I knew spring was here when I walked out of my dorm and found myself enveloped in the scent of the orange blossoms on the trees around the buildings. Every where you walk on campus now, there are flowers blooming. Although the greenery never really left for the winter, now everything is in bloom, and… Continue reading Orange Blossom Spring
The weather the last two weeks has not been the Tucson weather I signed up for. With highs in the sixties, and A LOT of rain last week, it's been a little cold and dismal. Fortunately, however, the weather was bright and warm last Saturday for the Tucson Rodeo (a.k.a La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros). The… Continue reading Chilly in Tucson
Wow, a lot has been going on the last two weeks! I started going to Lezginka classes for one thing. Lezginka is a style of dance from the Caucasus region, and though the style varies from place to place, it basically mimics the flight of eagles. It's a lot of fun and a really good… Continue reading Stars and Things
I've been in class for only three weeks now, but it feels like a lot more than that. The month has flown by, and I can't quite believe it's almost over. In these opening weeks of the semester, I have mostly just adjusted to classes since clubs are only now starting again. Although I plan… Continue reading January in Review
It's hard to believe that a week from now I'll be back in West Virginia! The last couple weeks have actually been pretty relaxing, even with finals approaching. Thanksgiving break was definitely relaxing, although it was a little strange to have dinner with only six people, since the meal was just for people staying in… Continue reading Going Home!
By far one of the most remarkable events of the past two weeks was experiencing some actual November weather. Although I've had a lot of Christmas drinks from Starbucks over the past few weeks while working on end-of-semester projects, it's stayed about 80 degrees here in Tucson. On Kitt Peak, however, things are different. I spent… Continue reading Veteran’s Day and the VLBA
Well, it's midterm season. It's hard to believe I've been in college for almost two months now (or that I'll be coming home for Christmas in another two). Fortunately for me, only one of my classes has an actual midterm exam, and that's done. On the other hand, I have three presentations due in the… Continue reading Midterms!!!