Archive for March 25th, 2009

Immersed in Wooster life again

March 25th, 2009

I have hardly fully arrived, but I have almost forgotten already that I was on break for two weeks. Life is fast paced if you are trying to make the most out of your Wooster experience, and I am.

I arrived a day late on campus because the reasonably priced air tickets for a Sunday return had sold out, but when I arrived Wooster life took off right away. I had work starting at five on Monday, but I arrived at six. Fortunately, I had informed my employer Elys that I would be late. I still felt bad for missing an hour of my shift, so I decided to take no time off. I walked into the library with my big duffelbag and started my shift (an hour late). I returned on I.S. Monday and if you know what this day means than you also know that on that day the library was not the place to be. I.S Monday is the final day on which seniors can turn in their Independent Study project which is a major part of a Wooster education. The completion of all the seniors’ projects gives reason for a whole day of celebration and partying. For a nice slideshow of the day, click here. After my very quiet shift, I decided to grab something to eat and go to bed. The nine hour flight plus layover and the six hour time difference had madetheir impact on my energy level.

Tuesday started off with a great way of waking up: feeling so rested that no further sleep is required. The rest of the day mostly consisted of math and computer science. After classes, I shortly visited the Model UN meeting (I am still an alternate after it turned out that the Model UN team is also influenced by the economic downturn) and then I went on to do an interview for a documentary about the play that I am in this semester. The documentary is an I.S project by Jamie, a Wooster graduate and student. She has returned to Wooster to get a theater degree and her I.S is about the therapeutic effects of participating in theater. After being in front of the camera for a couple of minutes, I had to go to my weekly Wooster Activities Crew (WAC) meeting. During the meeting we discussed Springfest which is coming up. Springfest is a yearly celebration that involves activities, souvenirs, and music. We are having Blackalicious as the main act for this party, and we are still in the process of deciding whether Wiz Khalifa or The Rapture is going to be the opening act. Nomatter which one it is going to be, Springfest is going to be a great event!

Today, I had theater rehearsal.  On the one hand, it was a rough rehearsal since we hadn’t gone through the play for two weeks, but on the other hand the play is really taking shape. The set is almost finished and things really start falling in place. It is a wonderful project. The cast consists of seven students and nine elders and is meant to be an inter-generational production. This makes it very interesting and a lot of fun to participate in. Unfortunately, I messed up more than a few times. My role involves many entrances and exits, so its’ hard to get my cues down. The shows are on April 3rd and 4th, so next week is going to be hard work.

Even though I am busy, from now on I will increase the frequency of posts. No excuses about stealing internet from the neighbors anymore, because pretty much all of campus is covered by the ScotZone wireless network. It should also not take long until pictures start showing up on my blog!

Bastiaan