Mei Shimizu, an exchanged student from Japan, is excited for her classes this semester. Photo by Ahmed Al-Sakkaf.

Word on the Street: What students look forward to this semester


Name: Dalvin Jamal-Milton

Major: Psychology

Standing: Sophomore

“One thing that I’m looking forward to is this rugby season. Our rugby team looks pretty good this year, and I think we have some really good chemistry… we have all the means to do well.”


Name: Seth Velasco

Major: Kinesiology

Standing: Freshman

“I’m looking forward to starting off a little better than I did last semester now that I know what I’m doing. I struggled a bit in the beginning of last semester. Now that I know what I messed up on last semester, I can fix it.”


Name: Rebecca Bantum

Major: Psychology

Standing: Freshman

“I’m looking forward to taking different classes that I didn’t take in high school. Here in HSU, there’s a lot of options. I’m looking forward to pick what I want to take.”


Name: Cailyn Lien

Major: Cellular Biology

Standing: Freshman

“I’m looking forward to learning more stuff about my major. I’m probably going to start working at a blood bank and hospitals to learn more about human biology.”


Name: Mei Shimizu

Major: Child Development

Standing: New transfer student from Japan

“I’m excited to take classes about child development. This is what I wanted to learn from before.”


Name: Akane Yajima

Major: Francophone Studies

Standing: New transfer student from Japan

“I’m excited to learn about Francophone studies in the English language.”

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