Category: *Monica’s Blog

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Freedom of Speech and Philosophy

There is nothing quite like fixating on a speaker with all your attention, straining to catch every idea as it bursts; to focus as thoughts fly at you, each sharp with crystalline intelligence. That...


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Shenanigans

Hey readers! So, it’s been a surprisingly busy week given that I only have two classes. …I’m actually kind of stuck on that fact, given that I’M NOT DOING ANYTHING BESIDES TWO CLASSES AND...


THE BLOGGERS! We met up for our bi-annual meeting to report on how everything is going. Lia, Caitlin, me, and Emily-- Paulina had to leave early, but she was there too!

Coming Home

It’s so weird, familiarity. It manifests itself in dozens of tiny, subtle ways: so slow-acting that I never take account of it. Like when I’m walking back from Harvard Medical School, after having spent...


And to my dear, dear friends on the swim team, who I could never do without :).

End of a Semester

It’s that time of year, readers. Writing thank you cards to professors time . This is not an expectation for college, but it’s something I enjoy for much the same reason I enjoy writing...


Hmm... goodies made by our lovely biology professors :)

Being a Senior in College

* note that this is going to be one of two blog posts this week, because my thoughts diverged down the middle . This one is “Being a Senior in College”, and the next...


Happy retirement, Prof. Turnbull! The Science Center staff and students march in a parade as they fetch Prof. Turnbull from her last ever class after 35 years of teaching...

The Paper Post

Hey readers! *flails a bit* Welcome to Monica’s pre-finals finals week! It’s nuts, and I need to write some papers. But as I was thinking about this fact and the blog yesterday, it occurred...