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Winter Term: Last Year, continued

January 22, 2009

Zoe McLaughlin

This mix of people leads me to a very important topic: food. Malaysia, and particularly Penang, where my grandparents live, is well-known on those travel cooking shows for having amazing food. Those shows aren't lying.

Conquering my fear of readings

January 21, 2009

Yitka Winn

She told me how excited she was about the reading, and went on with something to the effect of: "I feel like all you creative writing majors have this separate writing world you live in sometimes. It's obviously such a huge part of your lives, and yet most of the rest of us never get to be a part of it."

Me vs. My Bookshelf

January 19, 2009

John West

In this post: the inadequacy of my wit, avoidance of bad ad copy, books I should read, and Nick Hornby.

Crossing Over

January 19, 2009

Alice Ollstein

I crossed the border for the first time today, and witnessed firsthand the tragedies and ironies of our immigration system.

Pirates Throw Fine Parties

January 18, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

The party-goers are riveted, seeing their words transformed into a play in front of their eyes. The skits are performed with wacky costumes, wigs, and glasses, much in the style that children would play dress-up and make up stories.

With the Pirates, Day Six

January 16, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

At 2.15pm, the lights went down and the excitement went up. All the writers were introduced, taking bows to waves of applause. The Story Pirates theme song was performed, and the show was on!

Starting to think beyond Oberlin

January 15, 2009

Chris Gollmar

Today I visited Career Services to get some quick advice on my résumé and on finding the right gradate program. It feels like I'm a junior in high school all over again.

Winter Term: A Retrospective

January 15, 2009

Zoe McLaughlin

Though they all speak English, I've come to realize that what my uncle once said is very true: the conversation will start out in English, move on to a mixture of Chinese and English, and finally settle completely into Chinese.

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