Hope you guys are doing well! My classes are finally starting to pick up and I have had a lot going on here. I feel like in my phonetics class I’m learning a whole new language, and math… is a language of it’s own. With that all being said, I’m so bad at foreign languages!
Extraciriculars have been going really well, too! Today I was tabling at the Student Leadership Fair. There was popcorn and warm pretzels there. It was in SUB100, which is a huge room that people can fuse space in to host different types of programs. This was hosted by the First-Year Coordinator, Tara Sestanovich. There were all different types of leadership positions sitting at tables around a room, and people can come in and talk to the students about the position and get more information about trying to obtain the position. There were many opportunities to meet new people and another cool thing was that the Career Resource Center was there! A representative came to assist people in resume tips! It was all just a really resourceful event!
This is the Residence Hall Student Association! Check out their website or find them on Facebook!
People from NRHH! (National Residence Hall Honorary)
Here are fantastic Orientation Leaders! Be sure to look out for GIs if you are interested in this position!
Student Ambassadors! These are the students that give campus tours.
THE WELCOME CENTER! Applications are due March 30th!
So that’s a few pictures from that! More exciting news is that I scored a place to Observe! I am in an Observations class for my major and we have to do 10 live observation hours! Luckily for me my clincial hours can count for 5 hours, but I had to find another place to do 5 hours. I officially am going to start observing at Dunzine elementary school! It is a far walk but I guess it’ll be good for me.
Well, that’s all for now! I’m gonna go get some ice cream. Byebye! ;D
Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b8erWuBA44
I was recently thinking back to a conversation I was having with my friend Sampson, a first-year. This was before he had gotten here and I was talking to him about my experiences here/how much I love it here. He showed me a website that he had been looking at to view other people’s view on the school. It was the College Prowler site. It had all these reviews from students here that seemed pretty honest. I figured I’d take a crack at the same thing! Continue reading
As you all know, the Super Bowl against the New York Giants and the New England Patriots was yesterday. To honor this momentous occasion, Capen Hall held a Super Bowl party for all of the residents.
We planed on a lot of people being at this program, so we bought seven pizzas, sixty-five wings, seven bottles of soda, and seven bags of chips. With a showing of approximately 40 people, we had just enough food for everyone.
We also had a betting pool for all that attended to see if they could guess the score at the end of each quarter; the winners all won a prize worth $20. The prizes included a gift card to Stop and Shop, a gift card to Fat Bob’s Pizzeria, Hawk Dollars, and four tickets to the local movie theater.
I’m not a real big football fan, so this was actually my first time watching a full game. I was surprised to see that I was getting into the game. During the second quarter I found myself routing for the Patriots. Yes, I know I live in New York and I should cheer for the Giants, but I actually liked the Patriots better.
Anyway, the thing I was most excited for was the half time show because I knew that it was going to be performed by Madonna. Now I’m not the biggest Madonna fan, but I figured that it would be good because Madonna is a legend. Let me say that I was surprised; she did a lot better than I thought she would. All the cameos of all the other artists like LMFAO and M.I.A. was really cool.
Finally, one of everyone’s favorite reasons to watch the Super Bowl…..THE COMMERCIALS!!! I thought the commercials this year were all so good. My personal favorite was the M&M commercial.Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q33drZUXSzY. In the end the Giants one and Capen had a really great program.
I’d love to hear from all of you. Did you enjoy the Super Bowl? How about Madonna’s performance? What was you favorite commercial? Leave a comment down below!!
So… it is finally here. One of the biggest days of the year for men. SUPERBOWL SUNDAY. The Scudder RAs hosted a little party, and Scudder Hall Gov helped set up and clean up! Here are some pics from the party:
all of the yummy food!!
people watching it! woohoo!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA my friend getting food :p and the box we had going on in the bg!
ALL OF US!
So what else has been going on in my life? Just been doing a lot of phonetics… but classes are going well. I hope classes are going well for everybody else. My schedule worked out reallyyy nice… I have one class every day and one class online. Pretty soon I have to start thinking about living situations for next semester.. FUN! I definitely want to live in a suite style building, preferably Crispell. (http://www.newpaltz.edu/reslife/crispell/) It was the most newly redone suite style building, and it is also closest to the Student Union Building, where a lot of clubs meet, and there is a food court and “entertainment complex” amongst other places. Right now I live in a corridor, which is what people traditionally think of when they think of a “dorm” building. A hallway with rooms, and a bathroom we all share. A suite has their own bathroom and living room, and to compenstate for it the actual bedrooms are a bit smaller. Nonetheless, I am excited for a change and I will try to keep you all updated on that!
Oh, also, last night I went to see Extremely Loud and Incredibly close. I’ll do a small movie review for you
I had to read the book of this for my First-Year Composition I class assignment. The book was a little confusing, since it had pictures that seemed out of place, random writing, etc. It was still a powerful message, but seeing it in the movies made me understand everything so much better! I highly recommend seeing the movie after reading the book (or just seeing the movie lol) It is about a boy whose father died in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and how he tries to remain to stay connected to his father afterwards. Me and my friend cried a few times, so if you go to see this DEFINITELY bring at least a single tissue. More if you have been affected deeply by these attacks (I have been affected, but since I do not know anybody who has passed from these attacks I am sure my response could have been so much worse.)
Anyway, I would love to know what everybody else has been up to lately! Make sure to comment and keep me updated about everything!
Talk to you all soon. Ya home gurl, @$l-ll_3`/
The second week of the semester is completed and I am finally starting to get use to my schedule. I am also starting my first projects.
Process and Experiments 1: Our first project is in two parts. The first part is to pick a material that is not metal. From there we need to experiment with different processes to decide if we want to recreate the surface using metal or keep the material as is. I started brainstorming with some yarn and crocheting, but now I am using a plastic bag as my material.
Process and Experiments 2: We are learning the technique of casting, which involves making a mold out of wax, then pouring liquid metal into the mold. We are just working carving wax sculptures and designs right now. Check out this video!
Crafting in Virtual Space: During class this week we learned the basics of the program, Rhinoceros 3-D. I had never worked in it before and I was excited to start experimenting with the different virtual tools. The homework was to make a 2-d design, and 3 stickers. We also spent some time in the Digital Fabrication lab where we printed out an example of a sticker and a design onto cardboard. Our first project is to design something in 2-D with a 3-D element.
This weekend is also Super Bowl Sunday, and I am going home. We have a party every year for the game and I have missed it the past two years. So I am excited to see my family and friends especially since I didn’t get to spend a lot of time at home this past winter break.
Fun Fact: The Vincent Lombardi Trophy is made of sterling silver in New Jersey by Tiffany and Co.
Until Next Time!