Everyday Life

Farm City

The C of I is such a cozy, providing campus. Sometimes (well, pretty much everyday) you forget you are tucked away amongst a bigger world. Granted, Caldwell, also referred to as “Farm City”, tends to keep to itself. Yes, an occasional “townie” can be seen walking their dog through campus, or at a campus event/outreach activity, yet for the most part, Caldwell keeps it to a minimum.

Toasty tips for the everyday student

As the days get shorter, and the air grows colder, school can get rather taxing. Getting out of bed in time for an 8 a.m. chemistry lab three days a week, I can tell you, is almost equivalent to death. I have compiled a list of a few ways to keep warm this winter. They are tips I seem to live by, and would encourage others to do the same:

#MundanePost

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.

Icons: Part Two of my First Experiences with Dr. Berger

Continuing the my story from my last post, I had just agreed to get my hair cut with a professor, of whom I had considerable doubts on whether he could remember my name or not.

So the big Tuesday came…

Falling...

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…

Icons (Part 1 of my First Experiences with Dr. Howard Berger)

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.

Fall break. I will overcome you!

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.

From Moody to Motivated

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.

The problem with schedules

You know how everyone tells you that there are so many things going on campus? And how there is no possible way you won’t have anything to do on campus? Well what happens if everything is scheduled when you are not available? The minute you become available, nothing is going on, or worse, nothing is open. It seems like everything I want to do, such as our hall program tie dye party or the caramel apple party, is always scheduled around when I am not available. It’s like everyone knows my schedule and secretly makes sure to schedule everything so that I will not be able to attend. :)  JK.

Floating

I had a busy week. Nothing especially stood out, just your typical 5th week of school. Typical means: Greek Week, Humans vs Zombies, job training, and research presentations.

Humans vs Zombies started again on our campus last Sunday. This round we had 125 players, and by the first day we had over 40 zombies roaming the campus looking for fellow Coyote brains. HvZ is an apocalyptic-themed game of tag, with human players attempting to survive as long as they can before being tagged by zombies.  For usually around 2 weeks, the campus is filled with a little extra energy as

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