Collegiate Summer Round Two

I cannot quite fully wrap my head around the facts that 1) it is summer and 2) I am now a junior. The end of the year flew by almost as quickly as spring semester itself. The last few days of the year were beautiful and I tried to spend as much time as possible outside…

Checking In, Signing Out!

Due to some super bizarre and frustrating technical difficulties, I’m finally back in action, even if it’s only checking in just to say goodbye. For now.   I’m slowly but surely wrapping up the end of my time here in Stirling. It’s bittersweet, obviously; I love the people I’ve met to pieces and Scotland is…

Final(s) thoughts

In the land of higher education, the seasons are different. There’s only four: the vacation, the beginning, the build-up, and finals time. The beginning’s always the sweetest, and there is no fear. People laugh, exchange stories, catch up after the vacation. They don’t think about what’s to come. The build-up comes right after. It’s a…

STIR: Making it on Print

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So a few weeks ago, my design history class started discussing the topics, “Planned Obsolescence” and “Sustainable Design.” While mostly focussing on the short-span of technological products, the industry of “fast fashion” came to my mind. Then I went home and searched for documentaries relating to our world of “fast fashion” consumption. One thing led…

Sayonara, Worcester!

  My last final is this Friday and I’ll be leaving campus immediately afterwards. I won’t be back at Clark next year, because I’ll be studying abroad in Japan for a year. I have mixed feelings about this. I am really excited to spend a year out of the country, learn about Japanese culture and…