November 28, 2012
A photo of my thanksgiving meal
Contributed by Brad Fuller
What a crazy time of year it is for every college student everywhere. Final papers, last week cramming, projects, final exams… the list goes on. However, the end is finally in sight, and thanksgiving was a great break. For me, fall semester is more difficult than spring. In the spring, we have a weeklong spring break right in the middle of the semester, which provides a good division of days off. In the fall, however, our first break longer than a day doesn’t come until thanksgiving. However, once finals week is here, I will feel a great deal of relaxation as classes slowly come to an end throughout the week.
Over thanksgiving break, I did what the same thing most students did; full workouts, lots of sleep, lots of eating. It was nice to go home and prepare a vegan thanksgiving meal with my family (no, this is not an un-American practice). I also had time to listen to music, which I feel I have not had nearly enough time to dedicate to. My favorite album I listened to, listed below, is one I highly recommend to anyone that has ever liked ambient music or post rock/grunge sound; a very unique blend.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
November 27, 2012
Weekend water-park fun! Find your own way to relieve pre-final stress!
November 17, 2012
Did you know that Wilmington College has international students from Scandinavia, Great Britain, Cameroon and Mexico? WC also offers study abroad programs on every continent (except Antarctica) through AHA International.
Contributed by: Lynnea Kraft
November 11, 2012
Contributed by Brad Fuller
Now that everyone seems to be cooled down a little bit, lets talk politics. I don’t want to talk about any specific issues or anything like that, but rather the public perception of the presidential election. As some background, I voted for President Obama because the issues he cares about are most similar to the ones I care about. I’ve also heard convincing arguments on why one should vote for Governor Romney. However, the next president isn’t really the concern I have. My concern was some of the hatred I have heard via social media from some of the people I know, as well as those I don’t. Even before the election, I knew the American public was going to be heated, considering roughly half of the country strongly supported each of the two major candidates. I hope that someday, we have an electoral system that supports more than two political parties, because the American people are made up of more than two visions. There will never be a candidate that everyone supports, however I feel that it could be better somehow. Our nation is divided, and division in any group is unhealthy. During my time as a student leader at Wilmington College, I have learned to work together in groups, bring opinions and views together, and work together to achieve a common goal. It seems so simple in a small group with a smaller task, but when leading an entire country, the issues become more complex. I hope that we can make it through the next four years and beyond without any major conflict, all while believing in America and moving our country forward (see what I did there? Ha. Haha).
Now listening: Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
(Interscope / Aftermath / Top Dawg; 2012)
November 05, 2012
My Indian meal from North Market
Contributed by Brad Fuller
This past week in class, I had exams in my two hardest classes at the end of the week. What did that mean for me? Easy weekend! On Saturday, the honors program took a group of honors students to COSI in Columbus to see the Body Worlds and the Brain exhibit. The exhibit contains many “plastinated” bodies and body parts so we can understand the beauty of the human body and how everything works together. As someone going into the health field (athletic training/physical therapy), I thought the exhibit was fascinating and I hope to be able to learn as much about the body as possible.
After this we went to North Market in downtown Columbus for a cultural meal. As you may or may not know, I am a Vegan, so it is exciting to get to go to ethnic places in cities because there are usually many vegan options. In the market, there are several retailers and places to purchase prepared food. I chose to go to an Indian place in the market because Indian food is my favorite. It was probably the best meal I’ve had in a while, all courtesy of the honors program! Also being the foodie that I am, I then purchased (on my own) several locally grown items, including maple syrup and apples. It doesn’t get any better than local apples and maple syrup.
Now listening: Passion Pit – Gossamer
November 01, 2012
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