Category Archives: Around Boston

Finally Settling In

The transition to graduate school and a new city is a difficult one.  However, I was slightly cocky and full of “I-just-graduated-college” pride, and didn’t think it was such a big deal.  I was ready to tackle the world after … Continue reading

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I Like School Work in June. How about You?

Today was the first day of registration for summer classes. I signed up for Clinical Practice of Psychodynamic Theory and Positive Psychology for summer session I, official confirmation that I won’t be able go with my college friends on their ridiculous Europe … Continue reading

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Putting the “Ew” in “Lit ReviEW”

Actually, I kinda enjoy writing this lit review (it’s for my Clinical Seminar class); I got a late start on it, however, and it’s due on Wednesday, so…. “ugh,” “ew,” “boo,” hiss, and whatnot. I have set up shop at a … Continue reading

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“Let yourself be puzzled by the obvious.” – Noam Chomsky

My first introduction to linguist/cognitive scientist/political critic Noam Chomsky was through Ali G’s prankster interview where he was asked such monumental questions as, “Why don’t you create a new language?… you could make a lot of money.” Chomsky responded with, … Continue reading

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Where My Ladies at

  There’s nothing like waking up at 5:30 am on a Saturday. Kishore was sprawled out on the bed next to me, closed eyes, gaping mouth, mocking me with his maintained slumber. He only woke up to tell me to stop using … Continue reading

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Holiday Fun: Procrastination? Or Self-Care?

I know you haven’t heard much from me the past couple weeks, but you shouldn’t take it personally.  It is finals time, so there is school stress.  It is application time to new sites, so there is practicum stress.  It … Continue reading

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“Americans don’t have hairdos” and Other Cultural Insights

I asked a friend of mine from Croatia, an Advertising grad student at BU, to share his biggest “criticism” of American culture, and he vehemently responded with, “Americans don’t have hairdos.” While I am very open about critiquing American culture, … Continue reading

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The Must List (MSPP Style)

Hello faithful readers! On this lazy Sunday evening, I’m lazing on the couch, a steaming cup of tea by my side and Predators on the TV. I’ve been sitting here wondering, what can I share with my current and future … Continue reading

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Voting, Registering, Presenting, oh my!

Happy Tuesday! And what an exciting day it has been. Between registering for classes and voting (you all voted, right?), today could not get more hectic. Unless you have a presentation for Internship Seminar, like I do. Then you’re day … Continue reading

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Holla’ BARCC, Young’n (Hooo Hooo!)… The Annual Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Gala!

One good thing about Boston is its availability of volunteer opportunities. Given my interest in social-justice-oriented issues, I chose to get involved with Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in an effort to play a role in challenging the gender-based power … Continue reading

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