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Trendspotting – Finals Week Playlist

Trendspotting with Alyson GinesOne great thing about the Trendspotting series is that it gives us a glimpse into the variety of people who come here, and the experiences they’ve had. Each week taught us a little bit more; who were Tigers fans, who were crafty and knitted their own hats, who were the ones that show the most Spartan pride, etc. It’s this diversity, and these differences, that make The Writing Center what it is today. With this in mind, I devised this playlist with music from a variety of different genres and eras, to represent the many people and backgrounds that we’ve been lucky enough to learn about this semester.

Trendspotting: Snacks

Trendspotting with Alyson GinesFinals are almost upon us! The library is packed, caffeine is flowing, and sleep suddenly becomes non-existent. With it being crunch time, the accessory we’ve seen the most here at The Writing Center has been snacks. Everyone is looking for that extra energy boost to help make it through these final days of the semester. Some of the most popular amongst consultants are cookies, granola bars, and (of course) chocolate.

What’s your finals snack of choice?

Containers of chocolate chip cookies with apple in front.

Trendspotting: Warm Winter Boots

Trendspotting with Alyson GinesCan you believe we’re already in our second-to-last week of classes? Per usual, this semester has managed to fly by. The trend for one of these final weeks is undoubtedly warm, comfortable boots. Temperatures, in classic Michigan style, have dropped rapidly, leaving many students and consultants alike breaking out their winter boots to stay warm as they travel across campus. What’s your favorite accessory to stay warm in these chilly winter months?

Trendspotting: Grad School Applications

Trendspotting with Alyson GinesHappy Thanksgiving, everyone! Even though this has been a shorter week than most, the one thing seen the most at The Writing Center was definitely grad school statements. Application deadlines are approaching this December, and there are only a few short weeks left in this semester to make appointments. There are still some open spots to come meet with consultants, whether it’s to work on that grad application or a paper for a final.

Have a good break!

Trendspotting: Winter Hats

Trendspotting with Alyson Gines logoHiya, folks. Another week come and gone in this semester, and with only about a month left before break, seeing the first snow of the season was only natural. With that in mind, this week’s trend has definitely been awesome knit hats. Students are bundling up to combat the cold, and we’ve been seeing a lot of interesting caps here at The Writing Center. From neon hunting hats, to handmade knit headbands, to knitted caps with whale patterns, students are well prepared for winter. And, if you’re looking to be fully prepared for finals, stop on by one of our many locations to consult about that paper or project you’re creating.

Trendspotting: Voting Stickers

Trendspotting with Alyson Gines logoHey everybody, it comes as no great surprise that this week’s trend was a proudly worn “I Voted” sticker. Here at The Writing Center, we work hard to be active members in our community, and to make our voices heard. And, if politics aren’t your thing, odds are we still have you covered: our student consultants are studying everything from Philosophy, to Arabic, to Psychology, to Dance, to Professional Writing, and more. We host workshops on making videos, open mic nights where people throw down some killer slam poetry, and regularly have incredibly talented guest speakers. The Writing Center is proud to be a part of a community that cares so much about such a wide variety of things, and we would love if you stopped by sometime.

Trendspotting: Rain Jackets

Trendspotting with Alyson Gines logoHey there, everyone. This week’s trend has DEFINITELY been rain jackets and coats! With a bit of Hurricane Sandy rolling our way, temperatures have dropped rapidly and a mix of snow and sleet have hit the air. Students everywhere are adding a second layer to protect them from this unfortunate combination of wind and cold. Similarly, if you need to watch out for some deadlines coming your way, bring your paper into The Writing Center for a second pair of eyes to help you out!

 

Trendspotting: Go Tigers!

By Alyson GinesHi folks, it has been pretty clear what this week’s trend is: Detroit Tigers! Consultants and students alike have been proudly representing our team as the excitement towards the World Series has been mounting. We love seeing people passionate about something, and sharing in their enthusiasm. Are you writing a short story you’re psyched about? Working on a paper about your favorite book? Writing a personal statement to get into your top grad school? Bring it into The Writing Center; we would love to collaborate with you. And Go Tigers!

Two people wear Detroit Tigers sports wear

 

 

 

 

 

Trendspotting: Classy Outfits

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Hey folks, this week’s hottest trend has a bit of flair to it: classy wear. That’s right, we’re talking dresses and ties! It’s the season of career fairs and job interviews, and those events not only require a professional look, but some well-written résumés, too. The Writing Center consultants have been seeing a lot of résumés, applications, and personal statements lately, and are more than happy to read through YOUR work. You can make an appointment for 30 minutes or an hour, and we have quite a few different locations you can check out!

Trendspotting: Green and White!

Trendspotting with Alyson Gines logoHey there!  It’s been pretty clear what the trend of this week has been: Spartan gear! We are approaching homecoming weekend, and everyone on campus and in The Writing Center has been showing their support. Even alumni are getting in on the festivities, starting with  The Writing Center Alumni Panel this Friday, October 12th at 3pm in 300 Bessey Hall. Feel free to also check out The Writing Center Homecoming Celebration in the CAL tent on Saturday too! We’ll be there from 9-11:30 helping you create inspiring words with alphabet photography!

Go Green! Go White!