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My First Week at USC

When I first received my acceptance package from USC, my heart warmed like the sun. I knew from that moment on that I was going to be a Trojan, and that my parents were gonna have to deal with it. 159 more words

First day of school for a Special Snowflake

Today was officially my first day of school.  I have two courses I’m enrolled in at the moment – Microcomputer Applications, which is online and Anatomy and Physiology, which is on campus about five minutes from me. 843 more words


I Can’t Even GIVE History Away

I wrote of finding a little bit of history, a piece of ephemera, a 1942, WW-II ticket for a British bus line, in my first ‘Olio’ post… 652 more words


I Wish I Knew Before Coming To NCCU...

This September I am starting my second year or my master’s program at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. I had an amazing first year, but I gotta admit it was quite busy and also challenging at times, especially in the beginning. 1,062 more words


Top 10 Best Colored Pencils for Drawing

Though all students are likely to need a pencil for writing at some point in their academic career, art students and other creative types may well have a need for a little bit of color in their pencil choices. 1,774 more words


Things You Deal With as a Transfer Student

After graduating from my respective community college with honors (see me above with the overly decorated cap!) and changing my final decision on where to transfer (University of Illinois-Chicago!), I found myself immersed in the transfer process, which was much more of a pain in the butt than anticipated. 496 more words


Senior Sooner Developing Consistency in Secondary

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley has spent the last two years calling plays as OU’s offensive coordinator.

But he always had an eye on the other side of the ball as well, and he’s been pleased with the progress of OU senior defensive back Jordan Thomas. 32 more words