Student Experience Blog: Academics

Madai’s Classes (Part 2)

This is the story of a little girl, this little girl wanted to be an actress, so she took Joe Golden’s Fundamentals of Acting Class. Best decision, ever! Sorry for the strange introduction, but I just wanted to make it more DRAMATIC!

Madai’s Classes (Part 1)

SO, I noticed that I have been blabbering to you guys about everything and how campus life is but I haven’t been mentioning anything about classes. Which is like the most important thing ever! SO, I am going to start every post now with a different class each post. Stick with me; this week lets start with Western Civ because I have a fun story for it!

This is a picture of my timeline! It consists of everything that we have learned since the begiinng of class. It took me around six hours to make! Strangely however I had a lot of fun doing it, and the pay off was worth it.

#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 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.

Study break, anyone?

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:

Free stuff.

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.

You want some history credits? Go sleep on a mountain in China.

These are my boots.They’re firm, comfortable, and just reliable.

In about 9 months, they’ll be in the mountain mud of Yunnan Province in China.

Last Thursday I took a break from homework to go see a presentation by Ed Grumbine.

Grumbine is a recognized environmental scientist, and during the past few years, he has worked in conjunction with the Chinese government in their efforts to create and maintain “protected zones” (areas of natural conservation within their territory).

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

Seizing Opportunities

Many opportunities come across the life of our College students,it’s just a question of how and why should an opportunity be seized.Winter and Spring semesters of my junior year helped provide an answer.

During those two semesters I interned at a Department of Defense affiliated strategic studies center focusing on the Near East and South Asia. How, might you ask, did I come across such an outstanding opportunity? Initiative, commitment, and The Washington Center (TWC) sum-up the answer.

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