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Hedy Gerace

My name is Hedy, and I’m a sophomore working toward a Creative Writing major and a Sociology minor. My hometown is Birdsboro, PA, where I grew up sandwiched between two older sisters and two younger sisters. Before coming to Lycoming, I was homeschooled, which gave me a great sense of independence and adventure through field trips and hands-on learning. I love reading, writing, music, drawing, and food. I’m a tutor at the Writing Center and a member of the Creative Arts Society. I love feedback on my writing and I’d love to hear from you! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at Follow me on social media! Instagram: hedycatgerace , and Snapchat: hedygerace
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Deciding to Double-Major

Posted by Hedy Gerace on May 10, 2017 1:51:31 PM
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Topics: Student Life, Applying to College, Freshman Year, Liberal Arts Education, Academics

Trip to New York City

Posted by Hedy Gerace on Mar 3, 2017 4:00:00 PM

This semester, Lycoming College introduced an exciting opportunity to its students: open bus trips.

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Topics: Student Life, Campus Activities


Posted by Hedy Gerace on Feb 22, 2017 4:00:00 PM

This year, I went on SEARCH, and it was a wonderful experience.

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Topics: Student Life

How to Dye Your Hair

Posted by Hedy Gerace on Feb 17, 2017 2:19:24 PM

I’ve dyed my hair dozens of times. I’ve been fire-engine red, pink, bleach-tipped, emo black, and lavender-tinted before settling on my current all-purple hair. Dyeing is an adventure that I highly recommend.

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Topics: Student Life

Lyco Snow - Winter at Lycoming College

Posted by Hedy Gerace on Jan 26, 2017 4:50:00 PM

I’ve had more than one friend tell me that their first snowfall was experienced at Lycoming College. While I’m sure that’s a magic-filled moment, I’m from Pennsylvania, so snow at Lyco reminds me of winters spent at home, building snowmen, sledding, and drinking hot chocolate from the safety of my kitchen.

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Thrift Shop Till You Drop

Posted by Hedy Gerace on Jan 26, 2017 3:45:24 PM

If you like adventures, bargains, crafts, or sifting through trash to find treasure, you should thrift shop. Thrift shopping is great for college kids on a budget, and can also be a nice break from studying.

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Topics: Student Life

Color and Design

Posted by Hedy Gerace on Dec 6, 2016 2:30:36 PM

Color and Design is an art course centered around the four elements of color (hue, value, saturation, and temperature) and the four elements of design (conceptual, visual, relational, and practical).

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Topics: Liberal Arts Education, Academics

Top 5 Study Spaces on Campus

Posted by Hedy Gerace on Nov 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I usually need silence to study. This is definitely inconvenient at times, seeing as my floor can be rowdy and my roommate is a chatterbox. (As I’m typing, I told her that I’m calling her noisy in my blog post. She asked what I’m writing about and I said, “Good places to study.” She responded by laughing and yelling, “Nowhere near me!” Do you see what I have to deal with?) Anyway, there are a lot of great places to get work done at Lycoming College. Whether I need silence, a lot of background noise, or something in between, here are my top five favorite places to study on campus.

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Topics: Student Life, Academics


Posted by Hedy Gerace on Nov 4, 2016 4:00:00 PM

November is National Novel Writing Month. is a website that challenges participants to write at least 50,000 words of a story throughout the month of November— which is difficult, but awesome. I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo for the last four Novembers, three of which I hit the word count goal. It’s definitely possible to win the challenge (provided you have enough coffee).

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