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April 7th, 2005

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07:56 pm - *sigh* welcome to emma willard
i would like to share with you all a quote from the book 'Wicked' by Gregory Maguire, which i read over spring break. it is a really amazing book that i highly recommend to anyone, and i will never look at 'The Wizard of Oz' in the same way again. this quote blew me away with how completely true it is. after going to an all-girls' school for a few years i'm sure each of you have come to this conclusion a least a few times, and the way that Maguire puts it is just perfect...

"Girls need cold anger. They need the cold shimmer, the ceaseless grudge, the talent to avoid forgiveness, the sidestepping of compromise. They need to know when they say something that they will never back down, ever, ever... Cross a man and you struggle, one of you wins, you adjust and go on-- or you lie there dead. Cross a woman and the universe is changed, once again, for cold anger requires an eternal vigilance in all matters of slight and offense."

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Date:April 9th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds lovely.

Oh, what are the best dorms in Emma Willard and why? Sage? Kellas?

Do tell! The most thing I'm worried about going to Emma is the dorms! I don't know if I'll get stuck somewhere too far away from classes or with a crazy roomie. I wonder how they decide it...

Btw, do you have to pay extra to get a single room?
Date:April 9th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
There isn't really a "best" dorm here. Pretty much everyone prefers one or the other, but usually for pretty minor reasons [i.e. different colored lunch trays, lighting in the dining rooms, etc.] Most people just have a dorm that they are personally more comfortable with. I prefer Sage, for example, but that's probably only because that's where I lived my first year here. I know a lot of people that really like Kellas.

Most of the dorms (especially for first-year students) aren't amazing, but they usually aren't terrible either. If you're a first-year non-freshman student, you won't get as nice of a room as you would if you were a returning student. If you're a freshman, you'll live on freshman hall, so you don't really have to worry. Most first-year students live in doubles, and they often end up becoming really close to their roommate. If not, they can always switch roommates or move to a single. I was a new Junior last year, and I lived in a mediocre-sized room. When I first met my roommate, I didn't really think we had much in common (we definitely don't), but we got really close and we still hang out all the time, even though I live in a single this year.

They'll send you a packet during the summer, and you're supposed to fill out what time you go to bed and wake up, whether you listen to music when you're studying, how you would describe your personality, etc. That's what they base the roommate assignments on. And again, if you really don't like the roommate to whom you are assigned, you can always switch or move to a single.

I don't know a lot of first-year students that request singles, but if they did, they'd probably be assigned a very small one. I don't believe that you have to pay more for a single, but I'm not sure on that one.

And about the proximity of your room to your classes, it really depends on what hall you're assigned to. Although there are halls that are slightly more inconvenient (for example, Kellas 3T is farther away from classes than, say, Sage X) it really won't make THAT big of a difference. An "inconvenient" hall really only means like 40 more seconds of extra travel time.

Hope I answered your questions okay.
Date:April 10th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
Yes that totally helps thank you! Very descriptive - I like! I'm going to be in the 11th grade though so I'm glad there are more advantages than the 9th graders.

Oh, I'd better better fill out my packet pretty badly if I want a single! I can see it now:

'Horribly allergic to dust, sneezes all night long'
'Can't keep anything tidy'
'Blasts music from the 80's almost 24/7'
'Burst out crying when the moon comes out'
'Sleep walks'
'Has nightmares about Jim Carrey that end up in screaming like a maniac and trying to kill nearest person'

Okay, I won't be THAT dishonest! lmao

I guess there really is no difference between the halls. 40 seconds isn't much to get worried about. Awww, I don't like the sound of a SMALL single! Does that mean..."attic-small" or "small-as-a-toilet" small? Are the singles kept away from the doubles? I wouldn't like to be that isolated.

Date:April 10th, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC)
There's not really any way to avoid getting a small room your first year here. If you request a single, it will be small because all the other students have already had a chance to pick which rooms they want for themselves. First-year students pretty much end up getting the leftovers. This is true whether you request a single OR a double.

All of the singles have enough room for a bed, a dresser, a desk, a wardrobe, and a bookshelf (which the school supplies). After that, the singles vary in terms of floor space. Small singles really aren't that bad. As long as you're a relatively tidy person, and as long as you're not afraid to put a little extra effort into making friends, you'll be fine.

None of the singles are isolated from the doubles. Most halls are around 50-50 in terms of singles and doubles, although this varies, of course, depending on what hall you're on.

