The Truth about Senioritis

By Meghan Berndt Whoever said senioritis did not exist was not telling the truth. The closer my classmates and I get to graduation, the less motivation we have. Unfortunately, we still have to come to school, we still have to do homework, and we still have to deal with the day-to-day high school shenanigans. Senioritis …

Preparing to become a Mawrter (and collecting owls galore)

By Meghan Berndt The closer that I get to the end of the year, the more my excitement grows for Bryn Mawr. I’ve started making friends with some of the girls who will be freshmen next year, as well as some students that are currently attending. The best part of being accepted ‘early decision’ is …

I’m No Disney Princess, But Dreams Do Come True

By Meghan Berndt These past few weeks have been a roller coaster of emotion for me, what with finals, early applications, and just being a 17-year-old girl in general. But Friday I received the amazing news that I have been accepted into the Class of 2019 at my dream school, Bryn Mawr College. Unfortunately, the …

Nerding Out With Shakespeare

By Meghan Berndt This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to learn about Shakespearean plays with The Alley Theater.  My AP English Literature class and I spent a whole day learning about everything from the structure of Shakespearean sonnets to what iambs are, and that they aren’t only used in Shakespeare’s sonnets, but are also …

What Would T.S. Eliot Do?

By Meghan Berndt I run.  And when I say “run”, I mean I run about as fast as internet explorer, but the point is I run. This year I decided to begin a half marathon program with some other students and staff at my school, and it has been one of the hardest, yet most …

Bryn Mawr and Philly — Where I Can Be the Person I Want to Be

By Meghan Berndt There is really nothing more satisfying than fall, when the wind chills your fingertips, and the sweet sound of leaves crunching under your boots can be heard… not to mention that Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Mochas are back in season. Of course, the only problem with fall is that it doesn’t actually happen …

20 Questions with Meghan Berndt

We wanted to learn a little more about our EMERGE bloggers, so we played a game of 20 questions with them to find out what makes them tick. 1.    What’s the best school-assigned book you’ve ever read? “Slaughterhouse Five” By Kurt Vonnegut. (Vonnegut is my all-time favorite author) 2.    If you could study 1 “non-traditional” subject in …