Wait, what are you saying??

I picked Australia for my country to study abroad in because I can’t speak anything but English. I can’t even really speak English; I speak American slang. Because of this, Australia became my number one pick (but hey, I’m not mad. It’s freaking Australia. It was always number one). I assumed that since both countries…

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From Hanover to “The Hunger Games”

Aside from all the stress of homework, midterms and other worries students have at Hanover College, I still like to make the short trip to the movie theater once in a while. Coming soon is “Catching Fire,” a sequel to “The Hunger Games.” Set in the ruins of post-apocalyptic North America, the Capitol is the…

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Courtly love

Goodness gracious, I’m getting sick of seeing that term. Hello, again. It’s week two at good ole Hanover and guess what? I have a paper and presentation due Monday. Fantastic, isn’t it? Yes, Hanover has a glorious campus to hang out with friends, go to The Point and do various other things. But, if you…

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Seriously Shakespeare

Quickly, while I have a moment, let me tell you more about my week in Stratford, England. Since you last heard from me, I had seen three Shakespeare productions: “The Taming of the Shrew,” “Hamlet” and “As You Like It.” “Hamlet” is my favorite Shakespearean work of all time, so this has been my favorite…

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Cheers!

Means “thank you,” which I had no idea until I heard it about 75 times during my first day in Stratford. This trip is amazing, though I must admit it was rough goings at first, running on no sleep and what have you for what felt like years and then crashing. So far, we have…

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Off we go!

Let the final spring term commence. After three days back on campus and a billion (or so it would seem) hours spent reading Shakespeare aloud, we are less than two hours from taking off for England. I have never been so excited in my life. I feel like I am going to be so happy…

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Easter weekend

Four years of college have nearly passed right by me. And for the first time, I went home for Easter weekend. During my freshman year, I lived in Philadelphia, so instead of going home, my mom and sister came to visit me. In my sophomore year, none of my friends went home so I didn’t…

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Viking, vikings everywhere

Currently, I am taking an English course titled “Viking Myths and Legends,” and it is fantastic. I may be a little biased in saying that I think it’s a great course because one of my favorite professors teaches it and it’s a medieval (my fav!) related course. However, let me just continue raving for a…

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Finally!

My Independent Study has been done for months now. I completed my final draft and turned it in the beginning of December, but today it came back into my life.The English Department, being the kind souls they are, don’t require those of us that write an IS to give a presentation. But they do invite…

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Major decisions

Sometimes it is really difficult for me to come up with a blog topic that I think will be interesting and other times  ideas just come to me. Today I was browsing the Hanover website, doing whatever I could to take a break from working on my IS (independent study), and I came across an…

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