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I feel like a little turd for not mentioning this earlier, but...

WE WERE ON SCHOOLWIDE ALERT LAST WEDNESDAY BECAUSE SOMEONE SAW SOME GUY WALKING TOWARDS CAMPUS DRESSED IN CAMOFLAGE CARRYING A RIFLE. WUT. I was hyper-vigilant for the next two hours because we had no idea who this guy was or what he was going to do. I really wanted to go home, but I couldn't because I was tutoring while all this went down. A tutee came in to my last session late and said that she had been in the Student Center, which was on lockdown, when all this happened. Apparently, the cops found a guy dressed in camo hanging out in the food court. He was LOCKED IN with them. Scary.

5/20 1:59 pm: "At 1:26pm today, it was reported that a suspicious individual carrying a possible rifle was seen walking South from Mesa Drive toward the campus. Subject was described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 180 lbs, with blond hair and wearing a beige camoflauge outfit and desert type boots. Call 911 immediately if subject is seen."

5/20 3:26 pm: "Officers are investigating an individual matching the description of the subject in the previous text message. Please be aware of your surroundings and immediately contact the UCI Police Department at 911 if you have urgent information regarding this incident."

5/20 10:04pm: "Today, an individual walking on campus in camouflage attire, carrying what appeared to be a rifle, was reported to campus police. A UCI Police Department investigation has now determined that the individual, who has been identified and interviewed, was carrying an airsoft-type imitation rifle. UCIPD acted immediately to ensure the safety of the campus, assisted by officers from the Irvine and Newport Beach Police Departments. Initially, another individual in camouflage attire was identified and questioned, but proved to be uninvolved. The ZotAlerts to the campus provided police critical information that helped resolve the incident. We understand this may have caused some disruption. We appreciate your concern. Your cooperation was invaluable in resolving this situation quickly and effectively.
Thank you. 
Chancellor Michael Drake"

UCI has an opt-in  "ZotAlert" system which allows the school to send text messages notifying and updating us regarding any danger on or around campus. The first two messages above were ZotAlert texts, the last was an email later that night. I'm just really glad and relieved that it turned out to be nothing.

(Okay, so apparently it was two weeks ago. I feel like a bigger turd now =P )
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Seriously? Fuck you, UCI. Don't promise a course then block enrollment and cancel it. I was counting on that course. I need it. And I would really like to take it before I take physiology lab, as recommended by my mentor who teaches it. Sometimes, I hate you.  Now I have a shit schedule, thanks to you. 
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Okay, I feel a bit guilty about this, but... woohoo! Midterm's postponed until Wednesday because of the fires! I don't know that anyone in the class is directly affected, but the professor didn't want to have to deal with makeup exams, so she decided to reschedule it. That means I get two more days to study (read: procrastinate)! 
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I had to go to school today. On a SATURDAY. It was just about the lamest thing I could do with my weekend. Apparently, we had to go to physics lab today because Tuesday, our normally scheduled class, was canceled due to the Veteran's Day holiday, and we had to make it up. We all knew this was coming, but we as a class decided to "make it up" at its normal time on Tuesday. Then last week, we were told that we weren't allowed to go to school on a holiday. But we could on a Saturday. Explain to me how that makes sense. Explain to me why my mentor was able to hold her physiology lab on Tuesday at the normal time. And explain to me why no one mentioned that we could have made up the lab in any other section on any other day this week, because I really would have preferred not wasting my weekend in a stupid physics lab where we don't actually learn anything.  
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 In happier and non-Prop 8 news, Dan and I went to a basketball game last night. UC Irvine versus Cal Poly Ponoma. It involved a lot of standing and more cheering, but it must have worked because we won! The game ended 69 to 42. Go UCI! It was actually a good way to blow off all the steam accumulated during the week. I think I'll do it again, but with more people next time. 

And, I got an A on my Physics midterm. *gloats*

See? This week wasn't all bad. Just mostly.

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