Monthly Archives: August 2011

Laundry, Sunshine, and Star Wars

Today, my roommate Molly and I headed down to the old Bistro to do laundry. Fortunately, today was a nice day and the hurricane passed us by with little effect inflatable water slides clearance. Laundry takes about two hours, so … Continue reading

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New Student Check-in

Welcome to the Class of 2015! This morning Orientation began for real with the arrival of our new freshman class. I was stationed at the conference center greeting and directing students to pick up their keys and ID’s from Residence … Continue reading

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SGA Boathouse Cookout

After a hard day of training yesterday, SGA got together for a Boathouse cookout. For those of you new to Sweet Briar and it’s many acronyms, SGA stands for the Student Government Association. My position as the Academic Affairs Committee … Continue reading

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Student Leaders

Sweet Briar’s student leaders have just finished three jam-packed days of training and are excited to welcome the class of 2015 tomorrow! But before we do so, we paused to take a group picture in the upper quad. The groups … Continue reading

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Back at the Briar

It is less than a week since I flew back from England and I am already back at Sweet Briar! This year I will be acting as the Academic Affairs Committee Chairwoman (a student government position), and I am also … Continue reading

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Goodbye Oxford

The six weeks have flown by. Today one essay, two tutorials, and the final party are all that stand between me and my flight home. I am already feeling a bit nostalgic about my time in Oxford, and know that … Continue reading

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Blenheim Palace

This Monday Carol and I journeyed to¬†Blenheim Palace, birthplace and once home of Winston Churchill, just 20 minutes outside of Oxford. On the bus ride there, we asked two older women, sitting behind us on the bus, if they knew … Continue reading

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Salisbury and Stonehenge

This past weekend ONeill and Carol and I traveled to Salisbury in order to see the Cathedral and Stonehenge which is just a few miles outside the city. (You can visit Carol’s blog for an alternate and much lengthier accountinflatable … Continue reading

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Hampton Court

Last weekend Virginia Program at Oxford took a field trip to Hampton Court, the once home of King Henry VIII, Queen Mary I and a young Princess Elizabeth. Hampton Court Palace has an interesting history as it was built by … Continue reading

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London!

Over the past few weekends my friends and I have been to London several times. These trips included a visit to London Tower (saw the crown jewels and the famous ravens), a cruise down the Thames pirate ship jumper, a … Continue reading

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