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Graduation!

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Yesterday I graduated! The ceremony took a little over an hour, and it involved a couple of speeches, a few musical performances and of course, the main event itself: the giving of the diplomas and switching the tassel from the right to the left. For a little bit over a week, I’ve been entrenched in the belief that I won’t really be graduated until finals are over (because really, who actually graduates before finishing finals), but there was something about the incontrovertible symbolism of that gesture that was too much to ignore, and it got to me. I guess this is it; next Thursday I will officially finish my studies at The College of St. Scholastica!

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Housing Cancellation Form

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Upon graduating, everyone is required to fill out a housing cancellation form–at least those graduating in December. Housing contracts usually run for an academic year, so unless you’re graduating on time (in which case I don’t know what happens, maybe you become abducted by aliens), you have to notify ResLife that you’re leaving early. It is a formality, but one that can save you from having to pay late-checkout fees! So now you know: you’re making a quasi-adult contract with ResLife–don’t break it! 

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Christmas Feast

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Every year, the college organizes a Christmas feast at GDR. It usually takes place around these dates, and it is always free for all St. Scholastica students, faculty, staff and their families! Food is always the same: turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, cooked vegetables, and breaded ravioli with marinara sauce. The ravioli were definitely my favorite! They never fail to make my night. It was quite charming to see faculty and staff having a great time with their families. This is what Christmas is about!

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Independent Study Meeting

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Yesterday I met with the professor who is supervising my independent study. Last week I turned in a draft for my paper, and yesterday she gave me an overview of the edits she made as well as some advice for future directions. In general, most edits were concerned with formatting, but we also discussed the content of the essay and its implications to society. It was fun to talk about the future directions of psychology with my professor!

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Sr. Ann Edward Scanlon Scholarship

Friday, December 6th, 2019

I simply want to give a shout-out to The College of St. Scholastica for offering small—but consequential—scholarships to those students who need them  and look for them. When I first moved to the US 6 years ago I was told scholarships were much more attainable than in my home country. I had trouble believing it at first, for I applied to several without success, but as I built my resume and continued trying, I was pleased to see that it was true. Thank you St. Scholastica for awarding me the Sr. Ann Edward Scanlon Scholarship! 

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