October 2009 Archives
I am amazed at how fast this semester is going! If you thought high school went by fast, college is going at the speed of light! It is already late October and we are quickly approaching November. We are now at the advising period for spring semester. Every student must meet with their advisor before they are able to pick classes for next semester. I canít wait to pick classes next semester. No more Friday afternoon lab!
Iím still trying to decide what to be for Halloween. Iím leaning towards being Brett Favre because apparently, I look like him. (I donít see it, but all my friends somehow see it, so Iíll just go with it) This is going to be the first year in a long time I wonít be passing out candy for trick-or-treaters. Itís going to be different being on campus for Halloween, but it will be fun!
The UML hockey team had a great weekend. They defeated Colgate 5-3 on Friday and defeated Northeastern 3-1 on Saturday. I have some high school friends who go to Northeastern, so itís good to have some bragging rights too. Iím a huge hockey fan so Iím glad I decided to go to a hockey university. Going to the games are really fun and me and my friends are considering trying to road trip to some of the away games too! I canít wait for Friday when we play BU. Go Riverhawks!
Hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween! Talk to you all soon!
Unfortunately, I finally got sick. This is the first time Iíve been sick so far this semester. Some people have already been sick three times, so I guess I have been pretty lucky. One thing I love about UMass Lowell is its location. I live on campus, but my house is only 10 minutes away from campus. Last Friday I felt awful, but since I live so close to school, I was able to go home for the weekend with no problems. If I went to a university far away, I definitely would not have been able to go home. I am feeling a lot better now though, which is good since I had a Biology exam today.
Frisbee is winding down for the semester.
There is one week left, but luckily we do play during the spring
semester too. Hopefully weíll be able to
have some pick-up games during November if itís not too cold. Since Ultimate Frisbee is ending, me and some
other friends decided to start an intramural indoor soccer team, which actually
starts on Monday. As you can probably
tell, I like to be constantly doing something.
Plus my grades are always better if I am always busy.
Letís just hope this weekend is better than last weekend! Talk to you soon!
The campus has been pretty quiet recently. It is probably due to Columbus Day weekend, midterms, the cooling weather, or even all three. Luckily, I have no midterms this semester! (But, unfortunately, I still had a couple exams but they werenít cumulative) The workload doesnít ruin the college experience!
Iím still playing ultimate Frisbee, although it is pretty hard trying to throw and catch a Frisbee in the wind and when your hands are numb from the cold, but it is still awesome. Iíve met a lot of friends through this club and it is highly recommended you join a club and get involved. Me and some friends may start an indoor soccer intramural team for the late fall and winter too. I miss playing soccer. I played for basically my entire life but stopped playing junior year in high school. It would be great to start playing again! And Iíve even began running again too. I have only ran a couple times since Iíve moved on campus in August, but I have ran maybe 4 of the last 6 days so Iím getting back into the groove! Nothing feels better than a long distance run at 6:30 in the morning along the Merrimack River!
College life is a blast and everyone that says college is completely different than high school is correct, although I think I have adjusted pretty well so far. Thatís all I have to say for now. Talk to you soon!
There is a lot going on around campus right now. Columbus Day weekend is this weekend so everybody is making plans to go home and visit old friends, but unfortunately, teachers arenít letting up the workload. Iím really looking forward to the three day weekend, although I really donít have any plans for it yet. The weekend of October 24/25 is Homecoming/Family Weekend here at UML. There will be activities and food so it will be a good time. Plus UML hockey is having their home opener that weekend so Iím really looking forward to that! On November 1 (Did I really just mention November? Wow this semester is going by fast!), UML will be hosting their open house. I vividly remember going last year and I learned a lot. It was on that day I realized I wanted to come here, and I do not regret it! While walking around campus, if you see me and recognize me do not be afraid to come up to me to say hi. Also, you can ask anybody around campus questions. Everybody will happily answer your questions or gladly give you directions. Iíve been here a month and I still do not know my way perfectly around the city, but Iím learning. (Slowly, but Iím learning) Thatís just a little summary of whatís going on around campus in the next couple weeks.
Well, thatís all for now. October will be a very busy month and it will go by fast, but November is coming and that just means one thing: Thanksgiving. But that might be for a different time. Talk to you soon!