Original ISU art
ISU art major Darian Longmire looks over some of his classmates' prints during the 28th annual Printmakers' Exhibition and Sale Friday, Dec. 7 in the Center for the Visual Arts. All items were original artworks by ISU faculty, staff and students. Proceeds from the sales go to support Illinois State's printmaking programing. This plate was one of many original items up for sale. (Photos by David Norcross / Staff Photographer)
When you think of California, you think of blazing sunshine, clear blue skies and beautiful people - the perfect place to relax and have fun. You would ask yourself why would anyone want to move from a perfect state? ISU rarely get a student from the west coast, but this fall… from 2,139 miles away… ISU accepted a student from Pasadena California.
Breezes have never felt so cold, showers have never been so quick and I can’t remember the last time I was so obsessed with the top my own head. Of course, that’s what happens when you turn what was once a lion’s mane of hair into a naked egg. It was a lukewarm afternoon and the sunlight was fading fast. Three wooden bar stools sat outside in the pseudo side-yard of the apartment complex.
The courtroom was freezing and the lights were bright., which caused the atmosphere to borderline on discomfort. With every little movement the chair I sat in gave a tiny squeak that cut through the silence of the room. Watching the attorney’s of the two involved parties battle of words made me feel like I was watching “Law and Order.” But this wasn’t television. I, like many U.S. citizens, had to endure the task of jury duty.