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She loves you, Yeh, Yeh, Yeh. [Sep. 2nd, 2003|04:33 pm]
Chaz Meyers

I am finished classes for today, so I suppose now is as good a time as any for "The First Day of Class" synopsis, part one. I think I am going to use Laney-style headlines again, since they're easier to think through and read.

The sleep issue is unknown.

Before I was worried about sleeping in. Well, I still don't know how that's going to work out. I have had a really funky sleeping pattern this past weekend, which lead to me not falling asleep until 2:00am. If I can get into a pattern when I fall asleep at 11:00pm, I do not think sleep will be a problem at all.

MIA: One bag

Sometime between my last class, lunch, getting my replacement ID, and work, my bag disapeared from the face of the earth. Actually, Aymon's bag with my stuff in it disapeared from the face of the earth. God damn it. I really liked that bag. At least I didn't buy any books yet. Does anyone know a place where you can pick up cheap, quality book bags? This is really annoying, since this is the second major thing I lost in the past few weeks.

The first class: Sociology in Race and Racism

This is part of my "Get all of the cores out of the way" initiative for this year. The professor, who's name I can't check up on because my syllabi are missing, has potential to either be decent or a jerk. He sounds like William Shatner, which is probably not a good thing. On the up side, though, I don't think this class is going to turn into "You are white. Therefore, you are an evil bastard." type of class. I hope that some people drop, since the class is a bit overcrowded. God damn freshmen. :P

The second class: Introduction to Asian Religions

This course is being taught by a PhD student, so we'll see how this goes. This is another part of the "Get all of the cores out of the way" initiative. The course is a bit mis-named, since the first bit of it will be all about Indian religions. Weird. Also, most of the grading will be on vocabulary. That is a bit lame. This class is also a bit crowded. In face, we had to steal seats from another room. Again, god damn freshmen. :P

Misc.

Tonight we hook Mikey up with an internet connection. (It's pronounced 'row-ter', not 'rooter', you jerk.)

Tomorrow, hopefully, will not suck! The lineup is:

  • Speech
  • Break! (9:30 - 10:30)
  • Computer Science
  • Break! (11:30 - 12:30)
  • Work
Does anyone else have that 11:30 - 12:30 break? I'm looking for someone to grab lunch with, so I don't feel like an absolute social outcast. ;-)

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[User Picture]From: chrissmari
2003-09-02 03:43 pm (UTC)
The first class: Sociology in Race and Racism
This is part of my "Get all of the cores out of the way" initiative for this year. The professor, who's name I can't check up on because my syllabi are missing, has potential to either be decent or a jerk. He sounds like William Shatner, which is probably not a good thing. On the up side, though, I don't think this class is going to turn into "You are white. Therefore, you are an evil bastard." type of class. I hope that some people drop, since the class is a bit overcrowded. God damn freshmen. :P

of course it's going to turn into that kind of class. and it's also going to be "you are white hetero and male and you suck. This is coming from someone who majored in this shit (well Politics and Women's Studies). It means that I agree with it to a certain extent but I still don't agree with how classes are taught. No one's opinions should be forced on anyone no matter what their political standings may be. (and the fact that these kind of classes paint people who have opposite opinions as automatically conservative or evil is enough to make me scream). It's thought control. It's intellectually dishonest. I went to a predominiately minority and poor women's college. My women's studies classes were famous for this and I almost joined CWA because of it ;)
Like.. I hate to be that negative but you'll be complaining about that class in the middle of the semester. Just call FIRE on them if it affects your grades adversely :P
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[User Picture]From: chaossix6
2003-09-02 04:18 pm (UTC)
of course it's going to turn into that kind of class. and it's also going to be "you are white hetero and male and you suck.

Eh. I had that same exact course, two years ago, and it was nothing like that, nor did it ever turn into that. I was actually replying just to assure him of this, before I saw your comment.

Sucks that your classes weren't as good.
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[User Picture]From: chrissmari
2003-09-02 04:27 pm (UTC)
my laney my laney..
yeah.. i didn't go to a big school (my school was only 600 girls my graduating class 80) so i can say i don't know 100 percent..
but it's like my gut feeling on it..
I do hope everything is good for him as well. :D
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[User Picture]From: chaossix6
2003-09-02 04:33 pm (UTC)
Just so you know, I wasn't doubting your judgement at all. I just think that since my class was so different, and he's taking the same course, he should be good.

