center that many people are completely unaware of: the Office of Student Accessibility Services. For some, it is very much a part of the back-to-school routine. This routine is second nature, just like the annual visit to Staples before the first day of school. Students who enter the office are greeted with a bowl of dark-chocolate Reese’s peanut butter cups placed strategically by the desk of Accessibility Coordinator Lillian Liebenthal, who asks, “What can I help you with today?”
As a millenial, your parents probably told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. You would dive into a well-balanced breakfast and probably didn’t have to worry about where and when your next meal would come from. For some college students their next meal is a puzzle. In a recent poll conducted by Feeding America, 49.3% of college students chose academic expenses such as textbooks and laptops, over food. Almost half of college students would rather go hungry and focus on their studies.