Long time, no blog, but the past few weeks have been extremely busy! When I haven’t been busy with physics midterms, final projects, essay drafts, or research, I’ve been filling my free time with all the things that the Spring has to offer! You’ve probably heard it before, but spring at Hopkins is amazing. Something about green coming back to the trees and longer days just fills me with happiness, and I find myself walking a little bit slower on my way to classes just to take in the great weather.
For this blog, I thought I’d share a bit of what I’ve been up to over the past week give you an idea of the balance between school and life that Hopkins affords you.
As a student at Hopkins, you get cheap tickets for Orioles games, and they’re only about $7! A big group of my friends decided to go to a game against the Red Sox and it was actually my first baseball game ever. I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest sports fan in the world, and I learned that though baseball is exciting at times, but mostly quite slow. I’m still proud of myself for making it through 7 innings, and I had a great time eating overpriced baseb
all food! (protip: you can get 3 kids hot dogs for the price of one large hot dog – such a better deal!)
My first Spring Fair certainly lived up to my expectations. This is easily the most hyped event at Hopkins, and it’s pretty amazing that a relatively small undergrad school like Hopkins actually runs the largest student run fair in the country! Each year there is a big concert, (last year was the Chainsmokers) and this year Steve Aoki came and performed! I didn’t snag a ticket in time, but my friends that did go had an amazing time.
Since I couldn’t go to the concert, I made the most of my time at the fair on campus. Each quad has
a ton of stuff going on, though the best part is definitely the food stands on the Freshman quad. Overpriced fair food is truly incredible, and I spent Saturday laying on the beach eating chicken on a stick, funnel cake, and frozen strawberry lemonades. It was grand.
Call me 12, but there is nothing more fun (or extra) than puffy painting t-shirts. They always turn out terrible and that’s half the fun, so me and a couple of my friends I swim with decided to make lane t-shirts. They are ridiculous and extra, but I’ll always remember freshman year in lane 6 because if them!