11 September 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Currently Listening
How It Ends
By DeVotchKa
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I have finally finished moving in AND classes have begun.
I'm in the full swing of things right now, and everything is
going as well as expected. I mean, getting back into the whole
homework thing is tough, but that goes without saying. I'm
really digging the whole academic aspect of everything, though
I'd like to come out and say that it's been a bit draining.
Art History 105: Cave Paintings to 14th century frescoes is
going good. The only issue I have with the class is the whole
students interrupting the professor thing that's going on. It's
not supposed to be taught as a discussion course, in fact it's
strictly a lecture course. So everyone, shhhhhhhhhhh. Okay?
The Holocaust in Film and Theater is really the draining
class. We're in the midst of a 10 hour documentary called
"Shoah", and tonight we are watching the final 2 and a half
hours. We're digging right into one of the most delicate subject
matters, and it's really tough to stay emotionally stable in both
the movies and intense discussions, but needless to say, I'm
enjoying myself. My other class is the Intro to Environmental
Studies course, which is kind of massive (about 38 students).
I love the subject matter but I haven't been in a science class
since my Junior year of high school, so this is weird. At least
we don't do too many labs like the other science classes here.

I missed last night's K.A.R.E.S. meeting, but let's just say
that I'm going to be pretty darn involved in that this year.
We got recycling bins in every dorm room on campus,
and I'm proud to say I use mine. I also refuse to take plastic
bags at the grocery store, because canvas is not only cuter,
it's better. Hillel Club is going to be great this year as also,
since I'm helping organize the social aspect of it all. We're
having dinners, cooking nights, book readings ("Everything
Is Illuminated"), tree planting in Israel, "Latkepalooza", and
discussing a possible birthright trip to Israel. Can I get an Amen?
We also have 42 people attending the Erev Rosh Hashana Dinner
on Wednesday which is a HUGE number. It's going to be really
great. Now all I have to do is wait for WVKC to start, and get
moving with my gallery project.

I love my room. I love the kids I live with. It's so foreign to me
to hang out in my common room and watch a movie with my
friends, since I never did that before. I have eaten a majority of
my meals with my suite, which again, never happened last year.
I love Greta and Kathy, even though we haven't all hung out
yet, and I love the way my room is looking.

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