Homework…Who does that?

It seems like as the semester moves along, there are fewer people going out on the weekends. But now things are starting to make sense. Just like myself, pretty much everyone on campus has a lot of big group projects, research papers, or just a lot of assigned reading to do. My phone calls to my friends are different now than just about a month ago, when classes were just starting. Towards the end of August and the beginning of September, a typical conversation would be like,
Me: “Hey, what’s going on? Do you wanna see what’s going on downtown?”
Friend: “Just hanging out, man. Sure lets go out and find something cool to do”
Me: “Alright man, I’ll be there in a few minutes”.
Now it’s something like,
Me: “Hey, what’s going on man?”
Friend: “Nothing much, man. Just busy with some homework and stuff.”
Me: “Are you serious? Homework…Who does that?”
Friend: “Man, I have a lot of stuff due pretty soon, and plus I just want to catch up some sleep.”

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College…A Full-Time Job.

I have been stressed out these few days with big projects and assignments being due for class as well as other things such as meetings. I usually call my mom every other day or so, and for the most part I am complaining about how busy I am. And I forget that I am talking to my mom, who happens to work six days a week at her job. So my use of the word “busy” is slightly different from hers. There are some days when I feel like I just have nothing left to finish out the day. I don’t understand because I go to sleep at a reasonable time every night and wake up an hour or two before my classes. This is to sort of get in the process of waking up. But it never fails, every day there is at least one class period that I seem not to be very coherent. Trust me, I am not sleeping in class, I’m just not totally focused. If that makes any sense at all. And then, on top of all of my classes I have to make it to organization meetings, church functions, and the much needed convocation events.

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Back On Track

It took me a couple of weeks to get used to my weird schedule, but I finally think I got the hang of it. Yesterday was the first day this year that I have been able to stay awake in all of my classes. Yeah, I know it took me a little while, but these classes are really hard to get hyped up for this semester. I am taking German, which is a pretty cool class, and Nuclear Terrorism. How about that for a weird schedule? Actually, my Nuclear Terrorism class is very interesting because it makes me think outside of the box and forces me to map out and plan critical situations such as a nuclear bomb threat. This probably wouldn’t be all that applicable to my major, which is entrepreneurship, but it makes studying for a test seem pretty simple. ha ha Okay, not funny.

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Breakin’ In The New Freshmen

JoshWhen my class came in just a couple of years ago, everyone was just amazed how big the class was and how academically qualified we were. But fast forward to now, this class easily beat my incoming class by a few hundred, and from what I hear they are more qualified academically as well. This just shows how the culture and standard surrounding Belmont is quickly changing and growing with each class. The vibe here on campus is much different from years past as far as the start of school. It seems like the freshmen brought an extra boost of energy to campus and it can be noticed on everybody’s faces.
But no matter what, I’m STILL the “Big Man on Campus” (pun intended) and I feel like it’s my job to sort of break the newbies into campus. Don’t worry, I do so in a nice manner. Well, unless you’re this guy. He should have listened to me the first time. This is what happens, I will squish you until you give in. I ought to make this a tradition, but I really could see a lawsuit coming from this. Actually, I had some freshmen over my apartment to hang out a few nights ago, and since he was a big guy as well I just wanted to let him know that I’m the upperclassman.

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Movin’ On Up

“Movin’ On Up” is my personal theme for this year, it’s kinda like the song from the 70′s sitcom “The Jefferson’s.” I say this because of many reasons which include me becoming a junior, moving into a new apartment, and just a different outlook on life. I feel like becoming a junior is very important, especially in college, because this is time when I am finally starting to actually settle down and start thinking about life after school. Things such as upper-level classes that directly relate to my major, which is Entrepreneurship and Marketing, and internships will help shape my interests as far as a possible career.

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BU2U – The Trifecta!

This past couple of weeks have been a lot of fun, but very busy. First off, summer classes are STILL going pretty good. I got an A in International Business last summer session, and as of now I have an A in Business Law, as well. If you don’t love school, I wouldn’t suggest taking summer classes at all because it’s hard to change your mindset from being relaxed to class mode during the summer. But I can say that I’ll be ready for classes in the Fall, not to mention everybody coming back to Nashville. But back to BU2U, I went to three cities for the first time Memphis, Knoxville, and Cincinnati. I have great things to say about each city, because each city was very unique in it’s own way.

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I’m coming to a town near you.

This summer has just flown by so fast, and I can remember when I could sleep all day because summer classes hadn’t begun yet. But that was a while ago. A lot of good things have been happening this summer, like me and my mom went up to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and rode every ride possible. It was a blast except for the heat, but don’t worry that was fixed by going to the water park. And probably one of the coolest things will be going on over the next two weeks. So what exactly do I mean? I’m talking about BU2U, and it’s a way to bring the Belmont community closer to you. For people living in the Knoxville, Memphis, and Cincinnati, OH areas, be looking for me along with other current students and admissions counselors who will come and talk about Belmont and Nashville.

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Best Week Of The Summer…..So Far

The past week or two have been really good for me. It”s probably one of the few times that I can sincerely respond “I’m doing great” when someone asks how I am doing. Why, you may ask? First off, I just found out that I now have an apartment for the school year. Even though it is on the fourth floor, I couldn’t care less because that means no more living in the dorm, ever. Oh okay I know that I said that “my dorm is way cooler than the apartments,” but that’s because I forgot what it was like to have your own space. Don’t get me wrong the dorms are pretty cool because there is always folks around to hang out with and go to the cafeteria with you, but nothing gets better than Hillside.

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Just Like Old Times

This summer for the most part has been pretty hectic, with going to class and trying to find a job. But when school first ended and people were headed back home and on their vacations and such, I was still here on campus packing up to move into my apartment. For the first few weeks of the summer, I was bored out of my mind. But one day I just started randomly getting in touch with some old friends from high school, like some buddies from the football team, a few people from marching band, and just some other close friends from classes and such.

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I need to get back in the gym!

During the school year, I practically live in the Beaman. But towards the end of the semester during finals and this few weeks of summer, I haven’t even stepped foot into the workout center. I know that’s pretty bad, but can you imagine me trying to play ball after about a month of not playing at all. That’s right, you guessed it! I was absolutely terrible, and on top of that I wasn’t that good to begin with. The thing that made the whole situation even worse is that I was playing with some complete strangers. But please don’t worry… I am big enough to handle myself. IMAGE_128.jpg

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