Monthly Archives: January 2016


I started this post before I left home at the end of break because I knew that the coming semester was going to be twice as chaotic as the previous one. I must admit, I love being busy and balancing a wildly crowded schedule, but I wanted to stockpile some posts in case I didn’t […]

Applying for Scholarships

‘Tis the season for scholarship applications! No, that isn’t something to get terribly excited about… As someone who hates competition, competing for money with other students has never been one of my favorite things to do, but it is, nonetheless, a great way to pay for college! Scholarships range from less than a hundred dollars […]

Tribe Pride Since 1693: Best W&M Traditions

When you are attending the second oldest university in the US, traditions become part of your everyday existence; they are everywhere. Here are a few W&M traditions I have had the privilege of participating in, and a few I am eager to be part of in the near future! Honor Code Pledge William and Mary […]

Dorm Sweet Dorm

First things first, it is time to get excited: not only are second semester classes just beginning, but also my mom and I have reserved our tickets to fly to the UK in August! My anglophiliac heart is glowing with joy. We found an incredible deal on flights flying from Toronto to London, so we […]

The Snows of Ohio

Okay, I haven’t actually read Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” but when the pun fit so well how could I resist? January has seen our yard whitened with some grand snow flakes. To experiment with the camera my dad gave me for Christmas, I went on a photo expedition around the field just behind our […]

Hoppy Birthday Carrot Cake

At my graduation party, my senior year English teacher asked me what I was going to do when I had to leave my cat behind in Ohio. I just told her I didn’t want to think about it. Mittens has made winter break warm and fuzzy in spite of her ice cold heart, black as obsidian. […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Part V Coping With Homesickness

When you move away from home for the first time there is a very good chance that you will suffer some degree of homesickness. It is completely normal and not necessarily a bad thing! As Mrs. Hughes says on Downton Abbey, “There’s no shame in feeling homesick, it means you come from a happy home.” […]

Lies You’ve Been Told About College

When students arrive on campus, they have a lot of expectations of how the college life will be based on images of the college experience in mass media. While many of these may be true, some are really just myths. In college, you will have more freedom than you ever have had before. That means […]

Galette Des Rois (Kings’ Cake)

Happy Epiphany! The twelve days of Christmas are officially over, but there are still more excuses for celebration. The Feast of the Epiphany, or the arrival of the three magi in Bethlehem to pay homage to the Christ Child, is not as widely celebrated in the US as it is in other countries, particularly France. […]

Planning College Visits

Before you choose a college, you need to visit it! Planning a college visit is as simple as can be, and often quite a bit of fun too. What do you need to do to prepare for a smooth and educational turn about campus? Here are a few things to consider. Register for a Visit […]