February 22, 2013
Renovation process of Joe's
Contributed by Brad Fuller
Today is a strange day indeed; we have our morning classes cancelled due to weather! Since I have been in college, this is the first time I have had a class cancelled due to weather. This is especially strange due to the fact that there is no snow on the ground, only ice. Looking out my window, it looks perfectly normal, until you get closer and see the ice. I am taking full advantage of the extra time by getting some studying done that I didn’t get to in the previous couple days.
My athletic training clinical experience has been going well this month. I am still at Clinton Massie High School and will switch to a new rotation when we return from spring break. Also before spring break, we (the junior class) will select and be assigned our “senior sports”, where we will be with one team for the entirety of their season during our senior year. The same day I will also find out the results of my residence life re-application. Also on the same day, Joe’s Java (the coffee shop/ministry I volunteer at) should be reopening after renovations. Next week should be an exciting lead into spring break.
K.Flay – West Ghost
February 16, 2013
Contributed by: Lynnea Kraft
Being RA is still going well, and I am getting more involved with different aspects of my Exercise Science major. Lately I've been really interested in the nutrition aspect and mental health.
While procrastinating homework (not recommended), I came across an article with some good tips for making little self-imrovements. This article is not a college endorsed or funded site, but here is the link http://kriscarr.com/blog/crazy-sexy-gentle-how-to-cleanse-in-2013/. It's mainly a health and wellness blog for women, but any gentleman reading this would likely benefit as well.
I definitely agree with the article that little life changes are easier to integrate than extreme changes. For example, let's say one of you goals is to cut down on sugar intake, but you never feel like working towards your goal because you feel it might be an all-or-none deal. This should not be the case. Instead of saying to yourself I can never have cookies or pop again, think to yourself "I can have a cookie or a soda, just not 5 cookies or sodas. Just cut down on one cookie or one soda a day. Some effort is better than no effort! Or if you are open to switching foods, grab a piece of fruit instead of a cookie. Or even two pieces of fruit. (You might grab two or three cookies, or have two or three cokes, why not have a few pieces of fruit instead? In fact, you'll eat less because the fiber in the fruit will fill you up sooner and you won't have to eat as much. Plus it's natural sugar, not high fructose corn syrup).
It's still the beginning of 2013 - it is not too late to start a "New Year's" resolution!
February 07, 2013
Contributed by Brad Fuller
It really just occurred to be how much different the spring semester is from fall semester. In 3 weeks and one day, we will be on spring break. I feel like the semester just started! Not that I’m complaining or anything, its just considerably different. I won’t be going on a spring break trip, but I am attending Spring Lobby weekend in Washington, DC from March 16-19. Each year, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hosts a weekend where college students get to learn the lobby process and actually lobby on Capitol Hill about an issue important to Friends (Quakers). I attended my freshman year and had a blast, and am really looking forward to going this year (Junior year). In addition to the lobbying, I’m hoping to find some concerts and maybe even open mic poetry in the DC area (since we have the nights free). I also hope to sample some local [vegan] cuisine and see all of the monuments again. It is always fun to leave town for a bit, especially when we get to stay in our nations capitol for a very reasonable price ($175 for 4 days, including lobby sessions during the day). This year, the topic deals with environment and conflict (more on that later).
In other news, My Bloody Valentine just released their first new album in 22 years. You should go listen to it.
My Bloody Valentine: m b v
February 06, 2013
Contributed by: Lynnea Kraft
The first week of classes prompted me to get organized and start working hard once again. With 18 credit hours including an internship, a couple part-time jobs, spinning classes and RA duties, I realized I will have to be an expert time manager this semester. Thankfully, over break I was able to buy myself a laptop! This is helping me organize my to-do lists, keep readable class notes and an updated calendar of assignments due. I definitely recommend keeping a planner, either electronically or old-school journal style to help you keep things under control as you start the New Year.
Don’t forget to work in some personal time as well! Taking an 15 minutes to an hour a day exercise, watch a show, paint your nails, or play a video game can allow yourself to de-stress, collect your thoughts, and remind yourself that you are human! You can only do so much in one day. Realize that hectic schedules can take a toll on your mind and body so be sure to listen to your body’s signals.
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