What better way to start my first full week of classes than to wake up to a world of problems. Good ole’ Jackson Street living here at York College today. First, the endless construction that always seems to be directly outside of my window wakes me up before my alarm, then I walk out of my room…
Thursday is the end of classes. Usually, I am more than excited, but this year something is different, this year I feel scared. When Thursday comes, I will be almost be a senior in college. I cannot believe it.
While it obviously brings feelings of joy, the fear and sadness are overwhelming. York College has become my home over the past three years, and the students and faculty my family. I think its the little things I will miss the most. Running next door to see my best friends, eating dinner with 100 people in Johnson’s Dining Hall and the enjoyable, yet annoying walk to Wolf Hall everyday. Now I have one mission; to take advantage of every minute of the coming year. Never let a moment pass me by and make my last year at York College my best year at York College.
I would like to end with making a very special Congratulations to all of the 2012 Graduates. I wish you all luck in your future endeavors.
Greek week has finally come to an end. At the conclusion, my sorority ended up in third place! It was a memorable week that was spent with my sisters and other Greek Organizations. Although school can be overwhelming and stressful, especially as the semester wraps up, it was great to take time out and enjoy the more fun aspects of college. I was even able to participate in one of the events! Sadly it ended quickly as I suffered a tragic ankle injury. ;)
Today marks the second day of Greek Week. For those of you who are not familiar with Greek life, it is a week full of sporting events, penny wars, a talent show and a spelling bee. No matter how much it reminds me of elementary school play day, I am still happy to participate! I may not be the most athletic, or to be honest, even remotely athletic sister in my sorority, but I still enjoy the time spent with my sorority and fellow Greeks.
No matter how much you secretly want your organization to win, It is important to remember that Greek Week is in the spirit of fun. Even if you’re not apart of Greek Life, come out and see just what all of the talk is about.
Who knows, maybe you’ll even get a glimpse of me falling flat on my face in attempt to show my athleticism. ;)
Yesterday I was given the opportunity to interview a successful YCP alumni, Glenn Hetrick. For those of you who are not familiar with Hetrick, he is a special effects makeup artist. He has worked on many TV shows and movies. He is also a judge on the SyFy Channels “Face Off.” However,I find it most memorable that he worked on The Hunger Games and does costume work for lady Gaga. Clearly I am not the horror type!
Sitting down to talk with him was one of the most memorable and amazing experiences York College and my Office of Communications Internship has given me yet! He was so down to earth and I really enjoyed interviewing him.
After interviewing Hetrick, I went to his lecture where I was able to view some of the amazing work him and his company, Optic Nerve Studios, have done for their clients.
Hetrick is a true inspiration to the YCP community. It gives us all hope that we will be successful in our future endeavors, despite what the news tells us every night.
I am currently working at YCP’s New Student Day for the bookstore. I have some downtime, and it has allowed me to reflect a little on the day so far.
Watching the students walk in reminds me of when I was in their exact position three short years ago. I cannot believe now that I will be preparing for graduation at this time next year. York college has changed and shaped me into the person I am today. I am proud to represent my school today!
I’ve never truly believed Mondays were the worst day of the week, until this semester. I go from class to work to night class. I know that’s what i’m here for, but this is quite the introduction back into the school week after break.
I’m feeling overwhelmed, but know I just need to make a cup of tea and a large to-do list to get my life and mind back on track. Taking this moment really helped also! Who knew blogging would be so helpful??
Maybe tonight after the day is over and I’ve regained my mental stability, I will update you on how the day went! Until then I wish you all the happiest of Mondays, despite my bitter attitude!
So, its finally over! The Junior League of York and PRSSA dress sale is finished! What a crazy/ stressful/ fun experience it was.
At the end of the sale we ended up making more than $1,000 for non-profits in the York area in only three days! I cant even believe it! I couldn’t have done it without the help of the PRSSA, The Junior League, my sorority ( Theta Phi Alpha), my co-account executive and our wonderful advisor Mrs. Carroll.
After we moved and organized all of the dresses, the fun part was setting up the store. It was amazing to see how the empty space progressively started to look more and more like an actual store. However, I think I most enjoyed helping the customers finding their dresses.
