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Becoming BFFs With Procrastination

January 15, 2012

Alanna Bennett

Designing your own winter term project is an exciting thing. You get a kind of freedom of form and topic in these projects that traditional semesters don't often offer. It can also be, in execution, a bit terrifying.

Ah, you'd like two tickets to the laser show?

January 11, 2012

Sophia Chen

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.

My Winter Term

December 20, 2011

Marsha Lynn Bragg

I'm kinda envious, especially since many students pursue their winter-term project in another country, perhaps some city with a warmer clime than northeast Ohio in January.

From Yarn to Garment X

March 24, 2011

Ida Hoequist

A decidedly DIY guest post – if I combined my sheep-to-yarn skills with her yarn-to-clothes skills, we'd be unstoppable.

The Beginning of the End

February 13, 2011

Helena Thompson

I am still here. Though I entered Oberlin with an expected graduation date of May 2016, my taking a semester off has delayed that until this upcoming semester. This reality took me a long time to accept and I have a lot of feelings about what "not graduating on time" means for me.


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