Lenses Speech -Alice Fan ’22

Three years ago when I just entered Vassar, I had no idea how to initiate a conversation with anyone. During international orientation, I saw other international students so busily exchanging …

My JYA Experience at Dartmouth – Xinping Ran 23′

The noisy crowd gradually quieted down. Under the cloudy sky at dusk, a flame was lit and passed around, from candle to candle, till everyone’s face was illuminated by the …

A Hybrid Freshman Year – Luize Lanka ’24

My journey to and at Vassar has definitely been one that I’d call unique. Last semester I was remote and after lots of contemplating, in February I decided that I …

Was it all a dream? – Yagmur Konuk ’23

As of 5th of March 2021 I have officially spent more time at Zoom Vassar than pre-pandemic in-person Vassar. Last March at a last minute decision I had decided to …

Dog with a blog – Marta Candelas ’23

This semester has been special in many ways. Not only was this my first semester on campus since the pandemic happened, but I’ve learned new things about myself. Making the …

What the pandemic taught me – Shuri Oshiro ’22

Every weekday at around 11:20 pm, as my family goes to bed I sit at my desk, turn on my computer, and click on the blue zoom icon to attend …

Finding the Familiar in the Unfamiliar – Salome Ambokadze ’23

After almost a year of being away from Vassar, I knew coming back to campus for the spring semester would not be easy. Homesickness, jet lag, cold weather, dorm life, …

Remote Semester Reflections – Maryna Hrytsenko ’23

In 24 days, it will be a year since I have rapidly packed my summer clothing, locked the door of Strong double I shared with a dear friend and rushed …

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