The Survivor’s Guide to Finals

The Survivor’s Guide to Finals

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already arrived at the last week of classes. It’s wild that Last Day of Classes (LDOC) is this week, seniors that I’ve known since Convocation are graduating next month, and I’m a little more than a month away from starting my summer internship in DC. But there’s one more

Poverty, People, and Perspective — My Very W&M Break

I spent the first Monday morning of my spring break standing around in a Maryland soup kitchen. Let me explain. I had trained since October to understand the issue of poverty, hunger, and homelessness through Branch Out National. In January, my co-site leader and I received our team, educated them, and now here we were,

Thanksgiving Break: Going Home or Leaving Home?

It’s that time of year again. The time when the trees are changing color, the nights are getting longer, and the café has started making pumpkin bread and turkey with mashed potatoes more often. All of this means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and for me it’ll be the first time seeing my


We are terrified of our freshman year of college. It’s not something we like to admit, even to ourselves.  After all, aren’t our college years supposed to be the most exciting and fun-filled years of our life? We’ve all seen it in TV shows and in the movies: the wild adventures, the crazy parties (come