My Admissions Essay
A few weeks ago I was looking through the old files in my external hard drive and I stumbled across my admissions essay to Bennington. It’s always a little strange reading things that you wrote years ago. Most of the time it doesn’t even feel as if I wrote it. But it was especially eerie to read such a poignant description of how I saw Bennington then and realize that my perception of...
In your life, you’ll find that you will die many times. You might think...– Alan Arkin, who came to speak at Bennington (his alma mater) today.
soundwordcolor-deactivated20111 asked: I'm visiting Bennington this weekend, and I just found out that Titus Andronicus is playing on Friday. The timing couldn't be more perfect. So stoked!
I Catch a Bus to D.C.
Last weekend I took the opportunity offered by the Bennington College Sustainability Committee to ride a chartered bus down to Washington in order to protest the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. My first exposure to the dynamics of a 12,000 person crowd startled me. I got my initial impression from afar, among the stragglers, hangers-on and petition gatherers at the crowd’s periphery. The...
Anonymous asked: I want to write a blog like these! Do I have to work in Admission to do it?
Anonymous asked: what would you say is the importance of submitting sat/act scores for applications? I know it says it's optional but what would you guess the percentage of people who submitted these scores and how much weight did it have on them getting in?
Anonymous asked: Bursting with love for Bennington!
Field Work Term reminiscing
With the approaching Field Work Term registration deadline (which is when we have to tell the FWT office what we are doing, where, and with who) on November 18th, I am naturally growing more and more excited for my last work experience but also doing a lot of reminiscing on my past ones and how they will all come together in the end. For most of my Field Work Terms I have worked in museums...
Is it Solipsistic in Here, or Is It Just Me?
So many photo posts, I know, I know but I think I’ve somehow ended up pulling an all-nighter and I’m not sure why. A few hours ago I started working and I’ve hit a really productive streak, with the exception of this post, so I’ll keep going until it dwindles. I’ve cozied up in a very secret corner of campus and hunkered down for the night. With all nighters come...
Anonymous asked: I want to go to Budapest. Right meow.
Sometimes my head spins
This is the code that I am working on in my Mobile Web Applications Development class. Sometimes I look at the symbols, letters, etc. and my mind goes blank. It is awesome, though, when you see what this becomes! The picture is below. The code in the first picture turns into this, which is amazing to me. I’ve never worked with code before this course, so this is all new and...
Anonymous asked: What types of questions would you be asked in an interview? Do they base it on what one hopes to form for their plan and what their passions are? Is there a type of student that they look for? How do they know if your "Bennington Material?"
Sunday To Do List
Get 8 hours of sleep and wake up at a reasonable time despite having gone to bed at 1:30 pm. Thank you, daylight savings. Write my final essay proposal for my literature class, The Post Civil War American Novel. (The loss of heritage in the recreation of identity in late 19th/early 20th century industrialism, YEAH.) Talk about gender over a catered brunch in my own common room. Watch...