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Hi! My name is Alanna Bennett, a third year student at Oberlin College. I'm originally from Portland, Oregon, although my family also spent some time in Southern California and I went along for the ride. At Oberlin, I am a Cinema Studies major — although I'm more the type to write about (and for) media and film than the type to make my own (at least for now). I am also Online Editor for the Oberlin Review and webmaster for the Oberlin chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance.

I should warn you all that I am also a gigantic nerd, both in personality and in consumption of media. Although I have taken the Fall 2011 semester off from teaching, I have taught three ExCos in my career at Oberlin: the Sitom ExCo, Musicals of the Stage and Screen, and the Harry Potter ExCo. I am also a voracious taker-of-ExCos, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Murder Mysteries in the U.S (twice).

The basics: I like writing, reading, watching, and spending disgusting amounts of time on the internet. I also like Oberlin. That's pretty much why I'm here. We'll learn more about each other along the way.

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Harry and the Potters Come to Oberlin, Part One

And now we delve into one of the strangest, most exhilarating nights of my time here at Oberlin.

Becoming BFFs With Procrastination

Designing your own winter term project is an exciting thing. You get a kind of freedom of form and topic in these projects that traditional semesters don't often offer. It can also be, in execution, a bit terrifying.

The Harry Potter ExCo: A Preview

November means many things for Oberlin: the typical college leaf piles, a strange flip-flopping in the weather from early-fall-crispness into Winter Is Coming ominousness. It also means that ExCo applications are due.

On an Empty Oberlin and NaNoWriMo

I made the choice to stay on campus this fall break, partly to decompress from midterms and gear up for the next half of the semester, and partly just to embrace that deceptive stillness.

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