Just a Barnard Baby

ABOUT

Founded on the auspicious 11th of November, in the year 2011, Barnard Baby has blogged about provincial life in the small rural hamlet of New York City since arriving at the gates of the inimitable Barnard College with a vial of White Men's Tears in her pocket and a pair of sensible size 6 1/2 boots on her feet.

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Dubbed Mother of Prospies by the ever elusive Seer Overheard on the 22nd of July, in the 13th year of the 2nd millennia.

Ask her a question or engage in some conversation. But beware. She may offer you tea.

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Just a Barnard Baby

Walking off my tired feet

Pounding 42nd street

To be in a show
Elsewhere
Jose Rizal Theme by Jeeddii.
if you have a barnard college job in your financial aid, do you HAVE to work at campus that year?
Asked by Anonymous

americanhistoryquotes:

barnardbaby:

I do believe so. The job is part of your financial aid, so in order to keep that aid, you need to be employed on campus for this year. (americanhistoryquotes confirm?)

Actually, you do not HAVE to work on campus. Barnard does not guarentee jobs to students with Work Study, and it’s actually a little bit harder for students with Barnard College Job awards to find a job than it is for students with Federal Work Study awards. Mostly because students with Federal Work Study awards can apply those off-campus and work for organizations like America Reads (which is what I did my first year).

The job is part of your financial aid, but since YOU get the money, instead of it going towards your tuition, it’s your choice whether or not to try to find a job.

Long story long, when Barnard creates your budget, they include tuition and room and board, but also books, travel and miscellaneous expenses. A lot of the time, they give you that job award to help you pay for the books and other expenses, rather than taking the money and putting it towards tuition.

What are friends for, but to make sure I don’t mislead poor, trusting first years.

I'm worried about bed bugs. Did Barnard charge you extra for the exterminators? How was the process of getting rid of bed bugs? Thank you!
Asked by Anonymous

No, they didn’t charge us extra. It was just a lot of bagging our stuff and taking it out so that they can exterminate, and then moving back in. It’s more of a hassle than anything.

1 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014
i’m heading into my sophomore year and I haven’t yet taken any classes related to my major (i will be starting this semester) is this really bad?
Asked by Anonymous

Nope. That sounds pretty ok. Just make sure to make a plan about how you’ll be fulfilling your major and nine ways. Don’t go on the town with electives, since you’ll want to save some of those for senior year, and you also don’t want to be taking six classes a semester. Since you technically don’t have to declare until your sophomore year, there are lots of students who don’t start taking their major requirements until junior year. Just be smart about it.

Posted on August 26, 2014
How strict is Barnard about the guest policy? I have a friend from England coming and I'd like for him to stay for the max of six days but in a row, rather than three
Asked by Anonymous

Pretty strict these days, but it depends on whether the front desk attendant will enforce it or not. I highly recommend emailing reslife to ask if an exception can be made with your roommate(s) permission.

1 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014
this is kind of a random question, but it's just something i'm worried about. i'm a slightly overweight girl, and i'm really stressed out that it will stop people (boys or girls) from liking me. everyone always says that new york is full of skinny beautiful people, and i'm just worried that i'll have a harder time fitting in with pretty skinny girls, or wondering why guys would want to be with me when there's so many skinny girls, kind of like how highschool was. thoughts?
Asked by Anonymous

Thoughts:

I’m not skinny. 

No, I’m serious. I’m not. There are days when I feel incredibly self-conscious about the way I look and the way my clothes fit me, but there are also days when I know that I’m killing it. Learning to love myself and who I am has been an ongoing process that dates back to my chubby tomboy elementary school days. But I am learning to love who I am. I’m also learning to love who I was, chubby tomboy 10 year old and all.

Many people at Barnard are not skinny. There is a certain look at Barnard that has epitomized what a Barnard woman means— cis, white, straight, skinny, Free People dresses, Lena Dunham poster— and there is absolutely nothing wrong with those women (except for the Lena Dunham poster), but it IS a brand. It’s a brand perpetuated by DSpar, it’s a brand perpetuated by our promotional materials, but it’s not indicative of the student body here.

I have yet to meet a student here who would judge another student by the way they look. Not that they’re not out there (we’re living in the real world after all), but for all of Barnard’s feminist flaws, body positivity is one aspect of feminism that I personally feel Barnard embodies very well. 

If a student doesn’t want to be your friend or date you because of the way you look, that’s their problem, and my friend, you are so much better off without them in your life. There are plenty of other people here who deserve you more.

Lastly, New York City is not filled with beautiful skinny people. New York City is filled with people, of all sizes, all shapes, all orientations, all bloody hair colors and body mods, all styles, and all temperaments. You cannot find a more diverse city, that I can promise you.

TL;DR.

Don’t worry. You’ll be ok.

8 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014
I just read your description for the first time lmao
Asked by Anonymous

The vial is real. It used to be a mason jar, but that became too mainstream.

1 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014
i am reading reviews for life in the universe it sounds really awful....if i were to switch out, is there not any easier way to fulfill the science req?
Asked by Anonymous

Who’s the professor this semester? 

The only other science courses I’ve taken are Envi Sci I with Peter Bower (terrible) and Solid Earth at Columbia with Sydney and Steve (excellent).

1 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014
Hey! Who can I contact for question about dorming/not being able to dorm anymore?
Asked by Anonymous

Try res life.

Posted on August 26, 2014
if you have a barnard college job in your financial aid, do you HAVE to work at campus that year?
Asked by Anonymous

I do believe so. The job is part of your financial aid, so in order to keep that aid, you need to be employed on campus for this year. (americanhistoryquotes confirm?)

4 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014

I’m back on campus, and it’s so fucking beautiful.

2 Notes | Posted on August 26, 2014