Vito is a sophomore Global Studies major at Temple University in Philadelphia. He’s studying the International Security concentration of the Global Studies major and has an interest in counterintelligence. He also has two minors: French, which goes hand in hand with his internationally focused major, and Theater because his dream is to become an actor. Temple’s Theater program is one of the very few programs nationally that offers a practicum composed of students from all four years of schooling.
8:00 AM: I uneagerly wake up to a deafening alarm. My first class of the day starts at 9:30, but I have to give myself at least an hour to be fully awake. I make a giant chocolate chip pancake and sit at my kitchen table mentally preparing myself for the long day. From my window, I can see the city has already come to life with traffic.
9:30 AM : My first class, Intermediate French, is on the 4th floor of Anderson Hall, one of our two Liberal Arts buildings. I take the stairs everywhere I go, and I rarely try to use elevators. I hate the long lines and the way everyone packs in like sardines.
9:00 PM : After napping, eating dinner, and doing laundry, I’m finally ready to start my homework. Tonight, I have to read an article about the National Security Agency for my Foreign Policy class.
11:00 PM : My day is complete. Now it’s time to shower and watch BoJack Horseman until I knock out with my laptop light beaming on my face. The sound of the ever-present traffic outside is like a Philadelphian lullaby.