USF is Marching into Spring

The first day of spring marks the beginning of a new season, full of growth and change. After what has seemed like a never-ending, unusually dreary series of thunderstorms raging across California, the arrival of spring feels long overdue. With the last of the rains expected this week, many USF students are awaiting this beautiful time of year full of exciting activities. I talked to five students about what they are most looking forward to this season.

Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden in Golden Gate Park. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEXA ORTIZ

Applied economics graduate student Kritika Jaiswa

“As an international student, I experienced symptoms of seasonal depression during winter months for the first time in my life. I’m so glad we’ve finally got sunshine and clear skies here… I also have some cute outfits lined up in my wardrobe that I’m thrilled to wear.” 

Third-year finance major Alex Martinez

“Spring means that summer is just around the corner. It’s a time of year when I start planning my summer vacation and looking forward to all the fun things I’ll be doing.”

Fourth-year accounting major Emily Davis

“I’m so looking forward to visiting the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden during the spring. It’s expected to look super beautiful with all the tulips shining in their brightest colors.” 

First-year computer science major Aisha Abubakar

“I’m just happy to be able to spring clean. I’m fasting for Ramadan, and I absolutely need a decluttered dorm space and peaceful environment.”

Biotechnology graduate student Yusuke Watanabe

“In Japan, the arrival of spring means the celebration of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. This tradition involves gathering with friends and family to view and appreciate the blooming cherry blossoms, which are seen as a symbol of the transient nature of life. I really miss home this time of the year.”


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