Debating Decision Day


Olivia McDougall '23, Copy Editor

With decision day being right around the corner, some seniors are scrambling to choose a college while others have been committed for months. Between the end of the year festivities and constant talk about college, seniors are finding themselves stressed.

Considering financial abilities, distance and size of the campus has been a big factor for Stevan Musicki ’23. According to Musicki, it’s hard to make a decision between such different schools.
“I’m deciding between Rollins college and Michigan State University,” Musicki said. “They’re just really different, especially because Rollins is private and in Florida.”
According to Musicki, he finds it to be a big disadvantage to have to fly home, financially and time-wise.
“Michigan State is so much closer, so I won’t have to think about booking a flight home if I want to see my family.”
There is so much pressure from friends and families to do what can benefit them, but choosing what’s best for him and his education is what’s most important, says Musicki.
“I have to make a decision soon but I’m not gonna let other people try to convince me to go to a certain school rather than the other,” Musicki said.
Unlike Musicki, Lauren Wortman ’23 has had her heart set on MSU from day one. Considering the campus and activities, the choice was clear for Wortman. Being away from home can cause stress and anxiety to students, but Wortman feels that MSU has a piece of Grosse Pointe because of all of the familiar faces.
“I like the campus and all the sporting events,” Wortman said. “It looks really fun and I know a lot of people there so I always thought it would be right for me.”
According to Wortman, the other schools she applied to did not compare to MSU. Taking into account the surrounding areas of the university was important to her as well.
“Most of the other schools I applied to were far away and basically in the middle of nowhere,” Wortman said.
Another reason Wortman said she chose MSU was because of its close proximity to home, but that won’t stop her from missing her family and dog. One of the concerns Wortman has is the unfamiliar feeling of not having her family and certain friends around who she is so used to seeing.
“I’m so reliant on my friends and parents when I need something, so when I’m away it’s gonna be really hard,” Wortman said.
For Ava Sjogren ’23, her decision experience was different than most. Sjogren had multiple colleges reaching out to her due to her rowing skills, but she ultimately made the decision to attend Northeastern University. Sjogren came to this decision after weighing out factors like location, athletics and academics.
“It was a great choice, athletically and academically,” Sjogren said. “It has a great rowing program and a good nursing program.” In the end it came down to how comfortable she felt with the school and the team.
According to Sjogren, there were many factors leading up to her choice of Northeastern, but she especially noticed how great the rowing team’s relationship is. Most importantly, Sjogren wanted to find a college where she felt at home with her future rowing crew.

“Their team culture is a lot better than other schools and I felt like I could really see myself there,” Sjogren said.