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Wrapping Up The Year

As another semester quickly comes to an end, it’s important to reflect on both the highs and the lows.  It’s been a great semester and an incredible Sophomore year all together.  I can’t believe that I’m almost halfway done with college; it’s so surreal!  I sound like a parent or something, but I feel like it was just yesterday when I was at Summer Orientation enrolling in classes for my Freshman year.  Time flies by so fast in college; it’s as if I just blinked and two years have gone by!  There’s been ups and downs throughout my time at K-State, but I’ve got three important things I’ve learned from them that might help you out:

1. Enjoy your time in college, but try to balance fun and school work.  It’s easy to get caught up in all of the fun things that K-State has to offer; it’s important to remember why you are here though.  Getting all your responsibilities and schoolwork taken care of should always come first, but don’t forget to reward yourself for accomplishing your work.  Too much fun can lead to poor academic performance, and too much work can drive you crazy!  Finding the balance that’s right for you is a key to success in college.

2. You’re not alone — there are over 24,000 students here at K-State, and that means that there’s got to be people here that are going through the same thing you are.  Whether you’re stressed about a class, trying to find someone to talk to, or trying to get involved with something, there’s resources out there available to you.  The teachers, faculty, and K-State student body as a whole are collectively the best bunch of people you’ll ever meet.  The community here is unlike anywhere else, and everyone here truly cares about your well-being.  Joining a fraternity or sorority is a great way to become instantly plugged in to K-State and a guaranteed way to find people with similar interests to your own!

3. Get involved!  Academics are the reason you’re in college, but involvement is what really makes your experience meaningful.  It doesn’t matter what you get involved in either!  There are literally hundreds of student organizations you can become a part of, and there’s something out there for everyone.  Whether it’s a leadership role in your house or residence hall, joining the Sky-Diving Club or the Harry Potter Alliance on campus, playing intramural sports, or anything else, you’ll never regret trying something out.  It’s important not to get too involved and become over-committed (like how I feel sometimes), because that can really burn you out and interfere with your academic performance.  However, my college experience has been truly fulfilling so far largely due to the organizations I’ve been a part of.

I hope you find those tips helpful in your future or current college endeavors!  I should probably catch you all up on what’s been going on with my life too.  Since my last post I’ve finalized my schedule for next semester, continued training for my teaching position, completed the Professional Advantage Program for the year by attending some really interesting lectures, assisted with our new philanthropy – Miss K-State (we raised over $3500 for the Global Service Initiative!), got an A on a Finance 450 test(!!!!!), saw my fraternity brother perform at Sunset Revival and went to a sorority formal in the same night, attended the Spring Football Game (Jake Waters v. Daniel Sams), and started and selected members for the new Honors Ambassadors Program.  It’s been so busy but so fun too!  This week is dead week, and I think it might actually be pretty dead for me for once.  The week after this is Finals Week, and then it’s Summer Break!  I might be staying in Manhattan for part of the Summer, but I’m not sure yet.  Be sure to check back; I’m going to post a picture of the girl I helped with Miss K-State and myself!

What A Month!

As I’ve often said before, time literally never slows down!  The past two weeks I’ve had: three tests, two papers, countless meetings, Silver Key selections, two date parties, more meetings, three interviews, and Fake Patty’s Day!  The tests went pretty well; the meetings were mostly for Silver Key and the Professional Advantage Program; the date parties were a ton of fun; the interviews were nerve wracking (I made it into Chimes!); and Fake Patty’s Day was a blast!  As always, my sleep schedule is waaaay off – I think I might be nocturnal…  I’m still waiting to hear back from Business Ambassadors and the Peer Teaching job, but I think I’ve got a good shot at both!  Fake Patty’s Day is a Manhattan tradition where we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a week early since we’ll all be on Spring Break for the actual holiday.  Hundreds if not thousands of people come visit for a whole day of fun, and it was great seeing a lot of my friends that go to different colleges.  Yesterday we had our New Member Retreat for Silver Key.  It was a chance to help the new members get to know each other better and find out what the organization is really about.

I’ve got one more test this week and a few meetings, but Spring Break starts on Friday!  It’s crazy to think that we’re halfway through the semester; I feel like I just got back from Winter Break.  It will be good to be home for a few days to see my family and Roxie, and then I’m headed to Colorado to go skiing with some of my Fraternity brothers.  I can’t wait for the trip; I know it’s going to be a lot of fun!  I’ll leave you with a great picture of my date and I at her Sorority’s Formal!

