Confession Time: I Didn’t Like Frozen

Frozen

 

You were wondering who that one person in the whole world is who didn’t like it, and I’m right here.

I didn’t want it to be this way, but it is and now we all just have to deal with it. I’m going to lay out the reasons I just could not love this movie, so that maybe I’ll stop getting shocked and hateful stares every time I share the news. ***SPOILER WARNING***: I will be discussing many aspects of the plot and characters, so I’ll probably give away everything about the movie. I waited until now to write this so that anyone who was dying to see it will have probably already seen it, and anyone who hasn’t probably just doesn’t care that much about spoilers.

Continue reading

The Library Diary: How to Do Research at LBJ Presidential Library

RR

It has come to my attention that many college students do not know how to do research at a real, actual, brick-and-mortar library, and many graduate without ever learning how to do this incredibly simple thing. The rest of us are usually forced into going to a library when a class requires it, because if the decision were up to us then we wouldn’t use a source that can’t be found on JSTOR.

Continue reading

The Honors Quad: Told by Someone Who Never Lived There

austin__tx_-_Google_Maps

I am aware that on some level this blog should help prospective and new Plan II students; it should describe the Plan II experience so that people don’t show up to the first week of college and completely freak out because they had no idea what it would be like. And so, I feel obligated to talk about the Honors Quad, but there is a small yet important problem with that: I never lived there. I never even saw an Honors Quad room, because I never wanted to. Look, I just do not care about the Honors Quad. But despite this deep-seated apathy, I have managed to understand some things about the Honors Quad and life there, so I have written this list of things to help new Plan II students out.

Continue reading

You Don’t Know What Hell Is: A PSA About Summer Vacation

jekyll

So it’s summer, and your parents want to take a fun trip. Maybe, like me, you are home from college for the summer, and they missed you. Maybe you are still in high school, and this is the summer before your senior year, and they can hear the clock ticking down hours until you spread your wings and fly away. Either way, I would like to share a story with you. It is part comedy, part horror, and all memoir.

This essay contains some adult language, so if that offends you….. well, EXCUUUUUUSE ME!

Continue reading