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May 28, 2009
Holding that cap in my hands again this weekend and reading that message made me feel like I was getting hugged by my 17-year-old self.
May 21, 2009
If there is one thing I learned how to do better at Oberlin that wasn't advertised at first was that I am now very good at applause.
April 30, 2009
Oberlin students have a certain spark. It's not snark or cynicism, it's more of a slightly pointed... silliness. Weird implies non-functionality; uniqueness is too bland. Eccentric? Zany? Jaunty? Quirky? .... Does anyone have a word for us?
April 17, 2009
Why is it a concession stand? What exactly are you conceding? Except common sense in what a slice of damn pizza should cost.
April 5, 2009
The experience served to strengthen my conviction as an omnivore and made me truly realize the importance of the hunter-gatherer culture that had been passed down by our forebears. It didn't hurt that the chicken was also some of the best I had ever eaten.
April 4, 2009
If someone told me six months ago that for spring break of my senior year I would be living on a farm in rural Kentucky for nine days with scarcely any internet or phone and sharing a room with eleven people I had never met before, I would have laughed in their face. All I can say is what a difference a week makes.
March 28, 2009
You know that one, the one where you're scrambling to get things done and say goodbye to everyone, and y'know, pack? I like that day, but I don't.
March 14, 2009
I love warm weather. Everything feels better when you can walk out the front door and realize you're wearing too many layers.
March 3, 2009
Personally, I was completely terrified of the concept of office hours my freshman year. The professors were amazing and awesome and being in the same room as them one-on-one just seemed like a god-given experience, something not worthy of a lowly freshman. So, baby steps.
March 3, 2009
A rather esoteric blog post in which I discuss postmodernism, historiography, the Middle East, new professors, great professors, and the true beauty of a liberal arts education.

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