Hello there once again audience! Recently I took a trip back to my former college Harold Washington. I transferred to SXU a semester ago, after two years at HWC and one year working for FYE, a record store located one block away from HWC in downtown Chicago. After growing used to the lack of community and friendliness both at FYE and HWC it did not bother me day after day.
Eventually I transferred to SXU. I planed on going to this college since my second year of high school and attending a tour here for the first time. After the middle of my final year of high school I received an acceptance letter to SXU. Unfortunately it was more financially beneficial if I attended a more inexpensive community college for two years first.
I transferred here finally and grew used to the kindness and family this community has. I only recently realized how different it is compared to the city colleges until I took a trip back to downtown for HWC summer class registration.
Here at SXU I see my family of friends that I can approach with anything on my mind in improv club, psychology club, intramural sports or just having a lunch with buds after a simple text, “Hey meet me in the diner!”
While I was downtown I noticed how individual the students were. There was a man on headphones, another student on her cell phone. I could not find a simple group of friends in a family like social group. I also remember that was the main reason I transferred out of that school in the first place, aside from it being only a two-year school anyway.