Student Spotlight quarantine edition: Jonah Nicholson

By Emma Russell

Student Life Editor

Hometown: Baltimore  

Where you’re quarantining: Baltimore

Major(s): Business Management 

Minor(s): Black Studies  

Year: 2023 

Clubs/Organizations:  President of the Class of 2023, Peer Mentor, Peer Smart Advocate, Honor Board Panelist, Kappa Sigma Brother, IFC Director of Recruitment, Black Student Union Member, and Georges General 

Plans after Washington College: “My plans are to either go straight into graduate school or begin working with passion and become a Civil Rights Activist. I also want to be an entrepreneur so maybe I will figure out a way to combine a business idea with Civil Rights Activism,” Nicholson said.

Plans after COVID-19: “My plans after this whole thing is over and people are safe are to immediately see my friends. I miss them so much and we have a lot to catch up on. It’s going to be hugs and midnight movies all around,” he said.

What’s been keeping you busy during quarantine: “My extracurriculars have been keeping me busy. I am advocating for what I believe is right and making some positive change within WC,” he said. 

Learned something new: “I learned that I absolutely positively love activism. It’s my passion. I love to do it on my social media like TikTok and Instagram. I do it in WC as well. Advocating for something I believe in is so empowering and something I will do for the rest of my life,” Nicholsonsaid.  

Your quarantine show, movie, and/or book: Ok, I have a few. If you are looking for a show, I would say, “Love Victor,” “American Gods,” “Family Guy,” “Reign,” and “Blood of Zeus.” If you are looking for movies, I would say “Maleficent,” “Maleficent 2,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “To All the Boys I Loved Before,” “Love Simon,” and “A Simple Favor.” Everyone who hasn’t watched “A Simple Favor” needs to go watch it. If you are looking for a book, I would say The Percy Jackson Series, all the Big Nate books, and the book series called Scythe,” he said.

Work/Internship: Georges General and an Amazon Warehouse Worker. 

Fun Fact: “I have an extra ankle on both feet,” Nicholsonsaid.

The thing you were looking forward to the most about WC: “Getting back to the independence I had while at WC. I am treated as an adult on campus who can make my own decisions and that feeling is one of the best in the world,” he said.

Advice for students in quarantine: “This may seem silly but it’s important. These words live with me every day since I heard them. The words of Master Oogway from ‘Kung Fu Panda.’ ‘Yesterday was history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.’ I took that to mean control what you can. You can’t change the past, and you don’t know what the future holds. But right now, you can make the most out of your day. Be the person you want to be. Shine bright like the stars I know each and every one of you are,” Nicholson said.

Featured Photo caption. Photo of sophomore Jonah Nicholson. Photo Courtesy of Jonah Nicholson.

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