Eddie Kraft: The Struggle is Real -
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…
The struggle is real for this kid
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. ;)
Make the best out of all situations.
ITS FINALLY WARMING UP! Nothing makes me more excited to embrace the day than nice weather. Here’s to a productive day of class tomorrow!
The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better. — Barbara Pletcher
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!
If you are curious as to why I am wearing a shirt two times my normal size, it is not because I am trying to make an interesting fashion statement. Although, I do think neon colors are “in” this season?
Yesterday, I, along with members of my sorority volunteered at the York Food Bank! It just-so-happens that there were only XL shirts left when I arrived!
Our volunteer hours were served at the York Fair Grounds. There must have been some sort of food trade show there. When we arrived, many of the vendor booths were empty, but they had left TONS of fresh fruits and veggies to donate to the Food Bank.
We loaded up bin after bin of fresh food, all heading to families in need in the tough economic times we are facing. We had so much extra help, that we finished in a little under an hour! Even though we didn’t stay long, I know that the small amount of time we put it, will feed many every day families in the York Community.