Summer has already rolled in and like every year I have created a bucket list for things I would like to explore this year during summer. Though I still have two more weeks before my graduate classes end for the school year, but the excitement of exploring new places has started to occupy my mind.
Usually summer is one of my favorite seasons of all. This summer, me and my friends have decided to go on a road trip to the west coast, mainly Las Vegas and California. But to go on our road trip, we all need to have valid driver’s licenses. So among five of us, only one person has a driver’s license and the rest of us, (which includes me) were without licenses and relying on our friend for everything. Though getting a driving license is not a … Read More »
Many of you have probably already heard about my brother’s motorcycle accident last week. I am currently sitting in his room in ICU as he takes a nap. I’ve never heard the word “lucky” so many times in my whole life, which I guess is fitting because he has it tattooed on his arm. Words cannot describe the feeling inside when I think of where we could have been, and I’m so thankful I can hear him breathing across the room like I did when we were growing up.
This has reminded me, and I think reminded a lot of us, of what is really important in our lives. I think we forget at times how important and short life is, and how quickly it can be taken away from us. I began a Facebook page for Jason’s recovery so all … Read More »
This is final exam week for all students at our college. It doesn’t matter how old we are; the feeling of final exam tends to remain same for all of us. For most students, final exam week tends to be seen as dreadful, period. Being a student, I always get panicked when my final exams are coming closer. Sometimes, I even get goosebumps when I think about my exams.
I remembered during my freshman year in college, I had final exams for two classes on the same day. Despite preparing well for both the classes, I was very nervous till the end of my exam. Ultimately, when my results came, I found out that I excelled in one of the class and in the other class, I scored average. I felt upset about my scores and decided to discuss with my … Read More »
On April 19th, the UF International community celebrated its 45th International Night. Since I am an international student, I feel proud in describing my experience during international night. International night is an annual festival when all the international students from different countries come together to represent their countries. Since this was my first international night, I was very excited to become part of it. My friends and I mainly attended evening parts of the events, but the official celebration started in the morning. The whole day is dedicated to celebrating diverse cultures and traditions.
As a part of the evening events, different countries set up booths to allow students to learn about their respective places through either food tasting or showcasing different artifacts made from their countries. Since I am a big foodie, I was excited to try a multitude of … Read More »
It always marvels me how fast time passes sometimes. It seems like only yesterday that I was still waiting months to turn 21– and it’s more than just the alcohol. For me, turning 21 is the last great huzzah of youth. At 22, you’re expected to be getting your life in order, you’re out of college, you can (theoretically) support yourself, and if you’re lucky, you’ve landed a job using your degree.
For you out-of-towners who don’t know, Ohio is one of the states where drivers under the age of 21 have vertical licenses instead of horizontal (hence the title). This is more than just a post about drinking and alcohol (in fact this is the only mention); I find there’s no need and it’s overrated anyway. This is a post that I have made a tradition of every year since … Read More »
Last weekend can be considered as an official onset of spring weather for Findlay. This is my first spring in our town and so far, my view on Findlay weather is very uncertain. Though I have lived in an area where there is a tremendous influence of lake side effects during winter season, so in comparison to many places, Findlay is much better in regards to weather.
I like spring for many reasons. One of the major reasons is I like to explore nature, and during this time period, everything looks very colorful, so I will be always enthusiastic about spending most of my time outside. Also, I am more into extracurricular activities, so during this time period, I tend to find myself enthusiastic about venturing into new activities.
Sometimes when I think about seasonal changes at my home country, then I … Read More »
WLFC is an adventurous station. We don’t stay within the studio all the time, relishing the climate controlled ease that the booth provides. Oh no, WLFC takes it outside from time to time, broadcasting various events around campus and beyond. On Saturday, the Habitat for Humanity Box City was one of these very events that we at the WLFC took on and spent our afternoon reporting from. Luckily, the normally outdoors event was brought inside into the Croy gymnasium, so our team got to work from the unbelievably classy, wood-panelled, carpeted Presedential Suite rather than freezing to death as we huddled around a folding table in near sub-zero temperatures.
What can we say? WLFC likes to keep it classy.
The remote broadcast ended up being one of my favorite events that I have done with WLFC since becoming a part of their … Read More »
It’s the end of the semester, so it hardly comes as a surprise that everyone is stressed out. The AMU is filled 24 hours a day; some people never move from one table. I know I have spent many nights in front of a computer, surrounded by caffeine, trying to convince myself that I really didn’t need sleep to function the next day. All-nighters are almost inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you have to force yourself to struggle through one.
Here are some tips to make your next all-nighter a success (perhaps pin this and read it in a moment of distraction):
On that note of distraction: let yourself have some. We all need a break from our thoughts and sometimes banging your head against the table only goes so far. But limit yourself, DON’T do 15 minutes of work and then an … Read More »
Traveling is adapting to new situations. And those adaptations often become instinct when you return home. Here is a list of habits I developed because of my time abroad:
I am a better pedestrian: In America, pedestrians have the right of way no matter how slow they may be. Admit, you sat in your car and grumbled about the people in the crosswalk taking their grand old time getting across the street. This is not the case in most of the rest of the world where cars have the right of way. In London, I remember standing on a little pedestrian island in the middle of the road; I would always check out the group around me looking for Londoners (tourists were usually freaking out about the traffic whizzing by) and when there was a gap in the cars I would … Read More »
I think we can all agree that being sick is no fun. And being sick at college — well, it doesn’t exactly help anything. I am lucky that I don’t get sick often, usually it’s just a yearly cold and headaches every once in awhile. Both of which don’t phase me at all with some medicine, rest and tea. Last year, though, I got hit with some type of stomach bug that had me calling my mom. I believe my exact words were, “Mom, I don’t know what to do when my stomach hurts.”
College is a lot like elementary school: new people equals new germs. And at a school the size of Findlay, if something is going around campus, most likely everyone is going to get sick at some point. Luckily, that tuition money buys you a great service called … Read More »