The Financial Supercomputer

This past weekend I spent a grand total of 18 hours sitting in front a computer, far into the recesses of the Graduate School of Management. If you didn’t know already, as far as employment is concerned, I work night shifts on the weekends. Needless to say, it was like kicking my social life in the,…

Sophomore Lifestyle: Month 1

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A month into Sophomore living and I find myself following a cozy routine of academic progress, healthy slumbers and unescapable social hyperactivity. Vanity aside, coddling the start of a college semester is no joke. That mid-term anxiety is nowhere near the horizon and those dreaded paper assignments have morphed into a strange literary craving. Some chauvinist-scholar part of my…

My Family-less Family Weekend

Although my family has never been able to make it for Family Weekend, I always look forward to it because it means that there are going to be great things going on around campus. Clark always produces an impressive weekend’s-worth of activities, so as you can imagine, I had a pretty action-packed weekend. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make…

Autumn’s come a-knocking…

September’s leaving, and it’s taking summer with it. I kept comparing New England’s summer to the Mediterranean ones I’m used to, these past few months, so it never even felt like summer to me. However, with the expected 10-degree (Celsius) drop this week, I think I’ll have to admit the season’s officially changing. I wasn’t…

Just Desserts

As the last weekend of September comes to a close, I find myself having a difficult time believing that I have been back at Clark for five weeks. This means I am approximately a third of the way through fall semester. It’s crazy! Mostly I feel like I never left. Summer seems merely like a blip…

Atchafalaya

The Atchafalaya River is a distributary (not a tributary) of the Mississippi. 100 miles from the ocean, almost 40% of the Mississippi’s flow splits away from the main branch and races to the ocean on a course that is steeper and shorter. Left to itself, the Mississippi would change courses and run down the Atchafalaya…