Author Archives: Colleen

Reading my way to London

London. If words be made of breath, and breath of life, then there was never another city given with more words and life than London. In the world of English literature, all roads lead to London. And now, this Anglophile bookworm’s road is leading there too! This summer my mom and I will be spending […]

May Brings Flowers and Exams

There may come a time when you have tread brick sidewalks to so many lectures that all of the socks you brought to college are so threadbare they could be the sole possessions of any Dickensian street-rat, and then you know it is time for the semester to end so you can go home and […]

Dorm Recipes: escape cafeteria food with these simple recipes

Don’t do it, don’t order the pizza. You can do much better, but how can you feed yourself in your ill-equipped and un-culinary dorm room? Here are some tasty and nutritious recipes that you can make with minimal ingredients and equipment! Oatmeal If I were to open a restaurant that sold just one thing, that […]

“Adult-ing”: the art of growing up in college

While I was home over spring break, I asked a friend I graduated with how his first year of college was going. He said that it was going well and added offhandedly that he had been “adult-ing”. In a strange way, that “word” (I have no squabble with indictionaring it) seems to capture the transition […]

Home: Baking and Downton Abbey

As of last Sunday night, Downton Abbey has reached its finale: it is the end of an era. I promise, no spoilers! I will just say that I was pleased with how things ended up. Now, they should release a compilation of every single line Maggie Smith delivered as Lady Violet, because her wit was […]

Unconventional Study Tips

Most of my midterms are done (insert relieved sigh), but I still have a few left. At the moment I am home for spring break, and no exams can dampen my spirits. There isn’t a cinder-block dorm wall in sight, the cat is snoozing in some secluded corner because she hates humankind, and all is […]

College vs. High School: Classes

With the thresholds of my high school classrooms only just behind my heels, I often find myself comparing the atmospheres of college classes to the atmospheres of my high school classes. My high school teachers made an exemplary effort to expose us to college level assignments and teaching methods; but there are some things about […]

A Hazy Shade of Winter: Williamsburg Photo Excursion

Today I was finally able to go on a Williamsburg photo excursion with my real camera, instead of my phone. It was an unseasonably warm day, especially for a Northern like me, so the campus and the town were abuzz with people out for some fresh air. On such days you can walk alongside the […]

Scotland or Bust: a Few Airfare Tips

I’m going to Scotland! And there is a good chance that, if you are reading this, you are going too! Isn’t that exciting? Well, now we just need to figure out how to get there. Over Christmas break, I did a lot of research to determine what would be the most cost effective way for […]

Life with a Side of Pancakes

As semester gets underway, the assignments pile up, due dates appear on the horizon,  and you might just need some pancakes.  The second half of my first year here at W&M has already proven to be a bit more demanding than the first half, which isn’t surprising since I am taking two more classes than […]