Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Attendance: I Thought I Was An Adult

Ok, so I had said since the beginning of this blog that it was going to be all over the place. My last post was about dignity loss due to drunkenness, but now I am actually annoyed about another topic, Attendance in college. It is something I am sure can relate to everyone who is in college and it is something that frustrates everyone, at least from my knowledge. Why do professors and even colleges find it necessary to penalize students for missing class?! It is our choice to go to class and it is our money that we are wasting, in the end the professors still are being paid. So why say that we can only miss two or three classes and after that our grades will be dropped so many points or a whole letter? Personally, I don't find it necessary to attend EVERY SINGLE CLASS especially when all the work is either online or power points. Im not saying that it is completely unnecessary to go to class at all, because I do believe you need to be in class for certain times, but definitely not all of them and even if we did, it is my choice not to go. It is MY money I am wasting and money I will have to pay back when i graduate. Also, another problem I have with the attendance policy is that, I am still maintaining a good GPA, one that I am satisfied with and I still do well on my tests, homework, and assignments whether I am in class of not. I just do not understand why professors truly care so much when every week they still receive their paycheck, not based on attendance. I am an adult and have been in college now for three and a half years, by now I should be able to know when I need to be in class and when I do not need to be in class, isn't understanding those concepts part of growing up? Being responsible for my decisions and actions, including what happens when I miss class falls on me, no one else. I just don't understand why at the age of 21, I am still having to deal with attendance!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Way over the Moon

Ok lets be serious, the nightlife in West Chester is by far some of the most fun I have had since turning 21. I mean the night itself is memorable (to some degree) and the stories for the next day are damn near hysterical. I personally look forward to when I can call my friends the next day saying "WTF happened last night" and then we all get to together and reminisce and laugh at all the events that occurred that night. Well, before starting, all parties will remain nameless, but a few weeks ago, my friends and I were at a trendy bar in town where we were having a great time. As the night progressed, one of my friends became more and more..."out of it" and we all ended up splitting up. The next day came and we all met up like usual to discuss the nights events. As it happens after we left, a nameless source, ended up MOONING the bar completely on accident. Now, at the time, she felt humiliated, which i think many people would, and to make matters worse, girls at the bar didnt try to help her, they flat out just made fun of her. Now, I dont know about those of you who are reading this, but when I see a girl in the bar completely totaled and either having a wardrobe malfunction or being a complete fool, I dont make fun, I try to help, because at one point or another, we have all been there. So anyways, after talking to her and trying to make her feel better, we all realized that it is actually pretty comical. I mean who can honestly say they have mooned a bar?! Now we laugh about it because by the next weekend I guarantee it was forgotten and she sooned realized that too. Lesson learned by this story: ALWAYS wear spandex under your skirts...oh and if you cant laugh at yourself, life is going to be pretty  boring.  That's all for now, until the next comical event in my life.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Welcome Message!

Okay, so I am a senior English major at West Chester University and I am also an athlete. I play softball for WCU and I enjoy every minute of it. Many people can talk about their college experience as parties and friends and figuring out who they are. Mine is along those same lines but with the added challenge of trying to juggle school, softball, and my social life, which for those of you who do understand what it is like to be a college athlete understand the dedication it takes. My life has always revolved around sports and therefore it is what I know most about. I can't honestly tell you what this blog will be about except that I am going to just let loose whatever is on my mind from my days. That is all...for now :)