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Shanna – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Posted April 20th, 2009 by hansene

This week was really crazy as I had to write so many articles for the newspaper. I was covering the ASOSU senate meeting on Tuesday and was shocked at the first item of business. A senator made a public accusation and request for a censure of an ASOSU employee regarding sexual assault and/or harassment. Not only was this an unusually filled meeting due to other business being addressed, but we also had the privilege of having an Oregon State Senator present to support a resolution concerning gun rights later on in the meeting.

You can imagine what kind of havoc took place, and it was finally determined to wait until those affected can come up with a resolution of their own with the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. However, it took nearly a long time to get to that point. It was a crazy meeting, but it felt like real politics in the making. Every senator has an opinion and all of them are trying to gather sufficient information to make a decision, but the end result is often to wait until there is more information. Here is the link to the article: http://media.barometer.orst.edu/media/storage/paper854/news/2009/04/15/News/Senator.Faces.Censure.For.Sexual.Assault.Accusations-3710772.shtml.

With that out of the way, I could focus on the rest of the things I had to do. I had to sign-up teams for intramurals, sign-up girls for the Beaver Strides Program, and I had a test Thursday. Unfortunately the main thing that suffered was my test. I studied only the night before and a little in the morning and got a 78% on it. I have to get a perfect score on the next two tests to pull out an A- in that class. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way, although I’ve learned that lesson before.

This weekend I left to Ashland for the Shakespeare Festival for an Honors College class. shanna-42009-1I had lots of homework to catch up on, but it was a class. I didn’t really know anyone, but that gave me more of an opportunity to read on the bus anyway. When we got there we were put in rooms of four people, and that’s how I met Jessica and Jill. We all didn’t know many people so we ended up staying together mostly for the rest of the trip.

We went to dinner right before we watched Macbeth. I found that play to be very morbid and bloody. Nothing like a play all about seeking power and murdering those in the way to make me excited about the trip. I figure now that I’ve seen it, that’s good enough for me.

We were all tired when we got back to the hotel so we went to bed fairly early. We left at 10 a.m. to the city and spent the rest of the day there. We took a tour of the theatres which was rather fascinating. Our tour guide told us a lot of interesting stories about things that had happened at the theatre. It was really neat to go back stage and see how everything works, and I found it astounding how talented the actors are to be able to do all that is required of them.

That day we watched Death to the King’s Horsemen and Equivocation. I was glad both were on a lighter note. Death to the King’s Horsemen was interesting because it’s a true story and dealt with a lot of racism. It’s not a happy ending, but it truly depicts how little the British understood native customs in that time period.

Equivocation was by far my favorite since it was also the funniest, and had a somewhat happy ending. The play consisted of only five men and one girl. It was amazing how they changed from one character to the next so quickly. One character literally would stand to be one character and would sit to be another one all during one scene. It was great!

I had a good, artistic weekend, but I would’ve liked to have finished more of my homework. I finished reading a lot that I needed too, but I still have papers to write, and a test to study for. When will the work ever end? As the witches in Macbeth said “Something wicked this way comes.” In my case, that’s the assignments coming up sooner than I’d like them to.

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