As a quick reminder, my name is Pooja Alloju and I am currently a second year from Dallas, TX. You know how I found myself at SCO, so now I figured I should talk about my time here!
Last week was one heck of a week… literally. We just had our first midterm week for the spring semester. If you don’t know, SCO schedules all of our exams into a one week period, and though that sounds awful- it’s really not that bad. At first, it was daunting. I was pretty bad at managing my time so by the latter half of the week I felt like I was scrambling. Now that I’ve been through 10 exam weeks, I think I’ve gotten the hang of it!
So, after a week of stress, what do I do to wind down? Usually, it would have been a whole weekend of sleeping and binge-watching “Stranger Things” or “The Punisher” while stuffing my face with pizza, but this weekend was actually different (still had pizza, that will always be a constant.) SCO held their annual “Eyeball” event at Old Dominick’s Distillery.
Eyeball isn’t some fancy ball where you find your prince charming, well I mean I guess you could… I fortunately brought mine. Anyway, it’s a social event held by SCO. Basically, it is a night filled with dancing, great friends, music, and meatballs. Yes, I said meatballs. Ms. Melissa, who runs SCO’s on-campus eatery Blink, made us appetizers for the event. If you’ve already interviewed at SCO, Ms. Melissa makes the famous bread pudding, so you can only imagine how good these meatballs are! And if you have yet to interview, now you have something else to look forward to!
Like I’ve mentioned time and time again, SCO always does such a great job in bringing together like-minded individuals, but it’s not only that. They make us feel welcome and at home here. Events like this have made my transition to Memphis so much easier and I can definitely say, Memphis has become a home away from home.
Pro tip: red lipstick is great for concealing dark circles caused by exams
You can’t see them, but the meatballs are somewhere back there