90% of my class was open discussion amongst students, and the tests were all about basing your opinion with reference to written texts, regardless of what your opinion was. Everyone had fun with it.
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[User Picture]From: tomas360
2003-09-02 04:38 pm (UTC)

Well.....

I've only had one Racism based class. And I actually enjoyed it. The teacher brought home the points that racism isn't just white on black, Everyone against anyone else. One of the major points was that smaller minorities get twice the racism. Such as Hispanics, and Asians. Most people bust on them because they are of those descents, and then bust them down again by totally forgetting that they are being picked on, instead, they look only at the black vs. white issue.

This class thought me tons, and if you feel it's bringing you down, then switch, if not, the learn from it :)

-Ay
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[User Picture]From: chaossix6
2003-09-02 04:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Well.....

/*and if you feel it's bringing you down, then switch*/

Hey, isn't that the kinda mentality that makes people take six years to graduate. :P
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[User Picture]From: tomas360
2003-09-02 05:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Well.....

Hey! when the hell did I every claim to have any kind of mentality :)

-Ay
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-09-02 06:53 pm (UTC)

Re: Well.....

Mentality: It's what's for dinner. Dun dun dun.
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-09-02 06:47 pm (UTC)
It sounds like it could go that way, from my first impression. Only time will tell, I suppose. :)
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-09-02 06:46 pm (UTC)
Eh. I can see where you're coming from. I can still hope, right? It's a good sign that the professor encourages arguing with him.. right? :)

Maybe I"m just being nieve. But I figure since a good 60%-70% of the class is white, it can't be too much "The White Man sucks" without people getting pissy. :P Of course, there are a ton more chicas than guys. Maybe it will turn into "Men suck." Yeah. I could see that.

Regardless of how it turns out, I will definitely be complaining by the end of the semester. I'm good at finding the cloud in the silver lining. :D
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[User Picture]From: bbfrombkln
2003-09-02 05:13 pm (UTC)
Hello Chester. Everyone else commented on your class.
I, however, will answer your question.

I have a break from 9:30-1:40, so I can have lunch with you if you want.

You can come to my apartment and eat here (although I don't have too too much food to offer) or you we can hit up the SAC or Caf, whichever. Let me know.
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-09-02 06:51 pm (UTC)
I'm probably going to hit up the carts or the strip and then eat in the SAC. If you reply to this before I leave tomorrow morning, I'll wait for you by the Bell Tower. If not, I'll just head to the SAC and if we bump into each other, we do. :)
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[User Picture]From: bbfrombkln
2003-09-02 09:06 pm (UTC)
Bell Tower. 11:30. I'll try and remember.
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[User Picture]From: duckssaymip
2003-09-02 06:53 pm (UTC)
Mikey likey internet connection :) :) :) :) MIP!!

btw, my break is 12:30-2:30 - sorry mip!!
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[User Picture]From: astralweeks
2003-09-02 09:24 pm (UTC)
Well, we did make plans to meet up tomorrow at 9:30, so I will be there looking for you...
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-09-03 07:19 am (UTC)
I was there. I didn't see you, though.
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[User Picture]From: paininbutt
2003-09-03 06:54 am (UTC)

this would be amusing

"The first class: Sociology in Race and Racism
This is part of my "Get all of the cores out of the way" initiative for this year. The professor, who's name I can't check up on because my syllabi are missing, has potential to either be decent or a jerk. He sounds like William Shatner, which is probably not a good thing. On the up side, though, I don't think this class is going to turn into "You are white. Therefore, you are an evil bastard." type of class. I hope that some people drop, since the class is a bit overcrowded. God damn freshmen. :P"

Ok the funny thing is that this guy sounds familar...is he a short, fat black man with the hair that runs from one ear to the other with nothing on top, and is usually about 15 min late to class...tousaint was his name..if it is him watch out he's a dick!...but it would be funny if you did have him...the class in and of itself is rather amusing...i only ask cause hes an adjunct at our school so he could teach there
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-09-03 07:18 am (UTC)

Re: this would be amusing

Nope. He's average height and build, and white. I doubt it's the same person. :)
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