M.A.id in Waiting: Applying to Graduate School

“Goodbye! We love you! Safe travels! See you at graduation!” This is how my grandparents saw me off after our winter visit together. There’s really not much use denying it any more: I will (hopefully) be graduating from college in 2016. It’s a pretty chilling feeling to watch the ball drop on a new year that matches your “Class of.” As I’ve written somewhat melodramatically ...
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Firsts

Chirps is up and running, and I’m copying my assigned readings for the semester to my master to-do list. In the dorms without air conditioning, we’re running fans and shutting windows. The ensembles are auditioning. People aren’t dropping classes quite yet. Posters for open houses are popping up everywhere. Welcome to the fall semester! The class of 2019 is settling in, ...
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Thesis Thursday: Getting Participants

So, I figure that Thesis Thursday is going to be my new blogging platform, at least for a little bit. I hope you all enjoy my thesis related adventures! Whether you're a senior, a first year, an alum or outside of the direct Pomona community, I hope people find my anecdotes at least marginally humorous or relatable. Getting participants for a study is something I never thoug...
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Thesis Thursday!

So right now, I'm sitting in the Coop Fountain, attempting to work on the pre-write of my first chapter of my thesis. Scary stuff, right? I've heard it said before that the literature review of any thesis is the most difficult yet fulfilling part of the work: effectively establishing your arguments and your thoughts on paper through establishing a theoretical framework and a fo...
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Writing About Writer’s Block

I wasn’t sure what to write about for this post, so my friend suggested writing about writer’s block.  I guess it’s not very relevant to this post, because once I write something I will have (in theory) gotten over it.  On a related note, however, I am writing the first chapter of my thesis (ack!) and I’ve kind of gotten writer’s block on that as well.  I mean, I have quite a b...
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Questions of Registration

I know what you may be thinking.  Registration issues?  But you’re a senior!  You get top priority!  You don’t have registration issues! Au contraire, mon ami.  True, I am a senior, and true, I did already get to register yesterday.  However, my registration time wasn’t until 4:15, and seeing as I, like many other seniors, am almost done with all my requirements I wanted to ...
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A Very Different TNC

In case you were wondering what seniors get up to when they don’t have class on Fridays, some of us at least participate in TNC.  No, not the crazy party at CMC, but rather, as one friend dubbed it, Thursday Night Coloring.  Yes, my friends and I spent last night having a coloring party, a tradition we carry on from our sponsor and our freshmen days. If you think that’s lame...
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A Senior? Already?

In two weeks time, I will begin my senior year of college. That just might be the scariest sentence I have ever written.  Wait!  I’m not ready to be a senior!  Don’t you need a license for that or something?  In ten years when I have my life all figured out (haha….ha….) this anxiety will probably seem ridiculous.  And in truth I’m not thinking about it that much as I’m still...
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