“I think I was always really interested in politics and the context of politics, particularly international relations and foreign policy, you know, how countries relate to one another, why they choose to make peace with one another or go to war,” Krause said.
“It’s kind of like the engineering of the social sciences, so you just crunch the numbers like the engineers, but you talk about it, and you try to make good public policy,” Erbil said. “The very short talk with [my family friend] made a big influence on me.”
“But it was honestly so fun, I had so much adrenaline from it, because I kind of conserved my energy from Heartbreak Hill to zoom down Comm. Ave.,” Yee said. “I loved seeing everyone, my friends started running down Comm. Ave. with me and just cheering and yelling, and then I was going over to everyone’s like clapping hands and everything.”
“Just try to be flexible and open and always be gentle on yourself,” Cardenal said. “It’s okay to grieve. It’s okay to think of the could have, should have, would haves of life, but at the same time, always be proactive about trying to make the best that you can out of an experience. Try to find the beauty and try to find the light in the darkness.”
“These have been probably the best … first three weeks of a semester that I’ve ever experienced as a professor. The energy, the vibe is the best … in my career of teaching. I mean … it’s obvious but it’s just [that] when you’ve been deprived of something, you’re that much more appreciative and energetic about it.”
“Immigration, human rights, and politics were all mixed together in compelling ways for me,” Kanstroom said. “I came to the conclusion that that’s what I wanted to devote my life to.”
“I never thought it would hit alumni from years and years ago, and seeing people’s reactions really did help kind of connect me back to BC during a tough time during the pandemic, and I think, at least I hope, it really helped connect other people as well,” Wang said.
“All of my friends were saying they were afraid they’d get a weird match,” Yee said. “But if you get a weird match, it’s because you’re weird too. The program looks for compatibility, and what are the odds that you get someone that you’re compatible with on a baseline level, but are also attracted to?”