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Keeping Up with College Freshmen

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Going to college is a scary new experience, but when graduating from Wesleyan, alumni can have the confidence that there is always a community back home to rely on. Reminiscing on their high school experiences, recently graduated Wesleyan seniors Jordyn Shackford (’19), Ashwin Gidwani (’19) and Ella V. Cooper (’19) give advice and guidance to soon-to-be college freshmen.

When asked what her favorite part of college has been thus far, Wesleyan Evergreen and current freshman at Auburn University, Jordyn Shackford, said, “Definitely the freedom and having more time to get work done during the day. Also, meeting so many different people from different states and being part of a sorority has been so fun.” Shackford paints college at Auburn to be a dream, but there was also loads of important information she wished she had known during her transition from high school to college and hopes rising college freshmen don’t make the same mistakes. She said, “You need to take advantage of the time with your friends because you will all be going completely different ways next year, and also ask your teachers for their best advice for college because college professors have no idea who you are and won’t care, and the Wesleyan teachers know you and care about you so much. You can’t study like you did in high school, and you should do research on the free tutors and resources the college offers to help you in your classes.” Shackford hopes to be a help and a guide for graduated seniors who are looking for guidance and clarity in their preparation for college. Keep Reading

Keeping Up with Dorian

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Tearing through the Bahamas, threatening Georgia and some East Coast states, Hurricane Dorian barreled towards the East Coast at 120 miles per hour. As the strongest storm on record to hit the islands, Dorian posed a strong threat on the U.S., leaving southerners squandering to evacuate the coast. Whether it be family or bonds created on mission trips, members of the Wesleyan community have their hearts deeply invested in the outcome of this vicious storm.

Due to the devastation of this hit, communities were forced to evacuate to keep their families safe. Junior, Katherine Graddy had a piece of her own heart down in Florida with her grandmother and two of her uncles, who have been forced to take very serious, life-preserving precautions. Graddy has expressed from her dialogue with her grandmother in Fort Myers; she said, “The aftermath impacts everyone in Florida. My uncle lives on the West Coast, and he had to cover the windows of his house and quickly evacuate the state. My grandma and other uncle live in Fort Myers, and they had to leave for their safety, even though they weren’t directly in Dorian’s path. Many of my friends in Fort Myers have family all over the state, and even in the Bahamas, and they are having fundraisers in order to rebuild their houses. My old school is having a drive to collect basic necessities for those directly impacted.” The Wesleyan Community has the opportunity to wrap their arms around families who have been personally impacted, as well as use the power of prayer for the people and homes in Florida and the Bahamas.

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