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Senior headed for big city

Senior headed for big city

May 15th, 2012 in News

Senior Brian Oxenhandler (center) presides over a student council meeting May 4 at Helias. The senior plans to attend college in New York City.

Photo by Kelley McCall

Growing up in Jefferson City, Brian Oxenhandler knew he would attend a college far away.

"I love the bright lights and hustle and bustle," Oxenhandler said. After visiting New York City twice in the last year, "it's so true, you can hear the heartbeat of the city," he said.

Only blocks from notable places like Greenwich Village and Union Square is Eugene Lang College: The New School for Liberal Arts in New York City.

"It's a really artsy, avant-garde, liberal school with a new-age learning atmosphere," Oxenhandler said. "I am ready to go there, to learn new things, to see the world, to get a dose of different.

"I love Jefferson City, but I'm ready to try some new stuff."