Arjun Dhalla, Mornings at LSB
As I walked into my 8:00 am accounting class on the first day of Spring quarter I was expecting to dread the hour and five minutes ahead of me. Nobody wants to start their day off with an 8 am class, but it is something we all have to endure at some point or another. As I took my seat in class I could hear a small jingling sound coming from the front of the classroom. The jingling started getting closer and closer until finally I felt Truscuit, my accounting teacher’s dog, licking my leg. More shocked than anything, a surprising smile grew on my face and suddenly being there so early in the morning did not bother me as much. During class introductions our professor Wendy Donohoe talked about bringing Triscuit to class and the impact on the student. This is truly symbolic and exemplary of the care and passion that Santa Clara professors have for their students. Not only are they dedicated to providing the best education for all of us, but they personally care about us as well. Apart from being just helpful in office hours, many Santa Clara professors go above and beyond to see their students succeed. The hired academia are trained to provide the best education, but on a personal level all professors have been approachable, fair, and motivated to aid us in the best way they can. Professors care about the success and well-being of their students, and Truscuit has been a great reminder of that!