Author Archive | Olivia Howe

In Conclusion

I am equally as excited as I am scared to announce that I have finally launched my personal website! While the thought of my work being available to the public may spark my anxiety, I am nevertheless proud of each artifact that I chose to include. Because I wanted the focus to remain on the […]

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Colleen Etman: PhD Candidate

As a former science scholar turned English major, the story of Colleen Etman resonated with me far beyond our shared experience as students at The College of Charleston. During our conversation, Colleen exposed the reality of being a liberal arts student whose path was anything but linear. As a mathlete in high school, Colleen entered […]

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Tink Happy Thawts

Once Upon a Time blah blah blah. That’s how I feel right now while reflecting on my time here as a senior studying English at The College of Charleston. Now don’t get me wrong, I love it here – but it has been no fairytale. There have been countless tears, sleepless nights fueled by Monster […]

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No, I’m Not Going to Teach

Despite remaining firm in my decision to major in English, I still have my occasional doubts regarding its worth. I think said doubts likely stem from the infamous question, “What are you going to do after you graduate? Teach?” The answer (at least for now) is no. I am not going to teach. I have […]

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I Have No More Storage

One of my 2023 New Year’s resolutions was to write more outside of an academic context. Shortly thereafter, my daily journal was born. Each day since January 1st I have made entry, of no required length, that details my thoughts and encounters (and pretty much whatever I feel inspired to scrawl) of the day. If […]

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I Hate Poetry, But I Like Podcasts

As one who listens to a plethora of podcasts weekly, I was more than willing to add the Poetry Unbound podcast to my list. Regardless of whether or not you’re an English scholar, I feel as though there are two common approaches to poetry. On one hand, there is the romanticist who wants to find […]

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Discovering English as a Science Kid

I think if anyone from my high school could see me now, they would not believe my decision to not only move to Charleston, but to become an English major. I was somewhat correctly labeled as a “math and science” kid in middle school and that notion followed me throughout my high school years. It […]

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