Hall of Education


You guys. This is a thing.

They “put a Carnegie Hall orchestra in the middle of New York City and placed an empty podium in front of the musicians with a sign that read, “Conduct Us.” Random New Yorkers who accepted the challenge were given the opportunity to conduct this world-class orchestra. The orchestra responded to the conductors, altering their tempo and performance accordingly.”

This is why I love music and how it brings people together! :)

Complete College Checklist
Complete College Checklist!

I have talked to many people and done tons of searching to compile a list of all of the things you’ll need for college. My roommate and I have divided some stuff up, especially bathroom stuff. This is all the stuff we are taking to college!

Reblog this to help others who are struggling with their college checklist!


  • Bed sheets (2 sets)
  • Blankets
  • Body Pillow
  • Comforter
  • Mattress Pad
  • Pillowcases
  • Pillows (2-3)


  • Cup for toothbrushes
  • Paper towels
  • Shower curtain
  • Shower curtain hooks
  • Shower curtain liner
  • Shower organizer
  • Trashcan
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels
  • Towel rack (over the door)
  • Washcloths


  • Command Hooks
  • Curtains
  • Desk lamp
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Rug
  • Surge protector
  • Toaster
  • Trash can


  • Advil
  • Band aids
  • Cotton balls/rounds
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Midol
  • Neosporin


  • Delicates bag
  • Hangers (thin hangers)
  • Laundry hamper
  • Tide Pods


  • Brush/Comb
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Eyeliner
  • Floss
  • Foundation
  • Lotion
  • Makeup organizer
  • Mouthwash
  • Pads/tampons (for the ladies)
  • Razors
  • Retainer (for those who’ve had braces)
  • Retainer case (don’t forget)
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Cream
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tweezers
  • Q-Tips


  • Bras
  • Dresses (I’m taking 3 or 4)
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Pajamas (are a MUST)
  • Panties (15-20 pairs)
  • Pants (dress pants)
  • Purse (I’m only taking one)
  • Robe (a MUST)
  • Shirts (20-25)
  • Shoes (1-5)
  • Shorts
  • Slippers
  • Socks (24 pairs)
  • Sweaters
  • Workout clothes (in case)

School Supplies:

  • Backpack
  • Binder
  • Cup for pencils
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Folder/Letter Holder
  • Glue
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Markers
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Notebooks (8)
  • (college ruled) paper
  • Pens
  • Post-it Notes
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Staples & Stapler
  • Tape & tape dispenser

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Air Freshener
  • Broom & dustpan
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Gloves
  • Tiny Trash Bags
  • Toilet Bowl Brush
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner


  • Alarm Clock
  • Car charger
  • Computer mouse
  • Flash Drive/USB/External hard drive
  • Headphones
  • Laptop
  • Laptop Charger
  • Phone
  • Phone Charger


  • Cereal
  • Coke
  • Heath bars
  • Hot Cheetos
  • Tupperware Containers

My roommate and I have decided we are going to purchase our own microwave, minifridge, and toaster (instead of renting them from the University).

Please feel free to alter my list for your own personal needs.

Attention DC Collegians!

Novelist, Ms. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,  will be speaking at the Georgetown University's Gaston Hall at 12:00 pm on Friday, October 10th. The event is being sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, The Department of English, The Lecture Fund of Georgetown University, The Lannan Center, and the African Society of Georgetown.


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Joel Sander’s assignment for a study hall at University Of Pennsylvania Education Commons involved empty space under the bleachers of a venerable redbrick stadium. The volume was an awkward shape, 300 feet long with a width fluctuating between 18 and 28 feet and a ceiling that stepped upward with the bleachers—and leaked, to boot. See how he transformed it. Photography by Frank Oudeman/Otto.

Astronomy is an odd and unique art, and it can take time to master it in full.

Most people think it simple; “just watching stars,” they say, mock the centaurs who tell the future from it, and mock the humans who find it interesting.

These people know naught.

The stars are suns, we know this, far far away they are orbited by planets like our own, and like Mars and Venus and Mercury and even like Jupiter and Saturn. Quite how the turnings of such abstract dictated by the layout of the universe can affect us we know not.

Just that it does.

Seers who see through similarly abstract sights cannot say how they know a peregrine diving at noon mean a conflict will soon be ended, just that it is as certain to them as a the relief brought by breathing.

So we chart the stars on abstract maps, showing them on a flat pane when they move through an ocean of nothing and though we are mocked our maps hold a beauty that all can see and that, in the end, tells a truth that none can deny, that even muggles have finally realised.

The earth moves.

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