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March 3, 2013


Hello from… New York City!

Friday afternoon at around 2.15, my first Spring Break began. Although I was too late to get the REALLY cheap ($3) bus ticket directly from Clark to South Station in Boston, I still got to my bus from Boston to NYC in time – I just had to get up and start traveling an hour earlier, and had to pay more. Apart from that little mishap, everything went smoothly and by about 6.30pm last night, Christie and I arrived in one of my favorite cities in the world!


I will be staying here for a few days with Raihan, who was at Clark last semester but decided to transfer – he now lives and studies in New York. Afterwards, Christie and I will take the bus back to Boston, where we’ll be staying with Rachel for a few nights, and will be returning to Clark on my 19th birthday, next week! I’m really excited about this break, I just wish it was longer than a week. Oh well. I’ve only been here for a little over 24 hours, but I’ve already done and seen so many things that I know this break will be unforgettable.


So, this post may just launch us into the series of posts I’m planning on doing: Before You Shout For Help. If all goes well, I should be posting a post a week with a little bit of the usual stuff (my weekly adventures, campus events, general info), followed by information or stories on what that week’s theme is. To start it off, this week, I want to tell everyone reading this blog who I am and why I’m writing this.


look, there’s a ‘Wooster’ in NYC!

I’m Pinar Barlas, currently a First Year here at Clark. I’m turning 19 in a few days, and I’m from Cyprus – that island in the Mediterranean Sea. I’m writing this blog, like all these other absolutely lovely people, so that anyone who wants to know about what life at Clark is like can see it in detail. I would be more than happy to answer any questions or write about specific issues that come to mind, especially now that I’m starting this series.


I’d like to remind you that any tags I use can be seen at the bottom of every post, and I try to tag the posts as much as possible – so click on, and start browsing! You can also check out the archives, or do a search if you’re looking for something specific. If you can’t find it anyway, then please do shoot me a message! I love getting non-automated emails. :)

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