Me last Halloween, courtesy of an iPhone
I want to preface this post by saying that I’ve never taken a photography class in my life. The only camera I was familiar with was the one on my iPhone.
However, this semester I took a photography class and it has been very enjoyable. TU offers not only digital but also black and white photography (which is what I’m currently taking). The class teaches you the basics of using a 35mm camera and how to take black and white photographs. Sounds simple but you’ll quickly learn that taking a photo, developing the film, and lastly making the print is a pretty extensive but rewarding process. I’ll be sure to show off some of my better prints once I finish the class this semester. TU offers many interesting classes like these and I encourage anyone currently at TU or considering coming here to check them out. College is a time of learning, so why not learn something new?
This marks my second year at TU and with that second year comes a whole new wealth of knowledge. Lucky for you readers, I am willing to part with that knowledge. There are tons of fun and unique activities to take part in on campus but there’s a whole bevy of things to do outside of the University of Tulsa as well. Downtown Tulsa is a robust and busy area, rich with art and community (and it’s only 3 miles away from campus) that students can take advantage of while attending TU. Downtown Tulsa is home to locations like The Guthrie Green, an outdoor performing space and garden. Every week they show classic films, have concerts, host fairs and all kinds of great activities (and it’s usually free too). In the past week alone I’ve been to The Guthrie Green to see a movie, visit a technology fair, and see a hip hop concert. The Guthrie Green has a little something for everyone and I encourage all TU students to take advantage of this unique location. For more information on the events The Guthrie Green will be hosting here is their website http://www.guthriegreen.com/
This month at TU my Design II class had the opportunity to work alongside famous artist James Grashow on his exhibition for the Hogue Gallery. The project involved large cardboard versions of the alphabet and when I say large, I mean large.
Many of the letters actually reach the ceiling!
The whole project was completed with just cardboard, glue and tape and it was a lot of fun to do. My group was in charge of the letter “S” and I’m quite proud of the end result.
These photos don’t nearly do justice to the exhibit so I definitely recommend you come down to TU to check it out! The exhibit will remain on display till February 21 and if you would like to learn more about the artist behind the project James Grashow, watch his documentary The Cardboard Bernini or check out his website. It continues to amaze me the opportunities I have here at TU, and I hope when it comes time to choose colleges that you deeply consider TU. If you would like more information on the exhibit, check out this link. Hope you all enjoy!
At TU there is no shortage of fun athletic events to partake in. Racquet ball is one such sport that I’ve been playing recently and I’ve been having a blast. For those of you who don’t know, racquet ball is a game where you and your opponent take turns using a racquet to hit the ball against a wall. I say “a” wall because you can hit ball against any surface of the court including the ceiling as long as the ball manages to hit the front wall before it bounces. It sounds easy but as you can see in the video below, it can get pretty hectic.
As I’m sure you can tell, it takes a lot of practice and some quick reflexes to play as well as these guys do. More than likely you’ll end up hitting yourself with the ball on your first time. Stick with it though and I can assure you, racquet ball is a fun and rewarding game. It’s also a great way to get in shape! You’d be surprised how hot it gets in that box.
My roommate’s graceful movements on the court
While I may never attain the level of skill displayed in the video above I will continue to practice at TU’s racquet ball facilities in Mabee Gym. Wish me luck!
Hey TU admissions blog readers, my name is Sebastian and I am a freshman at the University of Tulsa. Let’s get the boring stuff out of the way first. I’m originally from California but I moved to Oklahoma when I was around 9 or 10 so I’ve spent equal time in both places. I originally wanted to major in Computer Science but then I became inspired, like in the movies, and now I’m majoring in Graphic Design.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the 8 or 9 years I’ve spent in Oklahoma and the only thing I can say I really miss about California is In-N-Out. If you don’t know what In-N-Out is, follow these instructions. Get in a car, drive down to San Francisco (specifically the San Francisco In-N-Out, there is no substitute) go to In-N-Out, order a Double Double Animal style and Animal Fries. Once you’ve done all that, proceed to eat the glorious food in front of you, experience heaven and then come back to Oklahoma so you can go to TU. In all seriousness though, I’m excited to be a new blogger for TU’s admission blog and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all.
P.S. Here is a picture of a Double Double Animal style and Animal Fries