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I can’t believe I’m already a few weeks into my senior year of college!  I remember starting as a freshman like it was yesterday.  I also still can’t believe I’m in the US and not in France 😦  I’m starting to apply to grad school in just a couple of weeks — I am so excited!  I’m trying to go to Middlebury, in Vermont, which is one of the best schools in the nation for foreign language.  They are known for their intensive Language Pledge, in which students pledge to only speak the language they are studying for an intense 6 weeks.  Students have the option to complete their M.A. several different ways — but the option I would like to do is the 6-week intensive program in Middlebury and then the academic year abroad in Paris (September-June).  It has my name written all over it!  More updates on that later.

This semester I’m taking some pretty interesting classes.  I love them all!  I’m taking one of my final French classes, French Women’s and Francophone Writings.  We’re reading 8 mini books and so far I like them!  In Spanish, I’m taking Hispanic Readings and Conversational Review.  Both of my professors are native speakers — which is a HUGE plus!  One professor is from Argentina and the other is from Spain.  Then for political science, I’m taking American Presidency and Politics of Identity, both very cool classes with very smart professors.  And last but not least, to fulfill my last writing intensive requirement at Temple, I’m taking the popular Death and Dying class at the Center City campus, called TUCC.  My first paper for it is due in 2 days on psychology.  Overall though, I’m loving all of my classes!

In other news, the next Temple home football game is this Saturday against Buffalo!  We’re playing music from 1979 because Temple Football is inviting the 1979 bowl members back to watch the game, etc.  We’re playing Earth, Wind, and Fire’s September, My Sharona, and then Styx’s Renegade.  It should be pretty good!  Our first show at the first game was an alternative-themed show.  I believe we’re going back to the show for the game after next.  We played Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance, Can’t Stop by Maroon 5, and closed with Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.  When we return to the show next month, we’ll be adding on Fat Lip by Sum41.

Here are a few videos from the first performance at the football game:

That’s all I’ve got for now.  More updates to come!!

-Monica

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