Wow, a lot has been going on the last two weeks! I started going to Lezginka classes for one thing. Lezginka is a style of dance from the Caucasus region, and though the style varies from place to place, it basically mimics the flight of eagles. It’s a lot of fun and a really good workout too. I joined another club as well – the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. It’s a philanthropy club that I’m really excited to get involved with, and they also do fun things like movie nights, one of which I attended on Friday.
Food is also a great thing to talk about. The RA in my wing has started organizing a little snack-time get-together on Monday afternoons, and it’s super fun to hang out and talk with people over cookies. Every dorm also has a Faculty Fellow, who is a member of the faculty who works on organizing some events and getting to know the students. Yesterday, she ran a CV workshop and brought vegetable lasagna that was absolutely spectacular. Today, she also got tickets to take 15 students to see the play Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley.
And finally, astronomy! Although I didn’t get any pictures of the super-blue-blood moon last week, we did get up early to see it, which was incredible! The astronomy club also took a trip to Kitt Peak Observatory last weekend where we toured the WIYN and the 12-meter telescopes before having a star party where we look at the stars with our own telescopes and the naked eye. Driving back to campus around 10pm, we were all a little hungry, so a group decision was made to go to IHOP, which is where we were until midnight since they were surprisingly crowded.
Beyond that, I’ve been working hard on school stuff, except for that one day where my Global Studies professor was in Japan and had to cancel class. That day I went to Starbucks. But all the hard work is paying off – on Wednesday, I received official approval to study abroad in France next fall! I can’t wait to finalize everything with that, but I’m also still loving the classes I’m in now.
Until next time ~