Tribe Generations

Tribe Generations

The other night, I had the privilege of attending a dinner hosted at a William and Mary alumna’s house, right here in Williamsburg. My co-chair for Senior Class Gift, Michael Tsidulko, and I both attended the informal get-together, and we both had a wonderful time mingling with different generations of Tribe alumni. Though we are

7 Down, 1 To Go

As the end of the semester is fast approaching, I wanted to catch up on what has been going on in my life these past few months. Getting ready for the final semester of my senior year at college can be kind of daunting, and sometimes sad. I realized, as I registered for classes a

Putting the Green in Green and Gold

At William & Mary, we take sustainability seriously, and are continually looking for ways to green our campus.  From our academic program to our dining halls, every aspect of William & Mary is getting more environmentally friendly. Our Student Environmental Action Coalition is one of the largest student run organizations and has been increasingly effective

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Almost heaven, West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains Shenandoah River- Life is old there Older than the trees Younger than the mountains Growin’ like a breeze… -John Denver “Take me Home, Country Roads” For the past two and a half weeks, I have listened to John Denver’s “Take me Home, Country Roads” hundreds of times.  Literally

Some Much Deserved Love for the Reference Librarians at Swem Library

When I give tours to prospective students and their families, I always try to mention the extra academic resources available to students: different help groups on campus like the Writing Resources Center, weekly Math Department help hours, or the Reference Librarians.  Ohhh, the reference librarians!  A professor for an English class I took sophomore year

Alma Mater Hail

Last week something felt a little different around the College. There was a sense of excitement in the air, a growing anticipation that continued to build as the days passed. Students and faculty began looking forward to the weekend with even more impatience than usual, and the ever-present green and gold became even more ubiquitous.

Geology Rocks…Seriously

I spent this summer in Moab, Utah, working on my senior thesis in Geology.  When I wasn’t taking breaks from the heat with my three research partners (Lauren Lamp and Matt Sparacino from William & Mary, and Tevis Blom from Colorado University), I was studying bedrock channels—rivers that run over rock—and how the weathering of

In which the hot spots we flock to serve cold treats

The smell of autumn is in the air as I walk to classes in cardigans and new boots. Fall break approaches, and with that the anticipation of a lovely extended weekend in Williamsburg. Wait, what? Aren’t you going home, Cristina? Well, seeing as the parents are out of the country and I’ve done all my

Get Me to the Greek

When I arrived on campus my freshman year, I was about as anti-sorority as they come.  Sure, for some girls it might be fun; but for me, there was absolutely NO WAY this self-proclaimed tomboy was going to join a group of squealy girly girls.  Freshman year came and went without any sort of nagging

Plague of the Service Bug

After being a member of an international alternative break trip, then leading one to Central America to work on housing issues, I was bitten by a swarm of Service Bugs. Since then, I have had the privilege of working for Branch Out International, a program run by the Office of Community Engagement and Scholarship, that