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Senior Year Highlights!

Andriana writes about the highlights of her *senior year* (so far)!

Andriana writes about the highlights of her *senior year* (so far)!

Hello hello!

It has been forever. My first trimester of senior year(?!) has been *quite* busy, and I can’t wait to write all about it.

But first, the basics.

What was I doing this summer?

I was an editorial intern at Pegasus Books. (More on that later.)

What classes am I taking?

This term, I am taking two English classes: Shakespeare I and Terrorism and the Novel. I am also taking a religion class just for funsies, entitled Food, Justice, and Nonviolence: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Perspectives. (Whew.)

What else is new?

Not much! But I have made a couple of changes this year. I have started working at the Writing Center. I am one of the editors-in-chief for Carleton’s Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Studies (yay!). Am I forgetting anything? Oh, right. . .

Did I mention I’m a senior?!?!?!

Senior Year

Senior year is a total blast! I am having so much fun both in and out of class. Below, I have included some of my favorite parts (so far).

A Night at the Guthrie

Last week, a group of students in the English department went to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. We attended the opening night of Sally & Tom, a play about the relationship between Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, as well as the people trying to tell their story in the present day. It was a fabulous night! Not only was the play wonderful, but we had a lot of fun going to the Twin Cities as a group and getting a night at the theater.

The view from the Guthrie Theater

Second Laird Miscellany

I have officially become a co-editor of the English department’s blog, the Second Laird Miscellany. I am really enjoying it! The two other editors and I have spent a ton of time together hanging out and writing fun posts about all things English.

Some of my favorite moments? We sat down with Prof. Mike Kowalewski a few weeks ago to discuss the Carleton Miscellany, a renowned literary magazine of yore. We also had a movie night recently and watched the film Tuscaloosa, which was filmed on the Carleton campus in 2017! (It features the department’s home, Laird Hall, quite prominently.) It’s been a great way to be more engaged in the English department!


second laird miscellany
Meet the Imp

Fall Colors

Fall is upon us! And that means cooler weather and beautiful colors in Northfield with the changing of seasons. While fall of course comes every year, it is always a joy for me. A simple walk back from town the other day even resulted in multiple photo stops. The bright yellows, oranges, and reds provided a perfect contrast to the dark grey sky. Gorgeous!


fall beauty
During my walk this week


How could I talk about the highlights of my senior year so far without mentioning friends? It has been so wonderful to spend time with the people that I haven’t seen in forever (like, since June!). We’ve gone to events around campus, played lots of games (my personal favorite so far being a Mennonite favorite called Dutch Blitz), and eaten many a meal together.

We are certainly making the most of our last year at Carleton :’)


william the cat
More time with friends = more time with Cat



Andriana is a native of Richmond, VA, though her love of snow suggests she might be a northerner at heart. She is in her senior year at Carleton, where she is an English major and a Cross-Cultural Studies minor. When Andriana isn’t busy staying warm in the Minnesotan tundra, you can find her binge-reading, playing music, or watching a favorite movie or show for the umpteenth time. Meet the other bloggers!