Nature, photography

Cattail Fluff: All Time Favorite Seeds

As a kid, I loved autumn’s fun forms of seed dispersal; pine cones, maple seeds, acorns. We’d play games, throwing winged seeds into the air and watching them fall. I remember a hike at a marsh was the most fun of all. There, nature beckons a child; “help me sow these seeds,” says the cattail. […]

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history, Life as a Woman

Oakland, CA 1852–2022: Mills College

Dear Mills College, I’m sad to see you close after 170 years. Attending classes on your campus with a diverse group of women from all over the world my first year of college was important in how I see the world and how I see myself. I’ve written four drafts of a farewell to you, […]

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Spanish Culture and Language, Study Abroad

Open the Door: Study Abroad

What do Amanda Gorman, Ang Lee, Harper Lee, and Vera Wang have in common? All four studied overseas! Amanda Gorman studied in Spain during her junior year at Harvard. Filmmaker Ang Lee from Taiwan studied in New York. Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird studied a semester at the University of Oxford. Designer […]

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