April 16, 2014
my blog turned 5 today!

my blog turned 5 today!

April 11, 2014
April 7, 2014

Anonymous asked: I just read a few thing about FA giving people trouble and the FA package I got for my first year is pretty good but if I lose it, it's guaranteed that I can no longer attend Emory. What's your take on this? P.S. I'm on the very low end of the income bracket

yeah, i’ve heard some horror stories too, but don’t let that discourage you.

did you know that emory has been named a 'best value' school by the princeton review? that’s definitely proved to be true for me. you can read more about my fin.aid experiences here, but the long-story-short is that emory has been incredibly generous with me and i really believe in our financial aid.

keep in mind that you’re not likely to completely ‘lose’ your aid package after the first year. for some people, it does decrease a bit, but it’s not drastic—i think a lot of times it happens because the family’s circumstances change year-to-year. also, remember that our fin.aid department is willing to work with you. if you get your aid package results for your second year and it doesn’t look like enough, don’t hesitate to contact the fin.aid people with your concerns.

good luck! <3

Anonymous asked: Does Emory have like black tie events?? I would really like to wear my prom dress again :D

i don’t know that there’s a lot of occasion for prom dresses, but if yours is knee-length or shorter (i.e. not a super traditional ball gown) you might get some use out of it. the first thing that does come to mind is freshman semi-formal.

This annual event is one of the highlights of a student’s freshman year. First-year students have the chance to dress up, be transported via bus to an off campus location (past locations include the Fox Theatre, the Atlanta History Museum and Fernbank Museum of Natural History), and enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing with their entire class. Close to 1000 first-year students attend this party and it is an event to remember. (source)

also, not to be presumptuous, but have you considered donating your dress? if you can’t find another time to wear it, or maybe after freshman semi, there are definitely other girls out there who’d appreciate yours.

hope this helped!

April 6, 2014

Anonymous asked: I'm just not sure if I want to go to school only an hour from home, but...what can you tell me Emory's language department? I've heard they have a great program (and I'm interested in linguistics/French), but I was just about set on another school. Emory gave me very nice aid, though, and I emailed a prof and he emailed me back almost immediately, which was cool. thanks!

it’s not a language department, per se, but a collection of programs and departments! like linguistics, spanish, french, german, and so on.

and maybe you shouldn’t take my word for it, because it actually is my major, but the program in linguistics is excellent. we’re maybe not the most-known program in the college, but the faculty are awesome. and the classes are great, plus there’s lots of overlap between our program and related ones—anthro, soc, psych, neuro, etc.—so you’re getting lots of experience in all corners of the field.

you should definitely try to take ling 101 (with dr. tamasi) or 201 (with anybody) during your first year here, so you can get a taste for whether ling is as interesting as you thought it’d be. 201 is your general ‘intro’ class, covering all the major sub-fields. tamasi’s 101 is great, too, and very do-able for a freshman. they’re both required for the major, so if you decide to declare, you can cross them off your list. :)

additionally, it’d be very easy for you to do a double major in french and linguistics. the ling major is only 9 classes if you don’t count the language fluency requirement, which you’ll complete as part of your french major anyway.

hope you pick us! :DDD

April 2, 2014
atlurbanist:

Good morning you beautiful hunk of city. Downtown Atlanta.

atlurbanist:

Good morning you beautiful hunk of city. Downtown Atlanta.

March 31, 2014
natgeofound:

Girls standing in water holding bunches of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Girls standing in water holding bunches of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

Anonymous asked: I have to admit this. I am terrified. I am currently a sophomore in high school and my grades are dropping because I missed so much school. I had to go to the hospital and found out that I had bronchitis and a stomach issue. Physical activities such as walking up the stairs caused me chest pain. I am a very intelligent student and I fear that my drop in grades will hinder me from getting accepted.

oh man. please take my advice and don’t let your fear get in the way of your goals. sophomore year was my rough year too. between a bout of depression, some physical therapy, and basically chronic pain… let’s just say that it didn’t add up to a stellar report card.

but it’s only your second year. next year will be better, and by college app season of senior year, you’ll be back to your stellar self. maybe even better than before. you know what admissions boards love to see? improvement.

when i was working on the common app, i made the decision to use some of my essay space explaining what i went through in sophomore year and, more importantly, what it taught me. i explained that because i’d basically sat idly by while a whole year of my life passed, i was a stronger, more motivated person. it’s the rough times that shape you.

also, since missing class seems to be your main issue, i’d definitely talk to your teachers/a guidance counselor and tell them your concerns. they can be pretty helpful. :)

feel better soon!

March 28, 2014

oh hey, class of 2018.

so many acceptances on the emory tag today! serious congratz to all of you. if you have questions, feel free to ask away here or review all the older asks here.

fingers crossed that i’ll be an orientation leader again next fall and be able to meet all of you!

March 27, 2014

a song to induce productivity while i complete the only homework i have due this weekend. making my parents proud, y’all.

(Source: Spotify)

March 21, 2014
The Chocolate Girl, (detail), by Jean-Etienne Liotard.(via)

The Chocolate Girl, (detail), by Jean-Etienne Liotard.
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(via honestly-wtf)

March 19, 2014
natgeofound:

Roaring out of Auyan-Tepui’s wall, a waterfall plummets over 3,000 feet in Venezuela, March 1963.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Roaring out of Auyan-Tepui’s wall, a waterfall plummets over 3,000 feet in Venezuela, March 1963.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic

a song to induce productivity while i right write a paper in response to an art show i didn’t actually go to.

edit: thanks mom for texting me just to correct my typos.

(Source: Spotify)

March 16, 2014
did i mention that after i posted that comic a few days ago, my mom decided to re-name our cat?

did i mention that after i posted that comic a few days ago, my mom decided to re-name our cat?