Karina Lee ’19
Why did you choose to live on campus instead of commute from home?
“I decided to become a resident assistant, so I moved on campus for that!”
Why should other Kenosha residents consider Carthage?
“It’s a familiar setting that provides you several opportunities to connect with your community on a professional level.”
What is your favorite part about being so close to home?
“I can see my family whenever I want and I double as a resource for out-of-towners! I love recommending the hot Kenosha spots.”
What is the biggest surprise you’ve experienced as a Kenoshan at Carthage?
“There are so many things that we take for granted that out-of towners love. The lake, for example, has always been in my back yard, but seeing the appreciation that other people have for our view and resources has allowed me to see it all through different eyes.”
Do you feel included in the school community? What has Carthage done to make you feel included?
“I do! Coming here as a transfer, I had to learn the ropes of everything later than everyone else in my class. Several organizations and faculty members have taken me under their wing and I think that’s what has helped me get where I am today.”
Advice to potential Kenosha residents coming to Carthage?
“If it’s within your resources, try to live on campus! When I went from commuting to residential, my on-campus opportunities really opened up and I met way more people. Campus life is so important to the college experience and I think everyone should try it out.”
Many Kenosha students worry about coming to Carthage because they want to feel like they’re living away from home. What would you say to them?
“College is a crucial part of your transition into adulthood. If you want that separation and ‘away from home experience,’ set the boundaries with your family as early as possible. It’s also important to try not to go home on the weekends as much. The more you immerse yourself into the campus, the more it becomes your home!”
Do you feel that you are getting the full college experience?
“Absolutely. I’m a part of so many amazing organizations and college has given me so much freedom. Sometimes when I go home, I feel like I’m visiting them.”
Favorite spot in Kenosha?
“It depends what it’s for. As far as food goes, breakfast spots close to campus that are a must would be The Coffee Pot or Franks Diner. Downtown Kenosha actually has so many great food places, Villa d’ Carlo for pizza, Trolley Dogs for a quick Italian beef, or even Mike’s Donuts and Chicken if you’re into weird, fun flavors and sweets!”