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Prospective Student’s day

Prospects!!!!1!

We’ve got more prospective students coming in today. I know I talked about prospects earlier this year, but it’s still pretty important. All colleges live on  prospects, and since we’re kind of small it’s vital for our continued existence to draw in prospects.

And this time, I actually got a chance to meet some of the prospects.

The first encounter I had with prospects was around 10 this morning, when a few of them sat in on my History 101 class. I introduced myself, saying I was one of the freshman bloggers and I asked how their day at Wabash had been going. From my first impressions, they seemed to be enjoying themselves… although they did initially sit further back in the room when we actually got in to class. I have nothing against that; after all, Wabash has a bit of a set rhythm, and while I have faith in the intelligence of prospects I doubt that they have been studying network connections in Pre-Renaissance societies.

This isn’t even half of them

That being said, the did get involved in some of the exercises (although some of it is a bit confusing; it’s like jumping into the middle of Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s last season and being expected to understand just who’s who and how they interact with each other). And if they get involved with the classes then they get a good impression on what classes are like around here (another aspect of why I came here; Morillo is awesome).

Later, some of them came over to the house I’m staying at (yes, I’m in a house). I got a chance to talk to some pretty interesting guys, and I think they enjoyed themselves here. And they got an impression of campus life and some of the interactions of the students (whether the impression was good or bad is up to them, but it is an impression nonetheless). Personally, I think some of the upperclassmen should have connected with the prospects a bit more, but that’s just me. The upperclassmen were doing their thing, and that helps the impression given.

Although, maybe opening up would help a bit more.

Someone threw up Lucifer at the ‘Dale

“I got sleep last night.” You wont hear many college students say that very often, no matter what school you go to. You’re going to stay up because you have a test tomorrow, a paper due, or ‘lost’ track of time playing video games or playing pool. But what most people do not understand is the importance of sleep.

We all have stayed up very late and felt the effects of it. Drowsiness, lack of focus, and constant yawing will all be mirrored in your GPA. Just as important if not more important then your GPA is your health.

Staying up late is just a domino effect of bad.

You stay up late and don’t get your necessary sleep. Your body does not function at its prime when you are sleep deprived, meaning that you are more prone to becoming ill. It isn’t just an old wives’ tale, it just is. Seriously science said so. ( CLICK ME TO LEARN)

My buddy’s and me especially have taken a lot of precautions to stay clean and healthy. Starting first with sleep so our immune systems function at full capacity. We have also made the rule that “You must put sanitize your hands before you go in any room” and that “If you are sick, quarantine yourself.”

“It wont hurt us if we just keep it away and stay healthy” is our basic creed. Two nights ago from about midnight to five in the morning a guy on my floor was heaving Lucifer himself and defecating solely liquids. I could not sleep because they were so loud, not that they could do anything about it. Just imagine Ozzy Osbourne screaming at the top of his lungs “Sharon” with his raspy cigarette voice. Thats what I heard for a good three and a half hours just worse.

I would be very miserable in that situation and I am sure that person was. I suggest that you keep clean, stay away from those who look sick, and definitely stay away from the Spark’s salad bar.

Good Night Yall !

 

Fall Break, Hey I’m Late

I haven’t had a blog up recently, sorry about that. But now here I am writing a blog on our recent Fall Break! For break I ended up going home to Logansport were Fall had seemed to hit. I spent my time running, meeting with my high school team, and sitting back and relaxing!

Instead of schoolwork (minus some reading) I was able to almost finish the last season of Battlestar Galatica, sit and watch World War Z and Oblivion with my family, and finish the weekend with 42. Relax and kick back when you get the chance! TV isn’t something you really have time for at Wabash, and I won’t say I’m much of a TV connoisseur, but I caught up this past week. When you get a break here use it!

 

Mr. Worf, I’m Awesome.

There’s a line from Weird Al’s “White and Nerdy” that goes along the line of “The only question I/ Ever thought was hard/ Was do I like Kirk/ Or do I like Picard?” Why am I bringing this up?

Because Picard is awesome, that’s why!

Okay, explanation; I’m a member of the Dork Club, Wabash’s gaming club. We’re a bunch of guys who get together once a week (Wednesday) and we play various tabletop games like Warhammer 40K, Food Fight, Settlers of Catan, Magic: The Gathering, Munchkin, and in this case Star Trek: Attack Wing. It’s a time where we can kick back, relax, and laugh at each other’s misery when the Plutonian Dragon eats them or cheer when the U.S.S Enterprise one-shots every single Romulan and Klingon ship they can find.

Nice knowing you, Klingons

Enterprise on the hunt for some Romulans

So far the Plutonian Dragon thing hasn’t happened, but the Enterprise bit did (I got really really really lucky).

I love going to Dork Club, partially because it allows me a chance to turn my brain off for a few hours. I can goof off and be me, more or less, and I don’t have to worry about deadlines or studies and the like. I come out of Dork Club with so much tension burned off, and I think I work better when I don’t have any tension.

So yeah, shameless plug for Dork Club. Everyone should go to Dork Club. It’s fun.

Fall Break is on Brakes

“Do a lot of nothing.”
The wise words of my advisor Dr.Himsel last tuesday. Though I listen to all of his great advice, I might have applied this piece of advice a bit more than others.
Wednesday afternoon I spent at my buddy’s cabin fishing, roasting hot dogs, grilling burgers, chopping wood, playing football (tackle? yes, and the only light was moonlight), and roasting marshmallows.

Thawing our burger meat the only way we knew.

And making meatloaf?? Meatloaf??? Actually, it wasn’t bad.

Austin, Kolby, Thanh and I playing BS (Bull Shit) around the kerosene lantern.

Just a good afternoon spent with Pat, Thanh, Austin and Kolby hanging out and relaxing. While we were feeding the fire, one guy compared it to the scene in the first Grown Ups. Just without the kids and extra weight on our guts.
Thursday, we woke up showered and headed to SKYZONE. If you have never been, you must sometime soon. It is basically a warehouse filled with trampolines and you can play dodgeball, dunk some basketballs, or fly into a foam pit. For $20 Kolby, Pat and I were there for 2 hours. Not a bad deal if you ask me. We even got the idea of starting a Wabash Skyzone club.
The rest of break I did what Professor Himsel asked of me. Absolutely nothing. I’d like to say how many hours I spent playing video games, but it would probably make this a very long post. I did wake up at about 2 in the afternoon Friday, Saturday, and today.
Best part of the break was buying that ticket to go back home for thanksgiving. If all keeps going well, the

Mom and Pop’s relaxing at home.Tuesday before thanksgiving I will be an uncle; Maya Marie Reyna will be the first girl in my family. Just a 4 or 5 week push and I will be home in Houston’s humid heat and my mom’s home made soup.
Thanks for reading heard that it is going to be a cold week so gear up.