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Maren
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Come Together

April 26, 2017

“Come together right now”

Come Together, The Beatles

Its finals time again here at UR everyone, and that means that it’s time to chain yourself to a desk until you’re done with everything.

But before shutting that lock for the week, it’s important to take the time to celebrate the school year with the people you’ve lived it with.

Getting a group to go out to dinner together the night before exam weekend may sound like a daunting task, but it was actually pretty easy.

I sent out a “save the date” about a week in advance to see if people were interested/had the time and from there it was simply a matter of picking out a time and place to eat.

I knew I didn’t want to go too far from campus so Carytown seemed like a safe bet, and since there’s just something about upcoming exams that makes you want to eat your feelings, I knew I wanted a place where we could order a lot of food for not a whole lot of money.

Nacho Mama’s was the perfect place then.

It was close to campus and offered student discounts on meals, plus they even took reservations.

Now it was simply a matter of getting people there, but luckily two of my RSVPS had cars, so we met up on campus and all drove over together.

And it was the perfect way to kick off exam week.

Could I have used the time to do work?

Theoretically yes, but I knew that I would have a much easier time writing two papers and prepping for two exams if I went into this weekend with a light heart.

Besides, once exam week actually kicks off, it’s basically impossible to see any of your friends, and I didn’t want to end my school year without being able to say “catch you later” to some of my favorite Spiders.

Besides, I wouldn’t be a very good adventurer if I didn’t end the year on a food note.

Hi my name is Maren and I'm a freshman at the University of Richmond. I was born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas and have consequently heard every Texas stereotype you can think of. I'll go ahead and put on record that I don't wear cowboy boots nor have I ever ridden a horse to school. I love to travel and have to date been to over twelve different countries, including Israel, Peru, and Hungary. I'm a huge history buff and collect random history trivia like old ladies collect cats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies/tv equally, although the subject matter and depth of each fluctuates often. Toss in the fact that I'm a Sagittarius and fluent in three different types of sarcasm and you'll have more than enough information to navigate my diary entries for the rest of the year.


Why UR?

Why UR? It was the summer of 2011 and I was just wrapping up an internship in DC. When I mentioned how much I loved the area, my boss recommended that I look at the University of Richmond for college. Fast forward about two years and you have me on my first tour of the campus thinking, "If inanimate objects had souls, the University of Richmond would be my soulmate." While visiting UR I became smitten with its red brick architecture, awed by its dedicated faculty, and enticed by its massive dessert bar in the main dining hall. Richmond's location in a metropolitan area with world-class museums, theaters, and other cultural necessities (like Target) all while having a true separate campus community was a dream come true. All this and more is why I applied Early Decision, and I haven't looked back since.