“FOMO” (Fear of Missing Out)

This was my very last spring break as a college undergraduate. Many people go back to Gulf Shores or some other places with friends to party hardy, visit their family, and then there are those that simply don’t do anything and yet somehow still spend about the same amount of money. Well, I am that…

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Break in Boston

This fall break I got to go on my first real trip by myself. I went to see my best friend from high school at Boston University for the weekend, and it was one of the best times that I have had in a while. Talks of me coming to visit started back in the…

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Bayram and Fethiye

It still wasn’t the week I had hoped for — my last week here at Space Camp — but it was a week off that I needed. During Bayram, which is like holiday or vacation, no one works or there are few work days in the week; some are just half days. I am very…

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A Week Away

I was initially worried that I would be stuck here at Hanover for the 4th of July, because everyone else living at Young House was leaving for the week. The 6th of July was my birthday, and I figured I’d end up alone for that, too. This is what happens when you don’t currently have…

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Home for the Holidays

It’s great to get to go home and spend time with your family when you are away at school. I am so thankful that I now live close enough to be able to do so. My freshman year of college I went to school in Philadelphia, which is definitely not very close to Illinois, and…

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Am I on Vacation?

Greetings from Philadelphia! Today was the day of travels, and I have finally made it safe and sound to the “big city.” So far everything has gone very smoothly and easy to navigate, but the only problem is that I don’t feel like I am at school; I feel like I am on vacation. To…

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Dear Summer 2010…

Whoa Nelly! Things need to slow down a little around here. This summer has flown by faster than any before! I remember the summer before my freshman year… waiting day after day for my first day at Hanover. I was so impatient. This summer, three years later, I find myself wanting the summer never to…

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Seeing the Beginning from the End.

While I helped out with a LEAP session this past Friday, I saw a group of around 25 incoming first-years register for their first fall term for both college and Hanover. As I watched, I realized that I have already registered for my LAST fall term here. Seeing the beginning from the end is most…

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