A week left?!

A week left?!

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Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

I love that I live just a short hour away from school because I was able to head home for the short holiday weekend – and it wasn’t too big of a stab into my wallet because of those crazy gas prices!

Today is the last day of classes, can you believe it? It is April 25 and my summer starts in one week … just a few finals stand in between me and a nice, relaxing summer.

Happy Monday, and have a fantastic week!

-samantha

 

Senior Goodbyes

Senior Goodbyes

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It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by and in two weeks students on campus will be packing up and heading home to their families for the summer. Last week, we had our “senior wills,” for the seniors in Alpha Chi Omega. Seniors wills is basically a time where we all get together to say goodbye to the seniors and they say goodbye or maybe just “see ya later” to the rest of the sorority. At the senior wills banquet, the seniors’ littles will read letters to them that the seniors’ parents have written. This usually gets very emotional, but is always nice to hear. Then, the seniors will respond by reading a letter to the entire chapter.

After all the emotional stuff is over with, it’s time to hand down presents :] The seniors usually like to “will” down a bunch of their sorority stuff to the younger girls in the chapter. This is mainly because they won’t be using/or wearing it as much after they graduate. It is also because through the years of being in Alpha Chi, the amount of t-shirts and other clothing that you accumulate is insane! I have only been a part of the sorority for two semesters and I already have way too many t-shirts! I feel like before I know it, I’ll be at senior wills giving all of my Alpha Chi stuff away to new girls in the chapter … but I think I’d rather not think about that :]

One piece of advice that was told from all of the seniors was this: “Live it up, and have fun.” So as I end my sophomore year, I’m going to always remember that, because time doesn’t stop for anyone and it goes by way too fast!

Easter Break

Easter Break

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Monday is the last day of classes until the end of August. For seniors, it will be the last day of classes ever at Mount Union. I have had a unique experience because I have roomed with upperclassmen since my sophomore year. They all graduate in a week and a half. What makes it even more unique is that only one of my roommates is actually from the State of Ohio. I am from Illinois, my roommate is from Virginia and my other roommate it from Pennsylvania.

While it’s not the end of the world like a lot of high school seniors feel like when they graduate, next year will be a lot different. One roommate will be at graduate school, another working a job in Pittsburgh and another living at home on the beaches of Virginia. I’ll be at Mount with three new roommates – two of whom are from Ohio and the third from South Carolina. It’ll be a different feeling living in the same place with three people who aren’t the ones you lived with for the past two years, but it’ll be just as fun.

For the third year in a row, I’ll be spending Easter weekend with my roommates, probably for the last time. Most of my favorite memories from college are with these guys … track meets, hiding mouse traps in our bed sheets and Kleenex boxes, going to Columbus or Cleveland for Cavs games and the Arnold Classic or the fall break when two of my roommates went home for the weekend and left their doors unlocked and my roommate and I covered their room with 1,000 multi colored dot stickers. A lot of fun times.

When you’re in high school, the people you live with are the ones you have to live with because they’re your family.
When you’re in college, the people you live with are the one you have chose to live with because they’re your family.

Two Week Notice

Two Week Notice

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It is here. That magical stretch. The last 200 meters of the race. The last two weeks of school.

Two week notice

We are finally down to the last two weeks of the semester. The last 336 hours before we are blissfully free and ready to enjoy the summer months. I know it can be stressful with the exams right around the corner, but remember to spend at least several of these hours relaxing and giving yourself a break. Fun may need to be put on the back burner for a while, but that’s alright as you will have three whole months of beautiful weather to make it all up. Keep your spirits high and study hard!

To all of you, I hope that these last two weeks are enjoyable and productive. And don’t worry too much; summer is just around the corner!

Summer is almost here!

Summer is almost here!

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This week spring decided to unveil it’s beautiful face on wonderful Alliance, Ohio. It has been in the mid 60s and 70s the past few days and I have much sunburn on the non-bearded portions of my face.

Mount hosted a home track meet this past weekend in which many great performances were recorded including my roommate Tom Karos of Barberton, Ohio, who threw over 400 combined feet in the shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throws. A long with Tom, my good friend Ty Griffin of Massillon provisionally qualified for the NCAA National Championships in the mile.

This past weekend, Mount hosted the Raider Olympics (orchestrated by my roommate). Teams of students competed in events for charity … it was a lot of great fun!

Mount Countdown

Mount Countdown

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Want to count down the seconds until summer, but don’t want the hassle of keeping track yourself? Check out the countdown time I made! It counts down the seconds until April 30 at 12 a.m., or essentially the last day any classes will have been giving exams.

mount countdown

Feel free to bookmark and reference this page to watch those seconds disappear!

Mount Countdown – Click Here

 

 

How many days until Opening Day?

How many days until Opening Day?

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Second semester is almost over — can you believe it? I know I mentioned in one of my previous blogs how shocked I was that it was already spring break… pfft, spring break already feels like forever ago. Since then, I celebrated my 21st birthday, St. Patrick’s Day and a bunch of other fun stuff in between.

As if this beautiful spring weather isn’t getting me excited already for summer, imagine going down to Progressive Field and enjoying it up close and personal.I’ve mentioned to you before how I am a huge Indians fan and how I even interned with the organization last summer. Well, what I didn’t tell you is how long  I’ve been involved with the Tribe.A few years ago I started working at Southpark Mall at the Cleveland Indians Team Shop where I sold merchandise as well as single game tickets. Now, working in retail really wasn’t my thing, but I met some great people which really opened doors for me. So, as you know, I scored myself an awesome internship last summer and I didn’t want my experience to end there. My supervisor last summer told me to try to get in as many doors as possible down at Progressive — I had already worked in merchandise and creative services, what was next?I signed up to take a class here at Mount (the one I told you in my last blog about the sponsorship proposal) and one of our side projects is to be a part of the ticket sales team! We were able to skip a day of classes and head to downtown Cleveland to visit the ballpark and get some inside training on how to be a “Grade A” ticket salesperson. Now, during this whole semester, we’re working with the Tribe’s sales team and trying to sell tickets for this season!So, now I have stepped into three doors with the Indians… but guess what… it doesn’t stop there.Last fall I applied to be in the Fun Bunch — those awesome people who run around at games promoting the team. As my luck had it, I scored a position with the team and got to work at Snow Days (haven’t heard of it? google it!) over Christmas break and had a blast. We also had the opportunity to work several outside events including the mall tour the team went on. I loved it!Once the season starts (April 1), I will be able to start working games. Let’s just say this summer is going to be awesome. I actually went down today for day one of my training (that’s what I was talking about earlier — up close and personal!) The smell of spring just reminds me of baseball season and I cannot wait to spend my summer nights at the ballpark!-samantha