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Blogging From Barnard: Classes

Blogging From Barnard: Classes

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her college experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt of her latest musings

My classes this semester are amazing. Incredible. Tantalizing.

Harlem Renaissance Literature: On the first day I learned everything about slavery - specifically in New York - that I didn't learn in any San Francisco public school. The primary text for the class, an anthology, was written with a feminist perspective.

I love this class, but not the size of its theme common to many of my classes this term. I thought a literature class would be limited to a seminar-sized group of students, yet there are 40-some-odd students in HRL, seated in rows of individual desks, an arrangement not conducive to discussion or general learning (a fact that is backed up by research which I read about for Educational Psychology).

Blogging From Barnard: Connections

Blogging From Barnard: Connections

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her college experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt of her latest musings.

The past couple of weeks have been all about connections: making them, finding them, missing them.

A couple staff members at First Graduate have a mission for me; from here on out I will call it Mission Networking Skills. They want me to get writing (more professionally than this blog), and they want me to make connections in the writing world.

Blogging From Barnard: Suspended Belief

Blogging From Barnard: Suspended Belief

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt from Suspended Belief and a Taqueria:

I don't want to believe it.

How could a whole school year go that fast? Technically I can't even call myself a first-year student anymore since I've finished all my exams and papers, but I'm not technically a sophomore either. Not that I'm emotionally ready to be a sophomore! I refuse to believe that in a few months, I must pick my major. I'm not ready. I want to stay a first-year student, go on Orientation Week's walking tours of the West Village again, and have the dining hall closed to all those annoying male jocks that crowd the food lines and weigh down their trays with multiple entrees. (Grrr.)

Blogging From Barnard: Perfection

Blogging From Barnard: Perfection

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt from Perfection:

Today is the best day in the year to show prospective students how great Barnard is. The African Dance classes are held outside to live music, in the sun, on a bright green lawn. The magnolia tree has littered the ground with its sweet-smelling petals. Seminar classes take place on the lawn. Everyone is smiling and laughing amongst groups of friends.  Everyone is outside. Campus is loud with chatter and discussion and music and brightly colored clothing that speaks for itself. The library is empty; the study room in the Diana is empty; people take lunch outside and sit under blossoming trees and right next to pockets of yellow daffodils. Everyone talks about all the cool classes they're signing up for in preparation for next semester.

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