Good Feelings and Good Food

During the Christmas time we often think of good times with the family and friends; a time where you’re required to give each other’s gifts, but it’s ok because you get gifts in return.There’s no message behind this blog besides the fact that I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Throughout the year we all go through a lot of things that break us down and make us look at life in a lesser light, but the holiday is about forgetting all those things and allowing that good spirit to run through you and prepare you for the New Year. So enjoy your holiday and be present when with your family and friends. It’s a time of good feelings and good food and we should all take advantage of what it has to offer.

A Terrible Waste

Suicide, that’s a tough one to handle. It doesn’t have to happen, it doesn’t have to exist and yet it does and it happens every day.

Conversations with people can be a terribly awkward thing, but I suggest to you, in fact I beg of you. If you see someone hurting, or troubled, attend to them. You don’t have to engage in deep conversation, but simply asking how they’re doing can be enough sometimes. It’s not about what you say that heals, it’s the fact that your there in the first place. People don’t kill themselves because people don’t talk to them, they do it because they feel like no one is even really there.

A New You

Speaking from a college-athlete’s point of view I can put in my two cents on how to stay fit and healthy during the duration of your college experience. Many people strive to have the ideal body that society has created for them, but their concerns should not primarily be based on looks alone. Working out and eating healthy is about nurturing to the body’s needs in order to live a long and prosperous life. The best advice I can give on losing weight, maintaining a healthy body or getting lean for the upcoming swimsuit season is not to starve yourself or workout six times a week, but to change your mindset and to pursue a life that brings a healthier you. Not only will you look good, but you’ll also feel better than you ever have before.

 

 

 

Break Time!

Vacation breaks is a great time for students to reflect on their lives and see the progress they have made in their lives. More often times than not, students get so involved in their studies and social activities that it becomes difficult to see how things are going from a bigger picture. It’s very comforting to go back home and to be surrounded by people that truly care about you and appreciate you for who you are. And sometimes these things can’t be found within your immediate family, but they can be found in close friendships, mentors, or even old high school teachers, but being allowed to take a break from the hustle and bustle and to just enjoy this great time in your life as a college students is what makes Thanksgiving break a great time for everyone.

Stay Focusesd

So were almost at the end of the first semester and most of you students are struggling to get by. It’s difficult this time of year to keep focus on studying when Thanksgiving and Christmas Break are coming up; students begin to be more concerned about what slopes their going to ski rather than that exam that’s coming up at the end of the week. A word of advice, schedule out your time. It would be nonsensical for me to say that you should have all your focus on your studies because the fact is there’s no fighting the excitement of a vacation break. The best thing I can say to you is to set up a specific time for all that planning and try to get your work done as quickly as possible so that you don’t have to worry about it later. If you find yourself thinking about a great activity to do during the break, write it down and come back to it later. In college, being present is a very useful skill; concern yourself with what’s happening now and proceed to getting it done, before anything else. Below is a link that gives you tips on how to get organized; I encourage everyone to check it out!

What’s the Point?

Its’ Sunday morning and I know all lot of you guys have yet to get started on that paper that’s due tomorrow. And believe me when I say, I am nowhere excluded from that procrastinating bunch.

College can be really stressful when it comes to those school assignments, and half way through the semester we often wonder to ourselves how does this even relate to me? Many college students drop out of school because they fail to see the point in participating in post-education when they can just get decently- paid jobs down the street. Except for some specific classes pertaining to your major, it is true that the information we acquire from textbooks and lectures will usually have no impact on our lives, but if that’s your approach to post-education then you’re not getting the best use out of your educational experience.

College is not about learning the content, but more about how learning the content prepares you for learning in the future. As an employee there will be a lot of information required to learn and it is important for the employee to showcase that they are able to learn this in the best and quickest way possible. College is more about acquiring and developing learning skills for future endeavors. In many cases, it is not important to know Pythagorean theorem or the Powahatan Tribal dance, but the skills developed when studying for a test or writing a good essay are used on a daily basis.

So students everywhere, if you’re having doubts on whether you want to continue your college-career, do yourself a favor and reevaluate what you ultimately want to get out of your college-experience and keep that in mind as you work on that paper that’s due tomorrow.

Something New

Do you ever find yourself with nothing to do? Do you want to meet new people with the same interest as you? Well the best answer to all of those questions is to start exposing yourself to more different activities.

A lot of times, college students think that clubs are only for high school, but that’s not true at all. There are tons of things to get involved with across campus, you just have to go out and find them.

A problem college students have to face is the transition from high school to college.  Previous class Presidents, team Captains and student organizers all of a sudden find themselves sitting in their dorm rooms with nothing to do and it’s not because there isn’t anything available, they just need to explore a little. One of the most difficult things for students in college to learn is how to be independent. Of course we ask and plead for our independence up until we move out of our parent’s house, but not many of us know how to actually do it.

Independence is all about exploration and self-realization. Students shouldn’t rely on others to help them start their lives, but rather take the initiative on creating the best life that fits them.

Boo!

As you all know yesterday was Halloween, and instead of spending it out at parties or gallivanting across town, I found myself chilling on the bus with the women’s soccer team. But the lady Skyhawks found many different ways to make it a quality Halloween. Seniors, Ashley Kniffen and Emma Canis, brought pumpkin cupcakes for the five hour drive to Grand Junction, Colorado. They weren’t the best looking cupcakes, but they were certainly delicious and we appreciate the effort. Wish the lady Skyhawks a good game today, against Mesa University; it will be a tough match, but we hope to find the lady Skyhawks come out on top like always.

As for what’s going on back in Durango, college students found a variety of activities to participate in on Halloween night. Students had the option to party, trick-or-treat, attend a haunted house or even spend the night in the annual Zombie Walk.

The Zombie Walk is something the students at Fort Lewis created for Halloween night. It’s a chance for students to show-off their awesome costumes as they walk the streets of Durango. Although this event is really fun, I warn students everywhere to be cautious of their surroundings. A lot of students usually take part in this event wasted, so the cops will be on the look at.

Even if you’re not on the campus of Fort Lewis, there are still a ton of activities that could be done, but it’s up to you to find them. Grab some friends and be creative! If you feel like you don’t have anyone to hang out with, don’t be afraid to venture out on your own. Holidays, such as these, calls for a lot of social interaction, so branch out a little and be yourself. College is all about adventure; don’t spend yours sitting at h

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Freshman, River White, had a spectacular day at Fort Lewis College. When asked about the best part of his day he responds with, “Turn up,” Mr. White is a prime example of what the joys of college can bring to students who constantly involve themselves with extra-curricular activities and apply themselves to their studies. River is on the FLC dance team and spends most of his time on the golf course.