Goodbye For Now, Class of 2017

After two years together, the Class of 2017 will part ways as we begin our separate ventures across the globe. From Zhongshan Bei Lu/Jinshajiang Lu to Yushan Lu/Taolin Lu, the Class of 2017 has certainly been through a lot to say the least. Let’s take a look at what we’ve been through…

Meeting classmates with different backgrounds

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Spending the last of your budget at Tesco/IKEA/Carrefour on “necessities”

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Trying Yang’s Dumplings for the first time

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The beginning of freshmen orientation…

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… versus the end.

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The anxiety of getting called on in GPS lecture

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“It depends.”

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The only thing enjoyable about calculus

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Post freshman year Thanksgiving feast

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When the AQI broke 500

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When someone steals your food from the communal fridge

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Knowing you were close to home when you could see the Global Harbor Towers

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Going to class the morning after a night out

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Climbing over the ECNU gate

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Crossing Jinshajiang Lu

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When my jam comes on at KTV

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Making the World Your Major

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Street food outside of KFC

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Getting hot plates taken away. Twice.

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Getting through FOS (or dropping it)

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Seeing half of the school at Ellen’s every Thursday

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When it’s a Thursday night and you can no longer walk to Ellen’s for free beer

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Realizing that the Pudong dorms don’t have a foosball table or blue couches

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Trying the cafeteria hummus for the first time

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The thought of never having to write a GPS or GPC paper ever again

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…But still annoyed that the freshmen only have one semester of GPC

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Going back to ECNU

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The thought of studying away next semester

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…yet realizing how much you’ll miss everyone

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But regardless of where we are in the world, the NYU Shanghai bond will keep us close

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And no matter how much we complain, we couldn’t imagine ourselves anywhere else besides NYU Shanghai

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To the Class of 2017: It’s already been quite the journey, and the future has so much more in store for us!

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Best of luck to everyone, until we reunite again senior year!

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This article was written by Tatiana Bautista. Send an email to managing@oncenturyavenue.com to get in touch.
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