My name is Emily Griffis, and Iâ€™m a senior double major in creative writing and English literature with a minor in professional writing and emerging media. Iâ€™ll graduate in May of â€™16, and participating in the Everyday Life in Middletown seminar was the best way to end my time at Ball State. As a member of the project I took part in data gathering, theory analyzing, and informant communication. But my main focus was designing, coding, and organizing the website.
Outside of class, I spend most of my time working, playing Animal Crossing, or reading and writing. While working as a member of this seminar, I also served as a co-editor of the 2016 issue of The Odyssey and wrote my senior honors thesis examining the literary value of manga through intertextuality.
While analyzing my day diaries, I realized that on a typical day I hold longer conversations with my cats than I do with people and Sudoku is my only form of escapism.