Splash Biography

ARYSSA DAMRON, Voracious reader and community server

Major: English

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Aryssa is a junior English major at Yale who loves books, Game of Thrones, the Kentucky Wildcats, and community service. She is the executive director of the AIDS Walk New Haven.

Past Classes

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E1672: The Evolution of Taylor Swift in Sprout Fall 15 (Oct. 03 - 17, 2015)
Through the art of music videos, we will explore the evolution of Taylor Swift from country nobody to international pop-star.

X1476: Music Videos and Parodies in Splash Spring 15 (Apr. 04, 2015)
Do you like music? Do you like laughing? Come out and watch the original music videos and then parodies of them, laugh and learn and be exposed to some new music and some new artists. Forget the Billboard Top 100 and dive into the Youtube Top 100. Prepare to laugh and question what makes a good music video, and what in the world those directors were thinking.

H1274: Latin in Harry Potter in Splash Fall 14 (Nov. 08, 2014)
A trip into the wonderful world of Harry Potter as seen through the Latin language. Magic abounds as you take a closer look at the characters and spells you've come to know and love. No previous knowledge of Latin or Harry Potter required or expected.

C1230: Latin in Harry Potter in Sprout Fall 2014 (Oct. 04 - 18, 2014)
An introduction to the Latin language through the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Spells, characters and enchantments abound as we dive into the secret world behind the books. Did you ever wonder what that spell really meant, why certain characters acted the way they did? The Latin language is here to explain it. Be prepared to leave feeling a bit more magical than you used to be. No knowledge of Latin or Harry Potter required. No wizarding experience necessary.