Midterms, 60% mark, and Halloween

Happy Halloween Renegades!

I hope everyone is doing well in their classes— midterms (for the classes that have them) were these last two weeks, and as of today we have hit the 60% mark of our semester. I know it’s a cliché, but time really does fly by! Today was the last day to drop a class and receive a W

I’d like to remind all of my fellow students to please be safe tonight. If you’re going out and drinking, you should have a designated driver or someone picking you up. If not, there are many other options to get home safely. If you don’t like calling taxis, Bakersfield now has service by Über— which is a car service with an app that lets you arrange for a fully screened and reviewed Uber Driver to pick you up. You can get a fare quote before calling, and you pay for it all through the app— no need to remember to have cash. They also offer ride credit for first-time users, so there’s really no reason to not take one if you’re unsuitable for driving! I’ve used it in Los Angeles before and it’s pretty convenient, so I’m happy we have that option here now

I know that the message is a tired one we’ve all heard a million times (even I get annoyed hearing it) but it really is important. 

Enough serious business for now— it’s Halloween! With roots in early celtic-speaking countries and originally a christian holiday known as All Hallow’s Eve, Halloween has evolved into the holiday we know today.  From trick or treating to costume parties, it’s an awesome holiday that people of all ages can enjoy. It’s definitely one of my favorites.

I hope you all have a fun Halloween, whether you’re going out or staying in— it’s actually been pretty fun giving out candy to trick or treaters.
I’m personally dressing up as Kermit the Frog (The Muppets are awesome). Here I am with my two younger brothers:

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