Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fall Semester 2011: Complete

Nerdy humor always makes
Microbiology labs that much more enjoyable
Read the title. Yup... the semester is over! YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Over the top? Not at all. I'm so stoked for this semester to be over. Don't get me wrong, I had a ton of fun this semester, but it was very stressful as well. Although I was involved with a lot this semester, it was my class load that made it so stressful. Here's what it looked like.

Class schedule:
Biology 3300 (Microbiology) + Lab
Physics 2110 + Lab
Biology 3220 (Field Ecology)
Geology 1110 + Lab

Looks like a decent load to me. It was a handful, that's for sure! But, to survive the semester, I just had to dig in and make each day the best I could. And, now, at the end of finals week, I feel very accomplished. Although the semester was really hard, I did have a class that I loved. Field Ecology. As a biology major with an emphasis in ecology... I guess it would only be natural I would love that class. One big reason why? Here's what my classroom looked like each Wednesday that we would meet for class.

Logan Canyon... welcome to my classroom.

Yup, no whiteboards, desks, etc. Just Logan Canyon. That's where we went each and every week for my class (until the snow started to fall). That class really was my saving grace. Made me want to pursue ecology in graduate school even more. Pretty rad.

But, really, this semester had a lot of great things happen in it. Everything from meeting new people, becoming more involved at the university, and experiencing new things. Although it's been a hard semester, it's been a fulfilling one. I'm glad that I was able to face the challenges that I did. They not only have made me a better student, but a stronger person as well (that's what 10+ hours of studying before an exam will do to you! Haha).

Looking forward, however, I'm incredibly excited for the break and for next semester. I have some great plans for the break, and a great class schedule for Spring Semester. Really excited.

Overall, from the good and the bad from this semester, I still believe that the life of an Aggie (#aggielife as it's called on Twitter) is the best life to live. Nothing beats waking up and walking up Old Main hill to go to class, or heading over to the Spectrum for a basketball game, or attending the HOWL, or meeting new friends in your classes, or spending entire days in the library, or anything else that happens while at USU. Nothing beats it. Nothing.

Well, time for me to hit the hay, get some sleep, and start my break fresh and new.

Don't forget to bust out your ugly sweaters during the break. Tis the season. Merry Christmas, folks.

Me, Keenan, and Alan.
Looking festive as ever last year.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Too Legit

So, everyone knows that the USU student section is legit. Too legit to quit. So legit that ESPN recently ranked us the 2nd best student section in the nation, just behind Duke. And sometimes, when your legit-ness gets so legit, the President of the university decides he wants to show that he is behind you 100%. How does he do that? By doing the "I Believe" chant with all the students before a home basketball game. Even better, he stayed and cheered with us on the front row for the entire first half. Yeah, President Albrecht is the man. And he, too, is too legit to quit.


 Go Aggies.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Man... feels like it's been a while since I've posted. Actually, it kind of have. And there's so much to write about! But, I'll contain myself.

Today starts one of the greatest times of the year! 31 days of it, actually. I'm talking about December. Yeah, the month. It's my favorite! I love the snow, cold nights, Christmas, and just the overall feeling of the month. It's a time when people are generally happier... at least I am.

Well, there's only two more weeks of classes. At first I thought this semester would never end, but now it feels like it's ending too soon. That's what a semester full of geology, microbiology, physics and ecology will do to you. It's been a rough semester, but it's been a great one at the same time. Just time for me to go into beastmode and finish this semester strong. Get my assignments in, ace my tests, and be able to enjoy the holidays.

One awesome thing to mention real quick... The Aggie Football team is going bowling! First time since 1997! It's been a long road... but we've finally made it. Coach Anderson has done some great things with this team. It's been a season full of up's and down's. But, we now are 6-5 on the season with one game left against New Mexico State. Regardless of the outcome of that game, we're going to be playing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 17th. You better believe that hundreds of students, including myself, will be attending. And tickets are only $18! Can't wait to road trip up to Boise to cheer on my Aggies to a bowl victory.

Go Aggies!