Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WOW

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

SUMMER!!!

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

Finals

 


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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Thursday, April 23, 2015

On a Rainy Day

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On a rainy day here in Mobile there obviously isn't much to go do outdoors and sometimes if I can help it I won't even go outside. Because when it rains in Mobile, it RAINS in Mobile. with that said, I thoroughly enjoy playing video games. I like playing online, I like playing with friends, I like playing by myself, it really doesn't matter. When it rains, it is almost like the perfect excuse because I literally cannot do anything outside. Obviously I will make sure I don't have any homework or assignments due before playing because then I won't be able to relax.
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 But after I know my schoolwork is taken care of and I can't go anywhere because of the rain I am glued to the controller. I like to play sports games, adventure games, fantasy games, pretty much anything that can be played with other people, I really enjoy.  I really can't think of a better way to spend a rainy day in Mobile.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Career Goals

Image result for understanding the criminal justice system As a Criminal Justice Major, my career goals are to understand different aspects of law enforcement or criminal procedures and be able to apply them to everyday life and conversation. In other words, I want to know why the police do what they do, know what they are allowed to do and how they do it, know how courts work and why they work that way, understand prisons and their functions as well as life after being in prison. Basically, this all interests me and is a career goal of mine because we all as citizens here in America will encounter these things in our lifetime. I'm not saying that we are going to be arrested or go to jail but we all interact with police officers or see things on the news that we wonder about or enjoy watching television shows like Law and Order and NCIS. Knowing this information that I am learning at USA helps me to inform others that may not know how these things work, as well as help clarify concepts that the average person does not understand about the criminal justice system.
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So far at USA I have had great success reaching these goals and striving towards my uncompleted goals. The further that I have progressed in college, the more specialized the classes have become. With these specialized classes, I have had professors that are experts in their respective fields that help me understand concepts and procedures that in turn allow me to do the same for my peers. Being able to obtain this knowledge and then spread it to those around me is what I have loved most about learning it all the past 3 years. The more I share it and teach it, the more I understand it and am comfortable having conversations about it. USA has helped me tremendously to strive day by day towards my goals.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

My Word to Describe Being A South Student

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If I had to pick one word to describe being a student here at USA it is Dream. As you finish high school and get ready to come to college you are preparing to embark on the next part of your life, most notably, the part where you get the information and the opportunity to fulfill your dream. Whether your dream is to be an artist, engineer, lawyer, doctor, or biologist this is the part of your life where you get to be in control of that dream. That to me is the most inspiring thing about being here in college. At USA I am in control of my dream and knowing that this is the last part of my life before that dream gets to actually happen inspires me to keep working and studying and sharpening my mind with the tools I need to make my dream come true. So here at USA I have no better word to describe being a student than Dream.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Time at USA!

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So since spring is officially here I thought I'd share with you what I love about USA during this time of year. It seems like summer is just around the corner, the semester is almost over, and with the weather warming up the beach or the pool is definitely the place to go. Since USA is so close to the beach, it is extremely easy to take a day trip or even go for the weekend to enjoy yourself and get away from school for a little while.


If you don't have the time for that though, the outdoor resort style pool at the rec center is the next best thing. There is a whirl pool, basketball goals, volleyball nets, music playing and this is an easy escape right here on campus to come and relax even during the week.
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You can go with your friends to hang out or by yourself to just relax for a bit and take a break from studying. This is one resource that I highly recommend you take advantage of here at USA during this time of year.