Another school year ends

By Abigail Keefe
April 29, 2004

Marisa Gallelli

I can’t believe this year is just about over. I got lucky too, no finals.

The first story I wrote for this paper was about transferring, and how bad of an experience it was. While I may have already done the first-year at college thing, transferring here was still a new experience. I didn’t have any opportunity to choose a roommate. In fact, Residence Life didn’t even glance at the housing form I filled out. They roomed transfer students by their last name, not by similar personalities (or at least that’s how it was in my case). They were close to no help when I questioned this and petitioned for a new room. This was just one of the many things I have found to not like.

However, after all of the complaining everyone has seen in these perspectives, I felt that it was enough, or at least time for me to quit my complaining.

To be honest, I considered transferring, again (and not to mention the tuition costs of other schools were looking a little closer to my price range). A suggestion was made that I make a list of pros and cons to compare Cabrini to the school I was looking at. My list of cons definitely surpassed the pros. Although this was so, after sitting down and reviewing what it was I listed, I realized that my cons were all little things that I could most likely change for the better. Well, maybe I couldn’t change the horrible housing situations or the ridiculous problem with parking, but I could do something for myself.

In addition, I realized that I most likely wouldn’t have the opportunity to write for the college paper where I thinking of transferring to. I’ve learned a lot in this past year from being a part of the paper, not to mention how great it looks on a resume and in my portfolio.

I wouldn’t have the one-on-one experience I do here, with anything. From what I’ve heard from friends from home, they don’t have the option of just stopping by after a class for help from a professor or have any professors that spend any of their extra time helping them out.

I’m a little upset that I won’t be living on campus next year, but I think I am ready to live ‘on my own.’ Despite what I don’t like, I am glad that I decided to stay. After all, I’m sure I would find things I don’t like no matter where I would be. Besides, I only have two years, at the most, left, and if I did transfer, I don’t think I would be able to look back and say I truly enjoyed my college experience. I’m done being known as the girl who transfers schools every semester. I’m ready for my college experience to begin and plan to make the most of my time here.

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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