Monday, March 30, 2020

Update: Sceduling and Housing

Hello again, just thought I would mention I recently scheduled for my new classes for Fall 2020 semester and I got into all of them!

I am taking 2 education courses. One on serving individuals with disabilities and one for professional practices with math.I am taking 2  math courses. One is calculus 2 and one is linear algebra and vectors.I am taking a psychology class on adolescence and youth. For a total of 16 credit hours, and of course I will be involved in the theatre productions!

I am very excited to get back to college and take these classes, and as a plus a lot of my friends are in my classes and I am living with my two best friends next semester! so exciting!

Ava H.

Week 9: Same Old, Same Old

Hello everyone!

I am still continuing with online classes for the rest of the semester due to COVID-19 and it has not been easy. I am loosing my mind staying at home and I have not been out of the house in over 2 weeks. Online classes are still a struggle, not being able to go anywhere has been making me a bit depressed, but video calling my friends and boyfriend has really been a life saver. I am so happy to have this kind of technology while this pandemic is going on.

I have just been working on my classes and my mom has been working from home so we have been spending a lot of time together. I have been baking a lot, I made cookies this weekend. I get a little bored sometimes, but I really have been trying to keep myself busy and trying to get some sun everyday to keep me from being sad.

I really have been trying to do my best in classes, and I am very ready for everything to go back to normal so I can see my friends again! I apologize if my blog is repetitive, but not much has gone on these past few weeks because I am home.

Stay smart, stay healthy! Until next week.

Ava H.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Week 8: Online Classes

Hello all! We have been updated this past week that my college is now going online for the rest of the semester. I am very sad, and on Saturday I had to drive up there and move out of my dorm for good. It was a really hard day, and I will miss it up there very much. I already cannot wait to go back in August, and I am very hopeful that that will actually be happening.

So now that I am home for the rest of the semester and we have switched over to doing online classes, and if I am being completely honest I already dislike them. I much prefer seeing a professor in real life and getting real life help. I find myself feeling terrible sending multiple emails with a lot of questions. I am just glad that I will only be doing this for half of a semester, and I realize that with my personality online classes are not for me.

Sometimes I find myself not being as motivated online as I am when I am actually at college, but they way I like to keep myself on track is I wake up like it is a normal day at college. I make myself get out of bed, shower, get dressed, and I do my work at the normal pace I would at college. I really have been working hard to make sure I get everything done I need to get done.

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there and following the rules that have been recommended by the government.

Enjoy your week and work hard!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Week 7: Back Home

Hello, I am sad to say that due to the COVID-19 virus my college has closed down and I am back home. This has been a crazy second semester of college and I could never have imagined that my first year of college would be like this. This has been a crazy stressful time for me and I have also been pretty down in the dumps while all this has been happening. I am scared and stressed, but I am still hopeful.

With all of this happening, the show that I am currently in has been postponed. I am so upset by this because the whole cast and the director has worked so hard on this show. I do not know when this show will be happening now, and there is still some uncertainty whether it will be happening or not. I don't know when we will be back together.

Along with this all of the sorority events of mine has been cancelled including big/little night and activation. A lot of the things I have been looking forward to has been cancelled and I cannot even put into words how disappointed I feel.

I am still hopeful through all of this that we will eventually go back, everyone will be okay, and everything will eventually go back to normal. I just can't wait for this all to be over.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Week 6: Spring Break!

Hello Everyone!

This blog has kind of taken a turn. I am still a math major and I am still surviving, but this blog really has turned into a diary about my life as a regular college student. I am still taking the same old classes I need for my majors, and they are actually going really well! I have a speech tomorrow which I am nervous about, but I have been practicing a lot. I also have a trip with my Implication of Diversity class next week to view at Canton City Schools, which I am excited about!

This past week was spring break, and it was much needed. On my time off the concert choir here at my college went on tour! We went to a few states and many cities. We sang about 10 concerts in 4 days, it was a lot of hard work. I sure did have fun while on tour though. It was a whole four days of just making music with some of my closest friends. I even made some new friends along the way!

We started off going around locally and we sang for three schools, then ended the day singing in a church. Then we travelled to West Virginia and sang in a church there. We stayed in Home Stays where basically an old person from the church gives us a bed in there house to sleep in for the night. All of the ladies I stayed with were very nice. After West Virginia, we went to Duke University in North Carolina and sang a concert with their choir and it was beautiful in their chapel. That same day we travelled to Knoxville, Tennessee and sang at a church there. Then for our final free day we had a whole day to ourselves in Nashville.

Unfortunately, the one and only free day we had there was a tornado. It hit within a 10 mile radius of our hotel. It was very scary for our whole choir and I am so thankful that we are all now back home safely. We all worked together to make sure everyone in our choir was in a safe spot in the hotel. My heart goes out to those families who lost people during this terrible storm. They are in my thoughts. This trip will be unforgettable for all of us.

Now we are back to classes and back to our usual schedules. Until next week!


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Week 5: Busy Bee

Good evening!

It is a relaxing Sunday night for me after the very busy week I have had. I have been working hard at rehearsals for my next show and trying to memorize all 129 of my lines. My off book date is coming up fast and I really have been trying hard to look over my lines AT LEAST once a day. During rehearsals I have actually been pretty impressed with myself with how much I know. I really have been doing my best!

My academics have been going pretty great I think! I have some pretty great grades, my lowest being a B plus! I can't complain at all about that! I still want to try and make it an A like the rest of my grades, but there are still some things that my professor needs to put in that I think I did pretty well on! I also turned in my application to the education department on Friday, so I am very excited to hear back from them. I can't wait to get my education advisor and meet with them.

Also this week if I haven't been in class or rehearsal, I have been working in the scene shop for some community service hours to go towards my sorority. I have been working on paper macheting these super cool masks. I think they are going to turn out super cool for the theatre department to use! This weekend was really nice and relaxing because I got to visit with my boyfriend who goes to a different college than I do, and I haven't seen him in a month. I am happy that we got to spend some quality time together.

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Week 4: Open Bid, Show Week, and Classes

Hello! I hope everyone's week was as fantastic as mine.

This week I got an open bid from a sorority on my campus and I am so excited that they wanted me to be a part of their sisterhood! I got a cute pin to show that I am a new member that I have been wearing everyday until I get activated. It has been such a fun experience and everyone is so nice! I am very happy I am joining a club full of my friends and I can't wait to see what new friendships I get to make in this club. Hooray for Greek life!

This week was also opening week for the show Fortinbras. I was in crew for this show, so I was not on stage but I did plenty of work offstage. I worked on the sound board. So I got to mess with volume and playing the right sound effects at the right times. I also got to play some pretty sick scene change music and I just had a ton of fun with my other powerful tech crew ladies! The show went super great and the cast was awesome. So happy I got this experience!

This blog is not very much about math, but I will still talk about the classes I am in. It has been such an eventful week I pretty much just floated through my classes. But one thing that stuck out was the lab we did in computer science. We had to code this robot to jump over hurdles. I cannot explain it super well, but it was challenging and it made me think a lot. I also probably asked way too many questions, but I mean, whatever you have to do to succeed. It was just a super fun program and I was happy we got to work with it.

Have a great week!

Update: Sceduling and Housing

Hello again, just thought I would mention I recently scheduled for my new classes for Fall 2020 semester and I got into all of them! I am ...