Monday Will Not Be Mundane

Posted on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 by Austin Gerth

Pretend I drank these all at once and they're not just bottles I haven't recycled yet.

Pretend I drank these all at once and they’re not just bottles I haven’t recycled yet.

I’m sitting here at the desk in my room, and it’s late, and I’m thinking about doing my homework. I have a lot of it. Specifically, I have a lot of work I need to do for Monday. Too much work. So much work that it’s sort of comical. My assignments for Monday are:

-Write an analysis paper for the Senior Writing Seminar, 2500 words.

-Write a think piece (read: short, relatively informal paper) about the film Michael Collins for Postcolonial Literatures.

-Read the first 50 pages of Winona LaDuke’s Last Standing Woman.

-Research and prepare a presentation providing in-depth analysis of a short section of said 50 pages of Last Standing Woman.

-Finish reading George Berkeley’s Three Dialogues for Modern Philosophy.

-My personal favorite: Come up with my personal explanation for why I still believe material things exist despite Berkeley’s argument, in his dialogues, that they do not. We’ve been asked to defend the existence of matter.

On the bright side, we might get to watch part of a film in Modern Philosophy. Dr. Connell keeps promising us we’re going to watch this film about Berkeley, but then he lets discussion of our assigned readings run through the whole class period. It’s happened the last three days the class has met. He can’t run away from it forever though — eventually we’ll have to leave Berkeley behind and move on to another philosopher, and if we don’t get to watch our promised movie during class, we students might start making gently passive aggressive remarks about our professor’s ability to stay on task.

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Hello everyone! I’m Austin Gerth, class of 2016, from scenic Princeton, Minnesota. My hobbies include listening to and playing music, reading, watching movies, and thinking about things. I’m majoring in Writing. After college, I hope to be either some sort of writer or some sort of homeless (or both). I chose to come to Concordia mostly for the food, though it has a lot of other good qualities as well. Since coming to Concordia I’ve been to dorm room eggnog parties and late-night viral video productions; I’ve listened to a lot of Justin Timberlake and blindly taken a yoga class with no prior experience; I’ve participated in a heroically unproductive religion study group and fallen asleep in the campus center. On top of these things, I’ve also received a superlative education. If you like wind and pizza, you’ll like Fargo-Moorhead, and if you like corn-oriented humor, semi-gourmet cafeteria food, or late-night intellectual behavior, you’ll like Concordia. If you like all of the above, you’re probably already here and we’re probably already friends.