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Summer's Here!

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Hey guys, it's Andy here. I have officially been done with my finals since last Friday afternoon (my birthday), and I have been trying to relax since. I already received an A in one of my classes so it's looking great so far. I feel like I did well. Remember, if you come out of a final and know that you gave it your all, then you should feel good about it. Good luck to those who are still taking them though!

So today's blog will just focus on some updates of my life. First things first. I will be blogging in the summer again! I love blogging, as you guys can see, so it should be another fun summer with random updates. I will be working in UMass Lowell for summer employment, so I will provide lots of updates about the school as well. They are renovating a lot of buildings so maybe I can take a peak at it to provide updates.

My birthday was on Friday and I made it over to Fenway Park to celebrate it. Heading out to the city always lightened up my mood, and I needed it that day. My father got into a big accident in the highway. My father was okay, but the car was not. That's the frustrating part. Now I don't have a way to get to work! I am scrambling to find out a way to get to work and that's been stressing me out. Not a good way to begin the summer but I am trying to look at everything positively.

I rarely get comments (that aren't spam), but I am curious to know what you all are doing for the summer. If you have anything, let me know. You can always contact me through Twitter for any suggestions or comments. I really do care what people are thinking, especially who are reading this!

Let's all keep our fingers crossed for a good week. I feel so apologetic for my work study employers but they were very understanding. I'll hopefully have a solution by next week and I will be blogging in a much happier mood (maybe) haha. Until then, study hard and stay healthy! It's going to get hot soon.

-Andy

A Word to the Freshman!

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Hello there! It's Andy here again. Back in business. It's been a rather "normal" week of school. Nothing exciting or anything haha. I guess that's what happens when you are a junior. I remember how excited I was when I was a freshman. I honestly should find something to do on campus. I will start doing that ASAP.

So the topic today pretty much is from what I wrote in the opening paragraph. I am going to now think back to when I was a freshman and tell you some of the things I don't regret doing and some of the things I do regret doing. Keep it in your minds!

I was a shy kid back then (still am). I didn't know how to approach someone the "right way" and I certainly couldn't keep a conversation going with someone. It was all a new experience for me because high school was a completely different atmosphere.

The difference between high school and college though, and you will find this out soon enough, is that everyone wants to get to know each other. It's a new experience for everybody at the freshman stage of college. I definitely regret not being as interactive as I could have been with people on campus. I used the "I'm a commuter" card too much to avoid interaction. Don't make the same mistake!

What I don't regret is joining a club like WUML Radio. It's been an amazing experience so far with some great people who really care about the station. I have learned a lot about college radio over the years and it reassured me that there are students out here that really are passionate about what they are doing or what they want to do. This is your best way of meeting people that will influence your life in a positive way. So please, I beg you, join a club of your interest. There are 100+ clubs on campus.

Did I ramble on too much? I didn't want to go on for too long. I am sitting here today thinking that I should have made more friends in the time period that I was given! So I am telling you guys now, that academics are important, but making friends are just as important in college. Make it an objective if you will. You will have a much higher quality college experience.

My next blog will be on night classes. I'll see you next time!

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