This break was pretty awesome. I spent the first few days, from Saturday to Wednesday in Ithaca, NY visiting my girlfriend. Thank you Lindsay for giving me a ride up there. After that, I came home to Allentown, seeing my family for the first time in about a month. For Thanksgiving, we always visit my aunt and uncle in Martinsburg, West Virginia. This year, I drove my grandparents down. Thanksgiving is great because it’s time with family, turkey, and football. While the past two years I haven’t had much work to do over break, this year I’ve worked on various projects and papers every day so far. Going in to break, I was a little stressed about it, but I’ve made progress on everything and am definitely happy with what I’ve accomplished. I do regret missing seeing the new Harry Potter to do work however. I heard it was pretty true to the book.
Looking ahead at the rest of the semester, I have three papers due, two finals, and then I’m done. This semester has been pretty crazy, and it’s kind of weird that I won’t be back next semester. Onward State has been pretty great this semester. While it has been very time-consuming, we’ve seen additional readership, commentary, and the future looks bright. Last week was our second birthday. To be honest, it seems like we’ve been around a lot longer than that.
Additionally, next year, I am looking to create an international affairs journal with a few other International Politics students. We see that there really isn’t any organization right now to bring students of International Politics together on campus. I am very excited to see what comes of it. We’re looking to have a regularly updated blog, produce a scholarly journal published once per semester, and to bring in expert speakers in the international politics field. While I will only be at Penn State one more year, we are looking to leave this organization as a gathering place for future students interested in International Politics.
How was everyone’s break? Go any cool places?