A Typical Wednesday

Today was a super average Wednesday. Writing out my day is something that I haven’t done in a long time, but it’s actually a really cool way to wind down for me. So I thought I’d literally just walk you through what I was up to on this super cloudy, uneventful Wednesday! I woke up […]

Halfway There

I don’t care how unoriginal it is to say this, but I legitimately, sincerely, wholeheartedly cannot believe that I will be a junior next semester. I’ll save the reflectioney bits for later, but I’ll say now that for as terrifying as it is that half my trip at Hopkins is almost over, I’m genuinely excited for […]

Stars and the Universe

On February 11th, researchers at the LIGO lab at Caltech announced to the world the first observation of gravitational waves in the universe, which supported a longstanding theory of Einstein’s. It was easily one of the biggest discoveries of the decade. I remember seeing its announcement as a push notification on my phone when it hit me; […]

The Great Fort of 16

The first two days of the semester were snow days. And it was amazing. Because here we were with absolutely no assignments that we could “probably get started on” and no clue what our classes would be about, suddenly graced with two free days to just chill with people you haven’t seen for a month. […]


It’s hard to believe that my fourth semester at Hopkins starts again in 9 days. While winter break was definitely amazing and necessary, is it weird to say there’s a part of me that kind of misses the rhythm of the semester and the view from my dorm? So in that mood of hopping forward past my last […]

Free Mac and Cheese

After Nervous System today, I grabbed some tea from Brody Cafe (fighting a cold) and headed over to Gilman Hall. I took the spiral staircase on the side up to the third floor and walked into one of Dr. Fissell’s offices. She has two; one here in Gilman looking out at the spherical paper lamps […]

Upcoming Test: The Nervous System

It must have been early grade school when I fell in love with the brain. I’ve tried to reason it out for years – maybe its the fact that this tiny pink glob holds everything that is us, or maybe its the sheer mystery the field still is – but I haven’t been able to […]

One of Those Weeks

For the most part, my midterms are staggered. Every week is a hearty balance of a couple response papers, some readings, and the occasional exam. And that’s all very good for when they’re out of phase with each other like that. But every once in a while, everything syncs. Worlds collide. And suddenly you find yourself […]

Third Semester Freshman

Im writing this as a break from running around my house in a frenzy to find every last thing I’ll need in my dorm and in my life in three days. I’m not usually that bad at packing (aside from the whole issue of overpacking, which is too real), but I think I just let […]