Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Winter Wonderland

As Max mentioned last week, IU is transforming into a winter wonderland.

Last week, students all over campus set up Christmas tree's and decorated their rooms to bring a piece of family holiday traditions back to campus to make those last few weeks before the holidays seem a little more familiar. I brought a Christmas tree back and decorated it with IU ornaments, and red and white tinsel and lights my mom had picked out for me. The result: a magical IU Christmas tree.

The holiday spirit continued into this past weekend, the Indiana University Ballet and Theater program hosted their annual performance of The Nutcracker at the Musical Arts Center, otherwise known as the MAC. As Audrey mentioned in a blog about a month ago, the MAC is a really interesting venue to see a show with its funky sculpture in front to its circular lobby and bright interior. Donning gorgeous costumes and performing in fantastic sets, this production of The Nutcracker is one of my favorites. I highly suggest it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Much Needed Break

Right before we went our separate ways for Thanksgiving break, a group of my friends and I gathered for a group night of fun. We started our evening with a group dinner at Wright Food Court, where we learned that the Mexican Connection restaurant now serves delicious quesadillas! I suggest the chicken and cheese option.

We went back to our rooms, created an NCAA-esque bracket, and our Mario Kart Wii tournament began! Over three rounds of competition, the bragging rights came down to a single race between my friend Alison and I competing on arguably the toughest track: Rainbow Road. After weeks of stressful preparation of tests, papers and projects, it was a great way to start a much needed break.