Just one week into her Brown career, Caroline Gagnon ‘20 reports that she’s already found “her people.”
“I came to Brown to find people who shared and supported my passions,” said Gagnon, “And it’s great that those people all happen to live on my floor, have the same Meik as me, or got into the same FYS.”
Justifying the power of the bond she and her new friends share, Gagnon explained how much they already know about each other: all want to live in New York City at some point, love dogs, and have read Harry Potter multiple times.
“Caroline and I really hit it off,” said Lily Gill ‘20, Gagnon’s roommate and new best friend. “We both realize how lucky we are to have been assigned a roommate who also wants to go to some football games. Not all the home games but definitely some. We’re going to spend so much time together this year.”
Gill also announced the group’s plans to share a six-person suite in Barbour next year.
“No one from high school understood me like this or was this compatible with me,” said Gagnon, adding that it was obvious after the first night’s ice cream social how well her new group of friends understood her.
“Just yesterday, my advisor meeting ran 15 minutes long and my friends waited until I was out before heading over to the Blue Room for lunch,” said Gagnon, explaining that that kind of unconditional support really proved to her that she had found her people. “I couldn’t have gotten through the last seven days without them. We’ve been through a lot already and we’re in it for the long haul.”
At press time, Gagnon paid no attention to the long pauses in her new friends’ conversation, willfully ignoring the fact that they were already running out of things to talk about.