Jackson Dulla, ’13, attends Pitzer College, one of the five Claremont Colleges, in Southern California. Dulla plans to declare a major in science in his junior year.
Q: What’s your favorite class? Least favorite?
A: It’s required to take a freshman writing seminar, which happens to be my favorite class; my teacher, Phil Zuckerman, teaches sociology. Another class I love is taught by different professors. My least favorite class is calculus because I don’t like the teacher; he’s not like Mr. Mangold.
Q: How’s your dorm? The weather? The food?
A: I have one roommate and two suitemates, who share the same bathroom with me. Outside my dorm there’s a pool, gym, pool tables and ping-pong table. The only problem is that it’s under construction. The food is wonderful, and I love the 16-meal plan. I don’t eat breakfast, which means I usually have two meals left over. There are five different dining halls and you can go to any one.
Q: Are you participating in extracurricular activities?
A: Yes, I am in a lot of clubs: two rock climbing clubs, one whitewater kayaking club, a golf club, working at a bike club, music club, yoga and cooking.
Q: Have you ventured into the town surrounding your school?
A: There’s a place called The Village, and it’s the student hangout. It has a movie theater, restaurants, and bookstores. There’s a farmers market as well.
Q: What’s your most embarrassing freshman mistake?
A: I fell off a hammock.
Q: What’s disappointed you about Pitzer?
A: The lack of school spirit.
Q: Any advice for the class of ’14?
A: Apply to a wide variety of schools and keep your mind open.