August 2011 Archives

Are you guys excited? School is back and it's time to welcome the newest members to our great school. Thursdays marks the first day of classes and I'm already hearing a lot of anticipation and excitement in the atmosphere. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, the university has a lot of great activities planned for the students, so make sure you take advantage of it.

Amidst all this excitement, Hurricane Irene hovers over us and it's supposedly hitting it big here tomorrow. I won't lie, I am slightly frightened. I am hoping that no one gets hurt and the power doesn't go out here. It's going to be pretty frustrating to stay in the house if all the power is out.

By the way, I see everyone asking this on the Class of 2015 Facebook Group for UML students: "Where do we purchase our books and how do we know which ones are correct?" Well the answer is pretty simple for me. Wait until the first day of classes! The professors will clearly tell you what books you will need and where to get it. I personally use Amazon for all my purchases as they have used books at an affordable price. Anyhow, if you are worried about "not having the books in time," then don't worry about that. The professors won't be as harsh. I do understand though, for the students living in dorms, need to create a mailbox for delivery and such, but if you are willing to save some bucks, I'd suggest you create one anyway.

I won't have my first day of classes until Wednesday of next week, so I am going to get even more rest and video gaming into my system. A new semester always comes with a lot of pressure, but sometimes it's fun to tackle that pressure. I wish you all the best of luck this semester!

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Hey guys. A new year of school is getting near. You know what that means at UML? It's opening week activities time! If you aren't aware of this, I'll gladly direct you to this page, and if you have a Facebook, to this page. The university has some cool, interesting activities planned for the students and it's up to the students to make the best of it. So here is a list of seven activities that I think you must do. Can't miss these activities. These are in no particular order:

1. Sunday, August 28 -- Dodgeball Tournament (6:00 PM)

You can sign up on site. UML Dodgeball tournaments are infamous, so if you have a group of athletic friends, you definitely should give it a shot. $250 for the ultimate winner.

2. Tuesday, August 30 -- Lowell Spinners Game (7:00 PM)

It's free and it's always a good time. I've been going to it every year and really, a baseball game on a cool night is very relaxing. Even if you don't like baseball, you should go to check out the atmosphere.

3. Tuesday, August 31 -- Block Party + BBQ + Club Fair (11:30 AM - 3:30 PM)

I've gone to this every year as well. I like the free food obviously, but a bunch of students at the CRC lawn and fun music to boot? I'll be there 100% of the time.

4. Saturday, September 3 -- Matisyahu (7:30 PM)

I personally like Matisyahu, so this suggestion might be a little biased. But if you can find the time, check this band out. They are so different from what's on the radio and you might even end up becoming a huge fan. Live music is definitely a great activity to enjoy.

5. Sunday, September 4 -- Six Flags Trip (11:00 AM)

Space is definitely limited for this one. At $10 a ticket, this is a steal. Transportation is even provided so it's definitely a no brainer. Grab your friends and enjoy the long weekend by heading out.

6. Saturday, September 10 -- White Water Rafting (8:00 AM)

I am not a rafting person, nor can I swim. I put this activity down because I've heard rave reviews from people who have already done this. They absolutely loved it. I'm sure some of you are water-loving people. Try this one out for sure.

7. Friday, September 16 -- Red Sox vs. Rays (7:00 PM)

Too much sports in here? Haha sorry. But you can grab $15 tickets to the Red Sox game (you won't find that anywhere) along with transportation. Fenway is an awesome place to be, whether you are a baseball fan or not. The Sox will be playing their division rivals so it will be a great game to watch!


Joy and Pain

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Hey guys it's Andy again. Hopefully you all have been doing well and anticipating the first day of classes which is in about 3-4 weeks.

Unfortunately I can't write for long right now as I am in a lot of pain because of the extraction of my annoying wisdom tooth. Yup, just one tooth and it still hurts. My sister and friends told me it wouldn't hurt but they were all wrong! Haha hopefully I'll be fine in a couple of days.

I was very nervous going into the dentist but he calmed me down enough. The procedure went really well and I didn't feel a thing until the anesthetics wore off. That's when all hell broke loose. My throat is really hurting as well, I have no clue why.

I was camping Monday to Wednesday and I had a great time with my close friends. I remember camping a couple years ago in the nicest cabin I've ever been inside of, but this one was a little different. This one forced us to really experience the outdoors. It was a great time with campfire and great food. It was a joyful time.

Remember when I told you guys to find something to do for the summer? Well it's still not too late. I feel refreshed and I don't feel so bad about returning to school haha. Do something that will make you feel rejuvenated and it will lead to a good semester.

I will be back next week with a list blog as promised. I didn't know it was going to hurt this much! I apologize. :P

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