Friday, August 31, 2007
This time of year, the population of the Boston area explodes with new and returning students. They are everywhere! Everyone is moving into apartments and dorms and getting ready for classes.
I was just emailing one of my friends from college and started wandering down memory lane. I wondered if I had any pictures from my college days that I could share here. I don't have that many and quite a few seem to be from one particular party. I'm sure that most of those people don't want me sharing drunk pictures of them, so those will stay in my photo album.
I do have a picture of my dorm room wall from 1984, my sophmore year. I went to Brandeis University for undergrad and was in East Quad the whole four years. I was in Hassenfeld-Krivof or Shapiro that year and Swig my freshman year, which everyone called "the fish bowl." There were gigantic windows and people walking past could just look in your room. I think it's a student center now. The campus has changed so much. I went back a few years ago for an alumni event. It was strange driving on campus, because I didn't have a car while I was in college. I walked everywhere or took the shuttle.
I always wanted to live in the Castle, but the housing lottery was very unkind to me. I remember thinking that I cannot walk up that hill everyday again! No wonder I could eat whatever I wanted then and not worry. Well I guess being 19 helped too!
I was really into collages, which I'm thinking I may start again. And I was obsessed with the pictures from the Oneida advertising campaign. I don't quite understand why, but I loved the pictures of the flatware... Wait I do get it! They were food pictures! I never understood until now.
Anyway, Brandeis has a really beautiful campus and Massell Quad is one of the prettiest areas. It's wonderful in the Fall, but especially in the Spring when all the trees are blooming. I'm so glad I took these pictures. You just never know when you'll want to look back one day. Welcome back kids! Take lots of pictures!
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