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SEPTEMBER 12. 2008 | THE MEREDITH HERALD • Etfucaf/ng M^omen fo Exce/ | VOL XXVI • ISSUE 1
THE THIRSTY EARTH
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Green Tip for
the Week of
through E~news rather
than printing fllyers
During the 2008-09 academic
year, Meredith College’s cam
pus theme Is “Sustaining our
our Greenprlnt.” To help the
Meredith community make .
daily choices that are ben
eficlal to the environment,
Angels for the Environment
have compiled a year’s worth
of tips for greener living.
To view green tips from
previous weeks, visit www.
Photo by Kyra Young
by Ellse Moffitt;6^yl'
Leaving home for college is aJways
a bittersweet process. Summer is
th‘e time to relax and unwind from a
year of stress, and the thought of go
ing back to college is, well, stress
ful. Yet I find myself excited to see
my friends, go to class and be back
at a place that is my second home.
I am very attached to the idea of
home. To me, home is love, comfort
and warmth. It is the fixzzy feeling
inside of me when I see family after
time spent apart. It is the comfort-
,able mattress and cool sheets that
envelop me as I crawl into bed. It is
the crooning of Frank Sinatra float
ing through the stereo speakers as
my mother cooks dinner. It is simply
Although I do not think of Mer
edith as my true home, it has come
to be my home away from home. I
find the same comfort and love here,
the same feelings of contentment.
My bed is still my solace, the sheets
cool as I like them to be. And while I
do still miss my permanent home at
times, I know, at least for now, this
is where I belong.
I’ve spent three years here: go
ing to class, studying for tests, ex
periencing college life, and now I’m
in my final year. It’s funny that it
has taken me this long to understand
that not only is Meredith my second
home but also that I’ni going to be
leaving it sooner than I am able to
grasp. That is the truly bittersweet
part about leaving for college. I’m
trading one home for the next, but
my college home is only temporary.
And just as I finally adjust to my
new home, it’s time to leave.
I have a hard time thinking
about what my life will be like
when I’m not here. I’ve made the
most significant- changes while in
college. How do I leave a place like
Meredith behind? What am I going
to do when Meredith stops being my
The answer, although easy to
say, is not easy on my heart. I will
find a new home, one that is neither
my parents’ house nor Meredith, but
a home of my own.
Yes, leaving home for col
lege creates nostalgia, yet it cannot
compare to leaving college for a
new home. I wish I. had possessed
the foresight as a freshman to un
derstand and appreciate the home
that Meredith gives to its students.
However, I know now wherever I
go, wherever I live, Meredith will
always be a home to me. ■
by Danielle Beck
Hundreds of young individuals from everywhere and
all walks of life every year apply for an. internship in
Washington, D.C. and hope that one of the |3lace(s) will
accept them. Internships in this day. an age are becom
ing increasingly more popular and very competitive
because more and more schools across the country are
requiring that their students do some particular form of
experiential learning, which is practical experience in a
field. Internships have become a vital role in trying to
get a job today because it shows-you have some “real
world” experience in the job force. Though, internships
in Washington, D.C. have always been veiy competitive
and hard to get for a couple of reasons: it is our Nation’s
Capitol, it is where our country’s laws are made and
carried out, and it is a city filled with excitement and
history all over.
When 1 started the paperwork to tiy and get an in
ternship in Washington, D.C. for the summer, I never
could have imagined it would have actually happened,
because the old saying “it isn’t whal you know, but
who you know” is very much' alive in Washington, but
especially on the Hill. I applied for seven internships
on the Hill without any help from family and friends.
1 worked tirelessly on the applications, essays, and re
search on each of the ofl'ices I applied for. Also, 1 spent
my entire spring break on the Hill going from office to
office to pass out copies of my resume, while being at
the Women in Congress Conference sponsor by PLEN.
Irr the spring of 2008,1 started receiving calls to set up
phone interviews and by the middle of May I had heard
back from almost all of the offices 1 had applied to. Out
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