Entries from this blogger
May 16, 2015
In which I cover how I went about researching, writing, and sharing my capstone.
April 10, 2015
In honor of the beginning of All Roads, I've decided to bring back my series in which I give long form answers to questions I've received on tours. This time I'm answering what I think can seem like a taboo question - "what is your least favorite thing about Oberlin?"
March 25, 2015
In my classes I'm writing, reading, listening, watching, and learning learning learning. Outside of them I'm tackling that most dreaded question, "what are you doing next year?"
December 4, 2014
There are a variety of questions tour guides get from prospective students applying to the college, but who are interested in pursuing music through the conservatory, but they all come down to the same thing: how involved can I be in the conservatory as a college student?
September 6, 2014
I didn't just bring tchotchkes back to Oberlin with me, I also brought some intangible things, new words, new experiences, and of course, lessons learned.
June 29, 2014
One of my biggest frustrations over the course of my time at Oberlin is that male authors have dominated my reading lists. This may come as a surprise to some; Oberlin is a progressive institution so you'd think that I'd be reading works by people of all genders. Not so.
April 16, 2014
When I travel underground, I miss out on a lot of what's going on in Munich. That's part of why I decided not to buy another U-Bahn semester ticket and have instead devoted myself to biking. I haven't been biking around the city for too long, but I've already started seeing the city differently (and sweating a lot more).
November 9, 2013
Studying abroad isn't all fun and games. At the end of the day (or in my case, the beginning of it) I do have to go to class, do homework, and make it all happen auf Deutsch . Here's what I'm learning about.
April 17, 2013
Robert Frost said, "poetry is what gets lost in translation." Let me tell you why I disagree.
February 16, 2013
When I was in my end-of-semester-only-able-to-think-in-wordplay stage, National Story Translating Month (a nod to NaNoWriMo) was the title I almost gave my winter term project, which was translating a German short story into English. Luckily, a friend intervened and I ended up calling it "Winter Term German Translation Intensive." Alas, sometimes professionalism has to win out over cleverness.
May 31, 2012
Spoiler alert: I started out without friends, ended up having a cool room, eventually made awesome friends, and witnessed some sustainability fails.
December 15, 2011
In order to give myself a break from sitting at my computer, paralyzed by my probably needless anxiety, I will write about a simpler time, a time when finals were a distant specter and winter break was eons away - last week.