2A - Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Before You Were Here
Lost in a library labyrinth
I felt my brain, body and soul
fall apart at the Grad yesterday as I
punched incorrect buttons on a bor-
rowed calculator, wondering what
the probability was I'd even pass my
upcoming stats exam. I decided to
take a break and try to find a summer
job at the library's human resources
After being told there were no jobs,
I got lost for half an hour in the dead-
silent stacks of the Asia library, failing
to escape even after desperately using
the emergency phone to get directions.
I started to panic. After wander-
ing more, I came across a fire exit and
longinglytouched the door. "No," I told
myself, sweating profusely. "Not yet."
When I finally did burst through
a familiar door, a stranger reminded
me that I wasn't alone in my angst: a
guy exiting the bathroom across the
hallway locked eyes with me in pass-
ing, stared me down, and accusingly
asked "WHAT!?" as if I had ruined
his life, and stalked away.
SARA LYNNE THELEN
Slowly back away
One recent rainy morning, I
walked into a North Campus bus stop
shelter after my 8:30 a.m. class. After
impatientlystandingthere for several
minutes, I realized something wasn't
quite right. It was then I noticed
that I was still standing under my
umbrella, despite being thoroughly
protected from the elements by the
Embarrassed, I glanced around to
see if anyone had noticed. A girl was
standing close to me; surely she must
have wondered about my peculiar
behavior. To save face, I muttered,
"Wow, why do I still have my umbrel-
la open?" in her direction.
Instead of chuckling or offering a
sympathetic "I dunno," she backed
away very slowly and left the stop.
I was left alone, wondering if cam-
pus would be a less scary place if I
didn't emerge from my house until
the afternoon hours.
You know, 'that' girl
I was at a Belikos concert at the
Alibi venue on North Main last week,
but nobody was dancing. I decided to
throw social standards to the wind
and take to the dance floor. Only my
friend and a stranger joined in the
As the song ended, I extended my
hand to the stranger and introduced
myself. "Hi, you must be THAT guy.
I'm THAT girl." He laughed and
admitted he was.
We kept over-zealously dancingbut
refused to reveal our names, instead
insisting everyone call us "THAT
guy" and "THAT girl."
At Belikos's set the next night, I
again danced to my heart's desire
in the middle of a stagnant crowd. A
concert-goer from the night before
winked and nodded at me, leaving
me no doubt that I had successfully
forged my reputation as "THAT
Engineering junior Omar Tavarez explains his project
on the culture behind cars and motorcycles. It was
one of the subjects covered in the first Afro-Asian
Pop Culture Exhibit, held yesterday in Haven Hall.
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