Another week in J-Term Land and it feels like it’s been a month since I’ve last written. Syllabus-wise, I suppose this is accurate! I finished the last book for my class this week (quite a doozy) and am preparing a 10-page research paper as well as a 20-minute presentation. J-Term moves at lightning speed, which I thoroughly enjoy.
My class finished the book Net Delusion by Evgeny Morozov this week, a dense book about how the Internet isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially in the political world. Interesting and deep, the book stretched my brain and heart while discussing such topics as the internet and it’s role in dictatorships, as well as Hillary Clinton’s recent speech on internet freedom... Whoa. Tomorrow’s discussion topics include Occupy Wall Street, as well as gaming and how it could save the world.....? We’ll see. This class is unlike anything I’ve learned before, but definitely something that will keep me thinking far beyond the end of January.
Outside of class, I’ve been able to attend yoga classes on campus and hit the Magpie a few times for coffee and homework sessions. Many movies have been watched, as well as the completion of a for-funsies book, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I highly recommend it! I hope to go snowshoeing soon because snow has finally decided to grace us with it’s presence. My roommate and I were thinking of having a Christmas-redo on January 25th, complete with snow, hot chocolate and a classic Christmas movie. Until then, I’ll be finishing this class and going to Symphony rehearsals. Have I mentioned that I’m really enjoying J-Term?