Tag Archives: Academia

Rough Semester

Decision: One Normal Year

I have had a rough semester, and it’s rather neatly of my own doing. I’ve been stretching out my burn-out for too long, and then this semester I began a graduate program. I had very good reasons for doing so, but the result has been rather ridiculously harrowing. In my first term (two 8-week terms […]

Archaeological Fieldwork

I participated in my first batch of archaeological fieldwork on Saturday. 9am-12pm. Nothing major, but it was exciting… shovel tests at twenty meter transects. Pairs of two dug foot round/deep holes and sifted the dirt/plants/rocks through a shaker screen. Anything of interest is bagged and marked. I’m trying to be careful about sounding too important… […]

Letter to Editor: Liberalization of Education

Letter to the Editor: Southwest Standard, Nov. 5 2004 The Nov. 5 article “Students Show Strong Support for Democrats” provides biased perspective of the recent election results. Local statistics are provided and are valuable, but do not show that students led the precincts in support of Kerry. SMSU is within one of Springfield’s urban centers. […]

History Conferences and Spitting on Artifacts

I just printed off the lecture notes from my Latin Govt. class course reserves… 57 pages of testable material, and that’s assuming she’s only going to test over what we’ve covered. Doubtful. I’m spending this evening reading the textbook and reviewing these notes. I’ll do the same all evening tomorrow. Thursday, I’m going to try […]