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My name is Edward Rosini, and I just became a blogger! Now, this raises many questions in my mind: How do you write a good blog? What do people want to read in a blog? What does the word “blog” mean, and where did it come from? And probably most pressingly: What the hell do I blog about? Answer to all of the above: who knows!
I might write about the things I do around Tufts. I like to keep myself busy, whether that means writing something (usually a script of some kind), auditioning for plays, filming a web series, being a tour guide, picking up a new instrument or trying something completely new like intentionally getting lost in Boston, joining a D&D group or building a board game, I much prefer to have as little down time as possible. That’s probably why I became a blogger as well, just to soak up those last few free moments in my week, leaving me no space for anything really. Perfect.
Maybe I’ll blog about being from New Jersey. Probably not. It would be very short, bizarre, and resemble…
My first year was bad. Really bad. Probably worse than this guy's:
In lieu of a proper post, I will impart to you my hard-earned knowledge. There will be plenty of clichés thrown in, so bear with me.
1. You will probably never have any idea what you’re doing but neither did some of the greatest, most EPIC characters in fiction:
And that’s ok. I've talked to seniors, recent graduates, grad students, professors and the almost-unanimous opinion among them is that it'll be a long time till you’re comfortable with what you’re doing, till you can say that you have a feel for where your life is headed. So, go with the flow. Be spontaneous. Work hard but keep your options open. Yeah, well-worn clichés and all that but they’re true for the most part. Merry and Pippin were just hungry goddamit but they became the daringest creatures in all of Middle Earth.
Not to flog a dead horse, but Bill and Ted were probably the most clueless fictional…
I’m a big, huge, colossal, diehard fan of Doctor Who. But this post isn’t about that, it’s my version of giving you what I feel is the most important tip for deciding where you’re going to spend four of the most formative years of your life.
(And I’m gonna clear the air up front: David Tennant’s Ten was a phenomenal Doctor, but Matt Smith’s Eleven is my favorite because Eleven was the Doctor as I have always imagined him.) I’m not going to get into the semantics,or go on a long-winded rant about the mixed bag that I feel Tumblr has been for Who’s popularity, but I bring this up for a very specific reason.
The Doctor is, essentially, a time-traveling alien from the planet Gallifrey. He’s sort of immortal because when he takes fatal damage, instead of dying every cell in his body regenerates and he becomes a new incarnation with a new face, a new body, and often a completely new personality. This is what makes Doctor Who remarkable: every time a Doctor regenerates, the show can basically…
For some reason, I decided to put myself through this trying time AGAIN by applying to…. You guessed it, graduate school. The good news is, there are benefits to being a little older and wiser. The bad news that it is still stressful. So for your [future) reference, here are some similarities and differences between applying to undergraduate and graduate school.
If you’ve stumbled upon this post and now find yourself very confused, fear not! This is my response to Imogen Browder’s post, in which she asked me a few questions. Here is my reply:
I’ll answer your questions Imogen, but isn’t it only fair if I asked you a few too? You know, to reciprocate and such? Before you indulge in what I’m sure are my juicy answers, take a look at these few questions. They’re not so horrible, I promise!If my snooping has taught me anything, it’s that you’re from Calabasas, California. What role did the admission’s blogs play coming from so far away? Did you visit campus pre-enrollment? Also, when you did arrive, how did you see the vibe of the blogs reproduced in the vibe of the campus? What have you learned about Tufts as a sophomore that hadn’t struck you as a freshman or as a prospective student? What has been your favorite memory of/in TRUNK? (you’ll find this question familiar, but it’s just so good!) ...What do you hope to convey about Tufts and…