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The End is Near!

By • Apr 1st, 2016 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! March has been a crazy month for me! I had my ankle surgery at the end of February, so the first two weeks of March were spent recovering- aka filled with pain meds, bad tv and not even a little bit of schoolwork. Luckily I had finished a large chunk of my attempt…
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The End is in Sight!

By • Feb 28th, 2016 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! Today as I write my February entry I can’t believe how little time is left in this process! I am working my way through the second version of my (hopefully) last draft. In the past month I have tightened my argument and am reframing my thesis. I am focusing the argument around the…
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First draft done!

By • Jan 31st, 2016 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello from the other side- of draft completion that is! I am extremely excited to be able to write that this month (January) I turned in my first full draft of my thesis to my advisor. It was so satisfying to see all the work I have put in for months to come together in…
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Winter Update

By • Jan 8th, 2016 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! My first blog post from 2016! Sorry for the late post- this is serving as my post for December (just a teensy bit delayed). December was a busy month with regards to my thesis. I finally transcribed my interviews and though the process was time-consuming and a bit frustrating- at times I couldn’t hear…
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Keep on Keepin’ On

By • Nov 30th, 2015 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! I cannot believe that I am writing during the last week of classes for the fall semester! How did this happen? It feels like just a few days ago I was writing about orientation. This month has brought along with it a fair amount of road blocks, the worst one in the form…
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Words on the page!

By • Oct 29th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am happy to report that at long last I have actually started writing my thesis! I never though I would be so excited to say those words. That has been an area of research that has surprised me. While I have obviously written research papers throughout my college career, the depth and breadth of…
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Let’s Get Down to Business

By • Sep 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

And defeat the Huns! No, I kid, I kid, but bonus points if you understood that reference. This past month really has been getting serious about my thesis. As I’ve thought through and talked with my wonderful advisor about my thesis it has really started to come together. I (finally) have an outline and am…
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Back in the ‘Burg

By • Aug 30th, 2015 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! Unlike the other times I have sat down to write this blog, I am finally back in Williamsburg, VA. While I am happy to be back in everyone’s favorite college town, it also means even more distractions! I have been serving as an orientation aide (OA) for the incoming class of freshman, which…
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Reporting Back From the USA

By • Jul 26th, 2015 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

It is hard to believe that it has only been a month since I last wrote! Not much time may have passed, but the time has been full of developments. As the title suggests, I am now a few thousand miles and a world away from Antigua, back in my home in Virginia. I am…
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Update from Guatemala

By • Jun 26th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello from Antigua- For the past two weeks I have been living in Antigua, Guatemala to start my research! It is hard to believe that it has only been two weeks since I first arrived, as they have been days absolutely packed full and not without their fair share of adventures. I decided to come…
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