Formal.jpgRocking the bow tie!

A Month Into Sophomore Year!

I can’t believe it; I’ve already been back in Manhattan for almost an entire month!  I’ve been having a blast, but it seems like I was just getting back from Summer Break last week.  With everything that’s been going on the past few weeks I haven’t managed to sleep or workout very much at all, and to make matters worse there’s a cold going around the house right now!  I’m taking my vitamins though; now would be a bad time for me to get sick.  We had our first date party on Friday night after a week of awesome brotherhood activities at the house!  Unfortunately due to the weather, our Hawaiian themed night couldn’t be held outside.  We ended up going to a really cool karaoke bar and having a great time though!

Slab.jpg (A Fraternity brother of mine and our awesome dates!)

The Cats did it again this week, with a crucial victory on Saturday afternoon!  Collin Klein played incredible; he even won ESPN’s Big 12 Player of the Week Award.  After some teams in front of us lost this week, we jumped up to the #15 spot in the nation!  We’ve got a really tough schedule this year and some really big shoes to fill from last year’s team, but Bill Snyder and the Wildcats are looking like a real powerhouse after the first two games!  Unfortunately we could only manage to get third row seats for this game, but it was still a great game to be at.

Greek Intramural Games start up this week- our first football game is tonight, and our first soccer game is Wednesday night!  It’s a ton of fun participating and watching intramural sports; I think my house has got a good shot at winning it all this year!  Homecoming activities are sure to be starting up pretty soon; the theme this year is “Adventure”.  Organizations, responsibilities, and schoolwork are all keeping me busy as ever!  I’ll leave you with a link to a YouTube video that shows my cool adventure on the field of Bill Snyder Memorial Stadium at the first game!

Crazy Times!

So much for being able to catch my breath!  I’ve been sooo busy ever since I got back from Winter Break.  I’ve already written a few papers, moved rooms and settled in at the house, bought all my books and materials for school, given a couple speeches in Honors Public Speaking, applied for like a hundred clubs and scholarships, had a few quizzes and a test, been to an awesome date party (see below), cheered on the Cats in the Octagon of Doom a few times, fulfilled a some of my duties as the External Philanthropy Chairman of my house, attended several meetings including one with Dr. Bosco, started a few big group projects for classes, planned my Spring Break trip to Colorado, caught up on my laundry and shopping, eaten Jimmy John’s waaay too many times, made a bunch of new friends, managed to sleep for a few hours every once in a while, and I’m about to be initiated into my house! – Just to name a few things….

The KU game is coming up this Monday; I can’t wait to be there, and Valentines Day is the day after that!  Not to mention, I’ve got a never ending to-do list of upcoming events, tests, and responsibilities.  It’s looking like I’m going to have another super busy semester, but I’m still having the time of my life!

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My Girlfriend and I looking nerdy at the “Back to School” Date Party

Halfway Through First Semester

I’m still having a great time in Manhattan, and the Cats are still winning! We had an awesome patriotic-themed date party Friday, a huge win against Missouri on Saturday, and a day to catch up on all the missed sleep on Sunday. After my one class Monday morning, I got four loads of laundry done, typed two papers, ran errands, and planned out a function with a sorority. It was such a productive day!

To anyone interested or even considering law school, I would definitely recommend joining Pre-Law. I’ve had so many cool opportunities this year already because of Pre-Law, including seminars regarding law school, informational meetings, and a chance to meet the Dean of a law school!

The rest of this week has gone really well. On Thursday, I aced a test and I had a really fun Leadership class. It’s been a long week- I’m so glad it’s the weekend! The Cats are playing at Texas Tech this tomorrow night, and I can’t wait to watch the game with some friends. I’m hoping to catch up on some sleep, and I’m hoping we’re still undefeated after this weekend. GO STATE!

My Weekend

I had such a great weekend!  Friday night was our first date party, and it was tons of fun!  Saturday, I got the opportunity to go to an amazing seminar regarding diversity in leadership.  Dr. Cullen put on an incredible show and taught me more than I had ever learned on a Saturday!

Have you ever literally been covered in mud from head-to-toe?  Me either… Until this past Sunday when a sorority at K-State held their annual philanthropy, the Mud Bowl!  Eleven other guys from my house and I took on various groups in a volleyball pit, filled with mud!  Although our teams didn’t do too well, it was still a ton of fun.  Every team paid an entry fee, and all the profits from the day went towards Alzheimer’s Research.  Here’s a picture of our team!

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