Everybody says that Cambridge is like Hogwarts, but the similarities were apparent even before I arrived. If you’ve read the Harry Potter stories, you pretty much know how to get to Cambridge too! If you don’t, follow these simple instructions:
Go to London’s** King’s Cross Station**. It will look something like this:
Find Platform 9 and 3/4. There were some renovations going on for London 2012, so they relocated the platform from its usual spot.
Buy tickets to the Cambridge Express. Yes, my train was called the Cambridge Express (kinda sounds like Hogwarts Express right?). There are trains that run from King’s Cross station to Cambridge every hour, but every few hours, they would run a train directly to Cambridge without any stops. Those appeared on the “Departure” screen as “Cambridge Express.”
Sit back and enjoy the beautiful English countryside… there are lots of sheep and cows.
After arriving at Cambridge station, find a thestral-driven taxi cab and it will take you to school. (ok, not really, but I’d like to think so…)
And TADA, you’ve arrived at your castle-school. Like magic, huh?
That’s the main courtyard of Corpus Christi college, where I’m living this term! :D
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?