Class of 2013
Read my blog: Behind the Scenes With '13—Becca K.
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major: History of Art
Current residence: Charles Commons
Past residence: AMR I – Check out my Cribs video
Campus involvement: Student Admissions Advisory Board, Phi Mu, Spring Fair
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Hopkins because of its breadth in academic strengths. I knew that if I changed my mind in whatever I decided to study, I wouldn't have to compromise a strong education.
Favorite class: I really enjoyed Professor Rodini's Introduction to the Museum: Issues and Ideas last semester. The class covered a range of controversies and critiques within the museum context. We discussed issues that are relevant to current events such as ownership, censorship, and conservation. Before taking the class, I never realized how controversial the museum setting is or how much effort is put toward the successful operation of a museum.
The biggest difference between high school and Johns Hopkins that I've experienced: College is really about independence in terms of everything—you have the freedom to choose your classes, your major, your social life, and even whether or not you will gain the "Freshman 15."
My favorite character from a movie/book/television series: Gretchen Wieners of Mean Girls. Her comedic timing is (unintentionally) amazing, nothing she says can be taken seriously, and her infamous "fetch" quote will never get old.
Favorite place in Baltimore: Iggie's, a pizza restaurant on N. Calvert Street. This place has really amazing and unique pizza, great salad, and a quirky atmosphere. There's almost always a wait to be seated because everyone loves it, and it's a convenient place to go if you're with a large group of people. Iggie's is a great excuse to get off campus, plus, it's only a 7 dollar cab ride away! My parents take me every time they're in town.
Coolest (spring/summer/winter) break experience: Intersession abroad last year in Florence, Italy, studying art history during the Central Italian Renaissance. Florence is arguably one of the most beautiful, quaint, and intimate cities in the world. Everything is within walking distance, and you can't go anywhere without encountering an amazing piece of Italian history. My classes in Florence took place in front of the actual historic site or work of art that was being discussed, which made for a remarkably enriching experience.
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