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Abandoned for abroad

It begins innocuously enough, with a friend telling me she plans to travel for Thanksgiving break. That’s great! Then Thanksgiving becomes Thanksgiving and spring break. Then another friend announces she’s studying abroad next quarter, and a third plans to fly off Spring quarter, and so on and so forth until it seems a good portion…

Fill in the blanks

“Wow, your room is so neat.” “Thank you!” “When are you going to decorate?” Well… I’m not planning to. I admire people who put thought, time and energy into making their room their own space. Whether they display art, flags, personal photographs, postcards, memorabilia or lights, I am always in awe of how much they…

Doorstop wonder

What requires the most energy for you? P-sets, working out, going to lecture? The answer is different for everyone, but mine has always been people. Talking with others, being around them, navigating small talk and juggling invitations is as draining for me as it is for my computer to have 10 Chrome tabs simultaneously running.…

So much stuff

There is a plethora of move-in techniques. There is the U-Haul (the better to bring your entire home with you), the packed car “with another one dropping stuff off next week,” the “fit as much as you can in the car and we’ll order the rest online,” the “as much luggage/boxes/bags as we can carry.”…

Mosquitoes are evil

It seems everyone is focused on caterpillars at the moment. Yes, they do hang from trees and find their way into all sorts of places (found one inside a classroom the other day), but I would like to draw your attention to a far more evil sign that spring quarter is here. Mosquitoes. Would it…