Someone Should Go Wake Up Green Day
Blogger: Jeremy Childs
September has come and passed, and that means the school year is in full swing. Along with the four upper-division classes I’m in this semester, I’ve been kept quite busy thanks to a wide array of extracurricular activities.
The month began with me taking part in one of Oxy’s finest traditions: getting thrown in the Gilman Fountain on my birthday. My friends were kind enough to give me cupcakes after my plunge, but they unfortunately forgot to bring a towel with them! Here’s a photo of me taken immediately after I was thrown in, clothes and all, in the wee hours of my birthday.
September also marked my re-entry into all the on-campus activities I’ve joined over the past two years. This semester, I’m the Vice President of Spoken Word Club, an organization that sponsors live poetry events on campus; I’m a DJ for the college radio station, KOXY (pronounced “Kay-Oxy”); and I’m a dancer in three parts of this year’s Dance Production! All of these clubs are great because they allow me to have a creative outlet, giving me a much-needed escape when academics get too stressful.
Although I’ve been able to explore many new activities throughout my college experience, there are still a few on my list that I haven’t had the chance to sample. One of these things included being a part of the school newspaper, The Occidental Weekly. This semester I finally decided to buckle down and become a staff writer. I’ve already written a few articles for the paper and have greatly enjoyed working with the rest of the Weekly staff. You can check out some of my articles on the Occidental Weekly website.
Even with all these activities and four classes to occupy my time, I’ve still managed to make room for some awesome outings with friends. One of my favorite things we did this past month was go to the Local Natives concert at the Greek Theatre. The show meant a lot to me because the friends I went with were the ones who introduced me to Local Natives in the first place. The band put on a killer show, and I’m so glad I got to witness it with some of my favorite people in the world. Here’s one of the pictures I took at the concert!
Overall, junior year has been exhilarating and exhausting. The days are flying by, and if they keep going as well as they have, I think this will end up being my best semester yet!