The Real World: Junior Year. When Homework stops being polite, and starts getting real(ly hard)
Blogger: Laurel Cox
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? For those of you who don’t know me, I am Laurel, a junior (yikes!) here at Oxy. I am majoring in history and minoring in philosophy, though I’ve dabbled in a lot of different subjects in my 2.25 years here. One of my friends said “they made her pick a major.” Anyway, moving on!
Last week was fall break, which meant two days of delicious luxuriating in bed, for me. I also went up to Santa Barbara with my Dad, which was quite nice! I’ve wanted to go there ever since I started watching Psyche, which is a great show. Other than sleeping and Santa Barbara-ing, fall break signals that the semester is half way finished. (Or half way un-finished, if you’re a pessimist). For me, this brings a lot of conflicted emotions. I’m going to Japan next semester, so on one hand I’m super excited for this semester to be finished, but at the same time, I’m a little sad. Since I will be gone in the spring, I will have to say good-bye to a lot of my senior friends in December. I also I have to start thinking about comps (my Senior Comprehensive Project), which is a little startling.
But let’s move on from such serious business! This past weekend was special for two reasons. The first is that the Musical Theatre Company had its first cabaret show, which I performed in! I haven’t done any theatre things since high school, so it was a lot of fun to get back on stage. The theme of the show was “In Our Lifetime”, so everyone in the show sang songs from musicals that came out between 1990 and 2012. I sang “Alone in the Universe” from Seussical and “Baptize Me” from Book of Mormon. All and all, it was really fun, and hopefully the first of many performances with a group of lovely, talented people!
The other reason this weekend was special is because it was Halloween weekend! Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I get stoked every year around this time. I ended up having three separate costumes for various things, but my favorite was the costume I wore with my Karate friends. We were the 7 Samurai (although there were only four of us...).
Something I’ve really enjoyed while being at Oxy is the chance to be involved in a lot of different clubs, like Karate Club and the Musical Theatre Company. As well, since clubs at Oxy are student run, students get the chance to be on the E-Board for a club or two and plan club events and the like. This semester, I’ve been particularly busy because I’m in quite a lot of clubs and E-boards, but there are so many wonderful things going on at Oxy it’s hard to even pick a few let alone one or two clubs. Considering that we have more than 100 clubs here at Oxy, there’s a little something (or three somethings..) for everyone! If only there were three of me, then I could do it all, but alas, sleep does have to play some role in my life.
Until next time, live long and prosper! Here’s a video for the Halloween season!