Stressed out about exams? Take a moment to paws and relax!

As fall semester classes come to an end, the community service club here at Hamilton called HAVOC (Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity) hosted a special event featuring some the Rome Humane Society’s homeless dogs and kitties. This organization houses dozens of abandoned and neglected/abused animals from the Rome area (about 30 minutes away from Clinton, Hamilton’s quaint college town…hah jokes about the college town bit).

HAVOC started publicizing the event last weekend, and by midday yesterday all the time-slots created for students to play with the animals had been filled according to a campus email (a.k.a. you should’ve gotten your shizz together and signed up! None of this walk-ins welcome b.s.).

I talked to some of HAVOC members and found out that many other neighboring colleges host a similar event to raise money for these societies and relieve the stress that starts to culminate at the end of the semester (can anyone say, win-win situation?!).

"Rub mah belly. You know you want to..."

"Halt! Who goes there?!"

Ohh heyy, Trevor!

Hopefully these cats and dogs get as much out of play time as we college students do 🙂 And I couldn’t resist this one:

LOL cat: one meme that will never get old.

Need a break?

Here is my contribution to all of your procrastination studying. Five videos to take your mind away from all of the stress of these coming weeks.

1) How to Succeed in Business with Hard work and Worldly Contributions

Good old fashioned logic and good old fashioned uninformed protesters #sheep

2) Public Speaking is, like, important?


3) Performing Arts

Dancing is the way into any T.A.’s heart.

4) What NESCAC students could accomplish with free time

Completelyimpressedville, USA. Population: Me

5) All of our Education has actually stifled our creative potential


Good luck fellow hermits, time to crawl back into my shell of a study room and try to figure out why I decided to study Chinese in the first place.

News from the Front

My room looks like an episode of Hoarders. In one corner sits the pile of laundry I haven’t even considered doing this past week (if it doesn’t smell and if it isn’t stained it’s fair game), and my desk looks like an artist’s sick interpretation of my current mental state—papers, overdue library books, half-full cold cups of coffee, sticky notes and beer cans piled up together in a precarious balance that would make any mother cry.

The library feels like Survivor: TrinGirl Edition. Break out the leggings and Patagonia pullovers—we’re in exam mode here, people! Girls fighting over rights to a media study room last night reminded me of rival wolf packs fighting over some freshly-slaughtered animal, and it feels like the entire campus is running on a collective three hours of sleep.

My e-mail is full of desperate cries soliciting final project presentations with tempting subject lines of, “Come or I won’t Pass,” “I will fail,” and the comparatively cheerful, “PLEASE COME TO OUR PRESENTATION SO I CAN GET A GOOD GRADE!”

To the question, “are you alive?” I can only answer, “define ‘Life’.” To add to this seemingly perfect storm of procrastination, papers, and final presentations, my news feed is currently blowing up with my abroad friends’ post-exam weekend trips to Italy, Prague, and Spain. #firstworldproblems

More fragment thoughts and complaints to follow throughout the week…

*** SIDE NOTE! TRIN! Your shirts are in. If you ordered one a while ago and didn’t get them it’s because we were waiting for a new shipment. Expect them in your mailboxes either tomorrow or Saturday. You can cry into them during your Psych 101 exam or whatever. If you want one, hit up  our  Facebook page.

**EDITOR’S NOTE: Apropos of everything…

Just step wherever