Looking back on my freshman year at Findlay, I have learned so much. It would be almost impossible to write about how many lessons I have learned my first year on campus! As the end of the school year approaches, and the stress of exams is weighing on me heavily, I thought it would be a great opportunity to reflect on all that I have learned and experienced this year.
Choices: It is no surprise that college freshman are not noted for making the best choices. This is no wonder, however. Most freshmen are almost fully dependent on their parents for the first 18 years, and then immediately become autonomous the minute we step foot on campus. This is awesome! College gives you the opportunity to become your own unique individual. With individualism, though, comes choices. Making the right choice in every … Read More »
As an equestrian major, it’s so easy to get caught up at the barn with work, horses and friends. However, I decided to make my time here at Findlay mean more than just horses, so when some friends asked me if I wanted to go skiing with them, I said yes! I had never skied before, so it was quite the experience.
Mad River Mountain is only an hour’s drive south from Findlay. It’s known as Ohio’s largest ski and snowboard resort. Friday nights are ‘College Fridays’, so the slopes were full of college students who were taking advantage of the discounted rates. The lift ticket was $20 after showing my college ID, and equipment rentals were an extra $15. Even as someone who had never skied before, I know that that’s a … Read More »
Good Morning Marie!
Thank you for opening the door to my memories!
I believe memory is a medicine that helps us focus on who we are and helps us see more clearly the challenges in our life.
As a child, my mind was watered by my parent’s stories. I can recite them even now. I remember particularly the story about my grandmother’s long white hair; it was the color of the Red River when the seasons changed and its whiteness reminded me of wedding and funeral customs in our culture.
A French researcher Edouard Hericot wrote “Culture is what is left when everything is forgotten.” I agree with this quote because I know who I am and what I need to keep. I don’t try to change myself while my friends change much. When they go abroad, get married to a foreigner or stay on the … Read More »
A couple weeks ago I closed my last show at Findlay. Â It was bittersweet, as have been all the goodbyes I’ve said. Â I know theatre is something I will take into the rest of my life, but I know that I will miss the people I have worked with these past four years at Findlay.
It is truly amazing how much college will change you. Â If you open yourself up to new activities and never get tired of asking questions, you will leave college with few regrets. Â But you can’t do everything, and at the end of the four years there will be things you wish you had done more of. Â I wish I had done more intramural sports. Â I miss playing sports and wish I had become a part of that community of students. Â But I invested my time into … Read More »
Over the course of four years it’s tough to keep track of all the things you’ve done and the things still left to do before graduation. Â From exploring the city of Findlay to participating on campus, here’s just some of the things you’ve got to do before you graduate.
1. Go to the Findlay Reservoir. I didn’t get to the reservoir until my senior year, and I wish I had discovered it earlier. There are paths around the water as well as in the surrounding woods. There’s also a great dog park and the park is usually filled with people enjoying the weather… when the weather is nice that is.
2. Take a walk down Main St. â€” no, don’t drive, walk! Â There are a ton of little shops that you’d just pass by if you were in … Read More »
Letting go is never easy, no matter how much it may be necessary. Â There is no easy way to say goodbye to people and pets who have changed your life. Â My family and I recently had to let go of the first family dog. Â Hannah was a German-Shepard, Husky mix that could turn a “not-a-dog-person” into “I’m stealing your dog” with just a face lick. Â She had the kindest personality with a little bit of sass thrown in for fun. Â I was in elementary school when she came into our house as a puppy and the kids poured our time and love into her. Â She was there as a rock and example for our other two dogs Maddie and Piper as well as every member of the family. Â She had the best welcome home face before rolling over so you … Read More »
On Friday February 7, Student Government Association gave the students of the University of Findlay a reason to stay on campus for the weekend by bringing in Quote Unquote and the Plain White T’s.
My day started with a text from Preston, one of the SGA (Student Government Association) leads on the event, asking if I could come help with setting up the stage. Â So I threw on my neon staff shirt and headed over to Koehler. Â I helped run cables, set up lights, and was an extra pair of hands wherever I was needed until I had to go to class at noon.
By the time I went back around 6 p.m., there was already a line out the door and the space in between the two doors was packed with … Read More »
Do I remember my freshman year at Findlay?
Sure I do. I remember how excited I was to live on my own. I remember taking late night drives and having adventures with my new best friend (and roommate). Â I remember finally getting my hair cut short and then when it grew out earning the nickname “Justin Bieber” Â I remember my first GPA above 3.0 and going to Georgia on a conference and meeting awesome entertainers. I remember thinking, “Is this real?”
I remember making tough choices and learning how to balance my life, something that I still struggle with today. Â I remember playing cards in my dorm room until 2 a.m., laughing with Sarah about something that didn’t even make sense. I remember helping Drew with statistics and thinking, “Why not give this a chance?”.
I … Read More »
Monday night of exams every semester Campus Program Board hosts Late Night Munchies in Henderson. You don’t need a meal plan to come to this late-night study break, which includes live music and free food. CPB always has really creative ideas to match the theme of the night to the style of the artist playing. One semester, they had a Sesame Street theme and another semester they turned Henderson into a jazz club.
This year, CPB brought in Ari Herstand, a vocal-looper who as a single performer sang to trumpets, guitars, piano and other voices– all created by him. It was a really unique experience. Ari had an amazing voice which was very easy to find relaxing while still being energetic enough to keep his rotating audience engaged.
This was the first year I … Read More »
Almost a year ago, I started blogging for the University. Â One of my first ideas for an entry was building personalities, I would spend some time in each one of the main buildings on campus and write about that building’s personality. Â I realized I hadn’t done this series yet, so I’ll start with the building I personally spend the most amount of my time in, Egner Center for the Performing Arts.
Recently renovated, Egner now boasts its very own elevator, a project that reshaped the face of the building, but the character of Egner hasn’t changed all that much. Â The character of Egner is just that, it is the home to the bands, theatre, TV studio, and communication classes. Â Many students pass through its halls to their general education communication classes, however there is a collection of students that … Read More »