Daughter of St. Francis

The Return of the Prodigal Drum Major

Athena del Santo
4 October 1982
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I am an undergraduate in the Honors College at the University of Arizona ('07), pursuing a B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, a B.A. in English (emphasis: British Literature) and a B.A. in Creative Writing (emphasis: poetry), plus a minor in Philosophy. I think I'd like to go to graduate school for Environmental Literature (ecocriticism), Science Writing, or Science, Technology and Society studies. I just need to get out of Tucson in 2007.

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As a disc jockey for KAMP Student Radio, UA's student run radio station, I get to spin some wild stuff from all over the musical map. It's a total blast! I was the World music director from 2002-2004 and 2005-2006, so I've created programming and playlists for reggae, latino, dancehall, funk, eastern European rock, and folk shows. I have a two hour show, and I switch between The Blue Room (Jazz/Blues/Big Band/Swing/Lounge), Terra Prime, a meld of world and electronic, and The Wayback Machine!, a variety of retro rock, pop and TV tunes. If you'd like more information about KAMP, e-mail me at kampworldmd@gmail.com.

Be sure to check out my sister journal, dedicated to my poems, essays, short fiction, and academic papers - treeofwoe. I update it as often as I can. All comments are welcome! This semester, I'll be posting a lot of my preliminary and revampted drafts of my poetry thesis here.


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My TV fandoms: Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, Father Ted, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Kids in the Hall, Saturday Night Live, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica (original and new), The Twilight Zone (original), The Outer Limits (original and new), Footballers' Wive$

60's music, 70's music, 80's music, a-ha, abba, abstraction, academics, adam ant, alice cooper, anderson cooper, arizona diamondbacks, art, astronomy, ballroom dancing, bass clarinet, bee gees, big band, bike culture, billy idol, biology, bob dylan, bon jovi, brit pop, british humour, british television, candles, carl sagan, cats, chad and jeremy, cheesy movies, cheesy music, cognitive science, college bowl, college radio, college rock, communication, conan o'brien, creative writing, cross stitch, cycling, dancing, daydreaming, desire, disco, drum major, ducks, duran duran, earning 100% on exams, ecology, erotica, evolution, evolutionary biology, fantastic four, father ted, fiction, flowers, forests, frasier, french, frog and toad, funk, game shows, great britain, greek mythology, gypsy music, hello kitty, history, history of science, hugs, intelligence, internet radio, inxs, ireland, irish literature, journey, knitting, latin, literature, lounge music, making love, marching bands, marvel comics, michael jackson, mind, morrissey, music, mystery science theater 3000, nasa, new wave, nightdreaming, old norse mythology, palm pilots, panda bears, paul mccartney, penguins, perfection, peter and gordon, phi beta chi, philosophy, pink floyd, poetry, pro wrestling, queen, questions, r.e.m., rainy days, retro, richard feynman, rick astley, rick springfield, romania, romanian language, saturday night live, sci-fi, science writing, sensuality, silver surfer, singing, sleep, sleeping, softball, soul, star trek, surf music, swimming, swing music, tears for fears, technical writing, the association, the avengers, the beatles, the divine comedy, the doors, the moody blues, the rolling stones, the smiths, traveling, trivia, u2, university of arizona, v.c. andrews, van halen, world music, wrestling theme songs, wwf, x-men, ,