Posts by Olivia Su
a few things I wish I had known as a shortsighted A&D senior
Post-graduation concerns may seem to be untimely at the start of a new school year, but there are a few things I wish I had known as a shortsighted A&D senior…
1) Four years of accumulated art garbage- I mean work, will be the bane of your moving out experience.
Though most of my interests were focused on digital works by the end of my college career, I had dabbled extensively in sculpture (of which included metal, wood, and ceramic materials). The result was weird looks from strangers at the bus stop as I carried an infant-sized donkey, and Obama’s decapitated head back to my apartment – a few examples of a plethora of works I had to deal with after classes ended.
Ultimately, I had about 250 pounds worth of inconveniently-sized pieces to handle as I scrambled to move out. I...
Looking back on Integrative Project.
Now that I’m finally on the other side, I can very confidently say that the grass is greener – in fact, it’s verdurous. It’s so lush that even my parents would consider putting aside their large jars of kimchi to graze on it, and they love Korean pickled lettuce.
However, if I could do it all over again, there are definitely a few things I’d change.
What I wish I had known before IP:
1) Do not take a full course load for both semesters as an IP student.
No, this is not vomit... Though the color scheme is puke-worthy. This was my schedule Fall 2009.
See the reddish brown? That means “overlap.” Unfortunately, U of M doesn’t readily give out Time-Turners, so I wasn’t able to pull a Hermione Granger and be in multiple places at once. However, I did happen to own several very realistic cardboard cut-outs of myself and therefore appeared not to play hooky...