Thursday, January 19, 2012

We must build the ARC!

Okay, you're probably looking at this title, thinking to yourself, "What the heck...?" But, let me explain.

Utah State, at this moment, is in the workings to build two monumental projects right in the middle of campus. The first is the Aggie Legacy Fields. These will be new, awesome, turf fields placed right where the HPER fields currently are. Here's what they will look like.

Pretty sweet, huh? If all goes as planned, these fields will start to be constructed here in the next two months and be completed by the fall. I'm stoked! Some students are a little bugged that when the fields are finished, there will be a $30 increase in students fees to help pay. But, really, in my opinion, $30 is nothing compared to how much the students will benefit from these fields.

The second project, which won't be started for another few years, is called the Aggie Recreation Center (the ARC! See I told you I would explain).  The plan is to build a gigantic, new student recreation center on the corner of Aggie Bull-evard and 8th East, right next to the new Legacy Fields. Here's what it will look like.

And yes, that is a rock climbing wall on the outside of the building (there will be one inside, too). This new center will have everything! Basketball courts, swimming pools, weight rooms, cycling rooms, yoga rooms, game rooms, a new cafe, etc, etc, etc. Seriously, this place would make Utah State's campus just that much better. When this building is open in 2015, the increased student fee that was $30 will move up to $75. Again, in my opinion, this is very minor compared to what students, and future Aggies, will benefit from this new building. Oh, and remember, I said it was for students. Yup, students only. An amazing building and new fields paid for by students, for students. Okay, the administration is paying about half of the costs, along with generous donations from people with big pockets, but really, it's only for students.

If any current USU student is reading this blog, I would seriously encourage you, and everyone you know, to vote yes (bold, underlined, and italicized... for added emphasis) on the new students fees to cover these new additions to our campus.

Sorry, had to put in a plug for the voting haha. But, really, I'm really excited for these new projects. I hope the students pass the fees to get the ball rolling. The Legacy Fields and ARC would make Utah State's campus, and just USU as a whole, that much better.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Year. New Semester. How neat is that?

Well, hey everyone. It's a new year. And it's a new semester. So, "allow me to reintroduce myself..." Okay, just kidding, those are Jay-Z lyrics. Moving on.

I can't tell you how awesome it feels to have begun a new year a few days ago! 2012! How neat is that?* I'm really excited to see what this year has in store for me. Every new year, I'm always telling myself how I'm going to make great changes in my life and all that. Usually doesn't happen. Does anyone really follow through with their resolutions? Doubt it. But, I'm going to try really hard to stick with mine! And what is it, you ask? I'm giving up soda. GASP! For me, this is huge. During last semester, I was drinking about five 32oz Dr. Peppers a week. That's 160oz a week. Uuummmm...yeah, I know, way unhealthy. I decided that giving up soda would be a great way for me to stay a bit healthier during the school year. And for the entire year for that matter. I'm optimistic that I can stick with this plan, because during my freshman year, I decided to get rid of eating fast food. And in that time, I've only faltered four times. So, I'm thinking I can kick my habit of drinking Dr. Pepper. But, you will be missed old friend...
May you rest in peace.
Sigh...

Not only is it a new year, it's also a new semester! I'm really excited for my classes. Here's my course list.

Biology 3060 (Genetics)
Physics 2120
Chemistry 3700 (Biochemistry)
English 2010
A-Team training class

This all adds up to 17 credits. Pretty full schedule, but luckily it's going to be fun. I am going to really enjoy all my classes. And even though I've only been to two days of school so far this semester, I know these classes are going to be fun and really beneficial to me. Will they be hard? Duh. But, that's college for you. And this is my sixth semester in college. Man, I feel kind of old...

All-in-all, things are looking good for this semester. I'm excited for my classes, the events on campus, making new friends, and enduring the wrath of another Logan Winter. Should be a good time.

Until next time! I'm out.

* When I said "How neat is that?" up above, this is the video I got it from. Definitely worth the watch, hahaha!