While it seems that most of the Mount Union community headed to Panama for spring break, there is also a good portion of students who decided to head home and either work or relax for the week with their families, just like me. From Ohio to Pennsylvania, one thing that has been impossible to escape is the bad weather. Since I have ventured back to Pittsburgh, the weather has been up and down every other day and cannot even compare to the nice weather other Mount students are enjoying currently in the sunshine state. Although, I must say that the sun did make an appearance here in the burg yesterday and made for a nice time to sit outside and enjoy a nice beverage from Starbucks with a friend! Later at night I realized that from sitting in the sun for a short amount of time, I now had a slight tint of color on my cheeks! If that doesn’t get you psyched for the summer weather, I don’t know what does! Word has it there is going to be another snow storm here in PA tomorrow night so I just hope that this is it for the winter time blues, and the nice weather gets here sooner rather than later!
Ahh, spring break … where does the time go?
It seriously feels like just yesterday that I was signing the lease for our off-campus house for my junior year with my four best friends.
“This year is going to be SO much fun!” I remember us all saying that with excitement. Heck yea, it was a blast – but the year is already almost over!
As cliché as it sounds, time goes by unbelievably fast, and especially in college. This is my second to last spring break I’ll ever have. Wow. Just thinking about how quickly this year flew drives me crazy. It truly teaches me not to take anything for granted — yeah, yeah, we hear it all the time — but seriously, the friends you gain and the memories you make. Take it all in and let nothing pass you by.
This post got me thinking about the past +2.5 years and all of the memories I’ve made. It’s hard to narrow it down to just one favorite so I’ll share a few:
- WRMU took a director’s road trip to the Youngstown area where we went to a radio station, TV station and then got dinner. Shannon and I were so obsessed with the dinner we ate that we made a special trip all the way there just to get it again.
- There is a huge rumor within the Mount Union community that Chapman Hall is haunted, right? Well, a group of ghost hunters came up on a Friday night to try and figure out whether this was true or not. You can bet that we were there, video cameras in hand, filming this experience for Studio M. (I won’t tell you what we found! You’ll have to find out for yourself.)
- The WRMU staff loves to volunteer and do things together. So, one Saturday this past fall, we went out to Salem to spend the day at Alchemy Acres. We spent the whole day hanging out in the beautiful weather and playing with animals.
- The First Ever R91 JAMBOREE! – The shows on WRMU used to be called “The After 10s” but we went ahead and gave the shows a makeover and decided to call them the “R91 Shows.” In celebration of the change, we decided to introduce the new concept to the campus by holding a party in Campus Grounds! We gave away prizes, free merchandise, had food, games and more. It was a successful event and we had a blast.
Trust me — the list can go on and on.
Have a great spring break!
Today is the last day before spring break 2011. My roommate is packing his bags for Panama City AKA he has a bathing suit in a cowboy hat and his sunglasses, and is going tanning for the last time before the drive down. My other roommate is making plans to go home to Pittsburgh and probably back down to Columbus for The Arnold Classic next Friday, and my fourth roommate is incognito. I on the other hand, just got done with my fourth class of the day and finished my second throwing practice of the day. This spring break, hopefully, I’ll be competing at the Division III National Championships in Bexley, Ohio, in the shot put. I worked hard today so I ate a lot today; luckily there was some good food at the international station in the dining commons. I forget what it was called but it consisted of rice topped with a chicken breast and topped with a fried egg. I had eight of them. I also had some good beer cheese soup and a lot of ice cream. I believe moose tracks is the most dangerous ice cream flavor of all because you go in with the intention of a scoop or two, and then you hit a chocolate vein and you start digging more and more and more and next thing you know you have had three bowls of ice cream. Well, that’s my excuse anyways for eating so much of it.My classes on Tuesday and Thursdays consist of American Family at 9 a.m., followed by HELL2 at 1:10 p.m., Critical Theory and Rhetoric at 2:30 p.m. and Forensic Psychology at 6 p.m. Only HELL and Critical Theory are required for my major, and they are probably the two toughest courses in my major and the papers are starting to pile up. American Family is a class I was just interested in learning about so I took it, and Forensic Psychology may be my favorite class this semester. It’s taught by a forensic psychologist, Dr. K., and he is really great, enthusiastic and passionate.