Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Sunny Days and Squeeky Clean Cars

Today, the weather was nice and sunny! Pretty much everyone hung out on campus during Activity Period. Those who weren't into hanging out in the heat were hanging out in the air conditioned Student Center. I don't know but a lot of students seemed to stay on campus this Activity Period. I went outside to check out the car wash and took a quick picture of all the activity that went on. There was a big line of cars that I didn't get to snap a picture of. Activity period was a perfect time to catch up on tons of work I've put off.

All my procrastinating from last week caught up with me. Since Monday, I've been running up and down doing research for my papers and typing out drafts like a fiend. Half my days are spent in the ASC center. Good thing they have awesome air conditioners. Thankfully, I got everything done and handed in on time. This is in huge thanks to the staff in our Library. Those people are lifesavers. They're pretty friendly, too...and they know everything. Any question you have, they'll answer. If you plan on attending Garret Mountain, the library will be your best friend.

In order to prevent another week of catching up, I started my English essay the day it was assigned. Its a persuasive essay on any topic you what. I chose "voluntary enlistment vs. the draft." I already have my first draft written out in my notebook. Once I started writing, I couldn't stop. I'm glad we got to choose our subjects. It makes so much sense to write about something you believe in rather than writing a persuasive essay on a subject you really don't care about.

Professor DePalma came back this week. He's my Business Law professor. Sadly, he had a death in the family than resulted in class being cancelled all last week. He seems to be doing okay. It's just pretty amazing that he's back so quickly. Now that is someone devoted to teaching. Props, DePalma.

Well, I should be getting back to homework. I have to get started on my final paper for Management...and study for my Accounting test tomorrow. See? No procrastination!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Spring Quarter Coming to a Close

For most students, week 9 means finals are coming and they're almost done with school for the quarter. For the rest of us, week 9 is like the beginning of Summer Quarter. Registration for classes have been open for a few weeks already and its about time that you get cleared in financial aid.

This is the stage I'm in right now. I renewed my FAFSA a little late so now I'm waiting for it to be verified so my student account is cleared and I can finally plan out my schedule for summer quarter. I'm not planning on slacking off so I'm taking on about 16 credits. Some of my friends call me crazy for taking summer classes but hey, I'd rather be earning credits in a nice, air-conditioned classroom than sleeping in 'til 1 in the afternoon all summer. Totally worth it. Here's an added bonus. One of my friends from high school is coming to Garret Mountain for the summer! She attended the Paramus campus but decided on trying out West Paterson this quarter. I'm super excited about being able to see an old friend around with my current friends here.

Upcoming Events:
Everything looks great for the upcoming weeks! Spring Quarter isn't over and neither are the activities. On May 30th, 105.9 La Kalle will be broadcasting LIVE from our campus. I have a feeling there's going to be a whole lot of dancing going on during Activity Period. Not only that, but May 30 is also the Dance Team's Car Wash to benefit the American Cancer Society. Its running from 11am to 2pm. I will definitely be bringing my dusty little car in for a quick little clean. Besides, it's $5 going to a good cause. And why not get your car cleaned between classes?