During this week FYS class everyone presented their monologues. Each talked about something that they wanted to talk about. Some people talk about their lives, which I found interesting since almost everyone had a different background and story to share.
Last week in class, we went over enrolling for classes for Spring 2020. We also practiced our monologues and it was interesting seeing what others had to say about themselves. I’m really shocked that its already November and it’s now the time to worry about picking next semesters classes. Time is really flying by and I need to stay on track and ask for some help with enrolling because Cunyfirst is confusing me.
Today we did monologues and it was interesting to learn little facts about people. It reminded me that people are more than what meets the eye. I’m currently looking for a new job because I’ve had it and enough with my current job so it’s time for a new one. The search has been annoying I hate looking for jobs because what if I it and don’t like it. Or if they pay biweekly like ew. But I have exams in the next two week so I’m trying to be on top of my work.
Today we presented our monologues, which to be honest I had completely forgotten about , but i managed to put something together. i didn’t really do that well i made no eye contact whatsoever but i was extremely nervous. i enjoyed listening to everyone else’s , they all had something interesting to say. i think it was nice that some people shared something personal or something funny which broke the ice. I also finally chose my classes which don’t sound so hard/bad but i don’t really know what to expect.
I finessed my math test yesterday which was a blessing since I actually studied for it. I have my history test coming up and my english essay is due today and i have a history quiz tomorrow as well as a communications quiz and I need to make two more backup schedules incase i don’t get the classes i want. Honestly I did this whole college thing wrong like can I restart?? It’s fine it’s whatever I’m getting my nails done this weekend so I’m hype about that.
This week has been good so far. We’re halfway through the semester and I’m excited to see how the rest of it will play out. We presented our monologues today in class and while I know mine was short, I was able to present something which I was satisfied with. I enjoyed everyone’s monologue because they shared a bit about themselves and some of them were amusing. This upcoming Thursday is Halloween and while I don’t celebrate by dressing up, I wonder whether other students at Baruch will.
Time really flies and my midterms are basically all done with! This week I haven’t done much but go study and come back home like usual. I also am trying to plan my next classes for the semester which is a little painful. I also got my first essay grade back and it was a B and I guess I’m not too upset about it as I usually am one of the worst writers you will ever meet. I’ve also just been chilling and enjoying life and still looking for new shoes to add to my collection as I really have a hobby for sneakers and probably will have my monologue based around this. Some people wouldn’t really understand but everyone has their own thing that makes them happy.
Today we had a brief practice with our monologues where our teacher picked the students that haven’t presented and she gave comments. I think it was very helpful for some of them so that they can use the advice for the real monologue. Later on, once we finished we were given papers where there were required classes that we must take throughout the years but the teacher gave us advice whether which one we should take for next semester so that we won’t be lost nor have classes we don’t want to be in. I think that was really helpful because we were able to get help without making an appointment, but anyways we must see our advisor so that we could ask questions or concerns!
Days are passing so fast that I don’t know what to feel about it. I still remember as if it was yesterday the first day I stepped Baruch, and now I’m already half way done with one semester. The weather is getting colder and rainy which it not really that nice. Recently I’ve been having several exams in one week, and to think that final exams are soon makes me so nervous.
On October 3rd, 2019 I took the liberty of going to an extracurricular event during club hours. I got to sit in on a Caribbean clubs of Baruch’s general interest meeting. When I first arrived I had already subconsciously placed myself in the mindset to stay to myself throughout the meeting. However, everyone there was friendly and I was able to make friends. It was very open and welcoming and had a huge turn out of interested students to say the least. There were a lot of freshmen at the interest meeting. To break the awkward silence and create a more comfortable mood one of the club leaders decided we would do an ice breaker to find some common ground between us all. I ended up playing rock, paper, scissors with two of my friends and one other girl who we met at the interest meeting who was very nice. Without going to this interest meeting, I would not have learned how open and inviting the club atmosphere is. After playing the ice breaker the three Caribbean club leaders introduced their groups and some of the exciting things that will be happening this year. Within this meeting they discussed a fashion show ,which I would definitely be interested in, is in coordination to happen soon. As the presentations from the club leaders came to an end they announced that we would be doing another group activity before we would get some authentic carribean food. This really helped me get out of my self imposed shell and interact with different people around me while we were eating. We were supposed to rank the items of importance when shipwrecked and lost at sea. The group then closest to the actual items and their importance would get a prize. This activity wasn’t really my favorite because I thought some of the items on the list were unlikely to even be on a boat and was therefore unrealistic. Nevertheless the activity ended and it was time for the music in food, which in my opinion was the best part. We were served chicken oxtail mac and cheese and plantains which I can describe as absolutely delicious. Overall my time in the Caribbean club was definitely one to remember and I will be attending more meetings in order to get more involved in the bearcat community!