Student Experience Blog: August 2011

Welcome Home!

A big welcome to the Class of 2015 and all returning fellow Yotes!  After leaving the Club Fair tonight, I was thinking about how great our campus is.  It was so nice to see familiar faces intermixed with the new freshmen, all ready to start a new year, and excited about the opportunities that are ahead.

I know that the other bloggers and I have written a lot about what we love about our school, but it’s time to hear from you!  Let’s start a conversation about what we appreciate most about C of I.

Idaho Bound

Who knew an eight hour car ride could be so mundane? Oh that’s right… I did.  The trek across the Washington, Oregon and Idaho state borders could not have been more uninteresting.  Granted, it was beautiful weather, and the gorgeous landscapes and cornucopia of recently burnt cd’s helped pass the time.

Highlights of the trip:

Yotes in CA

Remember when I said that I feel like I have two different lives?  Well today, my two worlds collided.

Summer fun

There’s so much to experience here in the Pacific Northwest, I wanted to share a few photos from my recent adventures.

My boyfriend took on the eighty footer here while cliff jumping at Banks Lake, Washington.

The view of Mt. Rainier from the top of Crystal Ski Resort! We had perfect weather!

Did you go to that?

A lot of people fear the power of online social networks, the pervasiveness of their existence and the level of intrusion into their lives. The jury is still out on a lot of the implications that arise from this new phenomena of our culture, and I’m still not sure how I feel about a lot of what’s happening within this mostly unexplored frontier.

What to do?

By Madai Montes

It’s so close; I can smell it! College! The dorm life, the awesome campus events, the life changing classes; I cannot wait for this experience to begin! The countdown is beginning to come to an end, and by the end of this week, I will be making my next post as a college student. However, no matter how excited I am, I am still extremely stressed. So, because I hope this doesn’t happen to any other incoming freshman, here are some tips on what to do once school starts to sneak up on you.

Extreme Makeover: Caf Edition

By Melanie Palmer

I’m back on campus!  Having two-a-day volleyball practices with ResLife training in between has been exhausting. One thing that has kept me going by providing delicious sustenance is the newly remodeled cafeteria!  It looks beautiful and has so many great new additions.

Weight

By Andrew Moore

I’ve been slacking. I still don’t have most of the furniture for my room at the house pulled together for me to move in. At least I have a bed…

Right about now during the end of summer, there’s this weight that lives in that place right behind my eyes that doesn’t go away until I’ve slept a night in Caldwell after moving in. Don’t get me wrong; I’m super grateful to have a job, I like having home-cooked food with my family, and I like reading for pleasure.

Spots on campus

By Dorgham Abusalim

I know that many students come to our campus while having a decent idea about how it looks like, and where the nice hang-out spots are at. But since approximately 10% of our students are international, they rarely develop such solid view of our beautiful campus.

Here are some of my favorite/memorable spots on campus:

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