In my particular stance, I would not choose Lane again. As a student with mental disabilities, the homework and academic expectations are difficult to tackle to the extent that it would emotionally drain me as a human. However, my peers around me are experiencing the same struggles freshman or mental-disability or not. Very few teachers here are student-oriented which causes tension and sometimes lack of trust in teacher to student relationships. Also, in some of my classes the pace and level of comprehension is challenging and especially when Lane is a highly populated school; I feel as if I'm not treated as an individual but more like a number, a statisitic. To add, I feel intimidated by my teachers, upper classmen, and peers. The pressure to excel is so heavy. Some students view each other as competition and teachers add weight onto that. I thought Lane was diverse, but it's white-dominance and therefore I feel like an outcast. It's difficult to reach out and converse because of the majority.