It has been more than a fortnight since College started. Nothing has distinctively changed in there. One thing to rejoice is the entry of new courses and new teachers. It does seem a little monotonous to have the same teacher teaching. Sadly, from this semester, attendance checking has become more stringent. Even if a student takes a leave for a day for a genuine reason (which usually isn't), he is blasted off the next day by the teacher. Prior informing must be done. Else he must meet the HOD with parents. Thankfully, these rules change from department to department. Mine is not that harsh.
Whatever the rules be, this does not stop students from bunking classes :D. Going home early is a wonderful feeling, only that, it is at the expense of a very boring period (1 hour attendance). Though I am officially a senior, I haven't got the opportunity to show it off to a first year. Hopefully I get it one day.
Last year was a bit irritating for me in terms of competitions. I participated in 'creative writing' and 'blogging' in two different colleges. Winning was not a thing for me. But, I wasn't even notified of the results....of who won the contest. Maybe the contest wasn't considered big or maybe I wasn't alert, I do not know. But this time, it won't be the same. I felt like a fool having participated in it and not informed. Many things are on the to-do list. Like, getting my driving license soon, participating and winning contests (both online and offline), watching different movies, socialising and finding new friends and ofcourse blogging on the side etc;
There are many new things lined up for this year at college. For example, there is this initiative called Outreach, (one of the departments at college) through which students of Loyola College help the people living in the slums of Chennai. It is the first of its kind, I don't know whether in India or Tamilnadu. It is mandatory to complete 120 hours in a year, else no pass. I am looking forward for it. And there will be a series of posts in which I would share my experiences with pictures. I have the role of reporting on whatever we (our team) do that session. A perfect one, I had say. :)