Andddd we’re back to the daily grind.

Although I spent half of fall break on catching up with readings I’d abandoned and doing work for the rest of the week, the other half was really great. And to be fair, fall break is really only two days that happen to come right after a regular weekend, so I wouldn’t feel comfortable not…

To Stay or Not to Stay: Fall Break

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Going home or staying at school is always a difficult situation for me during fall break. Freshman year, I decided to go home. I really enjoyed getting off campus and seeing my friends and family again. Going home was especially nice as a freshman since college was such a foreign experience and returning briefly to…

Five Distractions and a Surprise Visit from Bill Clinton

As per usual, I am most distracted at times when my academic obligations skyrocket. Here are five things that have been holding my attention for longer than necessary. 1. Books I ADORE books. I wish every shelf in my dorm was stacked with books of all varieties, but unfortunately I have other things like toiletries,…

The Second Half

Clark likes to advertise itself as a “liberal arts-based research university.” After my first year here it was easy to understand the liberal arts half. I took classes in biology, chemistry, math, sociology, and English. But I had not yet experienced the research half of the “liberal arts-based research university.” Research itself was something that I had…

42

The number of 42 has a number of popular meanings. To baseball fans, it could indicate Jackie Robinson, whose number is retired throughout the game. To Douglas Adams fans, it could mean the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. And to Bill Clinton fans, like Bill Clinton, it could mean Bill…

Go Meet Jen!

If you don’t know Professor Jen Plante, you should. I’m her Peer Learning Assistant (PLA) for Queer Horror, which is a First-Year Intensive. All that means is, I took the class last year, and now I’m helping teach it. For First-Year Intensives, the professor is also your advisor. That means your FYI prof. can help…