While it is almost impossible for me to say what my favorite part of MCS is, I think my cabin ranks pretty high up there. I live in Ranch House. One of the smallest and oldest cabins at MCS. Even though it is slightly geriatric, it is full of character. Whether it is the 40 plus plaques of previous semesters, the bowed ceiling beams, or the random wall partitioning off a back room, Ranch feels personal and loved. To me, however, Ranch is my own. I make my own memories with my cabin mates; memories that will soon be shared with other semesters on a plaque.
From day one, my cabin mates were my family. As a family, we’ve had disagreements, but those disagreements brought us closer, strengthening our relationship. At the end of each night, we all come back to our cabin and decompress. Normally, we go around and say the best and worst part of our day, but often times we get sidetracked and end up talking for hours. If anyone in the cabin is having an issue or a bad day, we do all we can to make them happy. Everyone genuinely cares for one another. I know that my cabin is the one place where I can say exactly what is on my mind no matter how petty it really is.
-Ariana Spiliotes, Bethesda, MD