- Plan your academic responsibilities accordingly!
- Don’t party all weekend – perhaps if you have a lot to do you should hit the library at least once!
- Get a good nights rest!!! This is tremendously important!!!
- Plan your day accordingly and don’t get distracted!
Also remember this is one of the times the library gets SUPER PACKED, so make sure to bring your laptop just in case you can’t get a computer right away! Grab your laptop, find a nice quiet and comfy spot and get to work! AVOID STUDYING AT HOME the bed is too much of a temptation…
- · Start early
- · Stay positive
- · Pace yourself
- · Take a deep breath
- · Take breaks!
< 3 Giselle
Hello friends! I am eating some delicious food right now and I wanted to share it with you all. Not literally share the food, because by the time you read this I will be done and also this is my lunch so I probably wouldn’t want to share anyway.
Maybe some of you have heard of the wonderful majestic heaven known as
THE HAWK’S NEST
but maybe some of you have not.
That’s where I come in.
This right here, is my favourite meal. Ever. Greek wrap [no tomatoes] and a Sobe citrus energy. The Hawk’s Nest does this awesome thing where they make THEIR OWN HOMEMADE FLATBREAD for the wraps and then SLAP IT ON THE GRILL REAL QUICK before wrapping your delicious fixins inside and it’s just the chewiest most delicious wrap you will ever wrap your face around.
- The Greek – Trudy’s favourite. Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, red onions, and Greek dressing.
- Chicken Caesar – I’ve actually never had this before, even though I LOVE Caesar salad. Whenever I want a salad-y wrap I just can’t deny the Greek. Anyway, simplicity is best with Caesar: grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, parmesean cheese, and Caesar dressing. Both Brady and Brit have had it before and highly recommend it.
- Honey Mustard Chicken – grilled or crispy chicken tossed with mesculin greens, tomatoes, red onions, and the best honey mustard I’ve ever had. Trudy recommends the crispy chicken because yolo.
- NEW Buffalo Chicken Wrap – I’ve yet to try this, but I plan to soon because who doesn’t love buff chix. Grilled or crispy buffalo chicken, bleu cheese crumbles, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Great.
- NEW Veggie & Hummus Wrap – I also haven’t tried this yet, but I do love hummus and portabello so I may soon. Fresh made garlic lemon hummus, portabello mushrooms, grilled zucchini and summer squash, tomatoes, vidalia onions, and red peppers. Brit just tried this today for lunch and had some choice words about it. “Too many onions. And it was soggy! *sad face with tongue sticking out and a tear drop/icky face*”
- The River Hawk – classic 1/3lb Angus burger with lettuce, tomato, and onion.
- The Bird of Prey – another favourite of mine. BBQ ranch burger with cheddar, bacon, friend onion strings, and lettuce. WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT ON A BURGER
- The Wood Hawk – classic grilled chicken on delicious ciabatta bread. YUM
- The Fire Hawk – I’m a wimp and haven’t tried this yet because I’m not a huge fan of spicy sammiches, but it looks pretty good! Grilled chicken, chipotle aioli, jack cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
- The “Toma”Hawk – this was actually the first thing I ever ordered at The Hawk’s Nest, back in Spring of ’12 when I wasn’t eating meat. I have a strict repulsion to tomatoes but I was like yolo and got it anyway. It’s yellow tomatoes, basil, and smoked provolone on Texas toast. It. Is. Amazing.
- The Bleu Jay – classic burger topped with bleu cheese and bacon. I’m really not a fan of bleu cheese so I haven’t had it, but I’m sure it’s wonderful if you do! Everything with bacon is good.
- NEW The Greek Burger – basically the Greek wrap in burger form, so I had to try it. classic burger topped with feta cheese, lettuce, kalamata olives, onion, tomato, and Greek dressing. My new favourite burger.
- NEW Portabello Burger – now, I love portabello mushrooms so I wanted to try this real bad. It’s a grilled portabello cap with lettuce, vidalia onion, jack cheese, tomato, grilled zucchini and summer squash, and their “Boom Boom” sauce. I’m not a huge fan of zucchini/squash, or most gourd-like veggies, but as the motto says..yolo. The grilled veggies were actually real good, but I did not like the boom boom sauce. I don’t know what’s in it, but it was spicy and kind of weird to me? Oh well. To each their own. Maybe it was the jack cheese. I’m just not a spicy cheese person.
- NEW Pesto Chicken – SO GOOD. Grilled chicken, provolone, pesto, and spinach on delicious ciabatta bread. The Italian in me loves it, as well as the person-who-likes-good-food in me.
- NEW Chili Cheese Burger – CHILI AND CHEESE?! Grand. Classic burger topped with chili, nacho cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
Good choice. Being awesome is pretty awesome. I would know, because I am awesome.
A wise man once said,
You know when you read a word too many times and it starts to look weird? That’s happening with the word awesome to me right now. I guess I’ll just have to use a different word to describe awesomeness..like……
Now, don’t go clickin’ off back to your facespaces and mybooks and whatnot ’cause I said “STUDENT LEADER.” and that might not sound like the most exciting thing in the world to you. But let me assure you. It is the most exciting thing in the world to me, and I would like to share my excitement with you.
BUT TRUDY, HOW DO I BECOME A STUDENT LEADER.?
