Welcome back to spring! After a cold winter, we Carls are ecstatic about the arrival of warmer weather and friends from abroad! Faces I haven't seen in over a year have returned to campus, as have outdoor sports, reading on the Bald Spot, and exciting new classes!
First things first: New classes.
I'm taking 14 credits this term, which is technically underloading (taking fewer classes than usual) but I'm so busy! I'm in a seminar called Language and Deception, a discussion based class revolving around the ethics, theory, and practice of lying which I'm really looking forward to. I'm also in the Junior Colloquium for Psychology majors, in which we will write proposals for our senior thesis projects (which we lovingly call "Comps"), which, eek!, is kind of scary, but at the same time very exciting because this is what a lot of my energy will be focused on next year and I'm ready to get started. I'm also taking voice lessons again this term since they were so much fun last term. I'm also in a class called Swim Fit ( a PE class) to get me in swimming shape for the Carleton Triathlon at the end of this term. I've never competed in a triathlon before so if I accomplish this, it will be a physical feat unlike anything I've ever done! Quite exciting. Since I'm taking fewer classes I've also signed up for a Circuit Training class at the Rec Center. The Rec Center offers a lot of really cheap classes every term for staff, students, and faculty like Massage training, Yoga for the rock climber, and Israeli Dancing.
Warmth and outdoor frolicking! Outdoor sports-- Varsity, club, IM, and otherwise-- have returned! Rugby has started up again, and we have our first game on Saturday! Very exciting. More outdoor activities my friends and I have recently taken up are BBQing on Bell Field, tossing around frisbees (which is impressive for me if you are familiar with my lack of frisbee skills!) bike riding, reading on the Bald Spot, Whiffle Ball, and a newfound game called Miniature Tanks (to be explained at a later date). My seminar class is also going to meet outside whenever the weather is willing, which is definitely one of my favorite parts of spring term!
Third things: New Music!
Last night I went to a concert in the Cave for a band called Dinosaur Feathers. Two of the three musicians are Carleton Alums! If you're into electronic/hiphop/pop/techno, you should check out their music! It was quite and excellent show.
Chillin at concessions
This two are the Carleton Alums
That's all for now, another essential part of spring term is my dedication to getting enough sleep! Hope everyone's springs are warm and sunny!