As you can tell from my extremely ~clever~ title, last week consisted of an assortment of events ranging from Monday’s snow day to a live video broadcast with Edward Snowden. Essentially, we were “snowed (e)n” (I know, I’m hilarious). All jokes aside, it was a fun, action-packed week on the Homewood Campus. Here’s a break down of my week:
Woke up at 7:00am per usual only to have my roommate tell me classes were cancelled due to snow. I proceeded to sleep until 11am, grabbed a breakfast sandwich from CharMar (Charles Street Market), and headed to Brody for a full day of studying for my Bio midterm and catching up on readings for my Issues in International Development class. The trek back to McCoy from the library, however, was rather treacherous due to the fact that the campus had been turned into an ice rink in the span of a couple of hours.
I was, again, pleasantly surprised to wake up to an announcement that the university had a late start due to the ice (see above comment). I went to the rest of my classes for the day (General Bio II and Calc Section) and then to PILOT for Microeconomics from 5:30-7:30pm.
Bio midterm at 8:00am. I also volunteer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Wednesdays from 1-4pm so after Spanish I grabbed a Meals in a Minute from CharMar to eat on the JHMI. I returned to campus just in time for a SAAB meeting to talk with the other students of Hopkins Interactive about *admissions stuff* and what it means to be a student in Baltimore. JHU_Jonathon and I then proceeded to try out the “Make-Your-Own-Stir-Fry” Station at the FFC. We filled our to-go boxes with our scrumptious meals and went to stand in line for the already growing crowd in front of Shriver Hall to see a live video broadcast of Edward Snowden. Although he was unable to be there in person (for obvious reasons), it was a great experience and I felt very privileged to be a part of it as a Hopkins student. You can read more about it here!
Pretty average day: went to class, ate, studied a bit on C level, hung out with my floor mates.
The fact that it was Friday made classes go by quickly and at 4:45pm I went to the National Aquarium in the Inner Harbor with some friends to do a Bio Lab Assignment. The purpose of the lab was to learn more about the diversity of life and taxonomy by observing live animals. We hopped onto the Charm City Circulator’s Purple Bus and had a great time feeding the dolphins and walking around the aquarium. We then made a quick pit-stop at Chick-fil-A and headed back to campus.
Slept in, went to a Host Advisor interview for SOHOP (which you should all sign up for btw), and studied for my upcoming midterms. The McCoy Office of Residential Life was selling Deadpool tickets for $5 (ticket and ride to the Cinemark Towson Theater) so a bunch of my floor mates and I got them. I loved the movie, of course, and Ryan Reynolds was starring so that’s a plus.
And the week starts again 🙂