Entries in Tufts (22)

Monday
Dec212015

Straight Outta Grafton

Our first place overall winner: Maxbetter Vizelberg from Tufts!!!

Volume 51: Issue 2 Creative Corner

Thursday
Jun252015

Dr. Google Memes

Alex Hicks-Nelson - Tufts

V:50 I:4 Life as a Vet Student

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
Jun102015

Kestrel Boxes, or Why I Continue To Choose Experience: A First Year Story

Nikki Becich - Tufts

V:50 I:4 Experiences Honorable Mention

 

 

Everyone’s been there.

You’re stressed out on a regular Thursday afternoon. You have exactly 217 textbook pages you’d like to review before you even -look- at the end-chapter review questions you KNOW are going to be on the written part of the exam. You haven’t slept much because you’re on call for Large or Small animal tech team, or you got up early for baby care team at the Wildlife Clinic, and you went to those dinner talks and learned about Veterinarians in the Army, got your VBMA credits, and now you’re here. The exam is tomorrow. Your undergraduate A-complex conscience is chewing you out for your irresponsible behavior and irreverence of the educational system you’re paying for the privilege of being a part of…

And you get an email.

The State Ornithologist is on campus, and we know you love birds! Would you have time to walk campus with him while he stakes out the best location to place Kestrel nest boxes…for an hour or two? Just an hour or two.

You may not have pulled that A, or even that B, in this class’s last exam. You could get through a decent amount of material in these next few hours. You aren’t struggling with the material, though. Your grades are fine. Not exceptional, but fine. What do you say?

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Tuesday
May192015

More Winning Memes from Life as a Vet Student!!

Here are the other three of our favorite veterinary student memes from the Life as a Vet Student category:

 

Ann Abress - St. George's University

 

 

 Eric Littman - Tufts

 

 

 Joe Swartz - Texas A&M

Thursday
Mar122015

Taylor Wilson Poetry

Taylor Wilson - Tufts
V:50 I:3

 

 

To Breathe a Daisy

For a day, a year,
perchance, a lifetime,
a bloodred birthday daisy
wilts quietly in a riotous bouquet.
The vase’s base can’t be 
the perfect orb that it appears
or my carpet would be littered
with bloodred daisy tears.
This day, this year
 - no more.
Like the blowing, sopping snow,
it melts into the streaming runoff,
indistinguishable
from the snowflake before it or after or with
but for the breath of a daisy
and water spilling to the floor.

To Breathe a Daisy
For a day, a year,
perchance, a lifetime,
a bloodred birthday daisy
wilts quietly in a riotous bouquet.
The vase’s base can’t be 
the perfect orb that it appears
or my carpet would be littered
with bloodred daisy tears.
This day, this year
 - no more.
Like the blowing, sopping snow,
it melts into the streaming runoff,
indistinguishable
from the snowflake before it or after or with
but for the breath of a daisy
and water spilling to the floor.

 

 

Shadows and Reflections

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