I'm a first year at the University of Chicago and this is my blog about what my life is like here. I'm just one person, and this is just my experience. I can't speak for everyone but I can hopefully answer questions and ease some pre-college jitters!

I have a lot of homework and not a lot of time, I'm still figuring out laundry, my dorm is right next to the site of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, and I've seen the first Heisman trophy in our gym. I have visited the burial grounds of fun, the squirrels are strange, and my life is theoretical. I BLEED MAROON. :)

First Saturday of Third Quarter

I’m waiting for my take out from Noodles,Etc. I just got back from my first track meet which was quite cold but went pretty well. My first week of classes was chill as the first week usually is. What classes am I taking?

The third quarter of my SOSC sequence in Classics of Social and Political Thought, the Environmental History of the Earth, and Mary and Mariology. 

Classics of Social and Political Thought will have readings from de Tocqueville, Marx, Du Bois, Mill, and Nietzsche. The Environmental History of the Earth will be about the history of the environment. It’s for non-science majors and right now we’re taking about time and dating the earth, it’s various strata, and the solar system. It’s actually been really interesting thus far. It’ll be my first science class at uchicago which means my first labs. We’ll see how that goes… Mary and Mariology is the class everyone keeps asking me about. It’s a class on the Virgin Mary and her cult. All of the Catholics out there understand what I’m saying. Basically, its a class examining the theological effects of Mary and the development of her story and people’s devotion to her. This is my first non-core class. Only half of the class are undergrads. There are people in my class who have dedicated the last couple years of their lives to studying religion and they know so much. It’ll be interesting to see if this kind of atmosphere is overwhelming or if I’ll be able to handle it. It’s my wild card class. 

Also, yes I am only taking three classes and I’m okay with it. Mary and Mariology will have a lot of reading and with outdoor track and spring fever, three classes will be enough I’m sure. 

I hope y’all are planning on coming out to visit in the next few weeks on your overnight! Let me know if you have any questions! 

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