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March 24, 2009

March 24th, 2009 blramo12

Hello everybody!

Why is it that I always feel I have taken forever to update? This seems to be a common theme here, although when I look back, updates weren’t all too far apart…maybe I just have a bad sense of time. That must be it, for it seems as if the days and weeks fly by here at school. It’s no wonder people say that college time is too short; I can’t believe I’m almost a sophomore. Or, even weirder, that I won’t be a freshman anymore. I suppose there will no longer be any excuse for me to get dazed and confused on campus anymore after this.

It’s a little depressing to think about.

On the bright side, becoming a sophomore has some perks to it. For one thing, we actually get to pick our housing for next year. Housing appointments for rising sophomores were yesterday, and unfortunately, I got a late time—8:40 p.m. By that time, the housing people had already run out of rooms, so everyone after 8:20 p.m. ended up on the waitlist. It’s not as bad as it sounds though. The reason that they don’t have enough rooms at the moment is because the juniors going abroad next year still don’t have confirmation that they can leave yet, so they have to pick housing before they go. Once they get the green light to go, all of their rooms will open up…which is good for us waitlisted people, because we get top priority on getting their (better) rooms.

Also, the class schedule is now up on STAR (our management system here at HC) so I’ve been briefing through it, looking at potential classes to take. So far, I know I want to take genetics and organic chemistry 2 next year…and the rest is finally up to me to decide!

And as I talk about moving up in class grades, I suppose I ought to put a light on you guys, the HC prospectives. Responses from the college are coming out really soon (I’m not saying when, because then it would spoil the surprise in the mailbox) but once more, I wish you all the best of luck. My biggest piece of advice for the moment (obviously I have more advice; isn’t it obvious I like to ramble?) is to take the time to visit each college you’re interested in. One of the biggest factors in me picking Holy Cross over another (_____ College, another Jesuit school in the area that I didn’t particularly like) was the atmosphere of the place. Think about the type of people you run into. If you can, try and get an overnight visit. See what each college is all about, and then…go for it.

I shall have to elaborate at some other time, because the Invertebrate biology lab is calling my name…

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