Humans of RV: JT Mozes

Thoughts from an RV freshman at the end of the school year

McKenna Gaskins, Student Life Writer

The Humans of RV project is a weekly column based on Brandon Stanton’s seminal “Humans of New York” project, which seeks to “catalog the city’s inhabitants” through photography and brief interviews. RV seeks to expand on this project with our own “cataloging” of RV students and an examination into all the unique perspectives here at school. 

Note: this transcript has been edited and condensed for publication purposes.


My freshman year went really well overall. RV definitely takes pride in getting its students involved in many different activities, which was a huge part in making my freshman year great. COVID-19 obviously made the year really hard, but other than that, nothing seemed to go wrong.

I wouldn’t change a single thing about my freshman year. For the state that we were in, I involved myself in what I could and what I felt comfortable doing.

One memory that stuck with me throughout this year was my first day in the building. I didn’t get lost, which was so nice. However, on my second day, I got so lost. It’s funny to me because I did so well on day one and then it just went downhill from there. You think I would know my way around if I had it right the first time, but I just didn’t, making it something I remember every single time I walk through the doors.

I’m totally ready to become a sophomore because it just marks one year sooner until I graduate, which is something really important to me.

Something I plan to carry on for the next three years to stay true to myself and pick courses that I find enjoyable. I had so much fun in all my classes this year and even with limited options as a freshman, I was able to find things I liked and excelled in.

My hope for next year is that there are no more virtual classes. I found it extremely hard to learn online, so as long as those are gone that’s all I can ask for.