First, let me say that I had a great time at Dave and Busters that day. We went there at 5PM after spending all day doing the retreat at Allen Hall.

The retreat was nice. I was pretty busy with the other four or so students who I worked with to set up and maintain the event, its presentations, and activities. 

Let me resort to my straight-to-the-point bullet list format

  • It was great to hold activities that I had participated in the past and know about the lesson behind each one
  • It was great to see familiar and new people at the event
  • Dave and Busters was good fun
  • We ate well with a nice breakfast with apples, bagels, yogurt etc, Panera for lunch, and D&B for dinner
  • It was a big event, I came at 8am to help set up, and the event ran formally from 9-4. 5-10 was for D&B
  • I won a blue cup, a coffee mug, and a hacky sack and a mini yoyo at D&B-woo -_-
  • Tiring day
  • We had 7ish things for the retreat. Some presentations, and some activities. We explored communication with making ice cream sundaes, made privilege beads while exploring what we have and what makes up our identity, presentations on topics for being good club leaders like budgeting and netiquette.

And yeah, big, but fun deal. Any questions about it? 

Catching up [makes closed eyed smile]

Last week’s alumni event was nice. I do not know how to express it in words, but it felt worthwhile to try and get involved with the Student Alumni Association-and try to meet alumni. Getting deeper and more expansive in the Stetson community. In my eyes, why not? No! You can’t answer this. This is not a survey. It’s like the anticipation of meeting a long-lost-not-really older brother or sister who is not blood related-or your brother or sister.

Org Fair was last Saturdaaay….but let me talk a bit about it! It features a wide variety of student clubs on campus. It is a great, GREAT [makes cheesy salesman smile :DD] way to get into clubs at Stetson. Sports, anime, ethics, cultures, LGBTQIA, religious, and such. Otherwise, good luck finding them all-finding the clubs themselves let alone when they meet or if their next event is next week or next month becomes hard. Think of a family reunion, and trying to meet everyone in the family after that ends.

I know how you, my reader, loves to hear me mope.

Lemme tell you, I have been too busy to post over this week. 

I

  • Live off campus
  • Buy my own food and feed myself everyday [or an event does at school]
  • Have homework from class every class day, from four regular classes AKA the standard 16 credits
  • Go to events
  • Eat three meals a day
  • Walk 20 minutes each way to school everyday
  • Brush twice a day
  • Sleep 6-8 hours a day
  • Do the class readings and book problems

This adds up to a lot of things to do everyday. So sorry for the lack of posts. I’ll catch up after yesterday’s day long retreat. We went to Dave and Busters https://www.facebook.com/TriCStetson http://www.daveandbusters.com/games/new-games/

That took all day yesterday. I was also part of the MSC exec who planned and held the event.

Uhh… .

So yeah, expect posts over today and tomorrow, where there is no events, no class, no extra HW-phew. Just the first week back,

MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description. MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description. MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description. MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description. MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description. MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description. MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description. MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description. MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description. MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description.

MSC retreat today in Allen Hall. MSC is the multicultural student council. Akin to student government for cultural clubs, MSC oversees and unifies the cultural and awareness clubs in the Cross Cultural Center. This retreat was for leaders of such clubs to educate them for a successful year engaging Stetson. Sorry for the bland description.

Ball comes to me in Stetson women’s soccer game:

Me at the Stetson women’s soccer game tonight at the Athletic Training Center Me at the Stetson women’s soccer game tonight at the Athletic Training Center Me at the Stetson women’s soccer game tonight at the Athletic Training Center Me at the Stetson women’s soccer game tonight at the Athletic Training Center Me at the Stetson women’s soccer game tonight at the Athletic Training Center Me at the Stetson women’s soccer game tonight at the Athletic Training Center Me at the Stetson women’s soccer game tonight at the Athletic Training Center Me at the Stetson women’s soccer game tonight at the Athletic Training Center

Me at the Stetson women’s soccer game tonight at the Athletic Training Center

My friend Lyndall playing near the fountain in the quad

Meet and eat. Meeting the Student Alumni Association group at Meadows Alumni House, near the LBC

  • Soul Street Dance performs at the first cultural event of the year! A cultural event is any event that educates about another culture and is also culture credit eligible for students. Most of the time, they are arranged by the Cross Cultural Center, but any cultural event can quality. http://www.stetson.edu/administration/cross-cultural-center/

    Anonymous Asked

    QuestionHello. As a student who will be commuting for my first year, I am worried as to how it will affect my ability to get the full college experience.I live pretty close by so it shouldn't be a problem but I worry that I'll... "miss out". Can you give me some advice or input about this? Answer

    Somehow I didn’t see this.

    I admit, living in Smith first year, there are things you will miss. The more constant access to dorm mates, being able to walk on campus at 2am, and sticking around in general are things you probably won’t be inclined to do.

    I combat this by trying to stay on campus all day. Yes it is tempting to go home or drive somewhere. But unfortunately you’ll have to put that aside and stay on campus after and before classes to meet people in the coffee shop, the library, at events, working out etc etc.

    I feel you though, because in the end it is not possible to replicate being on campus. 

    It’s good that you are concerned about this early though. I advise that you should really try to live on campus during the day. Really spend time here. I have not found a way to hang out and see students off campus haha, it just does not happen. Believe me.

    Any other questions?