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Susan Kaufman
Susan Kaufman is a sophomore at Tufts. She is obsessed with cupcakes, the color orange, and cats--especially her own. She also enjoys good food and good books.

Entries by Susan Kaufman

Feeling Far Away: Musings from Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 7:54 AM

Studying abroad in Paris, France this semester has taught me more than I could adequately communicate in a single blog post, but the most prominent lesson I have learned is one of distance. To be exact, I am currently 3,637 miles away from my home and 3,435 miles away from...

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Small Girl, Big Apple

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 1:01 PM

As a suburban-born 20-year-old college student, living in the heart of the West Village of New York City for a whole summer is probably the best thing that ever happened to me. Thanks to my wonderfully cool, kind, and generous aunt who, for some crazy reason, agreed to take me...

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Ode to Sophomore Year

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 6:54 PM

As the school year starts rapidly coming to an end, I'm forced to think about what's next. I must mentally prepare to spend next semester away from Tufts, studying abroad, and prepare to return just in time to watch some of my closest friends graduate. Meanwhile, I am wholly unprepared...

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Uncertainty Is All Around Us

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 10:22 AM

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday, neither because it's an excuse to overeat nor because I have a weakness for kitschy cornhusks hung on front doors, but because it reminds me just how lucky a girl I really am.

Fear not, this is not a digression into the oh-so-popular...

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There Is More to Life Than Freshman Year

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 1:43 PM

Sometimes you have to completely throw yourself into something and not look up until all you see is clear sky. I think expectations, snap judgments, and insecurities cloud the conscience; they keep us from living and investing in the present. Having just returned as a sophomore to Tufts University, I...

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Freedom With a Twist of Maturity

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 6:44 PM

Sitting here in the empty reading room of Tisch Library at 9:06 a.m., I am capable of only two things. One: studying for the three final exams that loom in my future, or two: not. So, why did I choose to wake up at such an ungodly hour only to...

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Spring Fever at School

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 4:52 PM

There are very few similarities between high school and college. And up until the past week, I couldn't name any. However, now that April is finally here and slowly, very slowly, bringing signs of spring along with it, it has become clear to me that some things just never get...

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Confessions of a Teenage Foodie

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 4:48 PM

Although I attend a university that boasts one of the best college dining services in the country, I still found that this year has been one full of alimentary adventures. I grew up in a household that never strayed from the fundamental family dinner mentality. Every night was a carefully...

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Finding Home

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 4:37 PM

As a second semester freshman, I still don't know everyone in my graduating class. I don't even know one quarter of the people in it. But something feels different this semester. I now find myself texting my roommate, "On my way home!!" after a long day of class as I...

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Observations From Behind the Counter

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 6:19 PM

You don't know me. I work behind the counter at your university's campus center. I make your sandwiches and wraps. Sometimes I even work at the cash register. I wear a baseball cap and that ugly unisex tee shirt. I also get paid heinously low wages. I am your local...

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The College Cold: It's Coming for You

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 4:37 PM

As I write this, I am fervently blowing my nose, chugging from a bottle of artificially flavored Cranberry juice from concentrate (full of vitamin C, though!) and swimming in a pool of crumpled up tissues. Unfortunately, I have fallen victim to the college cold. I can definitely say that I...

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