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!
So, a natural part of going to a college is a general commitment to paying student fees. These funds go into accounts run both by student government and the Office of Student Affairs, where it’s used in hosting and designing activities and programs specifically for the use by the students.
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.
Our campus is a hot spot. I mean, it is really bumpin’.
There are always ample events and activities taking place, hosted by both the school and the community. We students are always running from one end of the campus to the other. Little did I know, however, that there is a world outside of Caldwell, Idaho between September and May! (Say whatttt?!?)
Seriously! Have a look for yourself… I haven’t been wasting any time this year in exploring the world beyond the quad…
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).