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Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Higgins


Elizabeth Higgins

Elizabeth Higgins ’14

Major: International Relations

Minor: Music, Public Health

Do you have any special areas of interest, academic or otherwise?

I am also really interested in Environmental Biology and our Dance department is AWESOME.

What are your favorite resources at McCain Library?

The databases and journals are particularly helpful for me. The books as well, although once I start on a search I can’t stop checking out way too many books.

Do you enjoy reading? How would you describe yourself as a reader?

I LOVE READING. I’m that person whose bag is always way too heavy with books while I travel. But it also tough to balance academic and leisure reading during the year.

What kind of books to you like to read outside of your classwork?

I love reading nonfiction, especially memoirs. But I also will always love a cute romance novel, poetry, travel books and fantasy!! I just love it all. 🙂

What books do you recommend as must-reads?

Room by Emma Donoghue, Seven Days in the Art Room by Sarah Thorton and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling, The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett & Siddhartha!

What kind of movies do you enjoy watching?

I love movies that make you think! Usually ideas that have to do with societal perceptions. I also love happy, romantic and travel movies!

Are there any movies you recommend?

Vicky Cristina Barcelona because Woody Allen is a genius, Pans Labyrinth, Happythankyoumoreplease, Blueberry Nights, Tiny Furniture, Up, Being John Malkovich, Sicko and Jeux D’enfants

Do you have any memorable stories about reading that you can share?

The language I was taught to first read and write in was French. I came back to the United States during 5th grade. It was a struggle, I could barely get through a Dr. Seuss book, and now I can’t stop putting books down! They’ve helped me tremendously with my writing!

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