Siena, Italy: Just Getting Started

Siena, Italy: Just Getting Started

Hey Everyone, So I’m back in Italy. I spent the summer in Florence and it wasn’t quite enough. I decided to come back and spend a whole semester learning Italian. I’ve chosen to attend a program called Siena Italian Studies which is offered through Study Abroad Italy (check out the bottom of this page for



The Flavor of Italy (and Pâté)

[I just wanted to add a quick note and let you all know that I wrote a series of blogs while I was in Italy last month that I didn’t have the capability to post while I was actually there. This is the first of a series that I will be posting for the next



Shin Splints & Finals

I am sitting in Swem attempting to work on a paper (obviously it’s not going too well) and tapping my foot to George Michael’s song Faith. Last day of classes is this Friday…which is hard to believe. All that separates me from Friday is a paper, problem-set, and review activity. The paper is causing me



That Time of Year…

Hey Everyone, This post is going to be short because I have two exams tomorrow and I should be studying, but I thought that this time of year warranted a quick post.  My Facebook newsfeed has been buzzing for the past week as my high school friends received decisions from various schools. [Note: I want



Catching Up and Hitting the Ground Running

It’s Sunday afternoon – the day when I try to catch up on all the things I meant to get done during the week and that includes blogging after a very long interlude. I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by. It’s really hard to imagine that only six months ago I was nervously



Midterm Smörgåsbord: Nutella, Notes, & New Expectations

I am having blog writer’s block so I apologize for the delay. It didn’t really occur to me (although it should have) that writing a blog to appear on the William and Mary website would increase the probability that people would read it instead of my thoughts just quietly disappearing into the noise of cyber



My Pre-Dawn Jogging Delusion

I had this concept before entering W&M that in college I would become a completely different person. My annoying habit of over-thinking things? Gone. My inability to get up early? I’d be up at 7 a.m. cheerfully getting in a morning run before heading to class. My fear of science? In college, chemistry would be