Tag Archives: College of William and Mary

From American College to Scottish University: a Vocabulary Primer

One of the first things any student moving from one side of the Atlantic to the other will encounter is a wave of new academic vocabulary. You may find that some terms make sense and perhaps seem more logical than the terms you were used to, but others are plainly perplexing. Since these seemingly small […]

There and Back Again: A Freshman’s Tale

After coming home from college, it often feels as if the whole year was a wondrous dream of quaint colonial vignettes and the never ceasing turning of pages assigned by the most knowledgeable of professors, quirky enough for any mad tea party. This past year certainly stole away faster than any I have known so […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Home for the Holidays & Gingerbread!

“Had I but a penny in the world, thou shouldst have it for gingerbread.” -William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost These cookies−the time I spent icing them will one day be the cause of my debilitating carpal tunnel, but it will have been worth it. I love how they turned out! Their decoration was quite an operation, […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Part I Orientation

Freshman orientation may very well be one of the strangest weeks of your life. What can you expect? Orientation programs vary from school to school, but here are some basic things you will probably encounter. There is also a list of survival tips at the end of the post! Residence Hall Move-In The time has […]