Thursday, September 24, 2015

My favorite sports moment at USA

So far at USA I have been to many different sporting events. From football, to soccer, to baseball, to basketball, to volleyball. I have tried to see a little bit of everything when it comes to USA athletics. My favorite memory though by far was when South Alabama hosted Mississippi State in football last fall.

Even though we didn't win the game, it was really cool to see a nationally recognized team playing our Jags here in Mobile. It shows how much our football team has grown in such a short period of time. Our team is really competitive against other big time programs such as Tennessee and Navy almost beating both of them on the road last year. Having NC State come visit Mobile this weekend sure will be an awesome time and I can't wait to go support my Jags! Image result for south alabama football

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Transition from High School to College

My transition from high school to USA was actually smooth. When I got to college I was so focused on making sure I did not get off to a slow start that I did not realize how much free time that I had. I was pleasantly surprised with how much time that I had to hang out with friends and play sports or go to the movies while still being able to get my work done. In high school, you go to school for about 40 hours a week. In college I was taking 16 hours a week so I definitely enjoyed the difference. I still made sure to get my work done and focus while I was in class so that I wasn't wasting time while I was out of class. With that free time though I recommend finding something productive to do. It's when you begin to waste time that it becomes easy to lose track of your school work and your priorities get out of whack. Find a job on campus to help pass the time, review your notes from class, work out, and please if you do anything at all...GO TO THE LIBRARY!!!
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 It is an awesome place to study with personal desks you can use or even study classrooms all available to the students. That is something I realized pretty early when I got to school is that yes I have free time but it's what I do with this free time that will make or break my college career. Managing your time effectively and efficiently is the best advice I can give you for your transition from high school to college.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Favorite class this semester

Hello all!

Image result for understanding from a different perspectiveSo far this semester my favorite class is introduction to religion. The neat thing about this class is that it isn't here to tell you whether what you believe is wrong or not. This class is designed to introduce the idea of religion itself and why human beings have religion. It talks about what religion does for humans whether that is guidelines for behavior, inner peace, or a variety of other things. It discusses a multitude of religions on their very surface just to identify key elements of each religion such as their rituals, myths, doctrine, etc. and by doing this it helps each of us get somewhat of an understanding as to why people believe certain things. The professor is great with how he brings up each religion, he doesn't treat it like a world religion class because it is just an introductory course and he also does a nice job of not offending anyone's beliefs or religion. I am grateful that this class is offered because it gives you a chance to see how things are thought about from a different perspective.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Who I am!

Hello All!

My name is Ryan and I am a Jag Guide here at USA! I am in my 4th year of 5 years so I am a first year senior. I am from Wetumpka, Alabama which is a small town near Montgomery in central Alabama.
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Image result for FBII am a Criminal Justice major with a minor in Air Force Studies. I am in my 3rd year of Air Force ROTC and I love it. Being a Criminal Justice major fulfills one of my dreams of getting to learn about police work and different types of government law enforcement agencies because I love shows like Law and Order and NCIS. Having a degree in this area could open up opportunities in my future to work with the FBI or CIA which would be awesome.
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Since I am in ROTC, my plan is to join the Air Force after college as a 2nd Lt. in the Air Force and as of right now I would like to work with Security Forces or the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). These career fields relate to my interest of law enforcement which is why I love the idea of them so much.
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I am also a huge football and basketball fan. My favorite teams are the Atlanta Falcons and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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I love playing intramural sports as well on campus so if you have any questions about those or ROTC or Criminal Justice please don't be afraid to ask!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


This year the University of South Alabama started WOW, which stands for week of welcome. This is aimed towards making incoming students feel more welcome from the time they step foot on campus for move-in day. There are a variety of events each day that students can take part in to learn about different organizations on campus, meet other students, and even a block party under Moulton Tower with free food and T-shirt giveaways. So far during the WOW I have been able to assist the Criminal Justice department during the convocation by answering questions that students have about the Criminal justice program. It was a lot of fun getting to help out and see a bunch of excited new freshmen ready to start their college careers. Still to come for this year's WOW students will have the opportunity to watch the newest Avengers movie outside at night at the recreational center's pool, there is also get on board day which will be a two day event where over 200 student organizations reach out to new and returning students letting them know information about the organization and its' goals, and lastly there will be a show featuring The Evasons Mentalists to wrap up WOW. Overall I think that having the WOW this year was a great idea and helps the transition from high school to college by making incoming students feel more welcome and involved from the time they arrive at USA.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


It's that time of the year again where you're ready for school to be over but you don't want to have to leave your friends. With that said, it always makes it easier knowing that it is finally summer, no more school which means no more tests or quizzes or papers or projects jut you and the sun and some body of water somewhere! I will be sending the first part of my summer working in my hometown of Wetumpka, AL operating laser tag...LASER TAG! probably the coolest job I've ever had. 
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Then I will be going to the beach with my family for a week in early June. We go to a place called Port St. Joe it is in Florida and there is a peninsula called Cape San Blas that gives you access to both a beach and a bayside for snorkeling and it gives you a great opportunity to see sea life.
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Sometime in June I plan to go a the lake near my home to go tubing which is one of the most exciting things about the summer
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After that in early July I will be attending ROTC's version of boot camp for AFROTC at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL. It is something that I am both looking forward to doing and looking forward to being done with.
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Basically, my summer will be eventful but relaxing at the same time. See you guys in the fall!

Thursday, April 30, 2015



Ok so with finals week coming up next week the one thing that is on my mind is finish. At this point in the semester you can't worry about old tests or quizzes or projects or papers. Right now the only thing that matters is focusing on finishing. This is the one last chance that you have to bring your grade up and it also the last thing standing between you and summer!

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You might as well put everything you have into making these exams your best of the semester because as tired as you may be or as over school as you may be you will have a whole summer to rest up and get away from school so this is where you have to finish!
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This is what it all comes down to, all the long nights studying and time you've spent thinking you'd never understand the material, this is where you take everything you've learned this semester one more time and finish strong to be sure you get that grade you wanted.

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