Graduation and Goodbyes

I feel like a bit of a cheater writing this.  After all, this is a Pomona student blog, and technically I am no longer a Pomona College student.  As of Sunday, I am officially an alum. That is terrifying.  I know I say that a lot (about being a senior, about writing a thesis, about being almost done) but now I really mean it.  It has not really sunk in yet.  I’m not enti...
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The End

“I’m spending my Fall 2012 semester in Edinburgh, Scotland.  My process in choosing this program may be optimistically described as “holistic” because of what I half-jokingly identify as crippling indecision (I’m at Pomona because a Canadian penny landed on tails, after all.  But that worked out well!)  And although I have perhaps never been so excited in my entire life ever ev...
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At Last

This week and the one before have for me been full of lasts.  Well, technically the whole year has been full of lasts but I’ve tried not to dwell on that.  In the past couple of weeks I have had my last orchestra rehearsal and concert, my last a cappella rehearsal and concert, my last tap club rehearsal and concerts tonight and tomorrow (see a pattern?), alongside the more mome...
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A Performance-ful Weekend

As we near the end of the year, all sorts of things are coming to a close.  Final papers, last assignments, concerts--all chances to put all the year's hard work on display in various capacities.  For me this means a plethora of performances, many of which happened this past weekend.  This made the weekend a bit crazy, but also a whirlwind of fun.  I guess I like being busy...
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IT IS DONE

For the past several weeks, my thesis has consumed most of my life.  It has been present since the beginning of the school year, but as I neared the deadline, it increasingly became the only thing that I could afford to worry about. I gradually gave up evening activities, socializing, and sanity as I sacrificed more and more to the altar of thesis-ness. My thesis  also beca...
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47 Day Countdown

There are exactly 47 days between today, April 3, and May 19 (if you count both of those days.)  Why does this matter?  Well, if you don’t go to Pomona, the 47 aspect won’t make a lot of sense (47 is Pomona’s magic number), and if you’re not a senior, the May 19 part won’t be very significant.  But for those of us seniors, this means 47 days until graduation. That’s crazy.  ...
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Thesising

The first full draft of my thesis is due on Friday.  As in this Friday, March 29.  Like, in two days. That is a terrifying statement.  And yet, it is also kind of exciting, which is why I am taking a break from working on my thesis to write about writing my thesis (it’s so meta over here).  My thesis is never allowed to be too far from my mind. Why is it exciting?  Well, ...
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I Broke Spring Break

Like many seniors, my Spring Break was not something I was especially looking forward to.  Why?  Well I had more or less tasked myself with working diligently on my thesis the entire time.  Have I?  Actually I think I have been pretty good about being productive.  My thesis now totals over 85 pages!!!  But while most people are going off to interesting places, I found mysel...
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So…I Guess I’m Graduating?

I remember pretty clearly that day three and a half years ago when I first came to Pomona.  We managed to fit everything into my parents’ minivan somehow and drove the hour out to Claremont from home.  I met my sponsor group, my then six-year-old brother dragged my brand new roommate all around, and we ran down College with the Pomona mascot.  Back in August 2009, “Class of...
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