Happy November!

Hello everyone!!

Time to break out the fuzzy socks, as “sweater weather” has returned!!

This is personally my favorite time of the year, with the fallen, crunchy leaves blanketing the campus in their BEAUTIFUL colors; the energy of the campus on the crisp, fall mornings (perfect weather for morning runs!; and the mulled apple ciders and pumpkin-flavored coffee drinks! Not to mention all the carved pumpkins sitting proudly on the lawns of neighbors. 🙂

Speaking of pumpkin-creations, here’s the “spooky” pumpkin I carved with some friends, inspired by the devious “Chucky” doll from the movie. While taking turns carving, there was also an impressive game of Twister taking place, during which I unsuccessfully became a pretzel.   chucky

This weekend, however, has especially been full of activity! Halloween this year was certainly more wet, but that didn’t discourage the Tigers’ Halloween spirit. From a “walking” shark to an entire trio of superheros from “The Avengers,” costumed creations entertained everywhere!

Later that night, I went through a nearby Haunted House and it wasn’t until then that costumed people really made me jump- it was so much fun but with all the psychedelic lights and “distorting” routes with creepy masked characters slowly following behind, I actually had to remind myself a couple of times that they were just actors!

 And now as I write, the warm smells of dinner are calling me…now a  tradition, my friends and I have been making a “seasonal” Halloween dinner, complete with a homemade feast of corned beef, mashed potatoes, carrots and corn, and an apple pie!         

Let the season of cozy kitchens begin. 🙂

About Sophie

Major: Medical Illustration

Hometown: Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. (yes, I hail from the legendary town of the "Headless Horseman!")

Why I Chose RIT: I've grown up in a mainstreamed setting all my life as a cochlear implant wearer who could "hear" but never truly enough. RIT bridged the gap between these two worlds. Not to mention the overwhelming support and services provided, the RIT family made me feel so at home!

Clubs/Activities: The Running/Multi-Sport club lets me meet and swim with other swimmers, which is a great way to take the edge off after a long day! I'm also active in the Medical Illustrators Club- where we obsess over anatomical illustrations together- and the Outing Club, which has allowed me to explore the tons of beautiful hiking areas around the Finger Lakes region.

Hobbies/Interests: I love painting and thinking creatively, working in hospital environments, participating in fundraising events, swimming, yoga and hiking.

What I Like Best About RIT: There are always so many activities and events happening on campus. I love the student body and school spirit here!

Favorite T.V Show: "Modern Family," "Breaking Bad," "Scrubs" and "How I Met Your Mother." I love making HIMYM references!

Fun Fact about me: I have a couple of "famous" people in my family; I'm the ninth great -granddaughter of William Bradford, a founder and governor of the Plymouth Colony settlement, and a direct descendent of the Swedish King, Gustav III.

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