Well, Centreterm is coming to an end, and I am not overly happy about it. Not only because Centreterm in general is very nice and relaxing, or even because I have gotten used to doing nothing productive before noon. No, I will really miss this class. People have been constant;y laughing at me all of January because I have been sitting in my dorm writing the ol’ blog while they go have fun, but trust me, I have had plenty of fun over the last month. In fact, I did not mind the relatively hefty work load either. Without exception, I enjoyed learning about everything we talked about this entire class. If I had to pick out any one thing that was challenging I would say the work load in general, especially on days where we had over 100 pages to read prior to writing our blog or when we spent the entire night filming Landon (Monty di Rella) making a 5-cheese pizza. But as previously stated, I did not mind the work at all; I had a lot of fun filming our video, and George Lucas, Mark Wahlberg and company were more than helpful every step of the way.
Not only did this class strengthen my thoughts towards pursuing a science major, Dr. Haile went out of her way to teach us how to learn and how to present. In fact, she went on a little rant about how going to college is about so much more than remembering that hydrogen bonds can only occur with nitrogen, oxygen, or fluorine. Before I asked a little off topic question, she was on a roll about what college was really all about, and despite my questions, her roll was rewarded with a standing ovation. As I hinted at before, the most enjoyable part was filming the video. Not only was my group awesome (SO to Ben, Landon, and David), but the whole crew was incredible. Who knew Ellen Degnerous would be such a good costume designer?!?!
If I had to give advice to any freshman taking this class when it’s available a couple years down the road, I would say to make sure to take it seriously and do all your work, but do not take it too seriously. It is not difficult to find a common ground in which you and the rest of the class can learn but still have plenty of fun along the way. I think one of the main reasons I enjoyed this class so much, other than the content, was how relaxed and learning experience was. I legitimately looked forward to going to class.
Welp, this is my last blog post. It’s been real, fellas. Enjoy your break and good luck in the spring.