Sophia Chen ’12
Entries from this blogger
June 1, 2012
We're gonna can the emotions in this one and just tell some Oberlin stories. Thanks for reading.
Ghost of Winter Term Past
February 28, 2012
One of my physics videos is now on the YouTube!
Ah, you'd like two tickets to the laser show?
January 11, 2012
The gun show is sold out for now. While you wait for the next time we tour, please enjoy a description of my Winter Term/honors project. Since you're so accommodating, let me also offer you two tickets to the potassium show.
Let's hear you echo, 2011
December 30, 2011
Beer brewing, apocalyptic prophecies, Creed covers, Picassos, lasers, and of course, the Punch Brothers. A summary of my fall semester. Also, I apologize for the gross R. Kelly reference in the title. I don't know any better.
Finals week in a nutshell.
December 17, 2011
boy you got my heartbeat runnin' away, beatin like a drum and it's comin your way, can't you hear that boom badoom boom boom badoom boom boom badoom boom bass, boom badoom boom boom badoom boom he got that super bass
October 30, 2011
This year, I didn't get into a co-op. Where was I going to get my weekly serving of granola? How could I say goodbye to the cinder block-sized bricks of cheese that arrived every Wednesday? Was I going to waste away trying to cook all my meals for myself?
Pleased to meet me
October 16, 2011
Yeah, that title is a Replacements album. I thought it would make a great title for this post, which is a more detailed, list-y description of myself.
My last first semester
October 6, 2011
Why do I feel like a crazy person? I am a senior now. Oberlin, even with the all-nighters, the snowy Aprils, the death icicles looming on my roof, mouthfuls of saltless co-op lentils, has been nurturing me this whole time with arms wide open. Oberlin and I have been spooning for three and a half years, and I'm about to be kicked out of bed into a pair of knobbly hobbit-shoes.
Chinese Students Association wants YOU
August 22, 2011
I go to CSA when I need a shoulder to cry on or a piece of roast pork to eat. And I learn about Chinese culture in the process.
Secondary music lessons
August 14, 2011
To those of you non-Conservatory students who love music—secondary lessons beckon you!
Hawaiian lasers smell like pineapple
June 23, 2011
I'm currently getting paid to spend my summer doing atmospheric physics research in Hawaii. That's right, I'm living life through pineapple-scented nose-filters. They're better than rose-colored glasses.
One last wade in the nostalgia pool
June 4, 2011
I'm cyber-wallowing in tearful joy at the new crop of Oberlin grads. Lots of metaphorical drinking in this one.
Undergraduate Research in Science
March 25, 2011
Here's my attempt at making an FAQ about undergraduate research. Doing research as an undergraduate has been a big part of my education at Oberlin. I've never been completely sure if I want to pursue science as a career, so doing research has made the idea of a "career in science" less of an abstraction, and I know more about what I like and don't like about the scientific process.
March 10, 2011
Let's catch up. I've been shooting lasers, writing calligraphy, and eating fresh fish.
A Robo-pansy's Winter Term Project
January 19, 2011
I'm on campus working on making pedagogical-but-not-pedantic, extremely low-budget videos on various physics demonstrations with physics professor Aaron Santos. It bridges the gap nicely between humanities and science.
Oberlin is for cat lovers
December 28, 2010
After a grueling semester, sometimes I find myself only able to think about cats.
Reflections upon the lovelier times during midterms week
October 28, 2010
Midterms week wasn't entirely terrible. In fact, I blocked out all the bad moments, so in fact, midterms week was awesome.