Conferences, History, travel

The Power of Montgomery, Alabama

This April, I presented research at the Southern States Communication Association's Theodore Clevenger Jr. Undergraduate Honors Conference (a mouthful, I know), which was held in Montgomery, Alabama. In between attending the conference, I was able to visit several of the historical sites that told the story of Montgomery. The Museums National Memorial For Peace and… Continue reading The Power of Montgomery, Alabama

culture, History, travel

My Case of Wanderlust: 5 Places I Want to Go in the Next 10 Years

I have a travel bug. Ever since I was little, I would get this itch to go somewhere new every two months or so. Even just going to the beach for a day trip was satisfying, I just had to see something new. Needless to say, it hasn’t gone away in recent years, it has… Continue reading My Case of Wanderlust: 5 Places I Want to Go in the Next 10 Years

Book Review, History, Worldview

Book Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's… Continue reading Book Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

History, Photography, travel

12 of the Top Things To Do In Pennsylvania

Every year, my family takes a trip to somewhere new. We’ve gone done a bunch of different things over time, but this year we decided to do an educational trip to Pennsylvania. We spent three days in Philadelphia, a day in Hershey, and a day in Lancaster, and here are the top things we did… Continue reading 12 of the Top Things To Do In Pennsylvania

Book Lists, Book Review, History

Louisa May Alcott: Her Lesser Known (But Equally Wonderful) Works

Everyone knows Louisa May Alcott for her most famous book, Little Women (which BBC recently made into a tv mini series), but what many people don’t know is that she wrote several other books as well that are all just as wonderful as her most famous. So here is a list of the ones I… Continue reading Louisa May Alcott: Her Lesser Known (But Equally Wonderful) Works

Book Review, History

Book Review: A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

When Katherine "Kit" FitzGilbert turned her back on London society more than a decade ago, she determined never to set foot in a ballroom again. But when business takes her to London and she's forced to run for her life, she stumbles upon not only a glamorous ballroom but also Graham, Lord Wharton. What should… Continue reading Book Review: A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

Book Review, History

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster… Continue reading Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak