After reading and discussing this year’s Common Read — Educated, by Tara Westover Honors First Year Seminar students offer their own insights into what constitutes learning, experience, and knowledge.


“I got to sit down with Sr. Carol, and she said something that I couldn’t possibly agree with more…Education is meant to be a holistic experience. It’s built on throughout your entire life, and learning never stops — it keeps going.”

Elizabeth Gourde ’23

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