{ Hello }

Why hello there! I’m Emma, and I’m a third year politics major from Houston (or as Beyonce refers to it, H-Town vicious.) While I don’t always agree with the political climate of the South, I do appreciate a good pecan pie with a nice scoop of Bluebell Homemade Vanilla ice cream on top.

I love music of indie rock persuasion, Harry Potter, and Italian food. My favorite movie is Heathers. I’m currently living in La Maison Francophone, and I am studying abroad in Paris in the spring. I’m involved with Students United For Reproductive Freedom, and as well as doing stuff for WOBC and The Grape. Basically, I’m a real media mogul, like Oprah (tune into Kurt Cobain’s Journal, Fridays at 3pm @ 91.5 FM!). I love musicals. I have an unusual fondness for rainy days. If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be all four of the Golden Girls.

Things you can find me doing: attempting to read for pleasure, drinking vanilla lattes, and doing the dance to the red dress version of Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights.”

{ Entries }


Wide Open Spaces

I'm back, and I still love the Dixie Chicks.

Art and the Art of the Flânerie

My time in Paris is nearly over. Here's what I spent a good chunk of time doing.

Vive les Cultural Differences

Surprise! Living in France is not the same as living in America!

From Paris to Prague

The land of beer and bridges.

Scooters and Cigarettes

Everyone in France has a fix for either.

Au Revoir

Saying goodbye to the year and the country.

We Will Grieve But We Will Not Give Up

Trump wants a nasty woman? I intend to be the nastiest woman I can be.

H-Town Vicious

This is how they made me/Houston, Texas BABY! - Beyoncé

Halfway There

Whoa/We're halfway there/WHOAAAA/Livin' on iced vanilla lattes and bagels from The Local

See Ya Later, Sophomore Year

I am halfway through my college experience! Whoa!

Getting on My Soapbox

Oberlin has been in the news a lot. I've got things to say about that.

Start of the Second Semester

Do I like my classes? Will I ever stop being homesick? (The answers are yes, and probably not.)

A Smattering of Thoughts I've Had Since December 18th

December 18th being the day I came home. My feelings on winter term, David Bowie, and turning 20.

Sophomore Year Playlist

What music got me through this semester, and why I love it so.

Sometimes College Isn't Great

Talking about my icky feelings in a pretty personal blog post may not make for a fun read, but I hope I can shed some light on the realities of being a student here.

Let's Get Political

Why my choice of major isn't just academic - it's personal.

Ladies of Literature (Plus David Sedaris)

In which I discuss the books I read over the summer.

An Introvert's Guide to Orientation

And the rest of college, for that matter.

Summer Bloggin' (Having a Blast!)

With a "Grease" reference in the title and promises of details of my summer AND advice for incoming Obies, what more does one need in a blog?

I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman

Random musings from the end of the year, featuring Britney Spears, Paul Simon, and Sandy the Squirrel.

Marilyn in Oberlin

"It's a David Bowie night, it's a David Bowie life, we are all just puppets in this David Bowie world!"

Smells Like Tween Spirit

We all had an awkward phase. Me, I was a twelve-year-old Twilight fan rocking out to Nirvana, lamenting that my classmates weren't as cool as Daria Morgendorffer.

I Have Friends, and They Have Thoughts

My friends are wonderfully cool and smart, and I thought it was about time for the rest of the world to hear what they have to say. For any indecisive prospies out there + for anyone who wants the REAL scoop on what it's like to be an Obie.

The Winternship

What did I do during the 42 days I was away from Oberlin? Find out here!

What I Know For Sure

Yes, I am stealing my title from a monthly article that Oprah writes, but damn it, if it's good enough for Oprah, it's good enough for me.

You Will Be OK, I Promise

This one goes out to all the nervous prospies out there - it is all going to work out fine.

The F Word

No, not THAT f-word. The other one - feminism.

There's No Place Like Home

I return home and feel all the feelings.

Cowboy Take Me Away (To Oberlin!)

A Houston native relocates above the Mason-Dixon line.

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