HERE WE ARE: Class of 2018 is now joining us in an abundance. I'm happy to know that these kids chose SMC and it takes me back to when I was a rising freshman here. I wish them all the best in their endeavors and I (know) hope that they enjoy their 4 years here.
I've survived my first week of classes!
- Introduction to Anthropology
- Foundations of Global Studies
- Alexander Technique
It's nice to only have one class on MWF, however, 3 classes in one day (including a lovely 8 am) is a bit tiring.
My Anthropology professor decided to revamp the course to be more hands on and have us literally experience how it is in the anthropological field. The most interesting aspect of my anthro course is that we're given a community service project. Certain groups of us are given a group of children from either King Street Center or Champlain Elementary. There we are told to observe how the children react/respond to stimulus aka the curiosity they experience when they wonder why we're watching them and taking down notes. I was chosen to participate in an after school program at the Champlain Elementary on Wednesdays for 3 hours, which I'm looking forward to.
Another fun thing we've done so far in anthropology is meet with the Japanese exchange students from Tokyo Women's Christian University. Two of us were introduced up with a two of the students and were asked to give a basic interview (which turned into an excellent conversation). Sayaka, who was my partner, is a linguistics major who read all the Harry Potter books in english. Actually, her english is probably better than mine to be quite honest. We were also given the privilege to take them out to spend time with them while we were here. We decided to go to American Flatbread right off of Church Street which I think they enjoyed to the fullest (I know I did).
Fun fact: Did you know that a pizza costs around 30 dollars in Japan?
After we dropped them off, they gave Kallie (my anthro partner) and I paper fans and Green Tea Kitkats, which I realized were a gift from God.
I also worked the Drama Club booth at the Activity Fair today in Alliot. If I saw you there, I have to apologize, I was beyond sleepy. We got a good amount of people who were interested in Theatre which was so great; it's nice to have new blood around to liven things up. Our lovely Secretary for the Drama Club Anna Forger spent a long time on a beautiful poster which hung behind us at the booth.
Okay, not so much a booth I guess, but more like a very important table.
Speaking of very important things: the first Drama Club meeting is Thursday at 5:15. We meet every other Thursday in the McCarthy main theater. Lots of opportunities for acting, writing, and other relevant things that will be discussed during the meeting, so come on out! The 24 Hour Play Festival is also happening this weekend in which a group of us will direct, write, and act out shows we work on from Friday night and perform everything on Saturday night. It's an amazing opportunity, and sign ups are still happening in McCarthy! (Just look for the men's room)
Presidents + DJ Tetreault for your viewing pleasure and the end of this blog post. Welcome back, everyone!