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NOLA: Not an Ordinary Lousianna Adventure

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Day 1 (12/20): this idea to go to New Orleans, Louisiana  (NOLA) came up three days before (Sunday) the day before I had nearly called off the trip bc I had fallen ill I drove for 10 hours and stopped in Dallas (Dallas parking lot: sheared my back bumper as I slowly eased off a […]

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Waiting…

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So much of senior year seems to be a waiting game. The first three months (and the preceding summer) were a frantic blur of filling out applications, writing essays, interviewing, then re-writing essays to apply to vet schools (or for others med or grad schools or even jobs) and Fulbright. Then the next several months … Continue reading Waiting…

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Graduation

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As graduation approaches, I find that I’m even less willing to believe that this chapter of my life is closing than I was in high school. The idea that the friends I’ve made will scatter across the country and that the experiences I’ve had will fade into my past is something I can’t fully process … Continue reading Graduation

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Italy Week

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After my summer in Arezzo it’s hard for me to miss out on Italy week at OU. I know it’s largely promotional to get more students to go to OUA, but for me it’s a trip down memory lane. I swing by the oval on my way to class and pick up a piece of … Continue reading Italy Week

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Spanish Club

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I joined Spanish Club this semester to practice my language skills in preparation for my hoped for stint as a Fulbright ETA, and I have to say I wish I’d joined years ago. I had a great time practicing my Spanish during conversation hours and bingo games with the other club members, but the events … Continue reading Spanish Club

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Taxi Abduction

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Holy Taxi Abduction May 19, 2016– We all couldn’t fit. The subway was CRAMMED and pocket-pickers galore! On the South (arbitrary cardinal direction) outskirt of the metro subway station was a taxi pickup area where, supposedly, only the legit taxis could pick us up. We split ourselves up into a handful of four people per group […]

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Mentoring

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Mentoring this year has been an interesting experience. Our mentees were allowed to choose their mentors, so I was honestly surprised when five new GEFs chose me to mentor them, mainly because they were made aware in my bio that I would be abroad in Australia during their first semester at OU. I was super … Continue reading Mentoring

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Global Engagement Day

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On Global Engagement Day I attended the Fulbright/Peace Corps Prep session. I’ve been to so many Fulbright sessions that unfortunately, I didn’t get much new information from it, although the first-hand account from the speaker definitely got me excited to go (if I get accepted). The Peace Corps talk however, really interested me. I’m not … Continue reading Global Engagement Day