Sophomore Saturday: Grace Caris

Grace Caris outside a history museum in St. Louis.

Courtesy of Caris

Grace Caris outside a history museum in St. Louis.

Ashley Kim, Staff Writer

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what hobbies/sports you do.

A: “I do diving and I also play the french horn. And I also play water polo. ”


Q: How is this years learning different than last years? 

A: “I would say that there is more work that I have to do and the work is less forgiving.”


Q: Which classes have you found the most interesting and why?

A: “I’ve found physics to be the most interesting because there’s a lot to it and it’s not like any class I’ve taken before. And it’s cool to learn how things work that we don’t even think about.”


Q: Describe something that surprised you coming back to school this year that you weren’t expecting?

A: “Nothing really surprised me and everything was pretty similar from last year. But, I have more freedom as a sophomore than I did as a freshman. ”



Q: What are your thoughts about personal project? What were some challenges you have faced so far? What are you working on?

A: “I would say that it’s very overwhelming to try and come up with a topic for the project that you have to work on for a few months. And it was hard to find something that I liked. But now that I’ve found a topic that I enjoy, I am enjoying having to work on it. I’m working on finding evidence for the approaches to learning skills and how that relates to my project.”


Q: If you could change one thing from your freshman self, what would it be? 

A: “To care less about what other people think about you. ”