Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I was sitting in class; watching the clock because class ends at 10:50 and I have to change and be at work by 11. Right as our professor was telling his final point for the day about the new military technology used in the Peloponnesian War, someone bursts through the door say that they were told to go inside a classroom because we were in lockdown. Our professor welcomed the newcomers and the others that followed and continued teaching. He still had all of us there together so why not keep learning? Meanwhile, our other professor (we have two) left the room. It wasn't until several minutes later that I received an alert text that let us know that there was a bank robbery on campus. The assailant was about 35, male, wearing faded blue jeans, and heading towards campus. When we found out that the lockdown was real, we closed the blinds and kept learning! Then another professor who had "sought shelter" in our classroom taught us about modern poetry. A little while later we got an "all clear" text and I went to work. It was a very interesting 25 minute lockdown, albeit unconventional and nothing like the lockdown drills that I'd been part of in the past.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
After Christmas break, Seattle welcomed me back wonderfully with snow! There was a couple inches on the ground when I flew in. The whole campus was white for a day! I wish I had taken some pictures of the snow to post on here but I didn't. By the time I got back to my dorm on Sunday night it was late and then once I was done with classes on Monday, the snow was nearly gone.
Classes this quarter are a little tougher than last quarter but they aren't too bad. I have Spanish, Texts & Contexts, Public Speaking, and Career & Major Exploration. I am also working more this quarter so I'm staying busy.
It is nice to be back and see all my college friends. Break went by a little fast but o well, I like it here! And I'll be back home again in just five months.