Senior Year: Return to the Hill

IMG_2967-1Hello again! It’s been a while since I posted—the semester was busier and more stressful than I anticipated. With one exam and two papers behind me (plus a story revision for creative writing that remains to be finished), I’ve finished classes and I’m back in Texas for the break! Now that I’m done, I can take a minute to write a quick recap of what my second-to-last semester of college has been like. Continue reading “Senior Year: Return to the Hill”


Election Blues (and Other, Happier Things)

High tea at The Grand Cafe on High St., Oxford!

For a few weeks now, I’ve been delaying my next post for a variety of reasons. First, I thought, I’m going to a ball and London next weekend, I’ll write about that. Having been distracted by my stolen wallet (more on that), I then thought, I’ll wait until the election is over and I’ll write about that. Now, here I am, with far too much to say for one post, yet I don’t have much choice. So here’s a monster post with, predictably, my reaction to the election, and a big catch-up on Oxford life. I’ve written the parts separately, so feel free to skip around depending on what you’re actually interested in hearing me talk about (reading me write about?). Continue reading “Election Blues (and Other, Happier Things)”

Early Decision

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 5.08.59 PMAs it’s that time of year, I’ve decided to write a post for all the high school seniors out there who pledged unflinchingly to attend a certain institution upon acceptance in the increasingly-popular early decision round of college admissions. The following is only my personal experience and opinion, but nonetheless, I think it might be a source of comfort to many of you early decision applicants out there. Continue reading “Early Decision”


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Oh, the glorious world of clubs, student organizations, intramurals, etc. Last weekend was Clubfest, where several hundred (300) groups send representatives to passive-aggressively encourage freshmen to sign up for their listservs and then bombard said freshmen with emails until we all lament the fact that we so eagerly put our names down for anything remotely interesting. Outing club, really? I’m not an outdoorsy person! Chinese Students Association? Technically I’m Taiwanese, but their flyer advertised boba. Here, I describe the daunting process of choosing extracurriculars.  Continue reading “Extracurriculars”