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Semester Review, Part II

May 15, 2010

Tess Yanisch

I love having conversations in which half-completed (because it is not necessary to repeat the entire line) allusions are made to Firefly and Narnia and Lord of the Rings and jokes about The Wheel of Time and Star Trek are tossed around as freely as . . . actually, I don't know any other group that references so many things so frequently and with such great delight. Maybe indie music fans.

Semester Review, Part I: With Doodles

May 8, 2010

Tess Yanisch

I gave my first impressions of my classes at the beginning of the semester, but I never really came back and described them more fully. So now I'm going to give a more detailed view of what I've been up to.

Creative Writing, Hopes, and Dreams.

April 26, 2010

Abby Ryder-Huth

Applications for 300-level creative writing classes are coming up, and I am biting my fingernails. So rather than work on my actual application, here is a look at the gruff world of major-choosing, plus a declaration of love for my professors.

Big Choices

April 21, 2010

Tess Yanisch

Housing registration, class registration, and how I (probably) picked my major.

Major Improvement

April 7, 2010

Joe Dawson

What be the ferocious and intangible 3-2 Engineering Program, you ask? Aye, for one as young as you, it is a thing most mysterious and, again, intangible. Sit down, children, and I'll tell you a story that would burn the hair right off your chest to hear.

Schedule Drama

February 26, 2010

Kriti Godey

Until this semester, I have never shopped for classes. I've always gotten into the classes that I want with pretty much no trouble (taking a lot of mathematics and computer science helps). I didn't understand why everyone always made such a huge deal about Add/Drop (the one and a half week after classes start that you can add or drop classes). Now I do.

public class Schedule

February 21, 2010

Karl Orozco

This title serves as a cheesy joke using Java code to talk about my schedule this semester, which happens to involve a lot of computer work. Yes, I know I'm nerdy.

Classy Last Semester

February 20, 2010

Ma'ayan Plaut

A rundown of my final semester of classes... featuring lots of amazing things. Movies! More movies! Things that involve cinema and not necessarily movies!

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