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Madison W. Jones Thomasville, GA Environmental Studies- '17

The most International

  My name is Madison Jones and I am a Junior Environmental Studies major. I arrived in New Zealand two weeks ago for my spring semester. Every day has been a physical and mental adventure, starting with the realization that I am on a tiny island halfway across the world from my home in little … Continue reading »

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How do you know that you are learning?

How do you know that you are learning? I find myself asking this question repeatedly at the end of each semester and even more harshly at the end of each year. Yes, I’ve taken five classes that have fancy titles and they were taught by someone named Dr_____ but I also feel like the same … Continue reading »

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Beyond Campus- The Cottonwood Trail

Just 3.5 miles and a 10-minute drive from Wofford’s campus is a recreational asset unique to Spartanburg. The Cottonwood Trail—a 115 acre preserve created by SPACE- The Spartanburg area Conservancy for the preservation of the Lawson’s Fork Creek—creates a buffer from the fast-growing urban city and a recreation opportunity for students, citizens, and nature-enthusiasts. With … Continue reading »

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Candlelight Carols

Immediately after Thanksgiving break Wofford students look forward to a special event before diving into final exam preparations. On Tuesday Wofford welcomed students to the annual Candlelight Carols service in Leonard Auditorium. Wreathes, bows, and Christmas lights gave Old Main a homey feel as students garbed in ornate Christmas sweater entered the building. Various student … Continue reading »

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Finals and Late Fall Leaves

After a brief break filled with friends, family, and fine food, it is time for the annual post-Thanksgiving exam blues. However, before the fast-paced preparation for exams begins, Wofford students are enjoying the final stages of the fall leaf transformation. This is one of many iconic views on Wofford’s campus, but for me it means … Continue reading »

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“On the City’s Northern Border”

“On the City’s Northern Border”, begins the Wofford College Alma Mater. Just this week began the fall season of my sophomore year at Wofford College and I made an intriguing discovery pertaining to my Spartanburg surroundings. Just North of campus on Garner Road sits the Bellews Market, a farm-to-table produce stand, which provides locally grown … Continue reading »

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Who I am, where I came from and why I am writing for you

My name is Madison Jones and I am a sophomore at Wofford College. I am from a quaint town in South West Georgia called Thomasville. Geographically, I grew up an hour from The Gulf of Mexico, 30 minutes from Tallahassee, Florida, and four hours west of Savannah. I grew up hunting and fishing in an … Continue reading »

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