{ Hello }

I’m Ruby, a second-year student from England, doing a double degree in music composition and something in the college. I still have no clue what — and I seem to like changing my mind most days on that. I grew up in the town of bicycles and old buildings, a.k.a. Cambridge, and in South Africa — my dad’s from there, and my grandparents are MPs in the ANC. So, I’m not all that British. But I did once use the queen’s toilet when I was five (long story), so I guess I do have a royal connection...

And here I am, in a tiny town in rural Ohio. How did that happen? Anyway, I think I love it. Oberlin’s a little bubble of good things and good people. So far, it has been a massive rollercoaster. There’s so much to do and far too few hours in the day. I am very, very happy to be here, studying things that I love and having an incredible time.



{ Entries }

07.21.13

Oberlin in Ghana

The Oberlin Creativity and Leadership Fund gave me a grant of $2000 to start a clean water project in Dodome Awuiasu.
04.05.13

Good news!

Here are some fun things that will be happening thanks to Oberlin this semester.
02.09.13

The Back of Steven Fry's Head

This is the primary view that I was afforded of the man behind the voice of the Harry Potter audiobooks, one night during Winter Term.
01.25.13

Foodie Revelations

Gingerbread, ice cream, curry, yoghurt and sushi.
01.15.13

The Life of Eggboy

Cactus versus weed.
10.18.12

Ratsy's and Catsys

Much fluff.
10.11.12

My Oberlin Birthday!

Featuring a very cool rock!
09.29.12

A Walky with Shorty

I've been taking lovely Shorty for walks on the weekends. He is insane.
09.27.12

Dogsdogsdogsdogsgods!

Does what it says on the tin.
08.21.12

First Year Nerves

And why you should forget them.
08.21.12

Second Year 'Nerves', or Life Without 9am

Random summer nonsense.
08.13.12

Three Cheers for South Korea!

A summer of rain, then a gap in the clouds and The Queen jumped from the sky to the cheering crowds....
05.14.12

Obie Talk Shuts Down

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. Albert Camus, Defence of Freedom, 1960. This morning, I learned...
04.28.12

Obie Talk

Oberlin's dirty secret, and why it must be stopped.
04.07.12

Parrot dance stuff

Ballet, mating rituals, renal calculus - it's all here.
03.30.12

The Mystery

Things I just do not understand.
03.28.12

Berriwis and the BeMuse

Kiwi-inspired composition.
03.14.12

I MET HERBIE HANCOCK!

dum, dum, dum, doo doo doo dum, dum, dum....
03.12.12

General Life Update

Birthdays and fossas!
02.23.12

I am not a morning person, but I am a Cheerio person.

First choice plain, second choice honey nut.
01.31.12

I LOVE WOLVES (Banff Part 3)

Good wolfy, don't chase the elk...
01.31.12

Banffragilisticexpialidociousushi (Banff Part 2)

Huskies and cucumber rolls!! Mainly huskies.
01.31.12

1. Banfffffff*!$?@(*&#?^@%! Part 1

The Deer Whisperer
12.17.11

Professors Say the Funniest Things

Also, a seagull.
12.09.11

Thank you for the food!

And the music, of course.
11.23.11

Oberlin: A Fruit Exposé - Part 2

Where I run out of things to say about fruit and keep talking. Please do not read if you're in a serious mood.
11.13.11

Oberlin: A Fruit Exposé - Part 1

The undercover investigation begins.
11.03.11

Oberninjas

You are never, ever too old to trick-or-treat.
10.31.11

Womberlin

The womb chair, taken on the macro-scale, is an analogy for the soft, supportive, wonderful, dreamy bubble of Oberlin.

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