So the professor of my Don Quixote class, Dr. Carney, invited the class over for dinner and refreshments at her house. I’ve previously been to her house from previous classes with her so I was glad to obligue. My friend Nicole, who is also in the class, and I decided to go together and, as always, it was tons of fun.
She served us pasta, sauce, sparkling water, salad, garlic bread, cupcakes, and coffee. It was all so delicious and I was definitely stuffed when we left! We got to sit on her couches and look at all the cool things in her house, including a samurai sword, sage she got from Spain, and an organe tree her husband has grown/kept since he was in college. So it’s basically a house full of discoveries and I love it. I highly recommend taking a class with Dr. Carney!
Nicole, Dr. Carney, and I looking great! I'm holding the sage we got to smell.
So last week one of my residents, Aly, invited me to go to Theta formal with her and, being the upstanding gentleman that I am, I gladly obliged. She showed me what dress she was wearing so on Thursday I went to H&M with my pal Karleen to help me pick out an outfit. And even though we picked out clothes, I ended up wearing things I already had in my closet!
When I got to Theta, I was pleasantly surprised to see fellow blogger Bekah! ‘Twas a mini reunion! I knew she was a Theta but I forgot that she would be at formal so it was a great surprise. I also got to see all my other friends in the house and from my classes. I had the bad idea of thinking I was somehow going to finish my homework when I got back to campus but I ended up just going to bed and now waking up at a weird hour. But I ended up having a great time!
Bekah, me and our dates to formal!
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A little known fact about me is that I like getting my homework done on Fridays and Saturdays so I can have all Sunday off. That being said, I was unable to do as much homework as I had hoped because I happened to be on Twitter when I saw that Oprah tweeted that she was doing an interview with none other than Beyoncé that night. I obviously had to stop my homework in its tracks and watch it!
Since I spent my night watching two hours of Beyoncé, I then took a break to unwind from the gloriousness I just viewed and was too tired to finish my homework. So now, on this Sunday, I am catching up to finish my homework so I can at least have my night be free. I am currently working on reading 100 pages of Don Quixote and writing a short reflection on it for class. I’m a slow reader so hopefully I am able to truck through it in a timely manner.
My book and how much I've written so far!
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Today was my last day at Kaleidoscope Youth Center! Kaleidoscope is where I volunteer for my Research and Analysis course. I had to do 20 hours this semester and it flew by fast! It was so sad! I am definitely going to miss the kids and spending my Thursday nights with them! Since it was nice out today we spent most of our time playing freeze tag and playing on the monkey bars.
I was definitely worn out by the end of the three hours. It takes a lot of muscle carrying about a million 8 year olds across the monkey bars! It also takes a lot of energy to keep up with them when you’re Mr. Freeze in freeze tag! Depending on how much time I have next semester, I may continue to volunteer with Kaleidoscope even after my class is over!
Me and some of the kids on my last day!
For my East Asian Interactions class we were assigned to go to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and write about five different pieces of art from different Asian time periods. I’ve been to the IMA before with an art class so I knew what to expect but there were a lot of beautiful pieces! A group of four of us from class walked over to the museum since it was so close but we couldn’t stay and enjoy it for long since I had class right after.
It took us a while to find all five pieces but eventually we were able to get everything done in time for me to run back to class! I was a couple of minutes late but class hadn’t yet started so all was well! The weather was also really nice as well so I’m a little disappointed we couldn’t stay and look at all the exhibits. Oh well, I guess I’ll come back another time and bring my family!
Here is one of the more interesting pieces. It's supposed to be of a warrior from the Han dynasty.
Once again I had a blast at my volunteer at the Kaleidoscope Youth Center. After I helped the kids with their homework, everyone was allowed to play outside. Since I was the oldest, all the kids wanted me to play football with them so I reluctantly agreed. I should probably remind you of the fact that I have no idea how to even play the game!
Needless to sayI was appointed quarterback and I was the best player. That was probably because I was playing against a bunch of 7 year olds! But still, I was so good I’m basically the next Tim Tebow.
After getting chased around by a bunch of kids, they all decided that they wanted to run and play with their kites they made during crafts. Of course I had to run with them and I had a fun time doing so! I had so much fun that they even inspired me to want to have about 7 kids so I can start my own Kardashian Klan!
Some of the kids I work with flying their kites!
Last night I got my assignments for next week’s Collegian and I’m excited for my stories! I’m covering the two women’s basketball games this week. They play UIC tonight and Loyola on Saturday so I’ll have a busy couple of days. The men’s team coincidentally play on the same days and the same teams so hopefully both teams win both days!
Today is also my last day of classes for the week since I do not have Friday classes so hopefully I’ll be able to get an early start on my assignments. It’ll be weird always having a three day weekend. But I’ll be sure to find something to do! But I’ll also take full advantage of not having to wake up by a certain time for class by waking up at like 1 or 2!
Here’s a cheesy informational video about Hinkle Fieldhouse!
There are only three more days of classes left this semester and the feeling is bittersweet. I’m happy because this means I won’t have to do homework for a while but it also hit me that it means that I’m that much closer to graduating! I’m just hoping the rest of college doesn’t go by as fast!
I am looking forward to being able to go home. I might be going home this weekend to get a haircut and do laundry but I might just wait it out since I have a couple finals the following week.
Today I had one of my finals in Spanish. After we took our normal weekly quiz, we had to have a dialog with our professor in spanish for eight minutes. We did it in pairs which took the pressure off of each of us and it was actually enjoyable. We got to talk about ourselves and respond to random questions the professor had for us. So now I can officially say I am done with Spanish….. At least for this semester anyway.
Another big project I’m working on is a Public Service Announcement my group had to make for Media Literacy class. We have to inform viewers on a media literacy issue and my group chose product placement. Filming the video was really fun and I’ll be sure to post it on my blog once we’re done editing!
Until then, here’s a video of my personal favorite PSA. It’s probably because it makes me hungry!
As I mentioned in my last blog post, I developed a terrible sore throat over the weekend. Also yesterday I started coughing and getting a runny nose too! It was quite the crisis. But, needless to say, when I woke up this morning all my symptoms were gone! I have my theories but I think it might be due to the fact that I got cold medicine and have been drinking Calm tea from Starbucks with honey non-stop!
In my Converged Journalism course we each have to film media projects with a partner and help them film their interviews. This afternoon, I’ll be helping my partner film for her interview with Coach Brad Stevens. I think it’ll be great and exciting to hear what he has to say! I’ve never met him before so it will definitely be a great experience.
Since we’re talking about basketball, here’s a funny video talking to different players on the team!
Today in Spanish class, I was sitting and minding my own business when all of a sudden the fire alarm went off. I of course thought it was a drill and nonchalantly left with my things and went outside. Then, I got a text from the university saying the building had to be left because someone smelled gas.
Once outside, my professor canceled class and we all got to leave! Since I got little sleep the night before, I decided to use this new found free-time to go to Starbucks! While in line, I got another text saying everything was fine and that we were able to go back into Jordan Hall again. It was definitely one of the highlights of my day since we got to leave class early.
Today was also good because I learned how to edit and make videos in my Converged Journalism class. Our assignment is to make our own newscast and I think mine is turning out pretty well so far!
This video definitely makes me excited for spring since the weather has been so cold lately!