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This is Me – Lauren Hawkins

Hello everyone! My name is Lauren.  I love hoodless sweatshirts, the Sound of Music, the smell of dryer sheets, rainstorm dances, piles of crunchy leaves, laughter, Christmas music, chocolate chip cookies, red shoes, photography, sharks, hugs, and the Freedom Writers Diary.

Now that we have all the important things out of the way – I am [...]

Past Spring Breaks

With spring break just a week away, I thought I would talk about my past spring breaks! I have had some pretty great adventures the last three years. For my freshmen year, I ended up just going home, but it was exactly what I needed. I was able to spend some quality time in the [...]

Simonelli Appreciation Club

Dr. Simonelli is the most amazing teacher ever! He is not just fun to have in class and willing to answer your questions, but he is a great person. In order to honor his awesomeness, I decided to start the Simonelli Appreciation Club. This is my unofficial club, consisting of group of friends who all [...]

My Jan Term to Italy

Jan Term was everything I could have hoped for and more. It was an absolute dream!

For 14 days, I explored all around northern Italy with 30 people, including 13 other McDaniel students, and some alumni. The class was photography and we were all required to have a theme to focus our efforts on something [...]

Jan Term Trip to Italy

Tonight I have a meeting for the Jan Term I will be taking during the weeks between fall and spring semesters. I will be taking a photography in northern Italy trip and I am beyond excited!

We will be visiting Florence, Siena, Assisi, Rome, Venice, and Milan, among other cities. This will be my first [...]