at the Moment
And now the man who needs no introduction: Me, Abe, Today was our last day, which is sad. Most of us started the morning walking to a Johns Hopkins University building. I spent my morning waiting for an Uber driver. When we finally met up, they were leaving the first JHU building and heading to […]
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I am back, back again. Abe here reporting from the 75°-Thermostat–Yet–Still–Somehow–Freezing Apartment I have called home the past week or so. Let’s talk about today why don’t we? So It’s Tuesday, which is pretty neat. That only happens like, what? Once a week? So, on the rare occasion, we had two-and-a-half, maybe three speakers: Drew […]
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As if we need introductions, I’m Abe. Got it? Good. Now, let’s move on. We got donuts today. That was really the highlight, but let’s review (this will be on the quiz): We started the morning at Public Citizen with Amit Narang. Mr. Narang talked to us about Public Citizen’s role in protecting the public […]
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Abe here. If you don’t already know me, I’m the guy who sacrifices sleep and limb every night to write to you about the American Politics DC Winter Seminar. But, I assume you already knew that. If I could describe today (Saturday, January 6, 2018) in one word, it would be “cold.” If I could […]
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Have you seen this man? Our Friend Kenny fell behind the group while reading about the Magna Carta1 DO NOT WORRY, HE CAUGHT UP, KENNY IS DOING JUST FINE Anyways, Backstreet’s Back, and by “Backstreet” I mean “I, Abe Winterscheidt [pronounced “winter-sheet”],” and by “Back,” I mean “somehow not frozen by the ungodly cold outside.” […]
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Abe here, I have an early, very, very, very… cold morning tomorrow, so let’s get this done real quickerino while I jam out to some nice early 2000’s music. Early 2000’s music is a secret blessing – list your favorites in the comments (Mr. Brightside, while being a meme apparently, is still an acceptable answer […]
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Good Evening, Abe here reporting from the timeless void that is my apartment living room. It’s supposed to snow tomorrow, which is cool. They say we’ll get one inch (I’ll spare you the joke). Coming from Atlanta, an inch of snow is a lot. As in, state of emergency, shut everything down kind of a lot. […]
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As a senior, the one question that people most often ask me is also the one question that I most dread answering: “What are you planning to do after college?” My usual reaction is to rattle off a vague answer that has something to do with museum work. While I am interested in pursuing a […]
Becoming the leader of any club requires time. So, it is difficult to imagine how a freshman could become the leader of a club before the first day of classes. However, during my freshman year activities fair, I was lucky enough to become the secretary of the racquetball club, so I will explain the process […]
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Hey y’all, I’m Abe Winterscheidt, a sophomore at William & Mary, double majoring in government and economics. I’ll be a part of the American Politics Seminar this January. I’m super excited for the seminar, especially for all of the site visits we’ll be getting to do while we’re there. I decided to do the Winter […]
As I compiled the end of semester reports, I noticed a bit of a theme for the Office of Community Engagement this fall. We have been doing a lot of welcoming. First we welcomed five new staff members to our team. That’s three new community engagement fellows, our new budget manager, and a new coordinator […]
We Admit It! The day is finally here. After several weeks of reading applications and committee meetings here in Williamsburg, it is time to officially release our first round of admission decisions. Early Decision notifications have been finalized and launched, and are currently on their way to your inboxes (Transfers: We have posted a separate Spring Transfer Edition […]
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We Admit It! We know how patiently transfer applicants have been waiting for their admission decisions. As of today, we have completed our spring transfer review process. Spring transfer decisions have been launched, and will be arriving in your inbox shortly. Below you will find all pertinent information about how decisions are released and what each decision […]
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Wouldn’t it be great if montages were a real thing? Take Rocky II, for example. To prepare for his fight against Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa has a long and grueling training schedule in front of him. Rather than having to actually go through the weeks and months that this training entails, in classic movie fashion, […]
It’s (almost) finals season. And do you know what that means? I will be drawing many (maybe too many) supply and demand graphs. I would tell you an economics joke right now, but I know the demand for one is very low! Economics is all about efficiency and maximizing utility. Below are a few principles […]
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Hi guys! Returning to campus following Thanksgiving break is both a stressful and exciting time. With two more weeks of class and finals on the horizon, there is a lot of work in store. A good way to relieve some of this stress is to walk through Colonial Williamsburg and see all the holiday decorations! […]
Even though it has been almost one year and a half since I sent out my application to William & Mary, I can still sense the great excitement and anxiety following the click of “submit” button. I would want you to know that now you have accomplished the most challenging part: filling out the application […]
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Casualty in Santhiram General Hospital The first patient I saw in the casualty was an old man who was so weak that he could not even lift his hands to drink water. He hadn’t been eating anything at home since a few days ago; he was only drinking juice at night. When he came to […]
Urology Department Before coming to Santhiram, many villagers attempt to treat their illnesses locally through RMPs (who I have written about in my previous blog), according to a PG (post-graduate) student. These RMPs prescribe medications that only provide temporary relief because they treat the symptoms but not the cause. For example, steroids are often prescribed […]
Saturday found the 2017 W&M Geological Field Methods course in the field. This year’s class is composed of 16 junior and senior geology majors, and our field projects have taken us from the College Woods to the Fall Zone to the Blue Ridge Mountains. One of our Blue Ridge projects is focused on mapping the […]
“William & Mary students are passionate and ambitious.” Whether or not you are currently a member of the William & Mary community, if you have heard anything about the students here, you will have likely heard variations of this same phrase over and over again. We are involved in many different organizations, participate in research, […]
Ophthalmology My first stop of the week was at the ophthalmology department. The ophthalmology department has been the fastest-developing department in Santhiram. It has been renovated extensively in the past few months with the addition of LASIK equipment. During my time in the outpatient room, I immediately noticed that almost all of the patients were […]
Hi everyone! In the past two weeks, the most frequent topic of conversation on campus has been course registration. Whether registration went perfectly or if it did not work out remotely as planned, everyone is talking about it. I wanted to talk a little about how registration has worked for me since I transferred here. […]
This weekend I am going to ask you: do numbers and graphs really confuse you to the point where you are nervous about falling behind in class? The answer varies, and it begins with the COLL Curriculum! Those who have already tackled the NQR portion say they can handle the quantitative data for any discipline, or […]
Usually, I go straight into the academics part of my time in India because it occupies most of my time, but this week, I want to tell you about an absurd situation that happened on my way to the hospital. One truck was going the wrong way (it is actually quite common to go the […]
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