I love hashtags. If you use Twitter, or Google+, or if you’ve been paying attention to the news you’re probably familiar with them. They’re convenient ways to indicate your topic and are incredibly useful in micro-blogging. For example, right now on Twitter, a couple of the trending topics worldwide are #LiesThatAlwaysWork and #EnNavidadNuncaFalta (never lacking in Christmas). It’s not always clear why some subjects persist and make it to the top of what the virtual world is talking about, but in any case they’re easy ways to show what you are talking about in the moment.
October came and went, and it’s time to really settle into Fall. But how do you do that?
During Fall Break I swung over to Tacoma for a nice breather, and made sure to bring scarves, boots, and coats back to Idaho… I am cozy and I am still wondering how on earth to cope with this ‘Fall’ concept. I love the change of weather, the colorful leaves, yes, the crisp wind…
But what is there to do? The nights are getting too chilly to loiter around campus or in someone’s backyard… The days are too chaotic with students up to their ears in classwork to enjoy a friend in the quad…
We love your support. We love your cheers, your outfits, and your body paint. We love it when you’re decked out in purple and gold and wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care. Your enthusiasm truly helps us to be better players on the court. We want to win for you, Yote fans.
So we think you should know about an awesome opportunity that the Executive Council has provided you with.
It’s fall break here at The College. I’ve spent most of this week lounging at my house, watching a lot of movies and catching up on reading. So seeing that this week has a bit of downtime to it regarding college activities, I thought I’d share a bit of one of my past experiences at The College.
There are a lot of reasons why I came to The College of Idaho. Naturally, now that I’ve been here for a few years, I have even more reasons why I couldn’t bear to leave.
Whew! I'm glad that’s over. You know what I’m talking about: Midterm week. That was intense! Yes, I am sure many of my fellow bloggers have stated otherwise (no offense to them; I love them dearly), but I am a dramatic freshman; and for me it was a very intense, stressful, midterm week.
Let me be the last to fill you in. Midterms are here… Say whatttt?! Six weeks have come and left, and my oh my did that go fast. And I thought freshman year was a blur… Luckily, us students have a week full of tests, papers, and quizzes to ground us every six weeks. Most students are running off of large quantities of sugar, a caffeinated beverage, or sheer anxiety. Personally, I have just recently found my fix amidst this hectic time:
I’ll be honest here – I was in a funk for a little while. I’m sure I won’t get many sympathy votes now, but I have a very unusual class schedule this semester. I only have class Tuesday and Wednesday nights. (Yes, I’m taking 12 credits, but 9 of them are on these nights, and 3 are independent.) As a senior, most would consider this to be one of the perks, but I find it somewhat troubling.
Here I am sitting in a huge conference room reserved especially for debaters at Lewis and Clark College. Amazingly, this is my first time in Portland, Oregon. I have to admit I was freakishly excited when my purchases were not enhanced by sales tax! It was awesome!