It’s that time of year again

Well, we’re back.

The campus is once again crawling with young men and women from all over the Midwest and some from other parts of the country and the world. There are students in their fifth (or more) year. There are students fresh out of high school. There is even a healthy contingent of students who spent the past year doing service and are now starting college.

My name is Megan Leary, and I am a junior from North Newton. I’m one of those students who knows someone no matter where I go in Newton. It’s one of those double-edged sword situations, where I love being an expert on Newton but I can’t go incognito anywhere.

This will be my third year of blogging for Bethel, so there are plenty of posts about me for you to go back and see. I’m a math major with a computer science minor. I’m also the vice president of both Math Club and Student Alumni Association, Web Editor for The Collegian (the school newspaper), and I work at the campus bookstore.

I’m really, really excited about this semester. All of my classes are fascinating subjects in small seminar settings and the other students seem just as excited as I am. In the past I’ve had at least one bigger general education class each semester full of students who didn’t want to be there so it’s really exciting to be done with all of those.

My busy schedule with jobs and classes keeps me sane. All I need is just enough work to keep something on my to-do list at all times without being overwhelmed. Bethel’s a great place for this to happen, and I missed that over the summer.