Monday, August 24, 2015

MDIP – Welcome Week

The last few days have gone by in a blur. I know this is supposed to be a "My Day In Pictures" post, but I can no longer remember which event happened what day, so it's all going in one post.

The first event was Caltopia. Basically, student organizations and local businesses gather together to give people free things in order to advertise their business. I had my first Ben and Jerry's ice cream, and my food drawer is now fully stocked.

Next up is The Big Night. This is the first year Berkeley held this event, so to be honest, it was very poorly planned. The speeches were long and hard to understand in an echo-ey gym, and the performances were off to the side while the main floor was empty. However, the band was very good and did their best to entertain everyone.

I also went exploring around Berkeley for a bit. The food here is one of the main attractions, so of course we (referring to my roommates and suitemates) had to try a bit of everything. A Food Friday post will be going up soon; I'm hoping to feature one restaurant every week. We also tried the dining hall food. In my opinion, the flavors are decent, but the textures can be strange.

Lastly was New Student Convocation. The entire freshman class and the new transfers all trekked up to the Greek Theater for more speeches and a band performance again. Again, the speeches were pretty boring and you couldn't hear much from the top of the stadium, but it was cool to see everyone in one place.

That's about it for now, it's pretty late so I think I'm going to sleep. Hello to all the new readers of the blog! Most of you are probably here from Tumblr, and for the next few weeks I'll be posting a lot about Berkeley and college life. Hopefully you find it interesting and stick around; if there are certain things you'd like to see more of let me know in the comments! ◊

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