Welcome Back!


Recently a commercial for Staples featured the traditional Christmas song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” to depict the summer season. If I knew how to play that all around campus I would. This is my third and final year as a Nancy Sheridan scholar and each year I feel increasingly grateful for the [...] Read More

First Day Of Classes

Tomorrow is the first day of the fall semester! My schedule includes my senior seminar class, a class with about 10 students or less, and we meet once a week and discuss our senior projects. I am also taking an english class for my minor, and two global health studies classes. It is my last [...] Read More

Move in Day!

move in day

Saturday was the move in day for the Class of 2018! the admissions staff was on hand to help out with move in day! I was at Brooks hall, the all female dorm on campus. About 20 volunteers helped unload the cars. The freshman were very excited to decorate their rooms and get ready for [...] Read More

Intern Training

president mullen 2

Friday was the last day of training for gator guides and interns. President Mullen came and spoke to us about our job and Allegheny. President Mullen is very down to earth and is always seen around campus speaking to students. His speech showed how dedicated he is to Allegheny and how grateful he is to [...] Read More

Fitness in Japan?

View from the bridge I was on about 1/2 through my run.

Original Post Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 For the first semester I was in Japan I didn’t really work out, other than at frisbee practice, which really bothered me and started to get me down after a while. At Allegheny I make sure to go to the gym 4-5 times a week (with the exception [...] Read More

Working Hard!!

We were counting the Easter eggs in everyone

Original Post Date: Sunday, March 22, 2014 Most of you probably don’t know this but I actually got a part time job teaching english to elementary school kids in Japan. The school that I work for is called “Toshin Ego Kodomo Juku”, which is the name of the company “Toshin” and then “English Cram School [...] Read More

Aoyama Flower Market Tea House

Original Post Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014 One of the first things that I did on my break was have a girls day with my two best friend Taylor and Siobhan and go to Omotesando (a trendy, fashionable area in Tokyo *especially for food). Siobhan said she had read about a unique tea house that [...] Read More

Korean Clubbing Night

Original Post Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014 Let’s stretch our minds way, wayyyyyy back in time to Janurary 31st. That was the night that me and four friends of mine decided to dress up in ridiculous outfits (and I truly mean ridiculous!) and go clubbing in Tokyo. The friends that came along (some willingly, others [...] Read More

What are Japanese people “like”?

Original Post Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 (In comparison to American…) *Disclaimer* – This article is about how Japanese people (as a whole) act in general and on the surface rather than individual personality traits, which will vary greatly depending on the person. Well, on the whole you can categorize most Japanese people as 1. Polite, 2. Respectful, and 3. Helpful. And [...] Read More

Ultimate Frisbee Across Cultures

Kuru & Iku taking a group shot in front of Fuji-san!

Original Post Date: Friday, December 6, 2013 I’m shortly heading out to my 2nd frisbee tournament with my team Kuru and our sister team Iku to go to the World Qualifier tournament in Fuji city (at the base of Mt. Fuji). I’ve been playing with the team since early September and it’s been a huge [...] Read More