Throwbacks and Bucket Lists
Blogger: Claire Marsden
Hi everyone! I’m back! Last time we talked I was stressing out hardcore about my senior comps, which I’d been working on since last November. But as of Friday, I’m done! And despite all the whining and groaning, it feels great. Holding my 47-page magnum opus after getting it bound at the campus Copy Center was surreal. It’s awesome and gratifying to see four years of your college education culminate in one project – but I have to say I’m glad it’s over!
Finishing comps is one of the last steps taken in the senior year trek to graduation. It’s happening in about a month now, and denial is no longer a viable strategy. I’ve been spending a lot of time reminiscing about the past four years and feeling nostalgic for my first year Classy Parties, for my sophomore year triple room in Bell Young Hall that we dubbed the “Snuggle Pit,” for my junior year Mario Kart marathons with my housemates in our living room, and even for all the great experiences I’ve had in the past few months of this year.
A lot of my friends are staying here in Los Angeles and others are going back to their hometowns, but I’m hoping that some of them will make their ways to New York or DC so we won’t be so far away from each other! For the last month of college, though, we’ve put together a fun bucket list to complete before we all separate. Here are some of the items on the list:
-Meet the people who live in our first year rooms
-Write Kathy the sandwich lady a thank you note
-Eat at the Cooler in black tie attire
-Jump in the Oxy pool with all our clothes on
-Order every kind of smoothie at the Green Bean at the same time and drink them all
-Have a picnic in the Greek Bowl
-Go to the new barbecue restaurant on Eagle Rock Avenue
-Befriend my cool off-campus neighbor who has two pugs
-Take pictures in Booth Courtyard like they do in the movie Clueless
Looking back I see these are mostly food related, but that’s totally fine. As much pressure as there is to have a perfect last month of college, I know that the last four years have been incredibly meaningful and full of accomplishments, great friends, and – evidently – great food, so if I don’t get to complete all these tasks I’m sure I’ll still have an amazing time. Even though I’m looking forward to moving back to the East Coast (oh how I’ve missed Dunkin Donuts and good bagels), I’m sure I’ll be jumping at any chance to come back to LA and visit. I’m so lucky to have spent the last four years at Oxy, but I also can’t wait to see where I’ll be in four more.