thoughts on having registered for my final semester

As all of my friends know, being at Hopkins has been an adventure, to say the least. Hell, even class registration has been a time. Let’s break down the highlights of my class registration experiences: registration for freshman fall: registration was during the summer. I was in Canada, on tour with the Monterey Jazz Festival Honor Band …

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a doodle in the life

like these houses of pitch perfect (and other fine art) fame.

reddit keeps me (and my blogs) honest: i’m back!

It’s been about three months since the last time I’ve posted a blog. You can call it writer’s block or procrastination – either way, I’ve been struggling with how to portray the last few months honestly. Misrepresentation is something I worry a lot about when writing admissions blogs. This self-doubt probably started when I wrote a blog …

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an open letter to those returning from break

I spent spring break on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and man, I’m tanned (a little sunburned, tbh), relaxed, and not quite ready to go back home. Let me tell you, it’s been a long time coming. My friend Hunt has brought up the idea of going to his house in Hilton Head since we …

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7 cute, insta-worthy things to do on spring break in baltimore: a masterlist

After one of the roughest patches of Hopkins schoolwork history that I can recall for a majority of my friends, it’s finally spring break, which means we all finally get to relax and take some time off of thinking about work for a couple of days. I don’t leave Baltimore until Tuesday (when I will …

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ironically, we parked right next to the best ice cream place in town, the charmery

the cold never bothered me anyway: a microblog

Someone must have made an ice princess really freaking mad this week. It has been snowing on and off all week. Not enough to get us a snow day, mind you, but just enough to get past my boots and get my socks wet. Basically, baltimore weather has been toying with Hopkins students’ collective emotions this …

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featuring jackie as the grinch: how i stole valentine’s day

“every blue jay at Hopkins liked v-day a lot, but jackie, who lived north of charles, did not! jackie hated v-day! the whole romance season! now please don’t ask why, nobody knows the reason.” it could be, perhaps, the weather and windchill. it could be her sinuses- after all, she was ill. but I think …

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my blogs will get more exciting after i can breathe through my nose

The season of the flu is upon us. And of course, in classic jackie fashion, I have gotten sick. I wish I could discuss how useful the health and wellness center is (I slept right through my appointment with them, sorry doctors!) or how just a couple nights of sleep really helps a person get …

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my 2014 videoblog: a year in the life

First thing’s first, happy holidays, and happy 2015! Last year, in order to properly document my life, i put together gifs of each month and posted them in the emmy-nominated blog post entitled “project 365.” unfortunately for me, gifs are hard to make without a handy dandy gif-maker (which you can find all over the internet, …

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equal and opposite reactions

It’s late in the year (both the school and the calendar year, I guess), and it’s getting colder, and the looming holiday season is reminding me how far from home (both my hometown of pacific grove, ca, and my actual home, south korea) I really am. After a short week of breaksgiving, during which I …

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