Tagged: holidays

“Send Silence Packing”

The time between Thanksgiving and the December holidays can be filled with mixed emotions. Law students, like everyone else, remember those we have lost. We wish they could be with us, but we are also profoundly grateful for the time we had with them. As Christmas music starts to play on the radio and strings […]

Have Yourself a ‘Spoopy,’ Responsible Little Halloween

I love Halloween. Since I was a few months old and my parents and I wore matching, homemade bunny costumes, I’ve favored going all out for the big day. That means candy, friends, parties, black fingernail polish for the week before, and awesome costumes. I have never worn a costume from a bag, and to my […]

Type “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog,” 500 times, fast

Yesterday, I typed about 5,000 words in 2.5 hours. That works out to about 33 words per minute. It’s not a very impressive speed in general. To get into upper-level journalism courses at The University of Texas at Austin, I had to pass a mandatory typing speed test (now repealed; I’m guessing they realized that “kids […]

Boston in the Winter

The single worst part of being a student is the fact that winter, Christmas, and a whole bunch of other holidays directly coincide with the busiest part of the fall semester. Guys, I love Christmas. I LOVE Christmas. I am THAT person. Christmas starts on November 1st for me, and no, I do not care […]

Study-life balance, eventually

Breaks in law school are few and far between, and they come with lofty goals and (in my experience) a mix of disappointment and re-energizing. This long weekend, for the Thanksgiving break, my first priority was relaxing with family. We drove out to see my husband’s family on Thursday morning, and my in-laws visited our […]