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Midterm Woes

I got midterms, gotta a lot of midterms Gotta a lot professors tryna drain me of my sleep, you heard They tryna take time from a girl Messin’ with my life and pray for your girl I got friends in my life sayin’ come out and play Can’t, my girls, I say, I got no […]

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Being “In Costume” Every Day: A Writer’s Halloween Treat for the Whole Year

Halloween is my favorite holiday without a doubt. Aside from the general feel-good vibes associated with Halloween, I love that it’s an excuse for me, an adult woman, to play dress up. Every year, I pick a costume (sometimes, two or three) and go all out. I’ve been everything from a zombie 80s homecoming queen […]

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Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet, Give Me Something Good to… Write?

No, really. Please. This topic stumped me. I have no idea what to write. Maybe that’s the trick part of writing. Sometimes, writing just won’t come.  No matter how much I want it to.  All the graduate school tears in the world won’t help.  It’s the writing equivalent of egging my house.  I’m all excited […]

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TRUNK-or-Treat (no, that’s not a typo!)

The newest Halloween phrase for 2013 is not Trick-or-Treat; rather, it’s Trunk-or-Treat. I’ve seen these words on flyers, community bulletin boards, and local newspaper event calendars. What the term means is that instead of costumed ghosts, zombies, and (most horrifying) Miley Cyrus look-a-likes going door-to-door saying “trick-or-treat,” they are invited instead to show up at […]

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Tricks, Treats, and Topics

One of my “tricks” for academic writing is choosing a topic that I’m genuinely interested in. As graduate students, we’re expected to do this, but even as an undergraduate I always tried, no matter what the course, to find some aspect of the subject that I really wanted to learn more about. Trying to write […]

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Academic Trick or Treat

IT was assigned on Monday. I began thinking it through And I needed some time for my thoughts all to stew.   I started on Thursday and you might think it’s sad But I couldn’t finish writing ‘till I watched Breaking Bad.   I wrote it on Red Bull. I felt good at the time. […]

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