Midterms and Mafia
The past two weeks have been pretty busy for me because I've had some big econ exams, but luckily Oxy gave me the perfect break from reality. Last week our Office of Student Life organized Mafia, an elimination game consisting of 33 mafia "families." Each family had eight students, so I created a team with seven of my close friends. We spent the week sneaking around campus with water guns, hoping to find other players to douse with water. We also took on several secret missions, such as finding clues hidden around campus. This game was the perfect study break for me, allowing me to escape the library every once in a while to hang out with my friends. Our hard work paid off - we got 2nd place in the game and each won a Visa gift card! Unfortunately, I'm still a little paranoid that someone is going to jump out of a bush with a squirt gun, but I think this side effect will wear off soon. This week I've been back to my usual library routine, but after my macroeconomics midterm tonight I can just focus my attention on Spring Break. I'll be staying in Los Angeles for the majority of break because of work, but I am really excited to explore the city with my friends. We plan to try some new restaurants (including a vegan sushi joint!), have a picnic at Griffith Park, and go to the beach in Santa Monica. It'll be the perfect way to relax after my midterms.