Monday, June 18, 2012

What I miss about Fordham University

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I'm supposed to be studying Arabic right now. But what the heck. I just came from a 4 hour class worth of Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial, I could really use a break. Or a large size pizza. But since I've just eaten 2 falafel, I'll just take a break by doing some writing.

I remember my first few days in NYC, someone asked me if the city was as glamorous as shown in TV a.k.a Gossip Girl. If you know that I live in the Bronx, which is like a whole  new country compared to Manhattan, then you already know the answer.

It would be wonderful though if all I did in between papers and classes was to hop in and out of Manhattan bars and theaters. Sadly that is not the case.

Whenever I'm not in class, I work at the Theater and Visual Arts Department of Fordham. Getting to work in that kind of environment is a gift in itself. Imagine being bombarded with graphs, numbers and equations everyday. You'd go crazy.

Working in the Department gives me the kind of respite I need from all the academic hailstorm. I love working here because not only is my boss the kindest, most generous man, but I'm also surounded by creativity and beauty. There was once a time when I wanted to be an artist myself. I may still try to get in touch with that side of mine one of these days. I'm thinking of doing a 30 day sketching challenge. But we'll see.

In any case, just take a look at the pictures and see what I get to experience everyday.

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These are artworks by students. Many of them are really talented.



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These were made by architecture students.


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From the collage classes.


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I think the idea behind this, was to magnify any part of the chosen subject.





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From the photography students. I've always wanted to sit in on one of their classes. Maybe next semester.


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This is the field across the building where I work. You know that summer is almost here when the students start lounging around the field.


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Keating Hall.

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Back to my Arabic!

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