This year has rushed to a close. As I sit here writing this post, I have under a week left of freshman year. I am happy to have been a member of OU Cousins from the start of my first semester. This semester, I had no official cousin, but managed to attend some events anyway. The final event of the year really stuck out to me. We went to a ranch! I had never been to a ranch, and thought the idea of visiting one was unbelievably exciting. We were given cowboy hats, which I immediately put on wrong. Then, we filed into a barn, the barn was stocked with food! Baked beans, meat, brownies, and soda. I was content. A live band played country music in the background. After about 15 minutes of eating, our company was requested, and a copious amount of the Cousins filed onto the floor for square dancing lessons. I will not lie, I was too shy to join. In hindsight, I regret this a little bit, but I know that I will have another opportunity.
OU Cousins provided me with a year of new experiences. Whether it be carving pumpkins, or visiting a ranch in Noble, Oklahoma… I met new people, people from all over the world. I had never thought people from Nigeria, Slovakia, England, and Brazil would come to Oklahoma to study, but I’m glad they did. As this academic year ends, so does the OU Cousins year. I will definitely be a part of OU Cousins in the years to come.