New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me

My New Year’s Resolution(s) We’re finally here –  2016 is upon us! It sounds so futuristic doesn’t it? “2016” – only 4 more years until 2020. It seems like just yesterday it was 2011, and I was a freshman in high school. Now, four years later, I’ve already finished one semester in college… in college! Seeing that 2015 is coming to a close, I’ve been spending some time coming up with my infamous but annual “List of New Year’s Resolutions”. They are infamous because every year I…

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One Down, Seven To Go

One Down, Seven To Go

One Semester Down, Seven More To Go: A Farewell to Covered Grades and a Hello to Second Semester After living on campus for more than three months, I have successfully completed my first semester as a college student. (Only seven semesters to go!) I must say, my time at Hopkins has been everything I’d expected. From the people I’ve met to the the classes I’ve taken, it seems more likely that my expectations have been exceeded. Looking back, I remember…

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Thanksgiving Is Here!

Thanksgiving Is Here!

Thanksgiving Break Is HERE! As I write this post, I’m on a Bolt Bus headed back home, from busy streets of Baltimore, Maryland to the quiet neighborhoods of Randolph, New Jersey! Since I’m already pretty tired, and eager to get about three hours and forty-five minutes of sleep, I’m going to try and keep this post as short as possible. Getting ready for Thanksgiving Break has made me reflect on how much my life has changed in the past couple of…

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HOPKINS Defined

HOPKINS Defined

Even though I’m majoring in the sciences at Hopkins, I do consider myself a master of words. After countless hours of thought, I have formulated an acronym that I believe defines Hopkins. H. O. P. K. I. N. S. H = HAPPENING (adj.) an event that is particularly interesting, entertaining, or important It seems to me that at Hopkins there is always something happening on or around campus. Walking through the Breezeway or by the Beach on a regular day of classes, I…

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Fifteen Tips Not Fifteen Pounds

Fifteen Tips Not Fifteen Pounds

Fifteen Tips Not Fifteen Pounds From my two months at Hopkins I’ve learned a lot! Below is a list of fifteen tips that I know will help you survive college. 1. Unlimited Meal Plan Since the title of this blog is “Fifteen Tips Not Fifteen Pounds,” you would think that nowhere on it would be a suggestion to eat an unlimited amount of food – and you’d be right. Rather, I’m suggesting you take advantage of being able to swipe in and…

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Midterms on Midterms on Midterms

Midterms on Midterms on Midterms

Midterms on Midterms on Midterms Learning How, not What, to Study Put yourself in my shoes: You’ve been in college for over a month now, taking super challenging classes in a completely new setting. Then, just when you’re getting into the rhythm of things (adjusting to your new sleep – or lack there of – schedule), you get smacked by three midterms! To enlighten you, I’ve compiled a list of the DOs and DON’Ts that I learned from my Chemistry,…

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Friends, Food, and Fysics (Physics)

Friends, Food, and Fysics (Physics)

My 3 Pre-College Fears: Friends, Food, and Fysics (Physics) After getting into and enrolling in Hopkins, there was a looooong stretch of time during which I was only filled with excitement. Nothing could bring me down. I was excited to live in a new state, meet new people, try new things, and take classes that I found truly interesting. But as move-in day slowly approached, these excitements somehow morphed into fears. My First Fear: Friends I know what you’re thinking,…

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