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Meteor Shower

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So yesterday I made a ton of friends. I was pretty nervous in the morning because there was no one hanging around our dorm, and I felt awkward sitting there by myself. So instead I went down to breakfast (even though I didn’t want to eat anything) and tried to find people there. And of course, it turns out that no one was awake yet. And as soon as I went back to the dorm, everyone started coming down to breakfast. Cool.

I went on this little excursion that was called “The Trails of Bard,” expecting it to be a tour of the shortcuts and secret passageways of Bard, but it turns out we left Bard campus in the first thirty seconds of the event and spent the whole time wandering through the woods for an hour and a half. It was good though, I made a bunch of friends with people from my dorm who were on the hike with me.

Then there was a sort of “Meet People!” event with a bunch of activities for people to do to interact with each other. Unfortunately, none of them were particularly appealing, but I ended up making friends with all the other people who didn’t like the activities. Turns out most of them were from our twin dorm Catskill. (Hudson and Catskill are almost identical, and they’re right next to each other.)

Then the PCs of like 6 different dorms all held a panel and talked about life at Bard from a student’s perspective. Everything from when to call EMS to the “sock-on-doorknob” protocol. After that, President of the college Leon Botstein gave us an incredibly inspirational speech. His voice is like thunder dipped in molasses. Definitely the single most intelligent human being I’ve ever met.

That night, there was supposed to be a meteor shower, so a bunch of my friends and I ventured out past the farm at like 11:00 at night with a flashlight. It was cloudy, so we weren’t very optimistic about seeing anything, but it was fun to just wander around campus in the dark. We did end up seeing some shooting stars, which we were happy about. My shoes were thoroughly soaked.

When we got back, we ended up staying in the kitchen and talking until like 1:30 AM. One of our dormmates made curry sauce with nothing in it, but our PC had some gluten-free bread sticks that tasted like nothing. We ended up dipping them in curry sauce and eating them, all while talking about sex, drugs, and rock & roll.

It’s Monday morning, and class starts today. I’m a bit nervous, but very excited. I’ll update you guys on how that went either tonight or whenever I have time.

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