Casey Kapalko '12Religious Studies & English Major
When I came to Stonehill in the fall of 2008, I had one idea in mind of what I wanted to study and no idea of what I would do with that after college.
English seemed my strong point and I entered Stonehill with that as my only major. After taking two religion classes in the fall semester though, one of them being a required Cornerstone class, I realized I had a genuine interest in Religious Studies and the influence religion has on different cultures of the world. As a result, I added Religious Studies as a second major and plan on avidly pursuing it in the future as a possible profession.
Life at Stonehill for me isn't just about books, however. I entered college with a strong passion for music and have been able to nurture that while here. As an extra-curricular activity, I host a radio show with two friends and bring my favorite tunes to the rest of Stonehill and some of the surrounding towns.
Following the musical theme, I write for Stonehill's cultural magazine's music section, tying two of my interests -- writing and music -- together.
I also hope to take advantage of the college's great study-abroad program in the future and am looking forward to the chance of studying and experiencing religion at its roots.
So, I guess the best thing about being a Stonehill student is the opportunity available to me. I can tie together all the things I love best and make my college experience completely unique to me while still sharing commonalities with my friends here who are following their own paths.
Casey is from West Long Branch, NJ.
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