Goodbye

To me, one of the weirdest things as I finish up freshman year is that I'm having to come to terms with saying goodbye, and not just a ' have a great summer, see you in three months' type of thing, but actual 'hope to see you again sometime, but if not, have a great life' goodbyes. I just assumed that this wouldn't be a problem in my first year. I mean, I'm still going to be ar...
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Room Draw

Oldenborg (the language dorm) room draw was yesterday and our normal room draw numbers came out today. This was my first room draw, which was kind of exciting, and a bit sad because I'm almost not a freshman... Also, my very decent regular room draw number is going to waste because I've already committed to living in Oldenborg next year. But anyway, here are a few things I lear...
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Looking Ahead

The course catalog for the fall 2013 semester came out on Friday and since then, I have been constantly fiddling with the course designer on the APSC website trying to figure out what I am taking next semester. Currently, my schedule looks something like this: Yes, that is 14 classes timetabled into my schedule. To be fair, my method of planning out my schedule has me in...
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Ultimate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP3F5F-nFt0 Edit: Thank you to Mr. Jim Yu for the video of one of our many creative cheers (see point 3 below)! After a wonderful and long weekend, I can say this definitely all still holds true. Through the good (travelling in style for once, beast mode-ing day 2, and general shenanigans) and the not-so-good (having a car towed, four of us get...
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Geena Davis

In honor of International Women's Day, I thought it was appropriate to dedicate this post to the talk on the portrayal of women in the media I went to last night. Scripps College hosted Academy Award winning actor Geena Davis, who spoke about her experiences in the industry, the research of her institute (the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media), and the current state of g...
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Law at the Fault Lines Conference

Yesterday, I went to the Law at the Fault Lines conference (which was live tweeted) that was held in the Frank Blue Room. Unfortunately, I was not able to stay for very long, but I did manage to catch the Gender and the Law panel. My personal favorite presentation was by Rebecca Hamlin (Political Science, Grinnell) titled Asylum for Women: Reading Gender into the Refugee Defini...
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Learning in Collaboration

At the beginning of the semester, I decided I was going to actually get on top of things and find an organisation that I could volunteer as a tutor through. I've been meaning to do this for a while, and figured now would be as good a time as any. After searching through Chirps (the Pomona message board that gets emailed to us every morning), I couldn't find an organisation that...
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Hit the Ground Running

Yes, I am still alive. And yes, I am terrible because I haven't blogged since starting my second semester. I can't believe how quickly this semester has reached full swing. But now with my routine set for the next few months, I've been thinking about what I want to try to accomplish this semester that I might not have done in the fall. (more…)
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Driving Down the 101*

It's nearly the end of the semester! Which to me means, aside from the stressfulness of finals, reflecting on the fact that I am nearly finished with my first semester of college. How did that happen? Lately, I've been procrastinating and being super cheesy and thinking about my first semester experience and how it measured up to my expectations about college. One thing I notic...
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