Student Experience Blog: March 2017

Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously

The other day, I broke down.

And this wasn’t a cute, pouty, great hairstyle break down.

It was a snotty-nosed, hopeless, hair-stuck-in-mouth break down.

Before the disgusting climax point of breaking down, I attempted to calm myself and called my mom. She was my reasonable voice, the one to help me remember the good and relax. She answered with a “Hey! What’s up?” And I immediately started dry-heave crying. “Mom? I – heave – am – heave – having – a – heave – bad day…”

Spring Break at Home

Spring break is almost mythical in its reputation. I mostly blame Selena Gomez and RiFF RAFF from the movie, Spring Breakers for this. There’s always this unspoken pressure to make this weeklong escape unforgettable and to return to class as an improved, much tanner you.  About a month prior to spring break, I had made the decision to return home for the week.

Life as a College DJ

A lot of my weekend memories involve rushing to set up DJ equipment in a crowded basement, living room, or garage. Either scrambling to connect to the vintage stereo system or lugging my own speakers and routing cables away from places where people might trip on them, and finding a small table to unpack my gear constitutes most of this frantic set up. I play house parties for free, I know that students don’t have much in the way to provide (other than refreshments), and the house parties are the fun gigs anyways.

Consider the Clam

Humanity should ban the practice of selling clams in excess of 500 miles from the ocean. A clam quickly becomes the perfect containment device for the next super virus. It’s a petri dish, but less sanitary. Only the most steel-stomached or desperate should attempt to pry open a clam and vacuum out its insides if a saltwater beach isn’t in sight. Come to think of it, eating a clam is not a thing you can proudly do. Eating a clam is the dining equivalent of picking your nose in public, if you lock eyes with someone while in the act, you’re done for.