Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Oana and Lia...again!

How to Study at Macalester:

  • Stay up until 2 a.m., listening to French music and watching trailers for Mandy Moore movies online. Not that we did that, or anything.... Caffeine happens.
  • Pull all-nighters in the Link, which connects Old Main to the Library. It’s open 24 hours a day! For more advice on how to ruin your sleep habits, please contact Oana.
  • Head to the Campus Center, where things are always hustlin’ and bustlin’. Above the collection of culinary masterpieces offered at CafĂ© Mac, there is a wonderful collection of super comfy couches and adorably petite coffee tables. Just look at us staring intently at our computer screens and working furiously on our homework! Lia was writing her 10-page nationalism paper, and Oana was doing her French online exercises. Or were they? ..... Facebook happens.
"Oops!...We did it again"

How NOT to Study at Macalester:

  • Speaking of masterpieces, the Minneapolis Institute of Art has recently compiled several works from the Louvrrrre in a collection that follows the process of establishing what counts as a masterpiece. See? Culture happens.
  • One innocent Saturday morning, Oana and Lia stumbled out of bed on their way to perform good deeds at the Amnesty International Annual Kickball Event. On their way to the Leonard Center (athletic complex... aka DA GYM), they came upon not one, not two, not even three, but countless Socialist propaganda written colorfully across the sidewalks. A few days later, when people began to realize the outdatedness of these statements (after all, the Mother Soviet Union did crumble in 1989), the chalk-drawings were replaced (probably by a different artiste) with quotations from the Constitution. This just goes to show--you’re at Macalester. Politics happen.
  • While Oana was bedridden with the Yellow Fever for the second time in three weeks, Lia lived it up by going to see Macalester’s incredibly talented hip hop dance team, Bodacious, perform their first show of the year at the Campus Center. Lia busted some moves too!
  • Tartuffe. It is worth mentioning that Macalester has a vibrant theatre program. On Sunday, we enjoyed our first theatre experience at Mac, and it was totally worth the free ticket and the two hours we could have been doing homework! On a more serious note, if you ever have the opportunity to attend a show at Mac, you will be quite impressed with the quality of the shows produced here. Besides, French happens. Just ask Oana.

"After all that hard work...exhaustion settled in. Poor fellows!"