DeBlogs > Willy Subach > new-quarter-new-events

New Quarter, New Events

​​​Welcome back, everyone! Like I said in one of my blogs at the beginning of last quarter​, I start every quarter by looking for any changes or anything new at DePaul. Yesterday, while I was perusing the campus, I made a terrible discovery. It is with a heavy heart that I announce that the Chinese food station at the Student Center is gone. Fortunately, they’ve now added a wings station, a Korean-Mexican fusion station, and an ice cream station. So things aren’t all bad.

Speaking of food, if you’re anything like me, you’re currently broke because you spent all your money buying new clothes to disguise the fifteen pounds you gained over winter break. If that sounds like you (or even if you’re lucky and didn’t gain fifteen pounds over break), you’re probably looking for some free things to do during this quarter. Luckily for you, I’ve found a ton of free stuff to do over the next two and a half months.

Every quarter, I write about the DePaul Activities Board​’s event calendar. DAB always hosts events you actually want to go to. You all know what I mean. Unfortunately, by the time you read this, you will already have missed (or maybe not, I don’t know if you went) what may have possibly been the event of the year: DePaul After Dark​: Harry Potter​. I’m not sure what Battle of the Brands: Happy Chocolate Cake Day is (you better believe I will be there to find out on January 27th), but it will probably help get you out of the pit of despair that you fell in when you found out you missed Harry Potter night. And I haven’t even mentioned Polarpalooza​, DePaul’s free winter concert! They haven't announced who is performing yet, but I give DAB credit for somehow always picking acts that get way bigger right after performing at Polarpalooza (see: Fun.​, Walk the Moon​, Chance the Rapper​).

This would be a great place for a super smooth transition into talking about another on-campus entity with fun events, but I don’t have a good transition. I do have another on-campus entity with fun events, though! I’m currently taking my Honors Capstone​ and my professor is the director of the Humanities Center​, which I had never really looked into prior to taking the class. After he passed out a flyer in class with all the events for this quarter​, I was instantly devastated that I had missed out on years of these… eclectic events. While these events may be slightly more academic than you had hoped for, there’s a reason that I’m so excited about them. Let me give you an idea of the insanity that has apparently been taking place at the Humanities Center for years without my knowledge: Next quarter, there’s an event ​about Moby-Dick​ that includes a screening of Star Trek II​. Let that sink in. 

During this quarter, the Humanities Center is hosting five events and I will be at all of them. My two favorites? On February 8th, you have the opportunity to attend an event about Noah’s Ark​ comprising of an opera performance, a lecture on Noah and animal rights, and a climate change scientist giving his interpretation of the parable of Noah. Or perhaps you want to join me on March 7th for the newest installment in the “Hungry Hungry Humanities” series, “Eating is Understanding.” At this event, billed as a “multi-sensory, interactive foodie event,” the first 100 audience members get a bento box​ filled with food to eat throughout the presentation.​

Let me know what you're planning on doing this quarter!