Author Archives: Daria Huang

My Free Time at Oxford and a Retrospect

I walk across campus to get to work, a ten minute walk. It’s about a quarter mile, but it seems longer. I find it strange that this short walk seems so tedious; I walked twice this distance in Oxford to … Continue reading

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Quick Quotes from a Month-Long Eurotrip

Things you say while you’re planning a Eurotrip: This is going to be so expensive… What was that cleanliness rating for that hostel? Is there a night train available? How much are reservation fees?! I just want this trip to … Continue reading

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Rowing at Oxford can be Dangerous

Like many visiting Americans, I chose rowing with my college team as the classically Oxford pastime I would use to impress my friends and family.  Despite the early morning practices in often freezing conditions and/or rain (this is England, after … Continue reading

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Marmite, Kebabs, and Tea: a Short Summary of My Food Experiences

Pictured above is my politically incorrect flow chart of the British versus American palate (for those of you who read my last blog, I like pictures and graphs). The results are quite obvious, which is why I didn’t label the … Continue reading

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My First Tutorial

I came to Oxford with over 100 pounds of luggage and much more apprehension.   Three eight-week trimesters that cram every aspect of chemistry in excruciatingly detailed lectures and problem sets that seem as endless as the reading.  Although six weeks … Continue reading

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Pre-Departure Blog: I am not a Freshman (Technically)

I made weekend trip to Georgetown during New Student Orientation and was suddenly confronted with an interesting thought. I wasn’t wearing a fluorescent t-shirt or a fanny pack during my time and this signaled to the brightly colored, retro-themed greeters … Continue reading

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