Author Archives: Deena Shanker

About Deena Shanker

Deena is a writer living in New York. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Barnard College.

Barnard Events I Am Going To* This Spring

Big news, New Yorkers! I have moved back to the East Coast, which means that I no longer need to tell you about the events I want to go to, I can tell you about the events I am going to go to.* … Continue reading

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Barnard Sophomore Published in NY Times

I spend a lot of time worrying about the end of the world. Between the crazy hurricanes, The Walking Dead, and my mother’s paranoia about a nuclear Iran, it seems like the apocalypse, in one form or another, is just around … Continue reading

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Three Barnard Things To Do In October

Do you automatically delete your Alumnae Affairs emails? Shame on you! There is good stuff in there! Don’t worry though, I am here to help. Below are my picks for the best alum events of the month. Edwidge Danticat (’90) speaking … Continue reading

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Barnard Ranked #2 Happiest Campus

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than seven years since we graduated. Sometimes it still feels like it was just yesterday that I was eating bacon for the first time at my senior year Midnight Breakfast or discovering … Continue reading

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Save The Date: Chemistry Department To Unveil Renovations With Awesome Party

Despite giving me the lowest grade of my college career, I still have warm feelings towards the Barnard Chemistry Department.  (It’s not their fault I’m no scientist.) So it is with sincere pleasure that I announce the upcoming soirée to celebrate … Continue reading

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Book Review & Interview with Anna Davies Featured In Network Notes

Just incase you tend to delete your Barnard Network Notes emails (and you shouldn’t! There’s lot of interesting stuff in there!), I wanted to make sure everyone saw this rave review of classmate Anna Davies’ new Young Adult novel, Wrecked, featured … Continue reading

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New Joan Rivers Book Is Just Okay, Here Are The Highlights

As much as I love Joan Rivers, I am not going to tell you to go out and buy her book.  The truth is, it’s not a book, it’s a collection of grudges and only some of them are funny. … Continue reading

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