Friday Favorites

Friday is for Favorites: Happy Thoughts

February 3, 2017 7:22 pm

When I’m asked to make lists, it usually takes me about three times as long as expected. Be it a list of groceries, positive personality traits, likes and dislikes, or even types of animals, I always manage to get stuck. It’s not as though I can’t write a list; the larger problem is when I…

Friday is for Favorites: Friends and Fun

January 20, 2017 11:32 pm

For the month of January here at Colby College, we have this program called JanPlan. Essentially, instead of taking the usual 16 credit course load (4ish classes), we have one month where everyone on campus can either apply for an internship, create an independent study, or take a single course. This course can be anything…

Friday is for Favorites: Holiday Traditions

December 24, 2016 3:31 am

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! I hope you have had (or will soon have) a wonderful little bit of time with your family. Maybe you’ve had lots of good food, a little bit of sleep, or seen some of the snow that has been blessing various states. Here at the Jones house, holiday traditions are up…

Friday is for Favorites: Finished Finals Feelings

December 16, 2016 11:51 pm

Well, the semester is completed, and it has been a whirlwind. I apologize for only having posted one post the last couple weeks; I’m sure at least one of you was chomping at the bit to procrastinate with me. Just kidding. Don’t procrastinate by reading this. Watch something like Black Mirror instead (if you’re looking…

Friday is for Favorites: Sweater (And Finals) Weather

December 2, 2016 8:55 pm

December has arrived at Colby College. If this hadn’t been made evident by the drop in temperature, the frost on the hood of my car, or the sun going down at 4 p.m. (seriously, Maine?), then the invasion of Christmas sweaters and the dreaded scent of finals give it away. All my friends, be they…

Friday is for Favorites: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2016 10:03 pm

With the Carpenters, Thanksgiving is a holiday that is never taken lightly. Nearly everyone from my mom’s side converges in Vermont for the festivities. She is one of eight Carpenter kids, almost all of whom are married with children and, in some cases, grandchildren. This year, Thanksgiving at my uncle and aunt’s was 54 people….

Friday is for Favorites: Keep Your Eyes Open, Too

November 18, 2016 11:52 pm

One of my favorite bands is called NEEDTOBREATHE. I fell in love with their music my freshman year of high school and sang their song “Keep Your Eyes Open” for months. Mom bought me their album “The Reckoning” for Christmas, probably to slow the constant blaring of a solitary song on repeat. It worked, sort…