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Concert Review: Mumford and Sons

By Lindsay PuvelJune 23, 2011
On June 9th, the weather at Merriweather Post Pavilion was not so merry. Just as the opening act was beginning, a torrential downpour of monsoon-like rain moved in, drenching the nearly 15,000 fans with lawn tickets. We dry few inside the pavilion thanked the deities ... More  →
Concert Review: Mumford and Sons

Vacation Horror Stories

By Lindsay PuvelJune 3, 2011
Summer vacations should be extended periods of time filled with relaxation, laughter, and family bonding. Instead, they’re often extended periods of time filled with tension, obnoxious relatives, and rain. I’ve had my share of “fundatory” family vacations, and while some have been more enjoyable than ... More  →
Vacation Horror Stories

The Triumph of the Short Story

By Lindsay PuvelMay 27, 2011
I used to hate short stories. To me, the short story was a pale imitation of the novel—essentially, an unfinished thought, a weak, impotent, and even lazy gesture at what could have been greatness. To me, the short story was worthy of the seventh grade ... More  →
The Triumph of the Short Story

Summer Blues

By Lindsay PuvelMay 20, 2011
I have been home for approximately ten and a half days, two hundred and sixty two hours, 15720 minutes, and 943, 200 seconds. And it feels a lot longer. In my excitement to finish school ten days ago, I did not anticipate how completely different life ... More  →
Summer Blues

Finals Week: Do or Die

By Lindsay PuvelMay 13, 2011
Analogies are never perfect. Some, however, get pretty darn close. Though Alfred Lord Tennyson was supposedly writing about the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War, the eerie similarities between the experiences described in his iconic poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” and those ... More  →
Finals Week: Do or Die

The Art of Saying Thank You

By Lindsay PuvelApril 28, 2011
Man rarely accomplishes anything without the help of others. In 1856, a German immigrant called Pouis Prang realized this and brought thank-you notes to America. Thanks to old Pouis, thank-you notes now come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and price ranges! College students have many people ... More  →
The Art of Saying Thank You

A Message to Prospective Students

By Lindsay PuvelApril 21, 2011
I love prospective students. I love their energy, their nerves, their goading parents. I love it when they swarm campus carrying maps and admissions folders, and I love it when their parents stride up to me as I’m on my way to class and say, ... More  →
A Message to Prospective Students

Confessions of an RA: Nude Models? So Awk.

By Lindsay PuvelApril 14, 2011
Being an RA is full of awkward moments. Walking in on one of your girls macking the guy(s) from upstairs is awkward. Walking into your room to find a bunch of residents curled up in your bed is awkward. Sleepwalking into the hallway with no ... More  →
Confessions of an RA: Nude Models? So Awk.

Confessions of an RA: When Zombies Attack!

By Lindsay PuvelApril 7, 2011
Have you ever seen a zombie? Better question, are you a zombie?  If you are vehemently shaking your head “no” to either of these questions, then you probably imagine that a typical zombie looks something like this: sunken eyes, waxy skin, bad breath…kind of like ... More  →
Confessions of an RA: When Zombies Attack!

Confessions of an RA: What Should You Look for in a Roommate?

By Lindsay PuvelMarch 24, 2011
A couple of posts back, amaryllismoon posed the questions: “How do you choose a roommate? What criteria should I be looking for?” The answer to this question varies from school to school. For example, I was not able to choose my freshman year roommate. At my ... More  →
Confessions of an RA: What Should You Look for in a Roommate?