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I am from the rural dirt roads of Botetourt County, Virginia. I choose Longwood because of its size and friendly atmosphere. I am heavily involved in my school and community both here in Farmville and back home in Eagle Rock, Virginia.

I serve as News Editor for The Rotunda, the student newspaper here on campus, and have been writing for the paper since March 2009. I am also a Sergeant-At-Arms for the Longwood University Judicial Board. I have spent this summer discovering the world of online freelance journalism and have quite enjoyed myself.

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January 29, 2012 3:36PM

Growing Plants



It’s just a fancy word for trees and flowers, you know. I always enjoyed watching my mom and grandparents grow stuff when I was little. I adopted their practices and began to grow my own things as well. I started with little pine trees that I would find in the woods. These trees had no change of growing underneath the huge oaks that were the victors of the forest.

I would put these little pine trees on a dirt slab and water them once every two days. It was nice to do and really cool to see life grow like that. Unfortunately, only two or tree of my pine trees have survived the time between them being planted in their new digs and the time of today.

But at college I’m growing some strawberries. I had a little plant sophomore year, but I have no idea what it was called. All I know is that it died a┬ámiserable┬ádeath. But my strawberries are doing pretty good so far. I’m also growing some forget-me-nots right next to them. My hopes is that they will be ready for Valentine’s day, but I doubt it.

I like the plants in my room because it makes it feel more homey. Plus, it adds a great amount of life in this place. I hope to post some more pictures soon so I can show you that college is a place where not only we grow, but so do our flora buddies.

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