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The Days at the End of the Week, or The Weekend

Well this weekend was truly my best weekend so far in college. It really reminded me of why college is so great, and why it can be worth it to go to college. This weekend I had the opportunity to go to the Framing the Global conference held right here at Indiana University Bloomington. I was the only undergraduate student, and mind you I am a freshman, among the many professors and researchers and few graduate students from all around the world. This conference was part of the project called ‘Framing the Global’ which¬†seeks to support scholarly research and publication that will develop and disseminate new knowledge, approaches, and methods in the field of global research. Everyone was amazed at how I was a freshman attending the conference. I got to talk to some interesting professors and made some great connections. It was a great learning experience. I went because I am curious about the global world and I am an anthropology major. I want to find what exactly I want to do with my anthropology degree after I graduate. Exploring such things could also help me find other things that I am also interested in or passionate about.

Another magnificent event I had the opportunity to attend was this year’s Bloomington Lotus Festival which is a cultural music and art festival. It is a big event here in Bloomington that has been going on for 20 years. It started with the kick off concert that I went to on Thursday night, and it was truly an amazing concert. I have never bonded with so many strangers like I did that night, but that’s the power of music for you. Every band was just so awesome and kept everyone dancing all not long (yes I danced, I know it’s not like me, but again the power of music). Then I spent almost everyday this weekend at Scholar’s Inn Bakehouse. If ever you visit Bloomington, I highly recommend going there. Great food, great service, and a great environment. Saturday I smoked a cigar for the first time, it’s the only thing I have ever smoked. I can’t say I am eager to do it again. It felt weird just because it was hard for me to remember that I am legally aloud to do that. However I will never smoke a cigarette or anythings else (too disgusting). Saturday I went to go watch the Lotus Festival Parade, but I didn’t get to watch it. I didn’t get to watch it because I was in it. Yea that’s right, I was drafted to be in the parade. Me and two of my friends got in this costume and danced in the parade. That was an experience like no other. I concluded my weekend (today) with a wonderful rainy day, church, homework, and cleaning. I great end to a great weekend.

Quote for the reader: ‘If ever faced with a challenge, challenge the force against you even greater.’- My best friend.

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IB Outing: Goodbye

Cohort four of the international baccalaureate programme and 2013 graduates met for one last outing before we all depart for college. A cook out at Washington Park was how we spent our time. We had so much to talk about since we hadn’t seen each other for months which of course was not usual for us. We had all been together all day everyday for the past two years. We develop a deep bond. Not all of us were able to make it to this outing but it was still a memorable day. We ate some really good food, made two ridiculous videos on a playground, then went hiking through the woods of Washington Park, which by the way is very enormous. It was a day like no other. I’ll never forget it. We’ll see each other again one day though, I know it. Until then we will all go forward and do great things as we begin our new journeys, our college journeys.

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Yesterday’s SYO Retreat

Yesterday was my third and final SYO retreat as a student. The three years I’ve been apart of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis have been an experience like no other. Like always I learn to play challenging music and spend my time with other students who are extremely talented and learn from two of the best musicians in Indy, one of which should be a comedian. I enjoyed the many rehearsals, the sectionals, the lessons from the ISO members, the yoga, the food, and everything else. I am also so thankful for the scholarship I received. I have to be honest, there were five seniors this season and only two are chosen for the scholarship, I had my doubts. I can’t express my graffitied enough. Music is such an amazing and powerful thing. It’s the most beautiful language there is and the best companion you can have. I would encourage everyone to play music. Learn to play an instrument, any instrument. There are so many things you can do with music. You would be amazed. As the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra says, ‘Life. It’s better with music.’

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