at the Moment
This Friday, I will be off to orientation for my very first internship at George Mason University’s Manassas Campus. Finally, I can picture myself as a scientist whose ambition is to make a difference on earth. This internship will involve research projects, and mine will focus on using neuroinformatics to simulate the number of broken […]
You may be wondering, what is life at W&M like? Look no further than the Instagram account: @lifeatwm! The Tribe is full of tech savvy, super cool people doing amazing things and this social media account gives you a personal look into the daily lives of our students. Each week someone new hosts the account. […]
What is rough is my first year at William & Mary. What is not so rough is the completion of my CAMS minor in December! It also happens that I had to decide what major is not only job-worthy but interesting. Despite my struggles in my beginning computer science classes, I am happy to find […]
“Knowing the value of people sharing their experiences is what drives me to be a peer advisor.” -Caroline Kirk ‘21 There are so many things to become involved in on our beautiful William & Mary campus, why do some people choose the Peer Advising program? Not surprisingly, many PA’s note that they love helping new […]
My final week at William & Mary was a whirlwind of graduation festivities. On the last day of classes, my friends and I lined up with the rest of the Class of 2018 to ring the Wren bell, a popular senior year tradition. I also submitted the last paper (ever!) of my undergraduate career. After […]
With the close of the school year, it is the beginning of college visits. When I was in high school, I attended 19 college tours (I know, I’m a bit crazy). I visited schools from Boston to Atlanta, and everywhere in between. After each college tour, I was even more confused. All of the colleges […]
Last week I participated in the Cuba Study Away program, which focused on comparing the Cuban and American education systems. W&M’s School of Education, AidData and the Charles Center sponsored the program. Cuba is a unique case study for education in Latin American. Cuba reportedly has a 99.8% literacy rate, one of the highest in Latin America. […]
I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords. All jokes and Simpsons quotes aside, one of the main discussion points in the second week of DCNMSI was the future of artificial intelligence (AI). From our site visit to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), where we learned AI is already used in many video games, to […]
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It’s been almost two weeks since I walked across the stage at graduation, shook hands, and received my diploma. Two weeks and it still doesn’t feel real. It happened though. Thousands of families watched as our Commencement ceremony began and siblings and faculty saw me miraculously not trip walking across the stage. So it definitely […]
It is widely accepted that if you have a health problem, you would see a medical professional who specializes in that problem’s proper treatment. If you have digestive problems, you see a gastroenterologist. If you have acne or other skin problems, you see a dermatologist. But if you are faced with a mental health problem, […]
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Crim Dell is an iconic little pond tucked away in a forest glade in the middle of William & Mary’s campus. Its arched wooden bridge is frequently described as the most romantic spot on campus. Yet, that’s not the case this summer. Crim Dell has recently been drained, and its bottom is exposed for all […]
Welcome back to D.C. as told through one News & Media student’s experience. Before this week began, our TA Alicia told us that class days would be “crazy (and sweaty) but worth it.” She couldn’t have said it better. Over the course of five days, we visited nine different sites and saw six guest speakers. […]
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The pressure is almost over for William & Mary admissions. Students in the whereabouts accumulated their honors to heighten their chances of being admitted. Some can be legit, but some can be misleading. Look no further; below are a few honor societies that do not provide me much lifetime value. The National Society of High […]
It’s currently 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning and I’m sitting in the living room of my apartment in 450K. Having arrived in D.C. two days ago, I’ve been adjusting to city life and settling in to my new home for the next twelve weeks. I also managed to pick up a cold in my short […]
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For the past year and a half, I have whipped in a golf cart across campus as an employee for Student Accessibility Services to help limited mobility students get around campus. I decided to put my skills to good use during commencement. During the golf-cart training session, they asked who had driven a golf cart […]
It’s that time of the year again: graduation is around the corner. A new group of twamps will receive their diplomas and proudly step to the real world on the other side of the Wren building. This year, I am excited to say that I will be a part of it! It all happens too […]
The 3rd Saturday in April is a big day in the William & Mary Geology department as it is Senior Research Saturday, a day in which the Geology seniors present the results of their thesis research to our departmental community and the public. The day-long symposium includes oral presentations, some lively question-and-answer exchanges, a catered lunch […]
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One of my favorite things about William & Mary is all of the green space on and around campus. For me, spending time outside is a major source of stress relief. So, during my college search, I really prioritized finding a school with a beautiful campus. Now that the weather is (finally!) starting to warm […]
Every year I get to host our Celebration of Active Citizenship which recognizes the many ways students have prioritized community in the past year. While the cupcakes and awards are pretty great, one of my favorite parts of the celebration is listening to students reflect on their community experiences. This year our student speaker was Andrew […]
At the end of my first year at William & Mary, I had this strange realization that I had completed half of my time in Williamsburg. And as this year comes to an end, I am starting to get that same strange feeling that I am going to turn my last essay for St Andrews […]
A lot of my friends are currently navigating the world of interviews and/or leaving their current jobs. This can be pretty scary, especially since most of my peers are still at their first job out of college. I’m no expert on the subject, and I’m not going to pretend to be, but luckily I know […]
Among the most frequently asked questions when giving a campus tour is about the workload at William & Mary. “Will I be able to handle the work?” “Am I able to thrive here?” “Is William & Mary a sweatshop?” (NO!) Two years ago, I was debating on the same issue and had similar concerns with […]
“Is it hard to give them back?” That’s almost always the first question I am asked when someone learns that I foster cats and kittens for our local Heritage Humane Society. Of course it is hard to say goodbye to faces like this, but it is also right. Hard but right is one of the […]
Registration time has the tendency to bring surprises. Some of those surprises are welcome and others, not so much. One of the best things about creating a new schedule is the uncertainty associated with a new beginning. It’s kind of like an academic birthday! With this in mind, some of our Exec Board members wanted […]
Over the years I’ve used this blog to report on geologic research in a format that’s intended to be both accessible and digestible by a wide audience. This post highlights an exciting new research finding, and explores the intriguing possibilities for William & Mary that could come from this ground-breaking discovery. First, a little background: […]
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