Posts Tagged ‘Student’

Mid-semester Break

Monday, October 29th, 2018

This particular mid-semester break was also Halloweekend. The chance to show off costumes and enjoy scary movies with friends before the actual holiday on Wednesday. Instead of this, I chose to use the day off to take a walk. On campus, just behind the football and soccer field is a wide range of trails that I am sure spread for miles. This mid-morning was cloudy but a comfortable 40 degrees. So with a fall jacket, a hat and my dog, we set off down the winding trails around the woods in the back of campus. On these trails are upright markers that point out places where students once studied, held mass or prayed. The true history of the campus is shown in pictures of cabins and grottos with students ranging from the 1910’s to the 1970’s. Those are the one’s I saw anyways. My favorite part about these trails are the fact that the woods are quiet and oftentimes you feel like the only person in the world. With such beauty being in CSS’s backyard, it is a nice break from a dorm room of constant studying to go out and explore.

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Field Experience Pt. 2

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Almost every semester (if not every semester) of the elementary education program is packed with a field experience where one goes into the classroom to put the ideas one learns in the classroom into everyday life. This year I am at Stella Maris Academy with a 2nd grade classroom. I always hope to be put into the upper grades (i.e 4th, 5th or 6th grade) but it is good to get experience in all levels.

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Advisement at CSS

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

From October 10th to the 19th, CSS students are required to meet with their advisor to discuss how to move forward with their major and plans for the future. For me, this is a scary time because it is hard to think about how everything you do in college will impact you for the rest of your life.

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My ESA and My Roommates ESA

Monday, October 15th, 2018

I have written a blog post before on emotional support animals and how to get them on campus here at CSS. A recap of the process is to contact the Center for Equal Access and have a bond with an animal already. I have a small, white dog named Javi. He helps me because he is calm which helps regulate my behavior. I also live with a husky puppy. Javi is not quite as energetic or playful as the husky so we as roommates have to figure out how to make it work best for everyone to live together in harmony. Whether it be making sure to pick up toys at the end of the night so no one steps on them and hurts themselves or stopping the husky from entering my room so Javi has a safe space to live and breathe without having to worry about the husky goading him into playing. One of our solutions was a doggie gate (pictured below). As you can see, there are two doors, one for me to get in and out of and one for Javi so the other dog cannot get in but he can. Originally, the husky Could get in that small hole but she grows quickly and it is much harder for her now.

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4 bedroom apartment in Scanlon

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Many freshmen are looking ahead to next year and next semester having just finished advisement. As a freshman, I was always curious what the apartments looked like. Here is some pictures on what they look like. I happen to have an empty bedroom so I will add a picture of that as well. The apartment comes furnished with a sofa, two chairs, a coffee table, a kitchen island, a stove and a fridge. My favorite thing about the apartment is that the shower and bathroom are separate so someone is able to take a shower and use the restroom at the same time. Please excuse the slight mess as we are trying to make the space as cozy and comfy for us as possible and with living with multiple dogs, toys end up everywhere.

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