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October

October 03, 2012

Me drinking out of coffee thormas while walking to class

On Thursdays, I'll wear Brown

Me drinking out of coffee thormas while walking to class On Thursdays, I'll wear Brown

 

"on October 3rd he asked me what day it was..."
"it's October 3rd..."
- Mean Girls
 
October, is my favorite month at Wilmington College. The colors against the brick buildings create the personality of fall. The weather is always out to surprise you. Girls running around in scarfs, boys running around in sweatpants. The smiles that everyone has made it through one whole month of school and their ready to continue their education on campus.
 
So I decided to compose the 50 reasons I love/ am excited for October.
 
 
  1. The Color brown
  2. Fall break
  3. Sweaters
  4. The Westheimer Peace Symposium
  5. Phonathon, one of my on-campus jobs, starts
  6. Searching for Peace exhibit at the Quaker Heritage Center
  7. Homecoming
  8. Old friends that are alumni returning to campus
  9. Going home for my brother’s wedding at the end of the month
  10. Walks in the Arboretum
  11. Hay Rides
  12. Butternut Squash
  13. Vegan Pecan Pie
  14. Halloween
  15. Dressing as a Lifeguard For Halloween
  16. Vegan Hot Chocolate
  17. Wearing Sweatpants and not having anyone judge you
  18. Walking around with a thermos full of coffee
  19. The October breeze on a Sunday morning
  20. Watching scary movies in friends dorm rooms
  21. October inspired Dates
  22. Date plums
  23. Remember to wear a light jacket
  24. Forgetting its cold and going outside without a jacket
  25. Everywhere has pumpkin flavored beverages and foods
  26. The goodie box that my sister sends every year
  27. Masks
  28. Children coming to campus to trick or treat
  29. Not having to stress about finales yet
  30. Having your class, work, and club schedules memorized
  31. Trying to understand why this weather is so confusing
  32. Feeling like it's ok to go to a coffee shop everyday
  33. Pastoral Care Week
  34. October 18, No Beard Day
  35. Telling my roommates Happy October
  36. Talking to my roommates about how much I love Halloween
  37. Telling people what they should be for Halloween
  38. Trying to figure out what "Sweetest Day" is
  39. Making roommates and friends celebrate "Sweetest Day"
  40. Make a Difference Day
  41. Sweet Potatoes
  42. Pumpkin Carving
  43. Pumpkin Painting
  44. Smashing Pumpkins
  45. Getting ready for No-Shave-November
  46. Realizing that by this time every year I have made at least 10 new friends
  47. Not having to see people in shorts
  48. Gaining that fall weather weight
  49. Watching leaves fall
  50. Wearing Brown

 

 

That’s why I love October

Why do you love October?

Tags: , Halloween , October , Sweetest day

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Reflection on the past month

October 31, 2011

Another Halloween Photo

Another Halloween Photo

 Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

The month of October has flown by, and it may have been the busiest month I can remember. However, tomorrow will bring a new month and time for a fresh start. Halloween weekend was great for me to go home for a while and just relax. Even though my house is about ten minutes from campus, I rarely have time to go home; I think it was the third time I’ve been home since school started. This week will be much more relaxed than last week for me, and I will be playing in our table tennis tournament on campus tomorrow evening without worrying about the homework I should be doing!

Today also marked the start of new athletic training rotations. This month, I am back on campus with the indoor track team, who I will be with until winter break. Which reminds me, winter break is in sight! Over break, I’ll be going to Blanchester High School (where I did my Friday night football rotation) and working a big wrestling tournament simply for the experience. It will be a great learning experience for me because I have never even been to a wrestling meet. If November goes as fast as October did, break will be here before I know it.

Tags: academics , Athletic Training , Events , Friends Committee National Legislation , Halloween , headline , students , Wilmington College

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Time management

October 30, 2011

Part of the way I keep my life organized

Part of the way I keep my life organized

 Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

The past week may have been one of the longest of my college career: I had two clinical assignments in Dayton (each of which lasted 5 hours plus the drive), three nights of duty for being a Resident Assistant, Three hall activities that I hosted, two tests, and more to come next week. What is my point in telling you this? I’m not trying to say I have the toughest schedule at Wilmington College or that I deserve a break or anything, I’m saying that time management skills become crucial in college. On top of the events, you still need time to eat, sleep, exercise, and sports if you choose to participate in them. The student planner is no longer used for hall passes (at least that’s what it was used for at my high school). The planner or another calendar is essential for keeping track of everything. I personally used iCal, the built in calendar application on my MacBook. I prefer to type my events to writing them, but this method does not work for everyone. When you block out time for everything (including some leisure time), college life is much less stressful! Poor time management can make the experience much more difficult than it needs to be, which no one needs to have happen. This is a skill I am still working on, and hopefully it continues to improve the remaining of this semester and next!

Tags: Halloween , Time management , Wilmington College

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How would you compare the MacBooks calendar to the MS Outlook?
EW 10:17AM 10/31/11

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