From start to finish, this week has been a wild one. This week at AAPT, I’ve been helping Rebecca to finalize everything for the conference in Phoenix. I’m currently writing this from Phoenix, so as of now, everything is running smoothly.
This was an odd week for me. I had to travel home Tuesday night for my younger sister's high school graduation. Then after graduation, I took a 2 AM bus back to DC, from my home in Philadelphia. I got back just before 5 am on Thursday, which means I got back before the metro started running.
The time has flown by so fast! I am entering the fourth week of being in DC and can’t believe I’m almost halfway done with my internship! Like always, I have had lots to do and still have so much more to explore.
This week I am feeling very spoiled by this internship. On Thursday evening, we went on an amazing dinner cruise. On the boat, we enjoyed a beautiful view of DC, a three-course meal, drinks, and dancing.
Writing for a small college’s newspaper is a unique journalistic experience, because everyone already knows what you’re writing about. Sarah Lawrence College’s culture of relentless gossip ensures administration’s betrayals of the already-thin trust became public information quickly.
If I seem a bit on edge, it’s because we just heated oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (or 477.6 K, for those of you with a thing for scientific units) and discovered that the plastic on certain objects does in fact begin to decompose at elevated temperatures. It’s a long story.