Sunday, September 27, 2009

The cleanup day.

10:00 AM
Do you know that day when you realize that everything is a wreck? Your apartment looks like you have been trapped inside without food or water for months and you went crazy trying to find a way out; you have projects piling up in almost every class and you realize that you aren't going to have a life this week - except you have to still to work and trike practice; you see that leftover food in the fridge from last night... Err last week; the trash hasn't been taken out; you can't count the number of empty starbucks cups around the room on both hands; and OF COURSE there is no clean clothes. Guess what, today is my day.

1:43 AM (next day)
The room is clean, the laundry is done, trash taken out, homework..... well its getting there. HELLO 6AM.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A decent quote of mine in The Statesman

SGA aims to increase ISU apparel

Students asked to wear blue on Fridays, trade in clothing from other colleges

By: Rachel Leshinsky

Posted: 9/21/09

At colleges around America, students can be spotted in clothing that shows their school spirit.

However, at ISU, the student government feels that there is not enough support from students across campus. In order to encourage students to wear more ISU-related apparel, SGA has designed a new program they hope will inspire them.

SGA president Michael Scott Jr. said that ISU has paired with Universitees, a clothing retail store, in order to provide vouchers to students who turn in their T-shirts affiliated with other institutions for one associated with ISU. The other option that the program offers is for SGA to provide free ISU shirts into students' hands.

"We hope to launch the project in early October," said Scott. "Hopefully, students will buy into the concept of Spirit Day Fridays, as we will also have some incentives for wearing ISU gear."

Not only does the SGA board hope to motivate students through incentives, they will also ask faculty and staff to wear ISU-related clothing on Fridays in order to inspire school spirit around campus.

"SGA would like to help set a trend for the ISU community," said Mitchel Lathrop, Director of Public Relations for SGA. "I think that trading in your IU or Purdue shirt for an ISU shirt is an interesting way to get our apparel and branding out."

Students seem to be receptive to this new program, and feel it is a good idea.

"I think this program will make it easier for students to get ISU shirts," said freshman Jenna Stinson, a music education major. "Some students are on strict budgets, some haven't been able to buy them, and I believe the vouchers will help."

ISU intends to have school spirit beaming from every corner of the campus due to SGA efforts. Scott believes that this initiative will build a stronger connection and pride within the institution.
© Copyright 2009 Indiana Statesman

Sunday, September 20, 2009

a trend in my blogs

I have a tendency to start my blogs with "its been a while since I have done a blog". I am not going to promise that it wont happen again, but I'm going to make an effort.

I am a month and a half through my senior year of college. (fyi: my advisor confirmed that as long as I do not fail a class that I will graduate on time, THAT IS IN AND OUT IN 4 YEARS!) I am glad that I can see the end. As much as I love my time here I am so ready to get out and see the world. Most of my family sees me from a point of view that I am bound and determined to jet all over the country while I am in college, but its kind of dismal to return to ISU after being in New York, most especially after talking to a potential job connection or looking at a grad school. I have nothing against ISU at all, its just that I am an impatient person. I see what is out there, and I see possibility but I also know that I have to finish jumping through hoops to get my degree.

That aside, I am ok with classes and such. My workload is beginning to balance out between IT, SGA, Hulman Center, and the other random things that I have going on. I have some plans for projects that I want to do before I graduate. One of them being a demonstration of technology in an entertainment environment. I have high hopes for that. I want to invite all my friends so they can see "what I do". Its really difficult to explain what/why/how I work.

Well for now I have to go and do other things. Just wanted to let you know I am alive and will be coming up with new things to blog about.. I knew you were worried : )

Thought for the day: Carpe Diem