A Glorious Thursday

A Glorious Thursday

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For the first time in what seems like a lifetime the sun was shining, the grass was dry and the air was warm when I woke up for school this morning. After getting ready for the day I went to the cafeteria for breakfast where I the cook perfectly prepared eggs over easy. My 1:10 p.m. class was canceled for the week so I have free time from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to enjoy the day and finish up a paper for my forensic psychology class.

What I am planning on doing is working on my paper till noon, then going to practice early and then head to class at 2:30 p.m. because Mount is hosting the UMU Palooza all day in the quad! There’s going to be free pizza and activities and local bands playing till 9 p.m. I’m also excited for this weekend’s track meet; it is the All-Ohio Championships down in Columbus. The All-Ohio meet is kind of like the state championships for high school, only it is a bit odd because it is three weeks before our conference meet. All the best athletes in Ohio will be down there this weekend and it should be a good time. Also, this weekend friend and Mount Union alum, Justin Rodhe, will be stopping in Alliance for the next two weeks. Although it is early in the season, he is ranked 13th in the world in shot put right now with a 19.29 meter throw. He is training to compete for Team Canada in the Olympics next summer.

This is going to be a great last few weeks of school.

Busy, busy, busy.

Busy, busy, busy.

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What a crazy week. I don’t know how this always happens, but professors always seem to cram everything in at the end of the semester so I have everything due all at once. UGH. This week I had a presentation on Monday, a midterm on Tuesday, I had a quiz today, tomorrow I have a huge journal entry due in one of my classes and Friday I have a written proposal and another presentation due. Phew.

I’ve always loved being busy, but comeeeeee on. This is crazy! We had our last radio show, “Late Night Jams with Shan and Sam,” last night because the next two Tuesdays don’t work and then we’re moving out! It’s so insane how fast this year/semester flew by.

On Tuesday, I will be presenting my SCE. For those of you that don’t know what that is it means “Senior Culminating Experience.” It’s basically Mount Union’s version of a senior project and every department is different. It’s supposed to “culminate,” or bring everything together, that you’ve learned throughout your time at Mount Union.

The Department of Communication requires students to write a paper during their junior and fall of their senior year and present their research in the spring of their senior year. Since I’m graduating early in December, I’m presenting mine this semester … next week!! AHHH. So I’ve been so busy getting my presentation all set.

Hmph. Well, I better get back to all that homework. Tomorrow is UMUpalooza, the four-hour live music event in the Quad sponsored by WRMU, so make sure to come out! :]

-Shannon

I LOVE the weather

I LOVE the weather

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Ahhh, the weather was so gorgeous today. It was UMUpalooza, which was the four-hour live music event hosted by WRMU that Samantha and I have been writing about the past couple weeks. It actually went really well. All the bands that performed did a great job and I think the people that came were really satisfied with the event. :]

I loooove when the weather gets nice out because I migrate from The MAAC to running outside around campus. The MAAC is short for the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex, which basically is our rec center.  I love working out there and it really is nice. My freshman year, we worked out in this tiny building that was called “The Body Shop” because the new place was being built. That is almost humorous to think back on that because the new workout center is so nice. There are a bunch of flatscreen TVs that you can watch while you’re working out, and all of the equipment you’d assume to see at the gym.

In high school, I ran track, cross country and danced, but I didn’t want to run when I came to Mount. The teams are so serious about the sport (which is how it should be), but I’m just more of a recreational runner now. I do road races here and there but I just love running to clear my mind and get fresh air. The dance team here looked fun when I first came here and I did try out my freshman year but was cut at the last second.  They told me to try out again but I never did because I got involved in too many other things.

It’s fun just being able to workout and run when I have time and not having to run whenever I’m SUPPOSED to. I ran this morning before class for an hour because it was just sooo nice out. Around 60 degrees is perfect for running because it’s warm but not too hot! Hope this weather stays nice so I can keep running outside and then just go to The MAAC to use the weights. :]

-Shannon