I can’t believe I've barely been back at C of I for a week. It’s shaping up to be a pretty busy year so far.
First of all there was much confusion over my living situation. At room draw last year, I really wanted to live in the Village Apartments. Like really really really wanted to live there. So I was very bummed that I didn’t get in, signed up for a room in Voorhees with my friend Allie, and made sure my name was first on the waiting list. Anyway, I had an opportunity to take a spot in the apartments, but it was too late, and I’d already made other plans, so (sadly), I declined. But I am currently very happy with my new room in Voorhees, and I visit the apartments a lot.
All the things I am involved in on campus is increasing, and everything is starting up with a bang. The Outdoor Program did a rafting trip this weekend, and us staff went camping afterwards. It turned out to be very fun (and didn’t cut too much into my homework time). The river rafting was beautiful, we enjoyed camping despite the cold (think there-is-frost-on-my-sleeping-bag-and-I-can’t-feel-my-toes cold) and had a chance to warm up in one of Idaho’s many hot springs. We are also preparing for more trips in the coming months, as well as events on campus such as the open climb at the rock wall and kayak roll sessions.
The student ambassadors are also gearing up for the year ahead, though luckily we haven’t been very busy yet, as it’s only the first week. But we are preparing for lots of visitors, tours to alumni/parents/other visitors during the football games, and hopefully lots of new students!
Finally, we had our auditions for choir last week, and I am happy to say that I will now be a part of two of the choirs on campus – the Chamber Singers and Chorale. We started practice today and are already getting ready to sing the national anthem at the first home football game this Saturday. There is lots to look forward to in the year ahead, particularly singing pieces composed just for our choirs by Michael John Trotta, and singing for the Judaic Chair Lecture series.
It’s sure to be a wild ride Yotes, but I can’t wait!