Student Experience Blog

Thank You!

The summer is about to begin and I am super excited! But before reading, sleeping and relaxing time for three months I would like to take this opportunity to give a few thank you’s for this year.

Workouts for the average Yotie

These are the three best College of Idaho workouts destined towards the end of the year:

1) Moving out!  Not only are your arms super “swoll” by your eighth trip to the car, but when you are lucky enough to live on third floor Finney (lucky me…) your legs feel the burn, too.  The mini fridge takes a lot of dexterity and nimbleness taking corners, which is an awesome combination with the forty pounds of metal. So sweet, so sweet. 

Yote Pride Day

In January, I discovered a new passion.  I bought a membership to the Caldwell YMCA, which is about a mile from campus, and found that I loved going to the group exercise classes.  I kept coming back for one in particular - a Cycling class at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The instructor, Ann, was fun, energetic and very motivating.  She played a variety music that suited everyone's taste.  I quickly noticed that she had a consistent group of regulars who would attend each of her classes - and I soon became one of them.  

The Best Event on Campus

This is top secret information.  I wasn't going to tell anyone, but I discovered a little known fact about C of I...

A Day in the Life

A question I have been asked a lot lately is “What does a college schedule look like?” College schedules are very complex, so to elaborate on this question I will take you a day into my life.

Monday:

7:30 a.m.- Wake up

8-9 a.m. - Calculus Class

9-9:30 a.m. -  Breakfast with Friends

9:30-10:10 a.m. -  Review Homework for Modern Latin America

10:20-11:20 a.m. - Modern Latin America Class

11:30 a.m. -1:15 p.m. -  Student Ambassador Hours

1:30-2:10 p.m. Homework Time; Review for French

2:10-3:10 p.m. - French II

A year full of memories

Well here it comes; the end of the year. Students were packing up their rooms and heading home all last week. Cleaning out the dorms is a passage. Just like “striking” a set at the end of a show is to help you put away the memories and help you move on, moving out of the dorms for the summer is a way of reminiscing on the past year and packing up those memories and moving on.

Side Stepping Hobo-Fights

Looking back on my last two years at The College of Idaho, I feel a lot of gratitude.  Not only do we have a beautiful, active, friendly campus, we also have an incredibly safe campus.  Never once have I felt threatened or scared, or remotely in danger, which is pretty unbelievable considering I’m skipping through what is considered the city of Caldwell. But really, The College of Idaho has done a wonderful job in putting up some seemingly magic, invisible walls which protect the campus from all sorts of funky danger stuff.

Glammed Up

Everyone knows that the best part about a school dance is not the free Panda Express, the sweet venue in downtown Boise, or the charismatic DJ’s (although those things never go unnoticed)… All that anyone really cares about, and remembers for that matter, is getting dressed up, curled, and glossed with the girls!

Moving on

This is the only bag I'm taking to China.

The only one. It's pretty much packed, all the clothes I'll be wearing, the daypack that I'll be using to walk around with. Almost all of my clothes are synthetic so I could wash them in a river if I needed to. We got our itinerary for our trip this week. It's crazy to see our journey mapped out, and today I've never felt so excited. I just have to order a book that I plan on reading while I'm over there. Otherwise I'm set.

I've eaten so many viruses over the past week

They make these bracelets for anything. 

This is what my nurse gave me so I'd remember to take my typhoid vaccine every other day. I took a pill each morning, filled with a nice dose of living Typhoid to tango with my immune system. I finished the course today. Hoping that it sticks.

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