Thursday, January 5, 2012

Plans for Next Semester

I hope everyone had a great time welcoming the new year! To me, the new year means making new resolutions while continuing to work on past resolutions, like eating healthier and exercising more. Similar to resolutions, I've thought of some things that I want to do for the next semester.
  •  Continue to work on balancing schoolwork, while still having a good time.  I think this is the hardest part of transitioning to college. I love how there's so many things to do on and around campus, but sometimes doing too many things can dominate over other plans, such as studying for a test. I was satisfied with how I did this my Fall semester, but I still think it's something I can improve on.
  • Attend performances at Higher Ground and the Flynn Center. I've always heard of people going to Higher Ground and the Flynn Center to see some musical performances. I never took the time to look up tickets to shows, until a couple of days ago. I found out that on January 21st, Higher Ground is hosting its 8th annual Comedy Battle with comedians all from the Vermont area, including Kit Rivers, a Saint Mike's student that opened for David Koechner (from "The Office" and "Anchorman) when he came here (I gotta say, both were extremely funny).  Then, to make things even better, Matt Nathanson is coming to Higher Ground the day after that. I talked with some of my friends from school and they are down to go to both of the shows. I already got my tickets, so it gives me just another reason to be excited to be going back to school.
  • Keep taking classes to help decide what I want to major in. In my last post, I talk about being a Psych major, but recently, I've been contemplating on switching it to Digital Arts, Media Studies, and Journalism, which is currently my minor. I have a strong interest in each field, but I don't know if I want to take on the challenge of double majoring quite yet. I want to learn more about each field a little bit more. That's why I think it's good that I'm taking Digital Media next semester to see if my interest for it continues to grow. 
  • Explore Burlington and the rest of the area more. On the weekends, I usually go to Church Street in Burlington to go out to eat, go shopping, or go to the movies, but I have yet to really find my way off of Church Street. I want to find out more events that are going on around the city and do something different to switch up my routine. I'm excited because in February, we have a three day break.  Since Montreal is only an hour and a half away from school, my friends and I have already talked about going there for three days. I loved when I went to Toronto and Niagara Falls a couple of years ago with my family, so I think exploring Montreal will be fun.
  • Do more MOVE events.  MOVE, short for Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts, is a very popular program that always has new events that help out the community.  You can easily sign up for events on the MOVE board in Alliot. During orientation week, I took advantage of these events because they not only give you something fun to do, but they are also for a good cause. For my first MOVE event, I went apple picking to help provide food shelters. It felt awesome helping people out and in the process of doing so, I also met some great people during the event. 

I'll keep you all updated about these things as the semester goes on!
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  1. Digital Media was one of my favourite classes - it's a lot of reading and hours in the media lab, but you really learn a lot from it!

  2. I've heard that same thing from a lot of people who took the class with both Mindich and Swope, but nonetheless, I'm excited for it!