It’s a generally accepted fact that people do things, and quite often at that. Class, club meetings, homework, movie screenings, coffee dates; all regular things that your average human person does on a fairly regular basis. Once we have our things generally set and in order – what one might call ‘having a schedule’ – we generally don’t think about it too much. The thought of just how many things there are that could be done is remarkably bizarre – equal parts exhilarating and jarring. It’s exactly the thought that crossed my mind on a stroll through Gillman the other day – looking at the approximately 10,000 flyers plastered throughout the halls, I was struck by just how much there was to do on and near campus. Movie screenings, club showcases, plays, dance performances – all things I could do, but do not. After a quick existential crisis, I realized that I was happy to be somewhere that offered a panic-inducing amount of things to do. It sure beats being somewhere that has mind-numbingly few things to do, and even – I would argue – is preferable to somewhere with a relatively normal amount of things to do. Anyways, here are some of the things you can do on campus, in case you were curious.
Look at crocheting in the library
Watch the hit movie Selma
Learn about rocks
Rally for divestment from fossil fuels (this thing I actually did)
Make medical tools for nurses in developing countries
Join the tutorial project and teach kids stuff
Work on your traditional dance moves
Read about the economic collapse of 2008/09
Figure out what this term means
Craft policy, competitively
Go to 15 lectures on women, gender, and sexuality
Decide if your cut out for a career in foreign policy, ft. Marvin Ott
Catch three of your favorite pieces of contemporary French cinema
See, I told you there were a lot of things you could do.