Lexie Wheeler ’21
Why did you choose Carthage?
“I chose Carthage because I’ve been around the school my entire life and have developed a deep sense of respect for it over the years. I genuinely believe that Carthage students enjoy an education that builds their intelligence and character in ways that other college students don’t receive. In addition to this, my dad is a professor at Carthage, so I’ve gotten an inside look at the school my whole life and I really enjoy the liberal arts aspect of the school’s curriculum.”
Why did you choose to live on campus instead of commute from home?
“I chose to live on campus because I believe that it is a crucial element of the college experience. I believe every student should have the chance to live on campus before they live completely on their own, sort of like being an ‘adult on training wheels.’ You still get to enjoy all the freedoms of living on your own, but have little things provided for you, such as furniture, food on campus, and washing machines in the dorms.”
Why should other Kenosha residents consider Carthage?
“I believe Carthage is a great school to come to because you will receive an education outside simply just your major/minor, and leave college with general knowledge about a wide variety of subjects.”
What is your favorite part about being so close to home?
“I love going home to see my dog. I also love being able to visit my parents for a dinner or two throughout the semester easily and then go back to campus the same day.”
Do you feel included in the school community? What has Carthage done to make you feel included?
“Yes, I feel very included in the school community. I am a member of a number of organizations at Carthage, including the Math Club, Rock Climbing Club, and Curling Club. I am also a member and acting treasurer of Tau Sigma Chi, a co-ed social fraternity on campus.”
Advice to potential Kenosha residents coming to Carthage?
“My advice would be to not live at home, at least during your first year at Carthage. It is much harder to meet other students and be a part of the Carthage community when you don’t live on campus. In addition to this, it’s easier to try new things, join a bunch of clubs, and make friends when you’re closer to everything at Carthage.”
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?
“I would advise students who feel this way to not visit home too much, and to find activities and organizations on campus to enjoy.”
Do you feel that you are getting the full college experience?
“I definitely feel like I’m getting the full college experience. As I said earlier, I am a member of a number of organizations on campus, and I participate in all of them actively. I also enjoy my classes and the friendships I have made in my time at Carthage.”