Well, it’s midterm season. It’s hard to believe I’ve been in college for almost two months now (or that I’ll be coming home for Christmas in another two). Fortunately for me, only one of my classes has an actual midterm exam, and that’s done. On the other hand, I have three presentations due in the next week and a half, but those are mostly ready.
Since I last posted here, my dorm hosted a movie night where we watched Hocus Pocus to get in the Halloween mood. This has also led to Halloween-esque drawings on the blackboard I put on our door. I also attended an event for (one of) my department(s) where there happened to be really cute dogs to pet. And last Saturday, I went to lunch at the West African restaurant Alafia. My French teacher invited both his classes, and we ended up taking over most of the restaurant. The food was absolutely incredible, and it was really fun to speak French outside the classroom.
In this past week, my roommate and I went to a Pumpkin Spice Party where we learned about sustainability in the environment and also go to eat pumpkin flavored things while drinking iced pumpkin spice lattés. The evening was topped off when we both won reusable Starbucks cups. Friday was once again a busy day since, after Arabic tutoring at 8 am, I went to a coffee and bagels get-together with my dorm’s faculty fellow. I also had a long but fun meeting with my peer mentor in the afternoon before getting dinner and going over to Centennial Hall at 8 pm to see the Carole King Musical. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one, but it was actually really cool! I was pleasantly surprised to know a lot of the songs in the musical. The rest of this weekend has been laid back with a lot of homework to work on, but overall it’s been a lot of fun. I can’t wait to schedule for next semester, which I’ll do in a little over a week!
Until next time ~