Oxford Comma England

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Mom and Dad dropping me off in Oxford!

I’ve been in Oxford for about a week now, yet it feels like it’s been way, way longer. This may have something to do with the fact that I can get to pretty much anywhere I need to go with minimal consulting of Google Maps, which usually takes me weeks if not months. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to relive freshman year orientation week two years after the fact, read on! Continue reading

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Freshman Year in Review

A retrospective narrative of my freshman year as told by fandom gifs. What follows is kind of long–after all, it is the complete, unabridged (okay, slightly abridged) story of my first year of college. While I could’ve split it up, I decided to get all of it out there in one single post. Without further adieu, here’s my year in gifs! Continue reading

Pre-College Anxieties

Doesn't look quite like spring yet!
Doesn’t look quite like spring yet!

I honestly can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. College decisions are almost all out for current high school seniors–it’s an exciting time for lots of people, whether it means wrapping up high school or your first year of college. Soon, there’ll be a fresh batch of newbies. We won’t be the newest arrivals for much longer! So I thought it would be timely and hopefully helpful to write a post about the anxieties I had about college this time last year. Continue reading

Mid-Semester Reflection

The Cornell Daily Sun 133rd Editorial Board | Photo courtesy of The Cornell Daily Sun
The Cornell Daily Sun 133rd Editorial Board | Photo courtesy of The Cornell Daily Sun

As time flies on and on, we’re reaching the middle of spring semester. Most people would argue that it’s still winter, but I can feel the inevitable end approaching (unfortunately). My freshman year is moving by so quickly, and because I’m very aware of this, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what this year and this semester has taught me. Here are a few of those nuggets of wisdom for your reading pleasure. Continue reading

Semester 1 in Retrospect

Winter fun here at home!
Winter fun here at home!

After a winter break from blogging as well as the real world, I’m back (even though spring semester classes don’t start for another week)! I’ve been from Disneyland to Steamboat and back to Texas, so before I go back to school, I’ve decided to reflect on the things I learned during my first semester of college. This is by no means a complete list, but I hope to hit the most important points. Continue reading

Time and Commitment

photoTwo important factors both separate and apart. In this post, I’ll discuss the expectations I had coming into college about free time, commitment, and various activities’ time commitment. In the process, I’ll also clear up some misconceptions about life in college.  Continue reading