Here is a place where I can post pictures of things that are meaningful to me and give the stories behind the objects.

Poster: Third Eye Blind at Bryn Mawr
Third Eye Blind Concert Ticket

The first (and, as of now, only) concert that I have gone to was for Third Eye Blind's concert at Bryn Mawr during the spring of 2001. At the beginning of the semester, somebody donated money to the college under the stipulation that it be put towards a live concert; in March, that promise was fulfilled when Third Eye Blind came to play. While I'm not really a big fan of theirs, I was curious to see what a concert would be like. I had a pretty fun time there; Third Eye Blind played all of their most popular songs as well as two never-before-played ones. The poster that you see above was given out during the concert.

Gloria Steinem's Signature

In the fall of 2000, the feminist icon Gloria Steinem spoke at Bryn Mawr. The entire campus was excited about the event, and tickets sold out almost immediately. I got a ticket as soon as I saw them being sold. Seats were assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, but I was lucky enough to snag a seat near the front for the talk. The auditorium was more packed than I had ever seen it; not only were the seats filled, but several people were sitting on the windowsills as well. Ms. Steinem touched on her past as well as current events, and invited attendees to try to make an impact. After a question and answer session, she signed books for many of the students who had come. After a long wait, I got my copy of Revolution From Within signed.

Bryn Mawr Lantern
Lantern Picture #2
Lantern in the Dark

One of the most special things about Bryn Mawr is the fact that has so many different traditions. The lanterns (which students get during their first year on... Lantern Night) are often a part of the most special traditions. Lanterns are in a student's class colors; my class color is dark blue, and other colors are green, light blue, and red. The lantern has an owl design, as owls are the school's mascot animal.

May Day Poster

Taking place on the first Sunday after classes (and usually the first Sunday in May), May Day is one of the most enjoyable traditions at Bryn Mawr. Students wear May Day Dresses (which are supposed to be white, but don't really have to) and go to the dining halls for a breakfast of strawberries and cream. After breakfast, their is a procession in which students and faculty, in horse-drawn carriages, motorcycles, and other vehicles, make their way to Merion Green. Once everyone is there, a few students from each class run around the maypoles. Later, seniors participate in a hoops race down senior row, and there is a 'feminist' mayhole. For the rest of the day there are miscellaneous activities around campus, and many students relax in the sun on Merion Green.

Portrait drawn in anime style

In July of 2001, I went with a bunch of friends to the annual Comic Con in San Diego. Nicole convinced me to get this souvenier; a portrait of me drawn in the style of Japanese animation. I think it came out pretty nicely, and I'm glad I got it done.

Go back to my main page.