Teaching Photography: Making a “Splash”

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A significant part of being under the Global Scholar Program is the need for community service, this not only gives a scholar more insight into Clark but also extends beyond Clark. Last Sunday, as part of the program, I had to teach a class at Splash. Splash being a biannual event sponsored by Clark’s Educational Studies program,…

NEIL deGRASSE TYSON: Journey and the Universe

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So last week’s Journey experience went along with two very strange coincidences. The ISA event which brought me closer to the intercultural experience, also morphed as a segue for a universal experience. By that I mean being able to enjoy a speech at the College of Holy Cross given by Neil deGrasse Tyson, then going onto…

Where in the World is My Money Going?

At Clark University part of the required “other fees” in tuition and fees is the student activity fee. The student activity fee (SAF) is $350. All of the students’ SAF money is compiled into one big pot. The pot of money is given to a number of different clubs at Clark by the Undergraduate Student Council.…

Cheesy and Corny on Turkey Day

According to an article of questionable repute I once read, “cheesy” and “corny” are two of the most difficult English words to translate – in a lot of languages, there isn’t an obvious equivalent the way azul clearly means blue and autobahn clearly means highway. I mention this because it’s definitely cheesy, and possibly corny,…

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Journey, and NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON!

It was a full, full week. On Wednesday, after attending it the past two years, I was a part of Journey’s Food Fair. Journey is a week-long event put on by International Students Association (ISA), which has an art show, panels/conferences, and a food fair. At the food fair, students who have signed up serve…

In Which Melissa Frequently Performs for her Peers

These last few weeks have had me up to my eyeballs in performances. I would say that I spend substantially more time in practices, rehearsals, lessons, and practice rooms than ever before, and I’ve never had this many opportunities to demonstrate my artistic work in front of my peers. And yes, I do consider improv…