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Get to Know Western: Kirra Thornton

Junior Kirra Thornton, Chinese language and culture major
Junior Kirra Thornton, Chinese language and culture major

With each entry of Get to Know Western, The Western Front will interview students and staff for a new insight on campus life. This week, we interviewed junior Kirra Thornton, Chinese language and culture major.

Q: Why did you pick Western?

A: I found Western online and I loved it from the website. When I visited, it felt right and there was no other choice. I looked in my home state of California because it is cheaper but I got scholarships to go to Western. [Western was] where I wanted to be so I made it happen. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about Western?

A: I was the biggest wallflower and now I have gotten the opportunity to come out of my shell and I have made close friends. I don’t think I would have done that if I had gone somewhere else.

Q: What has been your favorite class so far?

A: The class that stands out for me would be linguistics 204; I took it as a GUR but I had such a fun time in that class. My final project was about “Game of Thrones.”

Q: What is the best piece of advice for students?

A: Don’t be afraid to go and talk to your professor or go and see the department because no one is going to make sure you get your requirements done, and the department is going to have the most information.

Q: Do you have any special plans for Thanksgiving?

A: I am not going home because it is really expensive, I am going home with my roommate and spending Thanksgiving with her family.

Q: How did you decide on majoring in Chinese language and culture?

A: I took Chinese in high school and I want to work in medical interpretation so Chinese worked out for me as a major.

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