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  • Summer's In Full Swing

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    Well it’s the middle of May finally and I couldn’t be happier. I am living on my own for the first time and have a full time job making my own money. It was pretty easy going on summer break. I did my best to find a job that would get me through the summer [...]
    Posted May 30, 2009.
  • Signing off

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    It is now my fourth week of summer and my situation remains basically the same. I am working at a seaside, seafood restaurant that isn’t a bad gig. The customers can be unruly sometimes, and my boss has her moments, but I’m making money and that’s all that really matters. I also begin babysitting the [...]
    Posted May 28, 2009.
  • Summer Time

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    Well it’s summer time here and Vermont and I have finally finished all my finals. It feels so great to be done with everything and have a good couple of months off so I can just do nothing if I want. Of course I am not going to be just sitting on my butt all [...]
    Posted May 18, 2009.
  • Summertime!

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    Well, on May fifth I was officially on summer vacation. It is so weird being out of school so early; my brother who is a sophomore in high school doesn’t get out for another two months. The first thing I did was find a job, it ended up being much easier than I had expected. [...]
    Posted May 14, 2009.
  • Almost there!

    Almost there!
    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    Hello again, for the second-to-last time. Classes are over! I would like to take this opportunity to say that it has overall been a satisfactory year, and I will miss a lot of the people I have met. I will enjoy summer, and at the same time, I will be looking forward to next school year [...]
    Posted May 01, 2009.
  • Bittersweet Ending

    Bittersweet Ending
    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    The weather is finally getting warm. We have had about two days in a row in the 80’s. I think everyone is melting here, especially after getting through a week in the negative 20’s. More and more people are sporting their sunburns from spending days down at North Beach. I am one of those people with [...]
    Posted April 28, 2009.
  • The Gang

    The Gang
    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    Well this is the Hunt gang. When I say Gang, I really mean it. This group of students, all first-years living in the Back Five on Trinity Campus, has been linked together since we all moved in. This was the first group of students that I ever met and I am so happy I got the [...]
    Posted April 17, 2009.
  • Still Keeping Busy

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    The day after my last entry, Friday April 3rd, was the start of the Old Time Music Weekend, and old-time musicians Alan Jabbour and Ken Perlman, playing fiddle and banjo respectively, came to UVM for a concert and music session. I played fiddle with them and a bunch of other musicians until 11:45pm when Police [...]
    Posted April 17, 2009.
  • Changes in the Weather

    Changes in the Weather
    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    The weather here at the UVM campus has certainly turned since last month. More and more people are strutting the campus sporting their shorts, skirts, sandals, and t-shirts it’s hard to believe that it actually gets warm here (especially after having a week in the -20’s). With only about 3 weeks left of classes I haven’t [...]
    Posted April 16, 2009.
  • Friends are worth a million words.

    Friends are worth a million words.
    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    Friends are worth a million words, just like a picture. An experince by oneself can be a lot of fun, but with a friend,it can be life transforming. Have every experience possible at UVM with as many new students and teachers as possible. While I have been here at UVM, all the experinces I have had [...]
    Posted April 08, 2009.
  • April [Sun] Showers

    April [Sun] Showers
    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    I am sitting in my room with the window wide open to a gorgeous sunny day and my music playing, hearing what sounds like someone coughing up a lung outside (a regular occurrence around this time of day…). I guess I’ll start this entry with a brief overview of the last two weeks, and I’ll go [...]
    Posted April 03, 2009.
  • Time Flies

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    The few weeks following Spring break have been ridiculously busy. Filled with papers, exams, meetings, and of course fun. It seems that as the year comes to a close the workload piles on faster than I thought possible. I cannot believe that my first year of college is almost over, it seems like an eternity [...]
    Posted April 02, 2009.
  • Sleep Would Be Nice

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    I feel like a lot has happened since I last wrote. Hmmm…oh yeah, that’s right, there was a little thing called Spring Break. I don’t know how others feel, but either I did too much and slept too little, or one week really is not that long. I started my break by doing a Ride-Along [...]
    Posted March 21, 2009.
  • A Home Away From Home

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    As I write this I am on the bus home for spring break. It is a long journey; approximately six or seven hours provided that there isn’t a “Greyhound Catastrophe.” Going home is a strange thing, because all of a sudden you have the good fortune of having two homes and two families. The first [...]
    Posted March 19, 2009.
  • Procrastination catches up

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    I sit here at my desk on the first Monday back from spring break. My friends and I are all hanging out in the room feeling very lethargic and not wanting to do any work that has to be done. I was assigned a bunch of work over the break, but me being the college [...]
    Posted March 18, 2009.
  • Spring break!

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    Ah, one day until Spring Break! I feel as though the entire University community needs this. My brother is going to Europe for the break, with my suitemate and one of his suitemates. I am going to do some schoolwork for EDFS055, go skiing, and be on duty for rescue. Oh, and I suppose I [...]
    Posted March 16, 2009.
  • More classes

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    My class schedule is a lot better this semester than last. I have learned that it is better to have classes clumped and early rather than spread out and later in the day. Of course this isn’t to say that this way is the best way, some people like to have all of their classes [...]
    Posted March 05, 2009.
  • A welcome break

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    Spring break, only one week away and I feel like I’m not going to make it. The only thing separating me from my wonderful week of peace and quiet is three essays, one exam, two quizzes and several little readings. This last week before spring break is going to be really hectic and busy, but [...]
    Posted March 05, 2009.
  • Money makes the world go 'round

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    Money money money. Money is definitely one of the most prominent problems that college students face. I have definitely realized that in the past week. Not only did I lose my CatCard, but I had negative 44 cents to my name, in my checking account. I guess those two days I took off from work [...]
    Posted February 24, 2009.
  • Better than ever

    College of Education and Social Services on CESS Student Experience
    I have been here for second semester for a little more than a month now, and I am enjoying myself more than I was first semester. It’s time for an official update on classes. I am receiving education about race and ethnicity in four classes (all but EMT-Basic), so I am feeling kind of swamped [...]
    Posted February 24, 2009.