• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

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    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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Life in the apartments

I remember the time I got my housing assignment last year. I was excited and nervous at the same time -excited that college was getting more and more real and nervous that I would be staying in the apartments with three anonymous roommates! Most first year students were assigned to the dorms and suites. Some would be staying in the apartments too. I tried to open communication with my roommates but did not talk with any one of them until the move-in day! It was just horrible until I eventually met all three and little did I know I had met three of the most unique individuals in college! However, that’s a subject for another day.

I was assigned to Kerst, which happens to be the furthest of the apartments, and quite frankly, the nicest -perhaps on a tie with Cedar and Scanlon. It was a four-bedroom apartment and being a hobbit, I had my own warm, cozy, and spacious hole. Kerst has 3 floors and I lived on the second -close enough to the ground and far enough from the attic! On the second floor, we had a pool table which made up for a good reason to commune over the weekends and play 8-ball, on most occasions. There were 3 study rooms and one had a grand piano in it, which I sometimes sat on and pretended I was a 21st century version of Vivaldi. Great all-nighters were pulled in these study rooms!

On the ground floor, there was a great meeting place, such as the one where the Council of Elrond met, where all Kerst residents could sit by the fire or punch away at the piano next to the community kitchen entrance. The third floor had the laundry rooms and a chapel!

Kerst is about a 10 minute walk from Tower and less than 3 minutes away by car. I will not be living in Kerst next year. It’s such a nice and beautiful place in the Fall, but the walk in Winter is certainly the least pleasant aspect of living in Kerst!

 

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