- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Other
- Gender: F
- High School: The Baccalaureate School for Global Educatoin
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Colby is the fact that majority of the Colby faculty are welcoming, they invite you over for dinner, assist you academically when you don't understand certain material, and as well serve as a support system such that they listen to what you have to say in regards to social life on campus. One thing I would change is the drinking on campus as well as the few cases of racism and discrimination on campus, I would like to see more diversity such that we have urban students attending Colby and not just suburban students. Another thing I would change is the non-Halal food non-Kosher food option not being available in the dinning halls, because such food are not available many students have to buy groceries on top of paying for a meal plan because many days all the dinning halls serve is pork.
Because I am one of the only minorities in all of my classes it is hard for any of my Professors to forget or not know my name. My favorite classes thus far have been economics courses, one such class comes into mind and that is Professor Findlay's (Chair of the Economics Department)principles of macroeconomics course. He is the toughest professor in the economics department, but his class provided me with such amazing knowledge that I will apply today. He as well after class always met with me to go over the material which assisted immensely when exam time came around. As an International Studies major and a double minor in Economics and Chinese I find my self studying everyday for at least 6-7 hours. On the weekends, I usually give myself 2 hours to relax but other than that I am constantly studying which I love because the classes that I am taking are interesting and the material that I am assigned force me to think in various ways.
As the president of the Colby Muslim Group this year I found that it is quite difficult to practice our religion on a majority Christian campus. Halal foods are not provided in the dining hall, and the fact that there is no Muslim religious leader advising the Muslim Group (though there is a Catholic Priest and a Protestant Priest and a Rabbi) makes it complicated to practice our religion on campus without having to sacrifice some practices. The types of students that would feel out of place at Colby would include minority students from urban areas and religious students whether they be Muslim, Christian, Catholic or Jewish mainly because religion is not of importance to the majority of the students on campus.
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The drinking and smoking scene