So after a long semester, I have finally returned home. I have learned a lot from this semester and have made many new friends. Now I am excited to reunite with old friends and return to my job. I also get to see my family and catch up with everyone. As I know many of you are having the same experience, I will just remind you to appreciate your family friends (and let them know you appreciate them). Have a great homecoming.
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In less than a week, I will be able to proudly proclaim that I have made it through a year of college. It has been a journey. I still find it hard to believe that the year is almost over (if you don't like clichés, you may want to skip this blog), but I have had many good times and learned a lot about myself. I have realized how much things in high school I took for granted meant to me. I also learned that college is way better than high school. I have made some awesome new friends, friends...
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This week was a very important week in spreading information regarding sexual assault. It aims to reduce violence by spreading knowledge, and encouraging respect, communication, and community. In the gym, there is a clothesline of tshirts hanging across the whole ceiling created by victims and survivors and their familiy and friends. The shirts have messages of hope and tell stories of the victims experiences. It is a real eye opener! This whole week stickers and magnets were passed out to spread awareness, and there was a "Hopeline Cell Phone Donation" for old cell phones for victims of domestic abuse. Today...
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This Friday, April 19th Dr. Giles-Gee was inaugurated as University of the Sciences twenty second president! I had the privilege of participating in the inauguration ceremony and it was such a wonderful opportunity. Numerous faculty members, student leaders, and other University representatives wore academic robes in participation of the ceremony. Many local representatives as well as student, faculty, and staff representatives took the stage to pledge their support to our new president and express their excitement moving forward with her leading the way. When it was Dr. Giles-Gee's turn to speak you could tell she was equally excited to have...
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As classes are nearing an end, UScienes gives the opportunity to fill out course evaluations for every class you are enrolled in. The evaluations are in depth and really allow you on to give your opinion and say exactly what you think could have been done differently, what you liked, and what you hated. There are spots to write any comments you have and a lot of the questions are open ended so it's easier to give your opinion that way. Some questions are also rating/scale questions so that you can compare with other classes you have taken. It's nice...
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This week USciences celebrated the upcoming inauguration of our 22nd president, Dr. Helen Giles-Gee. The official inauguration is tomorrow and the installation will begin with faculty processing through campus into the building where the inauguration is held. Inside, they will be joined by members of the Board of Trustees, government officials, USciences’ student leaders and athletes, and over 50 delegates from universities and colleges from across the country. This is an exciting time and will showcase USciences to the region, city, and other universities. All week there has been activites leading up to the inauguration and afterwards, there is a...
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Unfortunately, stories as tragic as this seem to be becoming more and more commonplace in America. I could spend my time asking what the cause is. I could spend my time reprimanding whoever I would find fault in when seeking a cause. Instead, I have a different message. There is the always popular "be thankful for your friends and family" message, which is a good message. However, I think everyone has heard that several times, so you know that. I want to focus on the victims and the heroes today. Although there is no real way to verify much of...
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It is no secret to students at USciences that being a student at USciences can be a good deal of work at times. Amidst all this work, USciences sets aside a weekend for their dedicated students to enjoy themselves to show the appreciation the university has for their hard work. Fun activities this year included interesting balloon animals/characters, many moon bounce like devices, and plenty of free food and drink. It is a good way for students to enjoy the company of their classmates and take time to relax without all the demands of college. However, usually when there is...
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This past Friday Student Government and the Campus Activities Board hosted the B.Smyth & Sean Kingston concert in the Athletic Recreation Center on campus! Before the event started students had the opportunity to purchase food at a small cost that was donated from various local restaurants like Qdoba, Allegros, Greek lady and more! All of the proceeds from the food purchases went to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as the ticket sales and raffle tickets for the meet and greet. Over 600 tickets were sold for the concert and everyone that attended seemed to enjoy the event! Our...
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About 4 blocks down from USci, there is a super nice movie theater called Rave. It always has the newest movies and it is in a nice area on Penn's Campus with a lot of restaurants and stores nearby. It even has a bar and restaurant inside. It's very nice that this is within walking distance of our campus because it is easy to go see a movie when a good one comes out. There's restaurants, ice cream stores, grocery store, pharmacies and regular stores right near there so it makes a nice night out!
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