It wasn’t all that long ago when nerds were deemed ‘uncool,’ ‘unpopular,’ and just plain ‘geeky.’ I definitely consider myself to be a nerd; I am thoroughly interested in biology, and, though I prefer microorganisms to thermodynamics, I’m not scared half to death when someone asks me to balance a chemical equation (which happens more often than you’d think). And as a self-proclaimed nerd, I’m happy to say that those of us who are somewhat nerdy are becoming more valued and understood by society, in part due to shows like ‘The Big Bang Theory.’
This week, Fontbonne will be celebrating all things nerd with the first-ever Geek Week. During this nerdy spirit week, various aspects of ‘nerd life,’ such as science, math, and video games, will be explored with fun games and activities. On Bazinga Day, there will be ‘Big Bang Theory’ marathons all day long in addition to a ‘Silly Science Fair’ with fun science demos presented by yours truly, and on Friday, which will be sponsored jointly by CAB and Gaming-2-Gether, students will have the opportunities to tour a video game programming facility, participate in a video game tournament, and watch the new movie ‘Wreck-It Ralph.’ Add in days devoted to hipsters, Muggles who yearn to be witches and wizards, and the superhero in us all, and this will surely be an unforgettable week.
In one especially memorable episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ Leonard said, ‘Twelve years after high school and I’m still at the nerd table.’ This line will definitely apply to me one day, and I have to admit that I’m happy it will. Happy Geek Week, everyone!!