The Sands of Time...
Blogger: Katherine Carey
..are running out. It’s crazy that this was the last full week of classes in my undergraduate career. Since the last time I wrote in late February, much has happened. I survived my International Econ midterm, traveled within California for spring break, helped Delta’s newest batch of pledges become actives, and, perhaps most importantly, turned in my comps! There’s a picture of it so you can see A) what it looked like, and B) how excited/delirious I was when I turned it in. A great moment. Unfortunately, I still have presentations, papers, and finals before I can truly put the academic stuff behind me. I’m still trying to dig deep to find the motivation to do well on my assignments and in my classes, even though it seems like many of my senior friends have truly given up and let the senior-itus sink in entirely. We’ll see how much longer I can maintain it though, because my motivation is slowly slipping away. Haha.
There have been plenty of fun activities to distract me from school and real life, however. Macklemore came and performed at Oxy in a free concert for students, which was amazing. His concert was preceded by food trucks, which were all free and almost as awesome. I also went to one of Delta’s annual social events called Trust Your Sister, where each Delta is handcuffed to someone who her big has selected to be her date. (The handcuffs are plastic and easily removable, so it’s super non-threatening.) My date was a friend of mine who did the UN program with me last semester, and we had a total blast hanging out. I have been educated and moved by the student activism surrounding sexual assault on campus, and I am so proud to see my friends and sisters speaking out on these issues and working for positive change on campus. It can make for some angry and uncomfortable conversations, but I know it will end up being for the best. I also rode the ferris wheel on the quad on Founders Day this weekend, which was awesome. And I was able to eat dinner with the Board of Trustees with a handful of my fellow seniors, which was so fun. I was a little nervous at first, but they were all so approachable, down-to-earth, and eager to talk to students that it wasn’t hard at all. We were even able to meet a few Deltas who now serve as Trustees, which made for some immediate bonding and story sharing.
It’s hard to believe it is getting to be the end. Although friends of mine are starting to firm up their plans for next year and it’s clear we’re all about to disperse out into the world, the true reality of that definitely hasn’t set in. I know that will be hard, but I’m so looking forward to being done with school work so that I can just bond with my friends and create more amazing memories to look back on from my time at Oxy.