Well, conveniently placed anonymous question, I will tell you! There are TONS of opportunities for STUDENT LEADER.ship around campus.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS.
You can lead a club or organization! There are over ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY (150+) CLUBS&ORGS ON CAMPUS. Everyone has beaten into your heads how important it is to get involved and blah blah blah so I won’t get into that. But if you’re in a club and you’re passionate about it, you can try to get on the executive board! Eboards consist of at least a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and maybe some more club-specific positions like Marketing Chair or Technical Officer or Designated Hat Person. It’s a bit of a time commitment to be an eboard member, but it’s super rewarding in that you get to steer the club in a direction you might want to see, and it’s a great resume builder!
Resident Advisors are kind of badly represented on TV and movies and funny YouTube videos and whatnot. Everyone thinks we’re OUT TO GET YOU IN TROUBLE or BREAKIN’ UP PARTIES LEFT AND RIGHT or SNIFFING EVERY DOOR IN A HALLWAY TRYING TO BUST EVERYONE. But! While conduct and conflict are part of the Residence Life Staff’s job, that’s not all we do! Here’s a nice list format to break up this wall o’ text:
- BULLET POINTS YEAH
- RAs build community on their floors and in their buildings
- that’s basically a textbook definition for being friends with everyone and making everyone else be friends with everyone too
- RAs put on programs for the campus community
- there’s a specific guide called the Residential Curriculum the pro staff puts together for the RAs and it’s our jobs to take a broad theme (like, HEALTHY LIVING) and turn it into a fun and engaging program that people will get something out of (like, FOOD)
- just because the 4th floor RA is putting on a program in Leitch doesn’t mean only 4th floor Leitch residents can go! EVERYONE IS WELCOME. Residents, commuters, off campus friends..but probably not random people you find in the street
- RAs serve as a resource
- you know the “reference” section in a library? That’s basically what an RA’s room is. If you need info on anything happening on campus, help with academic issues, iSiS is being weird, your friends are being weird, it’s the middle of the night and you’re locked out of your room, it’s the middle of the night and you’re in need of some protection (I like to stock up at Safetypalooza until someone tells me to leave some for everyone else to which I hastily reply, “I’M AN RA THESE ARE FOR MY RESIDENTS” and then run away), you fell on your face and need a band-aid (I have an overstocked first aid kit in my room)..you get the point!
- RAs enforce the code of conduct
The application process for RA selection for next year is already underway, but keep an eye out in the fall for the online applications! Basically you fill out an online application, sign up for a Res Life 101 class which is basically a group interview process with other applicants and Res Life pro staff, and have a one on one interview with one of the Resident Directors of the halls. Yay!
Do you remember your orientation? Was it THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER?! If I was your OL it probably was.
- hang out in Lowell all summer with free housing
- get paid full time
- MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN STUDENT’S LIVES
- guide incoming students around campus and give them all the info they could ever need about everything UMass Lowell
- hang out with Dean Siegel and Rowdy and sometimes Marty Meehan
- be generally silly
- · Applicants must be UMass Lowell students (graduate or undergraduate) or have graduated from UMass Lowell within the past year.
- · UMass Lowell students or recent alumni must take a leadership role in developing, presenting and implementing the concept and proposed solution.
- · Students are encouraged to form interdisciplinary teams, meaning students from different majors should work together in developing and implementing the solution. If you haven’t yet connected with team members from other majors, we will help facilitate this.
- · Applications due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
- · Applications must be submitted via the DM website. Forms are available at www.uml.edu/differencemaker.
- · Finalists will be chosen for the pool of applicants and notified by Feb. 20.
- · All student teams will be introduced to the Problem-Opportunity-Solution-Resources approach to problem solving. A series of workshops is scheduled to help teams examine their selected problem, explore the opportunity, develop possible solutions and identify needed resources.
- · Idea Plan submission due by 5 p.m. Apr. 12, 2013
- · Each team must submit their proposed solution in an Executive Summary format, along with a concise PowerPoint Pitch Deck. This is an absolute deadline. Teams submitting plans past the deadline will not be included in the competition.
< 3 Giselle
the One Hundred and Twenty Seventh Annual Trek of the
Punxsutawney Groundhog Club at Gobbler’s Knob….
Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators,
Weather Prophet without Peer,
was awakened from his borrow at 7:28 am
with a tap of the President’s cane.
and Phil directed him to the chosen Prognostication scroll.
directed Phil’s Prediction be proclaimed:
Like my faithful followers, strong and bold
there is no shadow to see
An early Spring for you and me.
- The average groundhog is 20 inches long and normally weighs from 12 to 15 pounds.
- A groundhog can whistle when it is alarmed.
- Groundhogs are one of the few animals that really hibernate. Hibernation is not just a deep sleep. It is actually a deep coma, where the body temperature drops to a few degrees above freezing, the heart barely beats, the blood scarcely flows, and breathing nearly stops.
- A groundhog’s life span is normally 6 to 8 years.
As you can see groundhog’s are pretty cool and kind of psychic since apparently Punxsutawney Phil can predict when Spring will occur I’m just excited that Phil predicted an early Spring because it’s way too cold out and we have a giant snow storm coming this weekend. I hate snow.