We also visited the Loeb, our art museum, and had an excellent docent show us around. What I really noticed was how she asked us questions about how the art made us feel and what we thought it meant—especially because art is such a powerful social justice tool, I thought this was very relevant to EPIC and maybe opened up some possibilities as to projects we could do or people we could connect with. My favorite part of having EPIC at Vassar was lunch with our new friends, where we got to have informal conversations about our experiences at school and offer advice about college. Since I met most of these first-year friends through Transitions, where I served as an intern and a mentor throughout the 6-day pre-orientation program back in August, I was excited to see them in a similar role and how incredible they were at giving students their honest opinion and evaluations of Vassar. I think that that is what makes Transitions an amazing and influential program, and I wish that there were more opportunities to have these conversations with prospective students even before they begin the college application process. What I hope comes out of this is more relationships between Vassar students and EPIC activists—I know we all have so much to share with one another, and that many of us here really want to get out and meet students in the area. EPIC has a lot to offer us, and I am excited to see more Vassar students getting involved.
Signing off after a long day of walking, talking, and eating mac & cheese,