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The Semester In Review

We are in our last week of the semester. Where has the time gone?

If you are like me, the sheer panic of finals has already hit. So instead of thinking about all the tests coming up, I thought I would share some highlights I had this semester at MC:

  • Experiencing Rockville Campus. For the past 3 years I have been at MC, I have either taken classes online or at the Germantown Campus. So this year when I went to Rockville I was a bit hesitant, but to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed the Rockville campus. Being at the Germantown campus, it sometimes can still feel like I am at high school. But when I am at the Rockville campus, which has more buildings and people, you get more of the college feel. However, the parking at Rockville is still horrible.
  • Making new friends. For the past few semesters I was pretty sick and never came out of my shell to socialize; that all changed this semester though. My Biology class feels like a little family. We have inside jokes, chat all the time and really got to know one another. I am going to miss my little Biology 101 family!
  • Taking advantage of MC fully. Even though I have been going here for 3 years, off and on, I have learned so much about what MC has to offer this year. I got to go listen to an amazing talk about the immigrant children being held in detention centers thanks to the Humanities department. Every once in a while we got free ice cream or other snacks at the Rockville campus (I am still not sure why but thank you!). I also learned about the Co-op internship program through MC which I will be taking advantage of next semester.

This past semester has been my best yet at MC! I finally feel like I am getting this whole college thing down. I can’t wait to see what next semester brings!

Okay, now back to studying for finals but here are some cute picture of puppies to get us all through!

See you next semester! Cute puppies

Cassidy Colbert

I am a 19-year-old lifelong resident of Damascus, Maryland. I am in my 3rd semester as a part-time student at MC. I plan on getting my Associates Degree in the next couple of years and then transferring to the University of Maryland at the Universities at Shady Grove (health permitting).

MC has been my academic home for the past year and I could not be happier. I started off my collegiate experience at Salisbury University in the fall of 2015, but due to my Chronic Lyme Disease, I was forced to drop out. I thought my academic life was over, as I was too ill to handle a full course-load, but that is when I discovered the part-time option at MC. MC gave the choice to take as many, or as few classes as I wanted, and because of this, I am now back on track to getting my degree. MC also offered me disability support services to further assist me in accomplishing my dreams.

I hope that this blog can help other students like me to see that even though they may not be taking the “traditional” route towards higher education, MC offers load of opportunities that will get us where we want to go. Whether you aren’t sure where you want to end up in life, or have another obstacle, like a chronic illness or disability, you can still reach for the stars and accomplish anything they want to here at MC. 

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