What Makes Harry Potter so Magical?

Why am I still a loyal Potterhead, five years after the last Harry Potter book was published? My alarm clock wakes me up with the chimes of Hedwig’s Theme. My future cat is already named Dobby. When I study abroad in England next semester, I’m buying a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone … Continue reading What Makes Harry Potter so Magical?

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Research Papers

Another school year, another set of papers to be assigned and written. It’s completely understandable to look at those syllabi with a feeling of dread. The first paper of the semester is often the most daunting, and it can be hard to get back into the swing of things. It’s a mighty big leap from … Continue reading Goodbye Summer, Hello Research Papers

The Art of Keeping a Journal – Not a Livejournal, mind you

I don’t know about you, but I love to rant about my life. I am fully aware that studies show that venting to others does not actually help, but who really listens to those studies? Generally the victim of my violent musings is whoever happens to be physically closest to me at the time the … Continue reading The Art of Keeping a Journal – Not a Livejournal, mind you