On & Off Campus Blog

On and Off Campus, BB&N's weekly blog, features contributions by members of the BB&N community, including the student writing panel, current and past faculty, and alumni/ae.

We welcome BB&N community members to submit posts of 300-700 words for consideration. Longer submissions may be considered under exceptional circumstances. Please contact the editors for more details:

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Blog Posts

Taking center stage
by Kaia Patterson '23

With spring’s arrival, the time eventually came to say our goodbyes to a winter sport. For some, this day was marked by a final walk off the ice, or perhaps the basketball court. For me, however, this day came through a final bow on the stage of BB&N’s winter musical Into the Woods. Walking off the stage of our last performance, a wide variety of emotions came over me as I realized that I had reached the end of a four-month production.

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Mastering the art of impulse buying
by Tess Holland '23

Okay, I’ll admit it. I have a problem with impulse buying. It’s a not-so-secret, unhinged desire to grab any and every beauty product I lay my eyes on. Most often, my impulsiveness shines through while online shopping given the ease of clicking “place order” from the comfort of my couch, and within days the goodies will be sitting on my doorstep. The rare few times that I am actually in a store, the impulsiveness shines through there as well; see something attention grabbing, read the label a few times over, drop the item in my cart. Simple as that.

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The 40-book challenge
by Alisa Ishii '23

At the end of 2020, I set a goal for myself… in 2021, I wanted to read 40 books. For context, I have not been a “reader” since fifth grade. I’ve always enjoyed it, but as I got older and, especially in high school, it became harder and harder for me to do it. So why 40 books?

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What 10 days of quarantine taught me
by Kaia Patterson '23

Despite Omicron’s rampage across the United States, I never expected that I would test positive. For some reason, as I sat on my bed panicking while rereading the positive result on two at-home tests at least 20 times, I was less scared about the virus itself, and more about the long period of isolation which lay ahead of me.

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