Round 8

Where did February go?! It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2017, and now March is merely days away. Soon spring break will be just around the corner! Do I even know where my flipflops are? These sweeping weather changes have me more scrambled than mood swings… Anyway, with the semester nearing the […]


All things considered, I had a pretty good year. 2016 may be widely regarded as one giant dumpster fire, but for me, at least personally, it was the year that so many things fell into place. It ran circles around 2015, its evil predecessor, and with the plunge into the post-grad world looming in 2017, […]

The Junior Roster

This morning, I woke up, and it was spring. There have been (far too) many false starts and stops to this most glorious of seasons, but I think today was the beginning of something truly magical. And also truly terrifying. The gorgeous weather had me staring at the calendar in a way I haven’t in […]

In Session

I don’t know when – or how – it happened, but this morning I woke up, and it was October. (And at least ten degrees colder.) Despite Baltimore’s notoriously unpredictable weather, it seems that, for now, fall has arrived and is determined to make itself known. I’ve been awaiting this month with equal parts excitement […]

Getting Down to Business

Time for a walk down JHU_Allison’s memory lane. Early on in my freshman year, I wrote a blog about math. More specifically, about my lifelong math aversion. In it, I reveled in the glow of Hopkins’ distribution system, which, if you remember, could render math totally irrelevant if I so chose. And boy did I […]

The Classics

Well, Internet, here we are again! Spring semester is officially in full swing, and trust me when I say that the New Year has been anything but easy on the likes of JHU_Allison. After spending the last two weeks putting up a (fantastic!) production of Brighton Beach Memoirs and welcoming a class of brand-new Alpha […]

JHU_Allison Keeps It Classy

People of the interwebz, I’m going to be honest with you. It’s been one of those weeks. You know, the one with the first big test of the semester, and the first big paper, and that assignment that you never fully understood, and, oh boy, there’s a fiction piece you totally forgot about due tomorrow, […]