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My Senior Year Bucket List

Brianna G.

December 23, 2010 - 4:00 PM

As I can feel the end of my college experience creeping up on me, I have compiled a list of things I have to do before I graduate. I have to say, Eugene is a pretty fantastic place. While I've certainly had some fun and interesting experiences here, there is still more out there calling my name. Here are few of those:


1. Eat in as many restaurants in Eugene as possible
Eugene has so many amazing restaurants! And while I have had the opportunity to try many of the great ones out, but there are many more I have to check out before I graduate and leave Eugene. From the BBQ of Papa's Soul Food Kitchen, the famed Italian food of Beppe & Gianni's Trattoria, or the burgers of Cornucopia, I have a lot of eating to do. I'm making headway on this goal, as I recently checked off The Vintage (delicious, and great deals!) with some friends just before leaving for winter break.


2. Buy a jokebook from Frog
If you've ever walked by the UO bookstore and seen a guy with white hair, a beard, and who is rocking some funky glasses and a frog-like hat, you know who I'm talking about. He's certainly an icon for the UO students, and he sells joke books. He advertises them to those passing by with questions asking if you have read the funniest joke books the world has ever known. I certainly want to.


3. Work in a research lab
I'm working on it! I'll be in a psychology lab starting next term, and I get to help in studies using EEG! EEG involves electrodes attached to the scalp- which from what I hear in lectures can be difficult to set up accurately, although I've been assured I'll get the hang of it. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the exciting research that the UO is doing!


4. Mount Hood Trip
My roommate Kate has an awesome cabin on Mount Hood that I have heard about for the past three years, and this winter our group of friends are finally going to take a trip up there. While she is an avid skiier and I'm pretty much hopeless at any winter sports, I'm sure our friends will have an amazing time playing in the snow. I'm so excited that this weekend get away will be happening soon.


5. Go on an Outdoor Program Trip
I live in Eugene and am from Portland, so there is really no escaping the beauty of this area and all it has to offer. Unfortunately, I haven't experienced as much of this area as I want. There are so many outdoor pursuits that I have always wanted to be involved in, but never actually done it. So, before I graduate I am taking advantage UO's wonderful outdoor program, and participating in a trip. The OP has a bunch of fun trips as well as information to take advantage of.

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