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Archive for December, 2012

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New Solution to Conquering Finals Week

I have never liked coffee. Actually, I should be more specific. I refused to try coffee for about 7 years (I’m very stubborn).
All of my friends insisted it would make my late nights easier (radio show until 1 or 3 am, papers, projects), but I kept saying no. Until last week i have stuck to what I kept telling everyone else: I hate coffee.

Finals have been one tough day followed by another. It seems like it will never end. I had a 22 page paper that I needed to do. I completely underestimated how long it would take and I was exhausted.

So I gave in. I tried coffee for the first time.

Don’t get too excited, it wasn’t normal coffee. It was a Milky Way Latte. So basically half chocolate, half coffee.

I really hate to admit it, but I think I’ve found a new obsession. And a new way to keep me up for the remainder of my long week.

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“Don’t aim for …

“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”
-David Frost

When reading this blog you can clearly tell I am freaking out about my future. I’m always worried about being successful after I graduate. Recently, I have realized that if I’m happy doing something it makes life a lot easier. 

This quote helps me realize I don’t need to be so scared of the future. I just need to keep doing what I’m doing. 

Working Hard

Most people in college complain about their jobs because they don’t have time to work. They need to do schoolwork and that’s overwhelming enough. No one needs an extra 15 hours of their time taken up for a job, except me.

I used to have three on-campus jobs. When I realized how insane that was, I stuck with the two that were less stressful: the ticket window and event staff. I have the same boss for both jobs, one is on the weekends, and the hours are pretty flexible. All of those benefits aren’t the reason why I feel like I need these jobs.

I have made some really good friends from working these jobs, and I have also learned so much. When starting at the ticket window, I never thought it would help me with my major. I couldn’t have been more wrong. 

I communicate with people daily, both on the phone and in person. I have had to learn how to properly address customers’ problems and how to fix problems in less than a minute. It may not seem like a fun job, but I actually enjoy going to work. The people and the environment make me feel so comfortable.

When you start working ten hour days at three different events, your coworkers get to know you pretty well. Another plus, I have seen some really cool speakers and events while getting paid.

My mom says I work too much, but honestly in this chaotic semester I like work more than class. 

My hard work is paying off, and I couldn’t be any happier about it. I have an internship through my boss for the spring semester. I’ll be doing web communications, graphics, and I’ll also help manage events. 

My jobs have shown me that classes aren’t the only thing you learn from while in college. 

 

 

 

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Friends Through it All

Friends Through it All

You always meet people that will walk in and out of your life. There are few that will stay. When you’ve been friends with someone for over 10 years, you realize they are one of those rare people.

I’ve known Mark since the third grade, and we’ve been through it all together. Nerdy phases, break-ups, make-ups, hellos, goodbyes, etc.

He goes to school nine hours away in South Carolina, but when I need him he’s always just a phone call away.

Another thing that makes him one of my favorite people to talk to is the fact that we don’t text 24/7 or even every day. We call each other. I hate texting and so does he. We catch up when its been too long, call when we need advice, and see each other when we can.

It also took me 6 years to get my license, and he drove out of his way every time we hung out to come pick me up. He never complained about it once. That’s a true friend!

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It’s A Twin Thing

It's A Twin Thing

The only constant guy in my life: my brother. Scott has been on this planet a whole ten minutes longer than me, and he never lets me forget it.

People always ask “Can you read each other’s minds?”, ” Do you feel pain when he gets hurt?”, and “do you guys look alike?”. As annoying as I thought those questions were, now as I get older I think they’re pretty interesting.

My twin is 6’5″ and I’m 5’6″. He has bright blue eyes and black hair. We aren’t identical, we’re fraternal. He looks like he’s at least 3 years older than me.

None of that matters. We didn’t get along for quite awhile, but ever since we left for different schools we’ve been closer. If I ever have good news dealing with the radio station or school, he is one of the first people I tell.

Another great thing about having a sibling your exact age, they understand the stress you are going through. We applied for internships at the same time, starting looking for off campus housing at the same time, etc. No matter what the topic is, I can talk to him.

He may be the most overprotective person in my life, but he’s 100% honest with me and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

As siblings, especially twins, we may disagree or argue on some things but he will always be the number one guy in my life.

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Tips For Conquering Finals

Tips For Conquering Finals

I realized that this is my seventh semester taking finals, and I still don’t know how to do it right.

After viewing this video, it gives some pretty funny, yet helpful hints that can help students with finals. His accurate description of how students feel is comforting. What isn’t so comforting is the fact that his first tip says to go to the library, which Millersville doesn’t have!

I’m stressing out about my final papers, projects and exams and this video gave me a good laugh!

 

*WARNING* video does include profane language 

Sharing The Love

I am currently the Station Manager (President) of Millersville’s student run campus radio station. I have been a part of WIXQ for over three years and I have enjoyed every second of it.

Music is something I have always enjoyed and it has never let me down. It’s the first thing I became a part of in the broadcast department, and I’ll be a part of it until the minute I graduate. WIXQ is a free-format station which means all DJs can play whatever they want!

Music is my one constant escape from the craziness of my senior year. To be fair, being Station Manager adds stress, but it is completely worth it. I love so much about college radio.

Along with being able to play the music I love, I get to share it with listeners and other fellow college students. I play all requests which gives them what they want too. Not only do I love WIXQ because I get to play and listen to a ton of music, but also because of the friends that I have made.

Some friends have become like family. I eat lunch with them almost every day of the week and they hear me complain about everything. Although they probably get annoyed with me all the time, they are always there for me. 

No matter how old you are, or what you are doing in life, you should be a part of something like WIXQ; where you feel so comfortable and it feels like your home away from home. 

 

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