Author Archives: Lydia Herndon

Gateway Programs

During senior year I quickly got used to receiving up to ten promotional mailings from various colleges and universities every day. Many were generic letters, some including visually striking postcards, and a few schools even sent full-color view books. However, … Continue reading

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Take a Trip to Trin

When I was applying to colleges, I began to feel like every school was the same. I spent countless hours perusing university websites, pulling up different campuses on Google Maps, and creating a detailed spreadsheet with all the information that … Continue reading

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Trinity Days @ Trinity

Trinity Days are approaching fast, to the relief of the student body. We all cherish the two-day reading break each semester, and many students use it as an opportunity to get off campus for a mini-vacation. Although this sounds great, … Continue reading

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Hidden Study Spots

One of the things that I have missed the most about Trinity while abroad for the semester is having access to my personal roster of hidden study spots. Although Trinity has an incredible library with lots of space (something I’ve … Continue reading

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Avoiding Paper Panic: Writing Tips

No matter how confident I feel going into a new semester, my first essay never fails to strike fear into my heart. Pending deadlines have a knack for making any task seem impossible and causing me to forget how much … Continue reading

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The Sound of Trinity

The Trinity campus is strikingly beautiful, and throughout my time here I have come to appreciate the other ways that Trinity delights my senses. The taste of a Goldberg’s breakfast sandwich, the smell of espresso in the Underground, and the feeling … Continue reading

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Course Registration: A Guide to the Academic Hunger Games

When my first year mentor told my seminar that she was leading an entire class meeting focused on getting through course registration, I knew that the process would be intimidating. I made lots of lists in the following weeks, creating … Continue reading

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Why I Love My Liberal Arts College

When I was applying to schools during my senior year of high school, I submitted lots of applications to larger research universities. Trinity was one of the smallest schools on my list, but after studying for half a semester at … Continue reading

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Fall Highlights at Trinity

I am thoroughly enjoying the start of my semester abroad at St. Andrews, but as October rolls in, I am starting to miss what New England does like no other: fall. While I love living just across from the North … Continue reading

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Starting Off Strong: 5 Study Tips

I’ve always loved back-to-school season and the new clothes, new notebooks, and new experiences that come with it. By the time September rolls around, I find myself itching to return to my studies and my friends at Trinity. Despite my … Continue reading

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