Wesleyan can sometimes be seen as a diamond in the rough.

The term diamond in the rough is described by urbandictionary.com as “someone (or something) that has hidden exceptional characteristics and/or future potential, but currently lacks the final touches that would make them (or it) truly stand out from the crowd.”

Due to Wesleyan’s small size, it may appear as though Wesleyan lacks what other bigger universities have when, in reality, Wesleyan has many pros. One of the main problems has been the area where the university is located. However, this campus is filled with much history from Wesleyan.

Urban Dictionary’s definition goes on by saying: “The phrase is metaphorical and relates to the fact that naturally occurring diamonds are quite ordinary at first glance, and that their true beauty as jewels is only realized through the cutting and polishing process.”

With Rosedale Renaissance and many other maintenance projects on the way, Wesleyan is currently in its stage of “the cutting and polishing process.”

When I first started out at Wesleyan, I noticed plenty of things that needed improvements; however, that did not keep me from staying.

As a senior during the past few years, I have seen such improvements starting out with the website, when before, the font was tiny and the graphics were not very appealing. Then I noticed Wesleyan’s brand which seemed to catch many people’s eye across the Metroplex.

And now with Rosedale Renaissance and further campus improvements taken place, I, as everyone else in the Wesleyan body, am very excited to finally see Wesleyan shine and for everyone to know what a great university we really are.