Best & Worst #4

September 24: I have two bests! My parents and brothers came to visit me and we spent Thursday-Saturday together! We ate good food together (Cheesecake Factory, Estancia, Hopdoddy's) and also went kayaking! I felt energized and comforted around my family and it was a great experience. I was not sad when they left either, because I knew I…

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Dominion

"Piggy's glasses were misted again–this time with humiliation (486)." This part always hurt. Ralph was entrusted with this intimate weakness and he expelled it to the rest of the boys. Although humorous to some, it was ultimately what crippled Ralph and his team. It was sadism from Ralph, rather than Jack. "Piggy fell forty feet…

Bible 1

"The Bible is probably the most valuable single artifact belonging to The University of Texas System (Gutenberg Bible PDF, 4)." First off, that it amazing and I'm still in awe that UT has such resources to get its students and pupils such great relics of the past. And I googled the value/how much UT bought…

Best & Worst #3

September 16: I was not able to go to one of my RA's 21st birthday celebration. I had to go to a chair retreat, so it was bittersweet since I really wanted the chair position for HBSA. Yet at the same time, I really felt like I missed out on a bonding experience with my RA friends. I'm slowly…

Project Two Options Continued

"Einstein loathed the idea that reality is created by observers (988)." The talk about subatomic physics and how it's similar really interested me. Back in high school, a calculus teacher had told us of a project she worked on previously involving logic and Alice and Wonderland. She did not go into detail, but it sparked…

Best & Worst #2

September 8th & 9th: My friends and I decided to try something new these days. Last year, we often went out and that was the only time we were ever together since our schedules are pretty different. However, after our organizations's meeting on Thursday, I was feeling adventurous and suggested we visit a coffee shop and…

Options for Project II

"Alice's curiosity is one of the qualities that makes for a hero. She is willing to venture into the unknown, or that which is beyond self. She insists upon learning through experience as opposed to listening to someone else (her mother for instance) for information (979). I really like this quote from the student essay,…

Shapeshifting

"Almost immediately, the infant begins to transform. You are what you eat, as they say... (385)." I've always found this quote so interesting: "you are what you eat." Growing up, parents (including mine) have used fear to instill morals (or, the do's and don't's) of our society. This story involving the donkey reminded me of…

Best & Worst #1

Essentially, this is a journal/diary entry, and it makes it easier for me to write when I see it as such. My first official week here has been eventful, to say the least. It has certainly been filled with a diverse amount of emotions, but I'll let y'all be the judges of that! August 31st: I've…