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"A la mode" means with ice cream!

Good news! I finished my philosophy paper! It felt great finally submitting it. You know what else was great? I had some pecan pie for the first time on Tuesday; it was delicious AND I had it a la mode. I had it at the Faculty Dinner where you invite a professor,...

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Missing the Big Picture…

Personally…the college process was daunting to say the least.  My dad never finished high school…my mom never made it to college.  Throughout school, my main focus had been getting high grades…extracurricular activities…establishing good relationships with teachers...

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Understanding Why

I don't like being a sore loser, so horrah for the Yankees. How about that Matsui? Hey guys, me again [I hope someone actually reads my blog haha] As the days roll by, I find that I'm becoming more and more enveloped with promoting this blog, and getting CSO's message...

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Cooking this week in Cali

Have you ever heard the saying―“Out of the frying pan, and into the fire…”? That’s pretty much my motto for the week, since I’m gearing up for mid-terms this Thursday and Friday―one in math and the other in Latin―while also maintaining my other...

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wurds uhv wiz-duhm

I was told to make the title catchy. aren't phonetic spellings eye catching?! haha I recently went to see the marketing director at Babson, Gene Begin, and we were discussing how I could push the blog and get it read. The conversation digressed slightly and we talked...

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The (Academic) Life

In the last month, I’ve begun to think seriously of what my role in academia is.  Perhaps the most surprising conclusion that I have begun to arrive upon is that our roles are constructed.  Undoubtedly it would appear that such a conclusion offends the very grain of...

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Pick Me, Pick Me!!

As I see the colors of the leaves change and hear the chit chat of the tours through the hallway I realize it is a critical time for high school seniors, so I have some advice for you. If you have heard it, good. You are more likely to remember it. And for everyone...

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Harvard BEAT DOWN!!

I was cornered, surrounded, and jumped by my workload this week. Let’s start from the beginning of the story. This past weekend was Parent Visitation Weekend at Harvard. My Mom and Little Brother were coming to visit - I was PUMPED!! I missed them so much and I...

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Ace Your Next Scholarship Interview!

Hey seniors! I know it’s getting to be that time of year when all that is on your mind is how on earth you are going to afford to attend all of those great colleges you’ve been preparing applications for. Well, no need to worry anymore! The following  suggestions will...

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