{ 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 }


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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