St. Louis, Missouri
History, Leadership Studies


Music (violin), swimming, reading, writing

About Me
May 1, 2013
The end is near....

I can't believe that I am already done with my first year of college. People warned me that it would go quickly but I didn't realize how right they were. I have learned so much his year and while I'm excited to have a beak from classes this summer, I'm going to miss UR while I'm gone...

April 24, 2013
Finals week...again

Finals week is quickly approaching UR. As somebody who spends a lot of time in the library, I thought it would be interesting to describe for you the changes that occur during these last few weeks of the semester...

April 17, 2013
Spring is finally here!

Spring has finally arrived in Richmond! The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming, and the campus is infested with tiny green inchworms...

April 10, 2013
Pig Roast and Other UR Traditions

You've probably heard rumors about different UR traditions like Pig Roast and Ring Dance. Before attending UR, I didn't realize how important these traditions are and how they help to build the community that makes Richmond so lively. Pig Roast was this past weekend...

April 9, 2013
Your Questions will be Answered...

Acceptance letters are finally out! Congrats to all of you that were accepted. I know you're all very busy visiting campuses and trying to figure out which school is the best fit for you. I know that all of you potential Spiders have a lot of questions, so I took the liberty of finding them and answering them for you...

March 24, 2013
Awkward Freshmen

Sadly, spring break wasn't a lot of fun for me this year. I had a chance to go home and see my family, which I truly enjoyed, but spent a lot of the week sick. Regardless, spring break was a really important time for me to reflect on my life at UR. I guess that's the one good thing about being sick; you have plenty of time for thinking. Anyway, after a semester and a half at UR, I finally feel like I have adjusted to college life and am a part of the campus community...

March 20, 2013
Moore International: All you ever wanted to know about Freshman LLC

The wait is finally over! As promised, I'm here to tell you about freshman living learning communities, why they're important, and why you should join. Before I do that, I'd just like to let you all of you who follow my posts know that I did get accepted into the SSIR I applied for! If you're scratching your head wondering what an SSIR is, you can read about why I'm so excited here...

March 12, 2013

I'm just going to warn you right now...this post is obnoxious. And yes, I'm hungry right now. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I just wanted to share with you some of my favorite desserts that the University and the city of Richmond offer...

March 9, 2013
Colombia here I come!

I just realized that even though it takes up a large portion of my time, I have not yet written about music programs at the University of Richmond. Before I give you all sorts of valuable information and insights, I want to share some exciting news with you: I'm going with the orchestra to Cartagena, Colombia during Fall Break next year! 

March 6, 2013
What you don't know about Oliver Hill

The University of Richmond offers SO many programs to enrich the learning and community environment of it's students. Unfortunately, many of these programs go unrecognized by both UR students and the general public. My goal for this post is to highlight what I believe to be one of the most beneficial yet under-recognized opportunities that the University of Richmond offers. So, without further ado, I present...the Oliver Hill program!

Hi, I'm Rebecca. I'm from Saint Louis but haven't lived there my whole life. In fact, I've actually moved thirteen times! I'm the oldest of eight kids which is pretty atypical nowadays. So, in case you were curious about what its like to live with so many small children, I made you a list.

9 ways you know you have a big family:

1. Doing laundry is definitely an all day affair

2. Buying a cow seems like an economical alternative to buying milk

3. You have two refrigerators AND two freezers

4. You refer to your family's twelve passenger van as "hot wheels"

5. You drive your siblings to a violin lesson and people think the orchestra has arrvied

6. Food just seems to disappear 

7. You see a "normal" sized family and wonder how they keep from feeling lonely

8. The number of shoes in your house rivals Imelda Marcos

9. Your family picture takes up the entire wall

Other interesting things about me? I'm planning on majoring in history and possibly leadership studies. I'm a Richmond Scholar so feel free to ask me about that. I love traveling and can't wait to spend a semester or year abroad. I play the violin and have for about ten years. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. My new favorite TV show is Vampire Diaries (don't hate me, I'm sorry!) I hope you enjoy my posts!

Why UR?

Why UR? Well, it was the small class sizes, School of Leadership Studies, reputation of good academics, and sheer curiosity that made me apply. But, seeing the dedicated faculty, sitting in a fascinating class discussion, and meeting so many friendly people was what made me commit.