Moving In: Dorms and Homesickness

Freshman year, my parents flew with me over to Amherst. They rented a car and helped me move in and buy the necessities. As soon as they saw my room, the look of my mom’s face said it all; I was going to live in a matchbox. The room wasn’t only oddly L-shaped, it was...

Gasp! I'm a senior!

My school likes to kick us out as soon as finals are over. Finals consisted of looking at slides while  throwing clothes into a box and frantically looking up storage hours. Here is a hint to all of you: Do not put all your books in one box. Because who is going to be...

Academics and Clubs

I came out of my high school with a 4.0 GPA and was one of the valedictorians for our graduation. I thought I was doing alright, balanced and well-rounded academically. I did well on my AP tests, and I thought that meant I’d be okay in college. Right? I was so, so...

Beyond Sleep and Food: Homework

I remember freshman and sophomore year (when I was still lively and bright-eyed),  my friends and I made plans to go everywhere and do everything. Hiking, biking, swimming, sightseeing, and shopping and wandering New York and Boston together. Now? I still want to do...

My Relationship with My Wallet

Okay, so I know I posted that my New Year’s resolution was to stop ordering out so much. It failed. I…I couldn’t do it. I saw those wings in all their saucy sweet onion barbeque glory and…and they just spoke out to me, whispering, “You know you want...