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Rethinking Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

I love attending lectures on campus, and my favorites are always the ones sponsored by the English department. On Tuesday evening, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Holloway Lecture, where I got to listen to Princeton professor Bill Gleason give his talk, “Masterpiece Theater Revisited: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Pulps.”

I have to [...]

The Best Homecoming Ever!

Tailgating during the game is a big tradition on the Hill! Sororities and fraternities traditionally paint their letters on the grass prior to games.

I’m a senior this year, so I knew that I had to make the most of my last Homecoming as a current student on the Hill. (Plenty more Homecomings await [...]

Tutor Dinners: The Best of Work and Play

I have the rare and wonderful privilege of having one of the best jobs on campus–I’m a peer writing tutor at McDaniel’s writing center. Most of the work I do as a writing tutor involves working one-on-one with students who sign up to use our services–we help students brainstorm, research, and revise their written work [...]

Hopefully not my last Fall Break…

Anyone who’s currently a senior in high school will attest that senior year is a year of “lasts,” and this is a bittersweet thing. The same thing happens in college, and right now, I’m finishing up my last day of my “last” Fall Break as a McDaniel student.

Some McDaniel fall foliage as viewed [...]

New lessons in technology from New Media Writing

This semester, as I mentioned in my previous post, I’m taking an English class called New Media Writing, a 3000-level class that students can count towards the English major or the writing minor. My last post focused mainly on our “Nichepertise” projects and the fact that we have a lot of class discussions on Twitter, [...]