Victoria Hulbert

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I'm Victoria, a recent graduate from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a passion for people, their stories, and the creative ways in which we tell them.

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The Berkeley Beacon

The Berkeley Beacon
April 16, 2015
Emerson students to run in marathon for charity

Motivated by family and charity, two Emerson students will run in this year's Boston Marathon—a demanding event that they said means so much to the city.

The Berkeley Beacon
April 1, 2015
Lillibridge promotes body positivity with Project Heal

Ashlyn Lillibridge's own struggles with self-esteem and experiences with bullying as an adolescent are what made her so passionate about eating disorder awareness and body image positivity.

The Berkeley Beacon
February 11, 2015
Creating a major is possible, for those in the know

According to current students in the program, the process of applying for the interdisciplinary major can be stressful and time-consuming, and it’s not well publicized.

The Berkeley Beacon
January 28, 2015
Extended last call could affect Emerson's urban campus

When many New Yorkers are just starting their Saturday nights, Boston’s bar patrons are usually paying the tab and heading home, thanks to a strictly enforced 2 a.m. last call.

The Daily Breeze

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
The Freshman: The most incredible - and difficult - year ever

Finals week is coming to a close and, with that, my entire freshman year of college. I still can't quite wrap my head around it. I've been slowly packing up my bags, clearing out my drawers, and taking pictures down off the walls for the past week.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
The Freshman: Living in separate worlds is just fine

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind and a half. My family headed across the country for a weeklong visit and then, just three days after they left, my boyfriend arrived for the weekend. I felt like I'd been counting down the days until their visits since winter break ended.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
The Freshman: Sophomore year just around the corner

The end of freshman year looms ahead with only a month and a half left of school. While everyone's flipping through course catalogs or conversing over exciting summer plans, I'm sitting here at my desk wondering how in the world we got here so quickly. I swear it was just Halloween five seconds ago.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
The Freshman: Spring break ... in Central Pennsylvania

The spring break that was supposed to be a weeklong island getaway to Turks and Caicos quickly fell apart when some of my friends realized they didn't have money or passports. Now, with half a week left to go, I'm writing my article while eating homemade sticky buns at another friend's kitchen table.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
The Freshman: Learning about amazing things close to home

My mom left England for the United States with barely any money. She was a nanny for families in Beverly Hills. My dad left England and arrived in the States before the Internet had made everyone an expert on everything.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
Freshman: Small schools pack a punch

In my creative writing class, I recently met a sophomore transfer from the University of Vermont. I'm always really interested in students who transfer to Emerson - a small student body, liberal arts college - from large research universities. It must feel like moving to a new country. What a culture shock.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
Freshman: It's not all about what you're majoring in

Sometimes I feel like my life is sprinting on the treadmill at 6.5 with an incline of 10. I run around all week between classes and student publication meetings and lunch dates and maybe a stop at the mall and, yes, I have been keeping my resolution to spend more time at the gym.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
The Freshman: Rushing headlong into the new semester

As much as I already wish to go back to winter break days of home-cooked meals, full nights of sleep and zero responsibilities, there are more than enough reasons why I'm excited to be back at Emerson College in Boston. I have plans for this semester. I'm feeling good vibes about 2013, people.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
The Freshman: Life has changed but she's still the same

Last New Year's, I remembering thinking to myself, "I wonder how different my life will be in a year? And now here I am a year later. How unbelievably fast does time go? As I expected, my life has changed tremendously but not necessarily in the ways I thought it would.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
The Freshman: Learning the language of humanity

The following is an excerpt from a writing project I recently submitted in my bilingual writing class: 'The engine of the jet plane roared to life and my mom squeezed my hand as I stared out the window. The bright sun, staring me in the eyes, glared out the view of everything I'd known for so long, everything I was leaving behind.'

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
Freshman: Some reassurance that home will always be home

Looking back it's funny, because I think I imagined some sort of grand entrance as I landed at LAX the Monday of Thanksgiving break. Or that at least driving down the familiar California roads leading to my house would feel different.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
Freshman: Do college grades really matter?

Focus on the journey or the destination? The first weekend of November I packed up a small duffel bag and walked 15 minutes from the Emerson College campus to South Station, New England's second-largest transportation center. I pushed my way through the massive, bustling train station, observing all the people passing through with suitcases: businessmen, families, couples.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
The Freshman: Snail mail quickens the heart in college

Living thousands of miles away from home has made me fall in love with mail. Last week, I slipped my tiny silver key into my own personal mailbox and pulled out a thin envelope containing a handwritten letter from my best friend at home. Giddy, I raced into the elevator, already ripping open the seal.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
The Freshman: Loving life as a city slicker, college girl

There was a distinct moment this past week when I really felt like a genuine city slicker. You know the type: sullen-faced, Starbucks coffee in hand, they strut the streets seamlessly moving through crowds, crossing the street even when the red hand screams otherwise, jumping into cabs, out of buses, onto trains.

Dailybreeze
05/03/2015
Freshman: Missing the person you are right now

Editor's note: Victoria Hulbert, a graduate of South High in Torrance, is writing about her freshman year at Emerson College in Boston, Mass. Her column will appear every other week. As I sit here writing, it's been exactly a week since the morning I left sunny California for the opposite coast.

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