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I am a Longwood Senior heavily involved in organizations around campus that include but are not limited to Resident and Commuter Life, Campus Recreation and the Art Department. I am looking forward to my final year at Longwood and want to instill the same pride I feel for my school to others throughout the Longwood community.

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March 28, 2013 5:46PM

Phoenix

Man has it been a while since I’ve been on here!

Alright, so who wants an update? You want an update! You want an update?! It’s like Oprah up in here.

Life has been crazy this last semester at school. Starting off the semester we had a ton of new people and new incidents in the Landings that all had to be handled accordingly. Then in February, I had my Senior Assessments for the art department (which I passed, not bragging about it though…) alongside classes and work and life in general. I took a trip home one weekend and my sister got engaged and that brings a whole new set of things to do in the near future. I applied to a few grad schools, a couple jobs but didn’t get anything productive or constructive back from either as of now.

Switching to the present life is just as complicated and involved. I’ve started my studio-independent-study courses which are investigations into graffiti and abstract expressionism separately. The crazy thing is that I’ve found these deep connections between both art forms which blows my mind because they’re separated by about 30 years but so similar in their most basic concepts. The leg work for this class is essentially gathering literature, watching documentaries and gaining expository knowledge about the movements and then applying some of it to cardboard and canvas and paper, pretty much whatever I can get my hands on.

Sports Club Council has been wild as well. In conjunction with my normal responsibilities of office hours and attending club games (which, by the way, one of our newest clubs, Women’s LAX, had their debut home match last Friday!), I’ve also been in the throws of budget hearings and SGA/SFC budget allotments along with my Supervisor and Treasurer. This is a stressful time of year for anyone in charge of an organization because parts of the school are devoted to dividing up the funds we have towards programs while other parts are in charge of auditing the university to make sure that funds are appropriated where they should be. This is actually very progressive for the university, I think. And one of the great parts is that students are involved with a lot of the process as interns or student workers. It gives them valuable experience in accounting and auditing which is great, another aspect of our school that prepares students for life beyond college. I’ve stopped referring to post-undergrad as “the real world” because all of the world is real. That’s an aside.

So from here, I have graduation coming up, cleaning out my apartment and finding a job afterwards and starting a life. There’s an album by a band that goes by the name Bright Eyes called Cassadega and the whole point of the album is kind of this spiritual journey the lead singer goes through while he’s trying to find a place of calm or peacefulness. I may just go to the metaphoric Cassadega after school. Somewhere in the mountains or on the coast with a small job, just enough to be comfortable.

And I’m definitely getting a dog.

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