{ Hello }

I'm Alicia, and I'm a senior from East Lansing, Michigan. My major is Sociology and I have a minor in African-American Studies.

One of my biggest passions is writing. After I graduate in the spring, I am planning on attending graduate school to work on a master's degree in journalism. I am a sports writer for the Oberlin Review, which has given me some direct experience in the field. I also work for the assistant athletic director doing office tasks, sports promotion projects, and whatever else needs to get done. One of my newest projects this year is writing a "Fan of the Month" section for the athletics website which I am really excited about.

Although sports are a part of my life, they are certainly only a small part. I am in the Mellon Undergraduate Research Program, which has allowed me to do an independent research project with a faculty member. I am also an Academic Ambassador, which basically is a fancy word for an upper-classman whose job is to help first-years adjust to college life. In addition, I am a sociology major student representative, so I serve as a liaison between sociology majors and faculty. Somehow I've also found the time to volunteer with a program called City Fresh, which provides large amounts of fresh, local produce at reasonable prices to the Oberlin community.

This is only a small taste of the essence of Alicia, or Fresh, as my friends call me. I'm a pretty cool person, and hopefully this is reflected in my blog. If not, just take my word for it.

{ Entries }


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

A tale of two cities. And Jay-Z. Holla.

Big Easy on my mind.

This is the true story... of seven Obies... picked to stay in a hostel...work together and have their lives photographed... to find out what happens... when Obies leave the Oberlin bubble... and venture to the Big Easy...IYS: New Orleans!

Sometimes parents understand.

The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff were wrong! Well, at least this time.

Gentlemen and Lasses: I present you with my classes.

I managed to use the word relish twice in this post. Once appropriately, and once just because. Both unrelated to food.

Smart Swimmers & Rockin' Ron.

Oberlin swimmers get good grades swimmingly, and the Yeomen tackle Taylor Swift.

The Chronicle chronicles.

A brief overview of my Winter Term experiences as a "real world" newspaper reporter.

My Winter Term to-do list.

If I accomplish this whole list, I deserve a cookie. Or two.

Finals are fun!

Don't take finals period [or anything else in life] too seriously.

Think one person can change the sociology department?

So do I.

Oberlin > Harvard.

US News and World Report is not the Bible.

No news is good news.



Choosing courses is an overlooked art form.


Shishta-who? Shishta-where? Shishta-how? Shishta-wouk! (And many other tasty things.)

Research rocks.

The life of a scholar is truly fulfilling, both in the mind and the belly.

Hello, world.

My name is Alicia, but a lot of people call me Fresh. The nickname was given to me during my first year here and it just stuck.

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