Ross Sonnenblick

Ross Sonnenblick is a senior studying psychology. Ross can be reached at [email protected]


From seniors to citizens: Normal-ish

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done. This year, Christy Lano decided to adopt a cat. Instead, she fell for a dog.   “There’s this dog I want to adopt … at a shelter right […]


From seniors to citizens: Out the window

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done. Gabriella Melchiorri, a senior at SMFA, already knows how she wants to decorate her retirement home.   “I have these very specific paintings that I made when I […]


From seniors to citizens: 2 paths

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done.  Come August, two scenarios might play out for João Basso: He will be forced to leave the country, or he will start a residency position as a […]


From seniors to citizens: Come out whistling

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done. During his internship last summer at a local district attorney’s office, Tong Liu met a veteran prosecutor whose energy defied his graying hair. “He just reveled in […]


From seniors to citizens: The right problem

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done.  Once, a venerable advisor told David Pearl, “You can spin your experiences; you just have to be a good storyteller.”  Of course, only the wildest storyteller (or […]


From seniors to citizens: Hard conversations

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done. Kella Merlain-Moffatt knows who she is.  Her mother, and the world, often ask her to assess her identities.  At this point, months from her would-be graduation, she […]


From seniors to citizens: Open doors

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done.  From a young age, Emma Mitchell-Sparke traveled the world with her family. Now, as a worldly student bound for medical school, Mitchell-Sparke said, “I think I love […]


From Seniors to Citizens: Something else

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done. Not for the first time, Eric Sinton is prepared to move on. “I got to Tufts, took a lot of classes, learned some stuff, made a bunch […]


From Seniors to Citizens: Happy retirement

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done. David Meyer already feels old.  “I guess I’m living in retirement right now, honestly, as a part-time student. Happy retirement,” he said. In many regards, Meyer enjoys […]


From Seniors to Citizens: Picture an amoeba

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to… grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done. Way before Charlotte Lenz was a senior with fewer than 100 days remaining until her college graduation, her mother gave her a series of significant gifts: her old […]


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