Figuring out Intersession

I decided pretty recently that I’m going to stay at Hopkins over Intersession. Originally, I was going to take a trip to India with my dad in January, but now I’m going in the summer, and my January is free. And most of my friends will be back at school way before I would, which […]

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 […]

Clinging onto Summer

Yesterday, it was cold. Not, like, cold cold. But it wasn’t hot. And I didn’t like it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for hoodies. But theres something distinct about the life that warmth breathes into Hopkins. I mean it’s always beautiful and lively, but each season brings its own spin on that beauty […]

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 […]

Redefining Research

I’m a premed, but I didn’t come to Hopkins for its science. Sure, the breadth of Neuroscience courses offered was a huge factor in my decision, and its proximity to the hospital was a definite plus too. But at the end of the day, I chose Hopkins for is flexibility. I knew that after my […]

Home Stretch

I’ve played enough Little League baseball to know the terror and exhilaration of that sprint from third to home. To be clear, I was, by most societal and colloquial standards of “good”, not good at baseball. I didn’t get to make that run very often. But every once in a while, over the duration of […]

Climbing Bleachers and Hills

Yesterday was Homecoming, and it quickly became one of my favorite days at Hopkins so far. The weather was beautiful, and the alumni streaming into campus amplified the school spirit at Homewood to levels I’ve never seen before. Here’s how it went down: 1:00pm I’m up. Sorry today will be starting so late. That’s just […]