March 2011 Archives

Last time I checked, we had about 7-8 weeks left of school. Although UMass and its residence halls havent really been treating me well, I'm sad to see this semester end. I've been having a blast living in the basement of Leitch. The basement is like a giant family. Everyone knows each other, and everyone can hang out without any problems. We've been holding an on-going prank war for the past month. For example, I woke up at 2 AM a few weeks ago due to a knock on my door. When I opened it, I was met by 4 stacked trash barrels. (Each barrel was at least 3-4 feet tall, so it took up my whole doorway)

Although it took a few days, I found my revenge. Childish? Yes. Fun? Absolutely.

Other than that, nothing has really been happening lately. A large amount of work, and little amount of time. (The usual)


Lately I've been struggling just to get a decent amount of sleep. SO CLOSE, yet so far from summer.


It'll come eventually, I guess.
Let's start off by saying there isn't too much going on right now. Last Friday at 6PM, UML kicked a majority of its students out of the residence halls for spring break. To be safe, I brought EVERYTHING that had some sort of value. (Computer, xbox etc. I suggest everyone do the same in the future.)

Hey commuters! UMass has "found" extra parking. It's "conveniently" located 2.5 miles past the boat house... 2.5 miles? Isn't that a little far for parking? Some people would be better off riding their bikes or maybe even horse riding to school. Here's the sign that was put outside ofe Eames Hall. I think it's funny how someone put "conveniently" over the 2.5 miles.

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As for my break, it has been pretty relaxing up until this point. I'm falling behind on a few minor chores that I planned on doing. For example, I wanted to drive up to UMass Amherst to take a look at the campus. Due to the lack of funds, I wouldn't be able to pay for a tank of gas when it was at $2.70 a gallon, but $3.50?! Not gonna happen.

With the little money I had, I bought Rise Against's new album "Endgame". I'm not a huge fan of it at all. This band has been known for writing songs about their views on controversial topics. They did that with this album, but all of the songs sound the same. Here's a song about the "September Suicides". The point of the song is to raise awareness of the Homosexual community, and the type of horrors some of these people go through. Even though I don't think the album is that good, I still respect this band.

Yesterday was an interesting day. It all started when I was leaving Southwick. As I left the yellow tunnel and took a left towards the bridge, I noticed a bunch of people standing on the bridge with balloons and signs. I also heard a few cars honking.

As I walked onto the bridge, I stopped to ask what was going on. Before I managed to get my headphones out of my ears, I was being recorded on a Flip video camera by a small woman. I asked my question, and learned that they were celebrating International Women's day. She then led me to a table topped with candy and a pad of paper with signatures. Before signing, I figured I'd ask for some more information. What they told me was that the pad of paper was to show how many people supported International Women's day. I signed, and was told that this was the 100 year anniversary. 100 YEARS!!!

 It's been around for 100 years, and I've never known of its existence. It took me until this moment to realize that the likely reason behind being on the bridge for this day was to spread awareness. (Which they were successful at doing.)


Good job folks. I took a picture but don't have the memory card to upload it to my computer. (I'll upload it when I go home for break.)
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