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Ruby Turok-Squire ’16

I’m Ruby, a second-year student from England, doing a double degree in music composition and something in the college. I still have no clue what — and I seem to like changing my mind most days on that. I grew up in the town of bicycles and old buildings, a.k.a. Cambridge, and in South Africa — my dad’s from there, and my grandparents are MPs in the ANC. So, I’m not all that British. But I did once use the queen’s toilet when I was five (long story), so I guess I do have a royal connection...

And here I am, in a tiny town in rural Ohio. How did that happen? Anyway, I think I love it. Oberlin’s a little bubble of good things and good people. So far, it has been a massive rollercoaster. There’s so much to do and far too few hours in the day. I am very, very happy to be here, studying things that I love and having an incredible time.

Entries from this blogger

July 21, 2013
The Oberlin Creativity and Leadership Fund gave me a grant of $2000 to start a clean water project in Dodome Awuiasu.
April 5, 2013
Here are some fun things that will be happening thanks to Oberlin this semester.
January 31, 2012
Wondering where I've disappeared to lately? Narnia. Every morning I walk along this path: to meet Mr. Tumnus for brunch. I never go to that mountain over there: cos that's where the snow...

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