I don’t know about you, but the regenerating comfort of the clocks going back an hour has lost its soothing effects. Midterms and milestone papers have been pulling everyone down lately and even if you’ve made it through, odds are you’re still feeling aftershocks. Remember, the brain is like a muscle, and after you run a mile you have to let the tears heal before you hit the open road again. Over exertion is never a good thing—take some time for yourself, even if it’s just a day. Relax, rest, and take in everything you’ve done. Your body needs the break too—with snow coming at us from around the bend, we all need to be in prime condition to fight off finals and flues. Brew some tea, sit back, listen to some music, and take some time to actually breathe. Steadying your breath is a peripheral form of meditation, so give it a try - you’ll thank me later.
This is the week of the English Major’s prestigious Open Mic. Come down to hear some amazing poets spin their yarns and some musicians hum their tunes. The ecstatic kinetic creative flow that jets through Brooklyn College like a bolt of lightening can only be measured with entropy—these people are the real deal and are worth your time. Swing by the Woody Tanger Auditorium in the Library from 12:30-2:15. You’ll thank me later for this, too.