Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Start of 2010!

I can hardly believe that a new term has started already! Term I flew by, probably because of field hockey season, and we are already a week into Term II. Winter Break was fantastic; I visited a friend in Ottawa who graduated last year for a weekend and we explored the city, had poutine (french fries with cheese and gravy, which I highly recommend), beaver tails - which are similar to our American fried dough - and saw the Canal, the longest skating rink in the world. I also went to the Bills and Colts game in Buffalo. I am a devout Colts fan - and yes, I know they lost, basically on purpose - but being seven rows behind the Colts bench was an experience I will not soon forget. It was also nice to really spend time with my family. My sister is graduating this year, so I went to her basketball games and gave her some advice on the college search.
I have already realized that this will be quite a busy term. SIFE regional competition is a mere two months away. Student Association has also started to plan Finals Countdown, although the theme will be a secret until the night of the event ; ) Field hockey training is also underway, and we have had a number of recruits on campus already. The hockey teams are both doing really well again this year, and a bunch of us went to Cortland this past weekend to see the Men's team play. The Women take on Amherst tomorrow night, which is always a big rival game. We played them in the National Championship last year. Anyway, I am off to accounting now, but Go Colts!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Summer in Greece

Exciting news! I just found out that I will be spending a lot of time in Greece this summer! Yes, Mediterranean Greece, not Greece New York. I will be doing my internship there for five weeks! One of my history professors leads an archeological dig every summer in the ancient Grecian city of Mycenae, and the internship allows undergraduate students to actually help with physically excavating and documenting the findings. We will be working with other universities as well as a local museum to uncover this historic settlement. I cannot wait to travel there, and actually live there, and bought at least five books already on the country and language. I am going to have to learn to speak quite a bit of Greek, especially if I am going to travek during my spare time, which I certainly plan to. I am secretly planning to steal away to Italy on a free weekend. Summer can't come soon enough!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Costume Planing

Mid-term break came and went and there are now only five short weeks left of the term! The warmer weather this past week has been a nice change compared to the cold start to October, especially as we close out our field hockey season. I just hope winter stays away until Halloween next weekend. My suitemates and I are dressing as Candyland characters, which should be a unique although certainly interesting sight. I'm going to be King Kandy, I think probably the most difficult one to pull off. So far I've only found a crown, and I think the rest of my costume I'm just going to have to be creative with. I guess if all else fails I can always be a game piece! The Men's and Women's Ice Hockey home openers are this weekend too, which I'm especially excited for. I know a lot of alumni are coming back especially to see the men's team take on our rival, Oswego. It should definitely be a great game!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Time is flying by

It seems hard to believe that the first month of the term has already come and gone and Parent's Weekend is already here! My parents are coming to see our Field Hockey game this Saturday against Houghton. We're having our traditional team cookout afterward, which I especially can't wait for. Later that day, we're going to the Parent's Weekend Dinner Dance. Then, on Sunday, I will be presenting along with the rest of the Students in Free Enterprise team for parents and students alike. Last year, we had close to 50 projects affecting hundreds of people all over the world. At the National Competition in Philadelphia, we placed 5th out of hundreds of SIFE teams across the country. This year, we have high expectations for the same success, and hope to recruit some new members at this weekend's presentation. It should be a busy but exciting weekend!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Waiting for Mountain Day

I can hardly believe it is almost October already! The leaves are beginning to change and I’ve started pulling out my warmer sweaters. My suitemates and I have already started decorating for autumn and our favorite holiday, Halloween! Mountain Day Singing has started, and hundreds of students went to the President’s Home last night to sing. Floors competed in TV Show themes, which ranged from The Adams Family to The Price is Right, That 70’s Show to The Brady Bunch.

Tonight is Class Night and the theme is Togas. My class, the Spectacular Class of 2011, is pretty competitive and hoping to reclaim our title as Class Champion after last year’s upset against the Class of 2009. We’ve been busy preparing a class chant and getting everyone ready for tonight. Soon, the President will decide to give us a Mountain Day, which means a day off from classes. We have a pancake breakfast then a picnic lunch on Carnegie with raft races, relays, and of course, lots of cookies. It’s a great holiday, especially with the beautiful fall weather. And we never know which day it could be…tomorrow maybe? Guess we’ll just have to wait and find out!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Field Hockey and SIFE

It’s hard to believe I’m starting my third year at EC already! The last two years have flown, and from what I’ve seen so far, this year will undoubtedly do the same. I’ve been getting back into the swing of things between classes, practice, meetings and such. I’m tutoring for history this year, and am really excited about the opportunity to help students come to enjoy a subject I have always loved. Not only do I get to work with fellow students, but I get a great refresher too!

Outside classes, I’ve been busy with the Field Hockey team as we enter the middle portion of our schedule. It’s a new sport for me this year, and I’ve loved every minute. My family came out to see us play this past weekend at home, and the weather was perfect. I hope it doesn’t get cold too soon! Our SIFE team – Students in Free Enterprise – has also begun to organize. We took 5th place at the National Competition last year, and have high expectations for doing well this year. We’ve started lining up projects and discussing new ideas for this year. I can’t wait to go to New York City and Minneapolis for Regional and National Competition! I think it’s really going to be a busy but great year!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Little Team Bonding...

Soccer season may end in November, but our team still gets together for "serious" matters. Here we are with several overnight recruits at Rossi Lanes after taking on the Men's Soccer team in bowling. Obviously we had to let them win ; )