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Don’t Come Down

Last Friday, my French professor led one of my favorite class discussions I have ever been a part of.   Dr. John Akers, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, started class with a French song and shared a few tidbits of French culture that he has witnessed firsthand. The song, “La Rage” by Keny Arkana, features a … Continue reading »

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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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Interim

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far, far away, the skies opened up and from heaven’s gates descended the greatest gift a college student could ever hope for: Interim at Wofford. On paper, interim is Wofford’s January term, a break between Fall and Spring semesters where students must take one class, five … Continue reading »

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Breaks and the Importance of Family

Breaks in college may be some of the most educational times during the year. Granted, I am only a freshman, naïve and inexperienced, but this may be one of the most educated statements I have made right up there with my Sociology theses and the conclusions I made during the blue book exam for Environmental Studies. … Continue reading »

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Breaking the Stigma: Greek Life

When I was looking for colleges, I noticed a figure that schools often showed off; the percentage of students involved in Greek life seemed to be a major statistic, usually highlighted the same way acceptance percentages and graduation rates were. In visiting Wofford before my acceptance, I asked around about Greek life and heard a … 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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Who Am I?

My name is Omar K. Elmore and I am a first-year student at Wofford. I am interested in writing, film, and finance–  so obviously I haven’t decided on a major! I am stuck between English, business finance, and possibly even French (as France is the birthplace of the film industry). I didn’t grow up in … Continue reading »

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Is Early Decision right for you?

This is a guest post by John Birney, Director of Admission The fall…what does it mean to you? For many, it’s brisk mornings, changing of the leaves and college football. For those of us who work in college admissions, fall brings on travel season, rental cars and delayed flights, meeting students and eating in too … Continue reading »

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Feeling Back at Home

This post is slightly overdue, seeing as we have been back on Wofford’s campus for nearly two months this school year. However, my “reverse culture shock” just ended (about) last week. What is reverse culture shock, you might ask? Well, I was abroad in Perugia, Italy last semester. Upon arrival we were warned about the … Continue reading »

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