YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2!
Blogger: Kyle Beasley
Wow. The first four weeks of the semester have gone by so unbelievably fast. Already, I have found myself spending long nights completing readings and writing reflection papers. I definitely don’t mind, though. This semester I am really enjoying all my classes and the material. The class that I find most interesting so far is GEO150 – Geographic Information Science. In this class we are mapping different groups and various inequalities. I find the material very useful in terms of identifying issues across different areas. I am also enjoying my Intergroup Dialogue course. In the class, there are students from various backgrounds that come together and talk about their experiences with race and ethnicity identity issues. I am excited to see how the class progresses throughout the semester. Additionally, the best part of my schedule, if I haven’t mentioned it already in a previous post, is that I don’t have classes on Friday! It’s so nice to have weekly 3-day weekends.
February is Black History Month! As a member of the Black Student Alliance Executive Board, myself, along with the other board members, are very busy trying to get different events lined up for the month. Last week, as a part of Black History Month the BSA E-Board was able to bring KRS-ONE to campus for a lecture to the student body. For those of you who do not know, KRS-ONE (Knowledge Reigns Supreme – Over Nearly Everyone) is a rapper, writer, and activist who now travels the world lecturing groups about the influence of hip-hop and culture. The event was so well attended and everyone seemed to really enjoy it. We had a campus-wide dance this weekend and still have talent show auditions to review. It is definitely a busy month for me.
As the semester is progressing, the traffic on campus is definitely picking up. There are a lot more campus tours and overnight visits going on. It's an exciting time for college seniors as everyone is making their decisions as to where they will spend the next 4 years living and learning. My advice would be to really try to picture yourself at a college and to go with your gut. Only you can make the decision because after all, you will be the one attending the school. But to all the future Oxy Tigers, I definitely suggest coming to visit campus! And who knows? I just might be the one to give you your tour, because I have recently been hired on as a campus tour guide for the Admissions Office!
Until next time…