Tuesday, October 18, 2011


By Genevieve Buthod


These past few weeks have been full of stress and studying, but depending on your classes, you may not have noticed. Some of my classes haven’t even had midterms, and I’m not sure if they are going to. Which is a nice relief, but a little worrisome when considering the finals…Anyway, the trouble with being so caught up studying by yourself in your room is that you may not notice all the other things that an SXU education offers.

For instance, while walking between classes or talking to your friends or professors, you may have heard about the field trip to the Chicago History Museum coming up soon! It is sponsored by the Alliance, and it is a fantastic opportunity to get free admission to the Museum’s exhibit on GLBT history. Can you imagine this exhibit even existing in a major location just a few years ago? It is amazing to me that this history is finally being considered legitimate, and we can hear the voices of those who have for so long been quieted by mainstream culture. I am thrilled to go be a part of this trip, and if you’d like to go, check out the table in the Diner for the sign-up sheet. The trip is on the 29th of October, so sign up soon if you want to come!

Also coming up at the Chicago History Museum are some free Halloween screenings of your favorite classic horror films. On Wednesday the 26th, at 6 p.m. the Museum will be showing both the Silence of the Lambs and The Shining! I know I want to be there. I’m personally obsessed with all things Halloween, so I can’t wait to go have some scary [free!] fun in the city.

On a slightly different note, the SXU Philosophy Department is hosting another colloquium coming up on the 24th at 5:30 p.m. in Rubloff 503—that’s the top floor meeting room of that dorm. It is of course free and open to everyone, and we know it will be good because the talk is, “What’s Wrong with Heresy?” given by our very own Dr. Aleksander. Check it out if you want to learn more about Dante and his notorious Inferno. (Side note—the child in me chooses to believe this was another planned Halloween-themed activity).

Genevieve Buthod is a sophomore, and a double major in computer science and philosophy. She is a women’s studies minor, and thinking about a music minor as well. Genevieve is an officer in the Alliance (the GSA) and is a happy, healthy vegan. She is also involved with the Students for Justice in Palestine.

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