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Dominique Starr, Senior
Feeling at Home
My campus apartment is where I’ve laughed, cried, spent times with friends, and been able to be myself. It’s where I have spent plenty of time studying, whether it’s been by myself, with groups, or with my roommates. My roommates and I get together for “study parties,” but after about an hour of studying, the rest of the night would turn into silly conversations and lots of fun or deep conversations and lots of thinking. From our balcony we can watch all the activities that go on down on the College Park basketball court or we will just go down and enjoy all the activities. We have really made these apartments our home.
Making a Difference
I have been involved with a few service activities since I’ve been here. For the most part I learned that you should be thankful for whatever it is that you have, no matter how small it is because there is probably someone out there that has even less than that. It is real good for the soul to get out and give back to the community.
Outside the Classroom:
I have become a more open-minded person. I’ve learned that people come from all different types of lifestyles and it is not cool to judge people before trying to get to know them. I’ve learned patience and not to be so worried about every little thing. Overall, from all the knowledge I get from the classrooms or from the people here, the experience so far has helped me become a better well-rounded person.
A Little Advice
Don’t be scared to do something you’ve never done. Don’t be scared to step outside your comfort zone and be opened minded to new people and new ideas. I know when I got here I had never really been around people with disabilities so I was not sure if they needed me to open doors or help them carry things. Most of the time I just helped because I’m naturally a helpful person, but over time I learned most people here at Wright State that have disabilities can, for the most part, take care of themselves, and if they need help then they will ask.
I believe Wright State is so different from other universities because of its diversity. We have people here from all different paths of life. I love it. I have made friends with people from different countries, different religious backgrounds, different disabilities, and different social views.
A Few of my Favorite Things:
Two of my favorite events are Boogie on the Brinks and Relay for Life. Both events involve being outdoors with music and great vibes from everybody. For Boogie on the Bricks, everybody is out to have a good time and start the school year off with some dancing, laughter, and fun. Relay for Life is just such an amazing experience because so many different organizations and people come out to join together to walk for a cure. At both events there just seems to be a lot of unity.