Grad Cap Cupcake

Photo courtesy of clevercupcakes on Flickr.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that I haven’t updated in a while. Plans to post papers I was writing during the school year kinda fell flat. I still may post them here later. For now, I’d like to talk a bit about the school year and having graduated.

Last summer, when I decided I would be going back to Fairbanks to finish college as soon as possible, I called the academic advising center to talk about my options. I’d been a student long enough that my original course catalog had expired. However, the good news had two faces: I could use any catalog for the last seven years and a new (and more sane) set of Japanese Studies B.A. requirements had been pushed through in my absence. The result was that I’d be able to graduate by spring.┬áMaking it happen meant taking both of my required writing-intensive courses in the fall semester but having only three classes to take (two of them 100-level) in the spring. Continue reading