My name is Cara Peticca. I’m in my fourth year here at Laurier and taking Global Studies with a double major in Political Science. Before I came to WLU in the fall of 2010 (yes, I’m old), I was both naïve and optimistic. Over the past four years, I have spent my journey in academia learning theories and applying concepts while also discovering who I am in the larger context of the Laurier community. So, what is so great about being a Laurier Golden Hawk?

Maybe it’s the surprize that our peers tape to vending machines in a pay it forward gesture. Maybe it’s seeing the Wilf statue wrapped in a Christmas scarf as the holidays approach. Maybe it’s that one awesome professor that you have every Thursday night – the one with the cool tattoos. Maybe it’s that game we all play in the science building Tim Horton’s line; how late are we willing to be to our lectures for a medium double-double? Or.. maybe it’s that feeling of a community we experience as we shuffle around the hawk in the FNCC.

Maybe it’s all of the above.
My optimism still exists and my peers constantly remind me of how lucky I am to attend WLU.

Maybe we’re all on different journeys, golden in many different ways, but one thing I know for sure is that it really is great to be a Laurier Golden Hawk.