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Hey, peeps! My name is Alex Cardenas and I’m one of the six Admissions Fellows for this summer, so you’ll be hearing from me every week with a brand new, awesome blog! I’m a senior psychology major (aka, I have no idea what I’m going to do with my life) and I spend all of my free time with the clubs that I love to be a part of.

Vacuuming Fire (comedy)

Throughout this summer, you’ll hear more about current projects I’m working on or about how many smoke alarms have been set off in Musser (our Summer Housing) (9 so far, all from bad cooking) or just about anything else on my mind.

At some point, I’ll probably talk about my job as an admissions fellow (plz give raise), about mock trial (of which the new case is coming out v soon!), about my summer “research” with the astronomy department, about all of my interactions with security (from me being locked out of a building or by accidentally setting some alarm off), about pictures I’m working on, or about the food I’m eating (this blog picture is a montage of different foods I’ve eaten so far this summer).

It’s currently day 23 and it definitely has gone by way too fast. I do not appreciate Time working this way and cutting my summer short, but I’m trying to make the best of it by spending it with friends who are on campus and by eating and cooking at Dacie Moses House.

Today specifically, I’m heading to the cities to celebrate a great friend’s 22nd birthday at Chino Latino (never been there but am excited!). And yesterday I spent too much time outside and am constantly reminded of it with itching bug bites and a fear of a developing sunburn.

a bear scratching on a tree
me with my bug bites

That’s about all I got for today, folks! I hope you enjoyed this post, and look below for my media recommendations:

  • Song: Mr. Blue Sky
  • Movie: Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl
  • Book: funny that you think I read

Catch you in the next one,

Alex hails from a small town of 1,856,209 people somewhere within Los Angeles County. Having never been to Minnesota before, the most surprising thing to him was being unprepared for the hot summers. Now majoring in Psychology, Alex has interests in many fields: astronomy, computer science, photography, government, and law. Despite this, he still has no idea what he’s going to do after graduation (only 1 year away). Enjoying his last year at Carleton, Alex hopes to branch out and try new things. Feel free to reach out to him if you want to chat!