What a Week!

Wow! It’s been one fast paced week but it’s finally done! Now I can at least take a breath, hang out, and rest up before finals start on Monday. It’s funny but it seems like the busiest or hardest weeks here at Exeter are the ones that go the fastest. I think that definitely holds true for this week. I’ve been all over the place with cycling tryouts, music lessons, and classes that are wrapping up. On Monday I handed in my mini 332, a short periodicals history research paper. I wrote about how the Great Depression affected farmers. It was a pretty interesting topic since I got to talk about the human effects rather than the economics of the depression and I chose farmers because of my Mountain School roots! On Tuesday night I proctored the church for evening prayer (EP, as we call it here) and that went really well. I just started proctoring the church this term but I’m really enjoying it and I’m going to keep doing it next term. On Wednesday I had a half day so I got a jump on my post lab questions for my biology elective and yesterday I finished them. Continue reading

Just Another Night

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So this is a shot of my desk today. To the bottom-left corner, you can see my girl scout cookies from the lovely Mrs Waleryszak. If any of you have ever interviewed at or toured Exeter, you probably met Mrs Waleryszak manning the front desk. She’s a lovely, caring person, who surprises her starving head tour guides with cookies in their PO. I’ll be enjoying those later. Moving a little to the right, you may notice the Hoyt Hall Duty Book. As a proctor in my dorm, it’s part of my job to check students in once a week. Preps and Lowers check in at 8, Uppers at 9 and seniors at 10. Preps, Lowers and Uppers are supposed to be waiting in their rooms and so I have to go around the dorm and hunt them down when it’s time for check-in. (For Seniors it’s the other way round, they have to go find the book.) Actually, here’s a little check-in story: It was just after I became a proctor last year, the first night I was ever on duty. I was supposed to do all the 8pm check-ins, but after going through the entire dorm I couldn’t find half the preps and lowers. By the third or fourth time I’d run around the entire dorm, I was starting to freak out, along with Ms Chu, who’d also run all around the dorm with me. Continue reading