Many of the customers were shopping for prom dresses, something that I, like many young women, both loved and hated. There’s nothing more rewarding than finding the perfect dress, but there’s also nothing more annoying than trying on 50 that look horrible. Helping the girls find their prom dresses brought me back to high school and my prom dress buying experience. I loved helping them look for the cut and color of dress they wanted, and enjoyed even more when they looked in the mirror and knew that the dress was the one for them. The dress sale made me feel as if I was actually making a difference in someone’s life. Although they may not remember who helped them find their dress, they will always remember the amazing deal they got for it.
I am so incredibly happy that I had the opportunity to be an account executive for the dress sale. Spending the time with the store volunteers, my sisters and my advisor is another great experience I will be able to take away from York College.
Tonight I challenge you to get involved with an organization or event that could make your week, month, year or even life more meaningful and worthwhile.
If you would like more information on the York College PRSSA and any events we will be holding to volunteer please visit our Facebook page:
Today I moved 700 dresses from the Junior League of York to the West Manchester Mall. Okay, I had some help, but it was quite the ordeal!
We were moving the dresses for the PRSSA and Junior League of York dress sale this weekend. There are dresses, costumes and accessories of all kinds being sold at extremely discounted prices. The proceeds will be used to benefit the York Community. In my opinion, the dress sale itself is very beneficial! Not only will the dresses be recycled, but those who cant afford over-priced dresses will now be able to find the perfect dress for a special occasion!
Even though we had to brave the snow, freezing cold wind chills, a ghost (whose name is Aunt Joan I believe),and 700 dresses, it was a rewarding experience. It made me so happy to see everyone working together to put on the event. It still amazes me how willing people are to help out, whether they are your friends or just acquaintances.
I cant wait to see how the dress sale turns out! I will keep you all updated on information for the sale and any strange things that occur! Hopefully no more ghost encounters!
Tomorrow night at around 9:30 my sorority will be receiving a whole new class of new members, and I cannot wait! All weekend the sororities on campus and potential new members have been spending hours getting to know one another. Believe me, it is not an easy task for all parties involved, but it is totally worth it in the end.
Sitting here now it makes me think of the recruitment process I went through. Its hard to believe that 2 years ago I was in the same position as these girls. I still remember the awkward conversations, anxiety over which chapter you will get a bid to and the moment when you finally receive a bid from the sorority you felt you belonged. It is an indescribable feeling and one that I wish everyone the chance to experience.
My advice to anyone even questioning going through recruitment, is to just do it!! What do you really have to lose? I can tell you through personal experience, you have more to gain than you will ever know. I believe that what you put into life is what you get out, and that 100 % applies for college too. If you choose to not try and put yourself out there and risk being out of your comfort zone, you will always remain the same and never grow. Being in Theta Phi Alpha has changed me forever and made my York College experience the most amazing time of my life.
So even if you don’t think Greek Life is for you, just try it, you may be pleasantly surprised. :)
About an hour ago I was checking students into a blood drive in honor of our late professor Dr. Carroll. Many of these students knew they were in for a 90 minute wait in order to donate. The blood drive was held on what would have been Dr. Carroll’s 69th birthday. Seeing the room full of students made me realize how Dr. Carroll really made a difference in the York College community. It also made me realize how giving YCP students can truly be. As a college student sometimes its hard to even find time to eat, but these students gave time out of their busy schedule to give for someone they will never even know. I encountered many people throughout my hour of volunteering, some anxious, some prepared, but all happy to give of themselves. I hope if you’re reading this, you too will be inspired to give of yourselves, not necessarily with blood, but even in the smallest of ways.
Here I find myself again. Its 12:30 am and my laundry is FOUR floors down. This may seem like a case of pure laziness, but for those of you in York, I challenge you to look out of your window. It is pouring rain. I’d like to say this is one of those situations that only happen to me. However, I know that I will trudge downstairs and pleasantly find someone with clothes in the washer. As the saying goes, someone always has it worse, and I cant say that i’m not feeling happy about that!
Needless to say I am missing my laundry room at home which is only a short walk down the hallway, which actually shields me from the rain.