Flying is always fun when you're an Oxy student...
Blogger: Reed Foster
Hey everyone! Coming at you live from a study room in the library at 2:09 in the AM on a Wednesday morning. I’m feeling that burst of energy right after you receive an email about your 8:30 a.m. Psychology class being canceled, and what better way to celebrate than to stay up writing a blog post! In the spirit of canceling class and winding down from a relaxing fall break, I want to focus my endless stream of consciousness on some of the fun things that myself and other students get to do during our break from school work. Hope you all enjoy!
This was the second fall break in a row I decided to take some time off from being on Campus and return to the rainy homeland of Salem, Oregon. I spent some down time with family and visiting old friends. It was a pleasant experience indeed, but I always have the underlying desire to return to the lovable social atmosphere I find here on campus. Oddly enough, the Oxy social scene seems to extend well beyond the boundaries of campus and often into the skies on random flights to and from your home state.
During my return flight to Oxy last year as a first year, I felt very timid and unwilling to socialize with the other passengers aboard my flight. Luckily for me, as soon as I sat down, the girl in the row in front of me turned around and exclaimed “HEY! I’VE SEEN YOU AROUND STEWIE!” It was Eleni (she’s super awesome and graduated in 2015!) and we talked for a bit about Oxy before take off. After a quick stop over in Oakland, we began the flight again. Very quickly into the flight I overheard a girl behind me talking about Oxy. I turned around and yelled, “Oh my God, do you go to Oxy?” This was followed by an exclamation by the girl sitting next to me (Sofia Popat) as well as several other people in the area who apparently were all aboard the same flight on their way back to Oxy. Since then I have made it a priority to wear Oxy gear whenever I fly so people can spot me and socialize.
Anyway, back to the present! I was walking through the Portland airport Monday afternoon when I saw a girl I thought I knew from Oxy. We recognized each other and both expressed all kinds of excited social words about flights and flying back and such. As it turns out, we were on the same flight and had a great opportunity to chat for three hours in and out of airplanes, airports, crowded car rides, and all the way back to Oxy. It’s situations like this that make me love being an Oxy student. Meeting new people and making friends just seems to happen at an exhausting rate but it is something I always look forward to.