I can’t juggle. At all. There’s this thing called coordination that I severely lack. Luckily, the juggling act of life is mainly metaphorical and I’m slightly better at mental juggling. Slightly.
Last Sunday I was walking through a parking lot when I happened to look up. The sky was a beautiful blue and there were great feathery clouds trailing their way across the wide open welkin. I almost ran into a parked car because it’s hard to walk in a straight line when you’re craning your head back to look at clouds.
I tried to reproduce these lovely cloud feathers, but it’s rather hard to do in crayon. To make matters worse, the scanner I use tends to wash out subtle shading. So, instead of looking at this blog post for too long, go outside and take a look at the sky!
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 didn’t help CPB set up the event and … Read More »
For part of my major (and most of the communication and art majors) there is a huge capstone project at the end of your college career in which everything you have learned in all your classes is put to use as you work with an actual client. Without going into much detail, it is a massive project. And usually you kiss your social life goodbye during the two semesters the class spans. But I think this is a mistake.
With so much stress on one aspect of your life it would be easy to crumple under the weight of it all. That’s why it’s important to still go out and have fun once in awhile. By no means does this mean you go out with your friends every night (even though by your senior year you’re all probably 21). What it … Read More »
I’ve written and re-written this entry so many times it must amount to somewhere in the hundreds. Â This is a very important issue for me and something very personal to me, but there’s really no good way to talk about this subject in a delicate manner. Â I wanted my readers to be familiar with my writing voice, and I didn’t want one of my first impressions to be of this hard topic, so I put off writing this post for a long time. Â But today, this post is about depression. Â I’m going to attempt to explain some of my own experiences being depressed. Â Depression is a range, I fall on the lower levels of this range and so do many other young adults. Â My hope is that this post touches someone and they see themselves and some of … Read More »
It’s the end of the semester, so it hardly comes as a surprise that everyone is stressed out. Â The AMU is filled 24 hours a day; some people never move from one table. Â I know I have spent many nights in front of a computer, surrounded byÂ caffeine, trying to convince myself that I really didn’t need sleep to function the next day. Â All-nighters are almost inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you have to force yourself to struggle through one.
Here are some tips to make your next all-nighter a success (perhaps pin this and read it in a moment of distraction):
On that note of distraction: let yourself have some. Â We all need a break from our thoughts and sometimes banging your head against the table only goes so far. Â But limit yourself, DON’T do 15 minutes of work and then an … Read More »
When you are a college student, it is normal to experience stress. From the perspective of college student, I can say that stress is like our companion during four years of college life. Some students may feel stress due to an overload of courses taken during the semester, while others can feel stress due to participation in an excessive number of clubs or activities beyond their time availability. I remember when I was starting college; my parents gave me advice that a â€œperson who respects the value of time, then time will respect us because time and opportunity waits for no one in life.â€
I didnâ€™t understand the real meaning behind my parentâ€™s advice until I started college and started living on my own. During my freshman year, I learned the meaning of time management because class schedule, along with clubs … Read More »
The number one thing that challenged me my first semester and, to be truthful, the beginning of this semester, was learning to properly deal with stress in a collegiate environment. I had chosen a program that required me to be at the barn upwards of five hours a day, which is more time than many other students spend in class over a span of a few days, as well as required me to carry a regular course load, leaving me with four other classes in which I had work to juggle, lectures to attend, and exams to study for. Coming into school, both semesters, had me frazzled and wondering when I was going to find time for everything. Â I’m not the type of person who can handle a 4 a.m. bedtime and still function the next day, though I fervently … Read More »