Get it? Because I live in Indiana and because I spend half of the time I’m not doing homework wandering around empty classrooms?
Empty classrooms are so underrated — why study in the stuffy library or the crowded student center(s) when you could stake out your own private classroom? It’s a particularly useful strategy when you can find said empty classroom in a 24 hour building, which, at Notre Dame, means basically any of the arts buildings.
I did once accidentally fall asleep in an empty classroom and didn’t wake up until 7AM when a cleaning lady came in to get ready before 8AM classes, which probably would not have happened had I been in a more public place. At the same time, I’ve never had someone vomit in the seat right next to me like happened to me the other day in the student center, so, you know — pros and cons.
Speaking of pros and cons, my schedule turned out much better than I expected it would! I didn’t quite make it into every class I wanted, but I got into the majority of them, and those that I didn’t, I still found alternatives that hit about the same requirements. I saw one girl running across south quad holding her laptop and crying this morning, so clearly, I didn’t have it bad at all.
As it turns out, it doesn’t look like I will have any art classes next semester, but I think a break will be good. I wasn’t a huge fan of my drawing class this semester, despite all of the complaining I did the semester before about missing art classes. Will I ever find a balance between wanting to do art and not wanting to be stressed out about it? The world may never know.
Most of my classes will work towards my history major and some university requirements, but I did pick up French for fun, even though that doesn’t fulfill any requirements for me. I’m also hoping to get into a one-credit course about local plants, but it closed hours before my registration time began, so fingers crossed I can email the professor and get in.
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