There is still so much work to be done about gun violence in this country. But in the charged air that lies between the end of a piece of music and the beginning of quiet, I felt a moment of connection. It was comforting to remember that, in wake of so much senseless violence, those moments exist too.
Carolyn Ten Eyck
Class of 2018
Major — English
Hometown — Framingham, Massachusetts
I had a tortoise in my middle school and high school years, and he really shaped me as a person (he now lives with my aunt). I read books, sing songs, play trombone, peal bells, and eat a whole lot of split pea soup.