Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I don’t really get homesick at college, but I do miss people from back home. Due to the fact that I live in Arkansas, I rarely get to see my family throughout the school year. But this weekend, the entire family (with the exception of my beloved basset hound, Jabba) came up to see me! Both of my parents are English professors at the college in my home town so they were able to get some funding to come to Calvin’s rather famous “Festival of Faith and Writing.” My brother tagged along for the ride, but also did the “Friday’s at Calvin” program while he was up here. The weekend I spent with them consisted of gardens, dining, and lots of smiles.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
80’s Roller Skating
This weekend I had a blast in a party from the past. My dorm combined with BHT to host a roller skating party at the Woodland Mall roller rink. But not just any roller-skating extravaganza, this one had skaters with teased hair, mohawks, and short shorts. It was an 80’s roller skating party that would have made any punk rocker proud.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
The Sun returns to Calvin College.
This past winter was my first one spent in the North. Every morning when I woke up I would check the weather report. Usually the weather service would forcast a “wintery mix.” This is a deceptive Michigan euphemism for snow, sleet, ice, and really really cold weather. I hope that I don’t sound bitter, it’s just that I am a Southern boy, and my body isn’t as conditioned for the cold as most Michiganders. But now Spring has finally come and I wake up to sunlight streaming through my window every morning! The Sun has come out, and with it so have Calvin’s students.