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This weekend we celebrated Holi at Carvin International House. Holi, the festival of colors, “has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships. On this day, people hug and wish each other ‘Happy Holi’.” (http://www.holifestival.org/)

I was also celebrating my job offer! I will be working with the ACLU of VA after graduation!

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Aerial Hammock

I just recently got a new circus toy! This is an aerial hammock made from aerial silks. At the end of the year, I will be doing three acts in the circus show: a lyra act, a rope act, and a hammock act. More pictures coming soon.

I also just returned from doing interviews in D.C. and Richmond. My next steps post-graduation will be revealed soon. :)

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While on the Jamaica Cultural Immersion trip I taught PE classes at the junior high. My classes were anywhere from 50 to 100 kids. I taught partner acrobatics in the field, pole on the net ball poles, and bar on the soccer goals. Even though there were a lot of kids, I had two friends helping me along with support from the coach. The coach even tried some tricks herself. We had so much fun finding creative ways to do circus within their surroundings. This was one of my favorite parts of the trip. Here are some photos.

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For spring break, I took a trip to Jamaica on the Hollins Jamaica Cultural Immersion Program. We each lived with a host family in the small town of Lucea, Jamaica. Throughout the week we worked in schools and the local infirmary. At the end of the week we made a trip to Negril, a popular tourist destination, and learned how tourism affects the local economy. More photos coming soon…

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For International Women’s Day, the Community and Cultural Engagement Department held a cultural festival where students performed dances, songs, poetry readings, and a fashion show. This was my last cultural festival on campus. I graduate in May, and I just got my cap and gown. It is becoming all too real. While I prepare myself for job interviews in D.C., check out these photos from the event! :)

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More and More Snow!

The snow has continued to fall on campus, although we have not had any more snow days. Campus staff has been hard at work shoveling snow outside to clear our sidewalks and roadways. I would like to take this post to thank them for the hard work that they do out in the cold weather. This past weekend, another student, Sam, and I brought hot chocolate to the workers outside. We had a lot of spillage though, so we plan to do this again and have better lids for our cups! We are also getting more students to help us carry them around campus so we can reach every worker more quickly.

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Sam preparing cups of hot chocolate.

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Two friends, Minna and Timah.

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