Let senior year begin!
February 26, 2013
Blogger: Marilyn Bran
Okay, so, let me start off by explaining my title. Studying abroad made me feel like I was a junior again because all the people I met were juniors. Now that I am back, I had to adapt to the senior mentality. That means I had just a few weeks to determine my future. Yikes. I had to play catch-up with my requirements, both CORE and major/minor, and of course spend time with my senior friends. So technically I am just starting my senior year, but in this case it’s one last semester.
So what does a gal do to get her last semester started? Work, work, work. Yeah not that exciting, but it’s true. I have homework, a job, two internships, and on top of that I had to study for COMPS, which determines if you graduate. My comps are different from other people; as a psychology major we have to take a big test that covers all of psychology (statistics, research methods, developmental, social, physiological, perception, abnormal, clinical, organizational…the list goes on, trust me!) and I finally took them this weekend, actually! So senior year hasn’t gone as planned, but I am focusing on the finish line, graduation day!
To keep my mind off of the fact that I will be shoved into the real world in a few months, I turn to other activities such as Recruitment week and Dance Production rehearsals. Ah yes, the best things about the spring semester. This year my sorority, Delta Omicron Tau, received 27 new pledges after a week of recruitment and we are excited to bring them into our family (see picture). Now that recruitment week has passed, my other main activity has the spot light: Dance Production. For my last year at Oxy, I decided to join the dance that started it all, HULA. My friends, who are the choreographers for this dance, have been working hard to get the perfect performance and we, as dancers, are trying our best to fulfill their vision of the dance. As Dance Pro gets closer, I am getting more nervous, but at the same time excited! I am so excited to see everyone else’s dance and to show the audience our own.
Although senior year is increasingly becoming the most difficult of semesters, I am enjoying every single day of it. Until next time!