Hello world!

Hello, fellow William and Mary students, and welcome to my Charles Center Summer Research Blog. I’d like to start this blog post out by introducing myself. My name is Rebeca, and I’m a senior psychology major and women’s study minor at the College of William and Mary. I’ve been granted this scholarship to study an issue which has always been near and dear to my heart-the portrayals of women in teenage vampire culture over the last decade, with a particular focus on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight phenomena.

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A Masterpiece in Madrid

The first time I saw Picasso’s Guernica I was 15 years old and I almost missed it. It was my first time in Spain and I decided to spend one afternoon in Madrid at the Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia. I can’t recall being familiar with any of the works I saw that day, until I was leaving and entered the gift shop. There I saw books, t-shirts and souvenirs plastered with the image of Guernica. I immediately realized my mistake. I had planned my visit around a curfew and turning back would assure a late arrival home. My time in Madrid was short though, so I re-entered the museum, used my broken Spanish to ask for directions and found Guernica.

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