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The final stretch...


Hey everyone,

Let me start off by saying I am one overwhelmed college senior. Classes, working and grad school stuff is really bogging me down. I wish that I could just add a few hours to every day. Or have a snow day, but mother nature isn't feeling that one right now.

So what does one do when one is stressed out beyond reason? One MAKES A PLAN! I have outlined my life over the next two weeks. I have when I am going to write my papers, continue studying for the GRE's, memorize my acting final script, mail grad school stuff AND sleep (maybe).

Time management has become a huge part of my life in college. Before college, I was fortunate to be one of those people that didn't have to study to get good grades. I was involved but no where near as involved as I am now. Basically I never had to juggle anything, it all got done and I was always in bed by 11pm (to be fair, I used to wake up at 5am).When I started working in the Honors Office when I was a freshmen, I was required to read these packets on  Time Management, Study Skills and Note Taking to become a peer advisor and to hold workshops. When I read the Time Management one, I scoffed and said that I wouldn't need to do that. Basically, finals approached and I learned I was very, very, very wrong. So I re-read the time management packet, photo copied a few the sheets and organized my life a little better. I learned that time management took a lot of work, but it was worth it when I finished work and was in bed by 1am (to be fair, I didn't have to wake up until 9).

I think that if you're one of those people coming out of high school and you coasted through senior year, hold on, because you're in for a bumpy ride. Do yourself a favor, and google time management strategies or go to the Centers for Learning and sit in on a workshop. They really are helpful.

Tonight though, I am treating myself to one last night out before I really crack down. I am going to see Brothers in the movies. Luckily for me, I bought discounted tickets at the Student Information Center ($7 tickets for the Showcase Cinemas). I don't know how I'm going to function when I'm not a UMass Lowell student. I'm definitely going to have to budget my money a little bit better without all these discounts and student prices.


Well I'm off to make a list or six... Thanks for reading!

Sam :)

Finals & Closing :)

Hey everyone,

Sorry I didn't write last week, life was more than a little crazy. Finals preparation definitely got the best of me. I had papers due, projects, portfolios etc.. Then I had my only final exam on Saturday. Needless to say, this week has been a LOT better.

Now it's the saddest time of the year. Everyone is moving out and moving on. :( My residents have started moving out and some are transferring. It's always terribly sad. I wish them all the best of luck on all their future endeavors and I'm so glad I got to meet them all and help part of their growth into mature college students.

Now is also the most EXCITING time of year. Orientation starts on FRIDAY! We have our retreat, two weeks of training then we get to meet all of you FANTASTIC incoming students and your families. If you haven't registered for orientation, PLEASE go do that. The website is
ORIENTATION ! It is going to basically your intro to college. You'll meet people in your major, some advisors, and your Orientation Leader. Your OL is going to be your go-to person while you're learning about UML. They'll give you tours, teach you the ropes and make you feel a lot more comfortable with the university.

Well this week is really bittersweet, and now I need to go check my ISIS for my grades.

Thanks for reading,
Sam :)

Riverhawk Hockey

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Hey everyone,

First let me just say, UML RIVERHAWKS ARE IN THE HOCKEY EAST FINALS!!!!!! Holy batman is that incredible. The game last night was amazing. There were so many UML fans old (alumni) and young (current students) just littering the garden. It was so cool to see. 

Well, being the wicked smart person I am, I forgot my camera at home. LUCKY FOR ME... my great friend Alyssa brought hers and is letting me use some of her pictures in my blog. Thank you Alyssa!!!!

semi finals

team on line

The game was full of shots (I wanna say 44 to 26), both goalies were on fire. Fast forward to the craziest part of the game (i'm not a sports writer in the least... just a heads up.) 

So the game was 2-1 nearing the end of the 3rd period when OUT OF NOWHERE, with 19 SECONDS left on the clock, Campbell tied it up! The entire Northeastern crowd just kinda stood there... in awe... and the whole UML section was going CRAZY!!!

So OVERTIME, it's a clean slate you know? It might as well be 0-0 again. It's a race for the goal. Well three minutes into OVERTIME Auger SCORED. That's right, UML IN THE HOCKEY EAST FINALS! We beat out the #2 team that we haven't beat ALL SEASON! GO UML! 

final score

And that's just a visual for ya. Well I hope to see you ALL at the finals tonight!!!! TD Banknorth Garden 7pm!

I'll be the fan shaking with excitement... or... one of them.

Thanks for reading,

Sam :)

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