Thank you very much, everyone! I appreciate it.
Hi, Circlemidnight! I participated in a bunch of really pretty varied extracurrics here; my biggest commitment was definitely to International Club, now Global Perspectives Society (GPS - see what we did there?). I started attending meetings as a new international student at the beginning of my first year here, Upper year. I got really, really into it and was ultimately elected President of the club, so that ended up being probably my largest time commitment during Upper Spring and Senior Fall. Aside from that, I also gave tours (ultimately being elected to Head Tour Guide) and attended Gay-Straight Alliance (ultimately being elected to Director of Outreach). I was also a proctor in my dorm, played squash and Varsity volleyball, and wrote for The Phillipian Online
. To be quite honest, I spread myself pretty thin and wouldn't recommend doing quite as much as I did. It was pretty stressful to juggle all of those activities, and while I was successful in the end, a little extra sleep would have been a good thing.
It's important to note that all of this was possible to do even though I came in as a new Upper. Show some passion for something here at Andover and you will surely be rewarded, even if you're not a four-year student. I've been infinitely impressed with my, and other students', ability to take their passions as far as they can here. It's easy and encouraged.
Hey, AndoverDiva! Thanks. I will keep adding, although I have only one week left on campus before I graduate! As we speak, I am uploading some photos and videos I shot over the weekend of the IndoPak festival and a Quidditch (yes, we play quidditch) game. They should be done uploading soon. Check them out
Hey, LaurKey13! Thank you very much! It's nice of you to say. Actually, all my photos are taken with my iPhone 3GS. For panoramas like the one you mentioned, I used a 99¢ app called Pano that I purchased from the app store. All the photos are unmodified and are taken straight from the iPhone, which is also the device I use to shoot my video. Quality isn't always great, but at least you know that all the videos are very much in-the-moment and candid, as if the viewer had actually been there.