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A Day in the Life with Diana

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Hey there. So we're here in Gausman, which is Big Jim facility. I'm right now in the weight room, which is open to students. Whatever. You can just come in here by yourself with Buddy. This is Sienna from the rugby team. Um, we come in here, left together, work out on. It's a great time to get in shape and staying straight. So, you know, you don't get that fresh. Yeah. Are you guys here? Leg workout. A swell as like lifting fars. I don't know the technical term squad over here on. Then there's actual. They're breaking news. The more I look out, there's more ways in there on DH. Then up above another floor, there's a bunch of cardio machines, so you can, you know, get that Hey there. Welcome to my room. So I live in a natural triple, which basically means I have this room for desks and then a second room. Um it's really nice tohave to live in a natural triple because we basically have an extra room toe, have people over, um, and that, like, if one of my roommates wants to do work while I want to sleep, like I could just close the door, um, and it just feels a lot more open, especially compared TTO forest triples, um, for freshmen, housing options, they basically through kind of what is. You'll end up either in a natural double, which is just like two beds. Um, in a room with two closets or ah, forced triple, which is three beds. Um, one bunk bed, one lofted bad, two desks, two closets for three people. It's not ideal. They do that because there's just a spy. They accept so many students that there's not enough housing options. Um, and then you could be in a single, which is one bed, one desk, one closet. Um, or you could be in what I live in, which is a natural triple. Um, very lucky. There aren't a lot of them on this campus. Here a hundred. So this is my friend Anna and I really annoying, and I'm majoring in business psychology. I chose for dice the academics and I'm on the tennis team something the athletics, too, on my favorite place on campus for Starbucks. Like a few points. Yeah, I want your favorite campus tradition. The library. I want a library card, basically, just like the activities board. Like there was a party in the library. Usually study. There was like music and light. It was really fun, like a photo. Using a lower one and done. Really. It's always different options. Yeah, weight loss, different options. We have cereal, but the, um, our desserts or some of the best we have to offer you a really good way. Cupcakes. I say over all the food here is pretty good for dining hall food, cross culture across campus. I never feel Brandeis is for sure. Breakfast because the omelet bar is they're open in the morning and it's really good. I'm and delicious. I love to get my sunny side up eggs on bagel. Um, on Yeah, as I said, I'd recommend the twelve mil pin because it's a lot of music in the dining hall. I don't always come to the dining hall T. There's a lot about also. Other faces on campus are available. Hey there. I'm standing in the middle of the South quad, which is the other freshmen like mainly freshman on campus Quad. I'm living dork wad on campus. It has only singles and doubles. Or like horse triples. And, yeah, it's at the bottom of campus next that you see out of five minute walk from the library on a trek from North. Just very far, because North is at the top of the hill and themselves at the, um, oftentimes. People who have dietary concerns with kneading kosher food live here because it's right next to Sherman, which eyes like kosher dining options. So people, people who live in this hell having lucky on the weekends because Sherman's only dining on open on the weekends. So it's really close to them and just a little bit of a walk from North on DH. It's pretty enough way have, like, a nice pond missile pond. I think the finance story about this pond was it was like someone frozen over on. Some people were sledding, and somebody thought into the pond a little bit. Start the cleanest pond. But, you know, we so love it. Diana is now making the track of the implements of stats to the humanities clad Wait it. So this is the humanity plan on DH. Approximately one minute, it's going to be packed with people. If you're ever looking for somebody, come here, noon or one, you'll find them there. But it's I have my freshman writing course here, which is Huws, which all freshmen are required to take. We're all first year. Sorry we're required to take, um, I had mind about the biology morality, which was a super cool class. Very interesting on DH. But there's a bunch of different topics you can choose from once you got here. Um, I also have my Nikon costs in here and my Spanish cross here. So more than likely you will have a class up there ab steps and you get Hey there. So I'm starting in the middle of the North freshman squad, which is called North Quad. Um, and there's basically one too four different freshman residents homes, and they're all basically the same. Um so behind me right here is Chef Ray's Hall. Um, and all these halls have troubles. Natural triples in force. Triples. Um, uh, force triple is what should be for two people, but there's like, a bunk bed and aloft in bed. So there's three people living in a room. A natural triple is what I live in, which has two different rooms, Um, with three people living in it and a just a double is just two people normally, both, like low single beds. Um, and so then this hall is Gordon on. Connected to Gordon is a nice little kind of recreational lounge place, Um, called Polaris. And then that's my building I live