A couple weeks ago, we had spring break here at Occidental. Oxy students traveled near and far; among my friends, some traveled home, some stayed on campus to complete work, some traveled with their Occidental sports teams and extra-curricular groups, while others traveled with friends to locations including the Grand Canyon, Sedona National Park and Hawaii. My week included a combination of several mini-adventures: time with family in Southern California and Portland, followed by time with friends in central California.
Now, as I write this post from the Academic Commons at Occidental, I reluctantly must admit that spring break is coming to a close. Sunday evening at the tail end of the week is an interesting time on campus. Students begin trickling back to the library, preparing for the week. However, there is a sense of calm on-campus. That is not to say that the coming academic week is not filled with midterms, papers and projects, but the...Read More