Ugh I have to go take a Mock AP Calculus Exam now ..
Date:April 11th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
Mock exam? Doesn't sound too fun... :/

Well, too bad there's no way to avoid tinchy rooms but it's not the end of the world I guess. It's cool that some halls have single/double 50%-50%

Oh, lol, I had a funny question: Do any famous people go to Emma Willard? Strange but true...
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Date:April 11th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
go to? not right now... jane fonda went here, we're in her new book, but we're more proud of elizabeth cady stanton, one of the original suffragists. wow, i didn't spell that right.

hi! i'm alyssa, i'm a senior, i'm a boarder from new haven, ct. who are you?
Date:April 12th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
You don't have to pay more for a single. That would be quite ridiculous of the school.

I probably have about the smallest single of all the Seniors, but I love it. It's cozy. Plus, looking ahead to college next year-- the dorms here are a hell of a lot nicer than what we'll probably be living in!

Congratulations on your acceptance!
Date:April 12th, 2005 11:35 am (UTC)
[I seriously have to break free of my xanga loyalty and get a LJ... but all the customization I'll have to go through again! Anyway..]

Hi lyssa, I'm M. Sarah K. (16 going on 17 in Sept.)

Born and raised in Arlington, Virginia. I've been globe trotting these past 10 years though (Europe, Africa and Asia) - currently I'm living in Malaysia. I go to an American International school here with only 30 students in the entire middle AND high school - coed. The school sucks MAJORLY. (Yes there are American communities out there! Someone has to run AMOCO and BASF, lol.)

I applied to boarding school back in the States so I can be better prepared for college and shit. AND I am missing all the cool concerts, snow and eating SKITTLES! God damn.

And before you ask... NO, my house was not demolished by the tsunami, lol. Sadly, I know people who died and helped clean up but everything is okayish now.

Sorry, everyone asks that though. I was just answering in advance...


Wow that looks like some resume, lol. Ooh, I like Jane Fonda! Never heard of the Cady-lady though.

Hi Aksuss, thanks! I definitely am going to try and get my own tiny cozy single. The idea appeals to me now, haha.

So are any of your going to the 11th/12th grade this year?

P.S. Oh Aksuss, the pic in your avatar reminds me of Liv Tyler for some reason. Who is it?
Date:April 12th, 2005 11:44 am (UTC)
Hi Sarah-- I'm Abby, and basically all of us are Seniors this year. The picture is of me, actually. You should really look up Elizabeth Cady Stanton she was one mover! Friends with Abigail Adams, if I remember correctly. Small, cozy rooms are very nice. Warmer in the winter! What other schools did you apply to?

And how did you ever find our little community?
Date:April 12th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
Abigail Adams? I think I heard of her in History. I'll check out Liz Cady Stanton then! :)

Okay, believe it or not, I applied to 17 schools! Alot of safelty nets - I was really appliyng blindly at first, haha.

Dana Hall
Emma Willard (yay)
Ethel Walker
Worcester Academy
Kimball Union Academy
Andrews School
Masters School
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee
Tallulah Falls
Brenau Academy
Advanced Academy of GA

(I was too late to apply to all the uptight ones like Chaote, Exters, St. Pauls and I don't regret it!)

How did I find your site? Hmm...well, because I couldn't actually VISIT your school I knew I had to search on the internet. I don't think there are any other emma message boards than the two on LJ (are there?).

Your site was there on like, search page three? lol Chance maybe. I specifically put in the word community...

I knew I HAD to talk to the actual girls from the school because I had little admission criteria being so far away. Oh, and schools like SBS, Dana and all also have LJ communities on but I don't post there coz I'm not interested in them anymore.

Wow, I tend to ramble don't I?
Date:April 12th, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC)
Well, obviously Emma Willard is THE BEST out of all of those girls' schools. Anyone on here would agree. Stoneleigh Burnham is referred to as Stoneleigh Barnyard, and I applied to Dana Hall. Might as well have gone to Public School for free with the education I would have gotten there.

Once again, Congrats!
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Date:April 12th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
Abby, my room is just as small, if not smaller than yours. Duhhh.
Date:April 12th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
hey i said ABOUT the smallest.

and you love your room too, im sure
Date:April 13th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
That's true. Except for those stupid DELIVERY TRUCKS that come outside and BEEP at SIX IN THE MORNING.
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Date:April 20th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)

room sizes

My room is 1/2 the size of Abby's!
but I still love it!
*because of the awesome neighbors*

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