in. Right, man. Um and Reitman honestly, is the best storm home because it's always a party. Especially right men. Three, three, three, which is where I live on. Then over here we have Yeah, this is cable. Uh, so, uh, cable has a kitchen on the second floor as does that around Polaris. Um, on DH. The North Lodge, I think, is the prettier campus quad missile. Well, those that live in missile might argue with because they have a pond. Uh, also in right now where? Very well, see in the video is my friend Anna. Um, are a bunch of water machines where everyone on the in the quad can do their laundry as well. Sometimes upperclassmen come to do their laundry there because there are a lot of machines there, so there's typically always Coming to you live from a nice signs lecture home. I've had two of my crosses of eight I take in so far in this room. Not am It's great. We love it. Uh, most intra bio classes are in here. Bob on. So I was like, Cam, um it seems really big and scary, but what's nice about these big lecture houses? You know, you always have a friend in these classes. Like literally. Almost all my friends have been other and fire fourteen or fifteen hundred now, so it's reassuring to know that you always have a study. Buddy, I'm defending this class. Um, as well as like you got here early enough. You get Teo icon close to the front. I'm so don't really seem that big and scary, but I remember bring on my toy like, Oh, my goodness, there's like I came for him like a small high school. It's room. This big was, like, really overwhelming. But it's not, in the end, that scary, um, additionally, most every like luxury in here is filmed on, so you don't even need to come to class for these big lecture halls. You can watch it from the comforts of your own bed. I shall come to class because I find it helpful. But you don't really have tio. Um and then, uh, for big lectures like this and for most classes will be office hours held by the professor. But you're super helpful to go to. I didn't really use the my first semester like I should have, but they have consistent office hours for any questions. Also, the professor's just really want to get to know you. My professor last year had our last semester had, like lunches you could sign up for to get to know her, uh, additionally, there's th which are teaching assistants, which are have their own office hours to help you out on. Then, for big classes like this, we also recitation where quizzes or projects to do. And it's like smaller groups, like eighteen people in a classroom. So you get like a more personal teaching experience to answer all of your questions and make sure you're on track with what you're feeling. Okay, so at Brandeis, once you're accepted, there's gonna be a lot of forms you're gonna have to fill out. One of them's going to be my housing on my housing. You can choose your mail plan on. There's different types of meal plans. If you're living on campus, you're required to have a meal plan on the different ones, like ten meals with six hundred fifty points, twelve meals with eight hundred fifty points, fifteen meals with six hundred points and then nineteen meals with how many points? But, um, Meyer. So I started off on the fifteen year plan and fifteen meals. Sounds like it to be like Jewish per day, like one day with three meals. But I never use all my meals like you're paying for your mail swipes. Basically, the meals can be used dining halls and then also at Louie's Deli. And so connect on DH because those air like kindling, Sodexo like Brandy's created restaurants. So that's where you can usually starts at on DH on the fifteen milk. Then I found I got so tired of the food I like forced myself to go to breakfast on to dinner like that was the only way, like almost practically every day. And that was the only way I really used on male sweeps, Even though it sounds like a lot on then for the points, you can use it at what we call the C store, which is kind of like this little convenience store technically under, if you come on a tortoise called the hoop market. But nobody calls it that. Um, or you can use it at Dunkin Einstein, Starbucks or whatever. Like credos also, um, or whatever restaurants aren't like Sodexo created on. So right so certain you're a man plans for each semester on DH. I would part like recommend entirely the twelve meal plan because you got the most like bang for your buck. Twelve meals is enough telling goto lunch and dinner every day because, let's be honest, you're not gonna want to really wake up for breakfast, although I will say breakfast is the best meal they have on campus in this on the bar. Big man, huh? But I commend the twelve meal plan because it has eight hundred fifty points, so there's a lot of different like options you can do for your meals. You can get sushi, you can get a burrito or a smoothie or whatever you want, and you're not just restricted to really. I'm always going towards the dining hall because that really repetitive and if you get sick of it really quickly, so that's how the dying meal I may be sure. I'm I am planning on Double majoring in Reg. It's International Global Studies. I brand because of its focus on small community. Specifically Jewish studies into connectedness. Tio, those ideals. Um, I want out, like, say, to my scene yourself in high school, um, it's just like, keep pushing through you, Beauty. Thank you. What's your finger? Brandeis tradition with my favorite brand. Extradition is probably, uh, lower green and talking library. It's good time to meet. Look around and useful. Really? On what do your part of campus? I'm part of a chair. 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