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Monday, May 18

As I come to the end of my college years, I will be doing a "series" of blog posts about the events of my final weeks. Excuse the tearstains.

The next senior events started the very next day, on the 12th. My morning was quite busy because I had a second interview for an internship (more on that, later!), and then I had the Honors Program dinner, followed by the "Top of the Taj" black-and-white event.

Honors had the most delicious salad (goat cheese, arugala, craisins, and walnuts), glazed carrots and string beans, bread and butter, and stuffed eggplant, not to mention dessert. But more importantly, it was great to see so many of my Honors friends. We've been through all the same classes, the same problems, and, of course, the thesis project. Most of us were going straight to the Taj event after, and so it ended up being a rather fancy dinner.

The program director announced the thesis awards, basically threw the purple cords at us to make sure we all had them for graduation, and then slowly he and our advisors left. Even with the food gone, we pushed the tables together, found some placards from a faculty meeting, and hung out talking for another forty-five minutes or so, until it was time to walk to the Taj.

Twice on Top of the World on a Tuesday - Emerson College Honors | Pennies & Paper Blog

Twice on Top of the World on a Tuesday - Emerson College Honors | Pennies & Paper Blog
eighteen of us--missing thirty two Honors kids!
The Top of the Taj is literally on the enclosed roof on the top of the uber fancy Taj Hotel. It overlooks the Public Gardens and State House but also down Boylston Street--gorgeous views! This event cost money ($20) and there was a slight snafu a few days prior: about 450 students bought tickets, over double the number from years past, and the space can only hold 200 at a time. They ended up splitting the event so instead of four hours there were two two-hour shifts. I attended the 7 PM one, which nearly all my friends went to. To make up for the error, they added in a dessert bar--which was an odd contrast to the french fries, tater tots, and mini burgers they offered as food. I stuck with the desserts and the food brought around on trays periodically--California rolls and spring rolls. (I was very excited about the macarons, and ate far too many!)

Twice on Top of the World on a Tuesday - Boston Public Gardens | Pennies & Paper Blog

Twice on Top of the World on a Tuesday - Boylston Street Boston | Pennies & Paper Blog



Twice on Top of the World on a Tuesday - macarons creme brulee key lime | Pennies & Paper Blog

Twice on Top of the World on a Tuesday - Taj Hotel Boston | Pennies & Paper Blog

Twice on Top of the World on a Tuesday - Taj Hotel Boston | Pennies & Paper Blog
senior week witch coven
best photo of the week, by Mary
The Taj did have rather expensive drinks--$10 for a glass of unknown wine--so my roommates Taina, Mary, August, and I went to the Top of the Hub for equally expensive drinks, but ones more deservedly so! After 8 PM the Top of the Hub has a minimum of $24 per person, so two drinks it was: blueberry mojito and a ginger lemondrop. Many of the other 7 o'clockers had the same idea, and so there was very much an Emerson takeover on the top of the Prudential Building :)

Twice on Top of the World on a Tuesday - Top of the Hub Boston | Pennies & Paper Blog

Three big events rounded of the Tuesday of my senior week!

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