Monday, April 27, 2009

Big Pros and a Lot of Little Cons: My Visit to St. John's College in Annapolis

Seminar was great; tutorials were awesome. People talked out of class and were often seen arguing on the quad about ideas that came up in their reading.

But all around, minor details (yet important ones) were being overlooked. Stair treads were falling off, dining hall food was of poor quality, people forgot Annapolis existed, and the showers were cold. There were also a lot more smokers than I expected there to be. All minor things, true, but added together, it makes you wonder the reason. Is St. John's running out of money? Is there a problem in the administration? Why are these important things being completely overlooked?

More later,


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Introductory Post

Hello All,

My name is Virginia, and I am a freshman entering into St. John's College in Annapolis, MD in the fall of 2009. I've decided to blog about my St. John's experience. College blogs were something I felt helpful when I was looking at different colleges, and I couldn't find any of St. John's students. So, I decided to start one.

I've chosen to go to St. John's College in Annapolis, MD for several reasons, the foremost of which being that I really like to read. As a homeschooler of 10 years, I have read constantly, and while I have many social opportunities, I don't have many where I can talk about a text or an idea with another intelligent and rational human being. At St. John's, I know I will be provided with this opportunity which is very important to me.

The reason I have chosen to start a new blog rather than begin my narrative of St. John's College in the other blog associated with this account ( is that I want you to be able to easily pick out what has to do with St. John's and what does not. I will most likely continue to post intermittently on my other blog, and I haven't quite decided yet what the balance will be. Where should I post insights I have gained from Seminar? I don't know yet. Perhaps eventually my other blog will merge with this one. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

You'll be hearing from me in the next couple of days as I visit St. John's for the first time (yes, I sent in my deposit to a school I haven't visited yet-- not something I would recommend, but considering how much promo information I've read from St. John's, I'm 98% sure that is where I will be going) and attend seminar and Friday night lecture.

Until then,