March 2008 Archives

The Home Stretch!

In the beginning of the year, I never thought the moment would come when I could honestly say, "just one more midterm." This semester has flown by, and if it weren't for the snow, it might actually feel like spring!

3/31/2008 Post-Hockey Depression

The Gopher Hockey season was recently ended on Saturday with a 5-2 loss against the Boston College Eagles. Thus has sent me into the all too familiar lull of post-hockey depression. Each year since the Gophers last national title in 2003 I have experienced this, and it has become quite unpleasant.

Ready, Set, Go!

I’ve been on the go this semester keeping up with homework, clubs, and friends. Now after midterms and a relaxing Spring Break, I’m ready to finish the last kick of the semester here at the University of Minnesota!

Excited for my house next year!

So it is finally springtime, but it doesn’t feel like it! With all of the blizzards I’ve soaked through two shoes per day and probably three different outfits. It’s beautiful though when I’m in my cozy dorm looking outside. As long as the sun is out I can get myself out of bed to go to class, and Minnesota is definitely less cold, which is helpful too.

5k and groceries

In my last post I had said that on Saturday I was running the 5k for Autism Research and hadn’t trained AT ALL. It turned out to be a nice day, a little breezy but it was enjoyable. What was more exciting was that I: a) completed the run; b) did so in 31 minutes; and c) ran the entire thing – no walking!

Planning for Sophomore Year already?!?!

I think back just a year, and it's amazing how everything has changed.

I was facing a decision that would determine the next four years of my life. I, like most of my high-school friends, had applied to enough schools to make this decision incredibly difficult. With the acceptance and financial aid packets in hand, I had until May 1. Out-of-state / in-state, public / private, less than 5,000 undergrad / over 10,000. Everyone was different and I felt that I overwhelmed.

Back into the Swing of Things...

Studying is the last thing on my mind after spending a week away from school during Spring Break; however it is finally time to get back into the swing of things. I spent my Spring break relaxing and forgetting about schoolwork and upcoming assignments. This seemed like a good idea at the time, even though I knew that I would have a lot of catching up to do when I returned to campus. So far the first week back from Spring Break has gone smoother than expected and I am enjoying the warmer temperatures (40 degrees!!) as compared to the cold, winter weather earlier this month.

Reality Check

So spring break is officially over and I’ve just been thrown back into the mayhem of school. It is a huge reality check to everything I didn’t do over break that I should have. Instead, my roommates and I went to Laughlin, Nevada which is just south of Las Vegas to stay with my aunt and uncle.

~Mi Casa Es Tu Casa at La Raza~

Having never in my life ‘blogged’ before, I feel it only appropriate to introduce myself. I am an Oak Park, Illinois native, yet was raised in a small town in Wisconsin about fifteen minutes away from the tourist hot-spot Wisconsin Dells. I am a freshman at the University of Minnesota, and I am honestly loving every minute of being here, no lie. While sometimes the whole ‘school’ aspect of what I like to call the ‘college experience’ is, to say the least, stressful, difficult, and time consuming, I could not imagine it any other way.

Back to the U

Spring break is winding down, and classes are due to reconvene tomorrow. It was good to depart from routine and get away from campus for a while. I went to Toronto, Canada to visit some high school friends for a “mini-reunion?. I arrived back in Minneapolis just yesterday, and I pretty much passed out on my bed after the flight. My mind is still in vacation mode and isn’t fully functioning, but that will probably change in the upcoming week.

Hip Hop Saves Lives...Kinda.

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These past few months I have had the privilege to work with a lot of great students, grades K-12. The majority were from underprivileged communities. It is funny how you think because you are in college that you will automatically come into these kids lives, give them a great speech and change their lives forever just like in all of those movies.. You know like (Dangerous Minds, Freedom Writers, The Substitute etc.) instead the complete opposite happened.

Really? A Night Off?

I’m sitting here in the third floor study lounge of Middlebrook Hall (residence hall) with three of my friends and we’re studying. Actually they’re studying because I fortunately have a very laid back week, unlike last week.

Wheels on the bus

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Oh, the metro transit system. Coming from a town in Wisconsin that only has one bus I never had a true experience with public transportation until I came to the U. It wasn't until my senior year when I ventured out on the town relying solely on a map and my U pass. (Side note: a U pass is a fantastic investment if you plan on taking a bus or the Light Rail. It costs $64 per semester and you get unlimited rides through metro transit).

Spring Break Here I Come!!!

College is hard. This is a fact—at least according to me. However, sometimes it seems much more difficult than normal. I am experiencing a perfect example of these times right now as I am in the heat of studying for midterms in four different courses as well as performing with the U of M Dance Program and working on my Honors CLA senior thesis. I shouldn’t be surprised though, exams are never easy. I didn’t need Newton to discover this one for me. I learned it on my own long ago. Nevertheless, a midterm based on the physics of Newton’s discoveries is completely new territory for me. It is new but nevertheless interesting territory.

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