After our loss to our school rival, the Panthers (red), with a score of 38-7, we created a synergy when we trained together. Our team, and I especially, moved passed the initial sadness. The Panthers (white) became the most determined, levelheaded and hardworking people on the football field. In fact, I was
From day one on the Tonawanda Titans I have felt the true meaning of team. Having joined freshman year, the transition was made easy thanks to this family unit that supports each other every stroke of the way. As a result of this great environment I thrived on going to practice to better myself, which ultimately enabled myself to share my passion for this sport with my fellow teammates both young and old.
Throughout my years, I have mostly been associated with flag football. Stepping onto a football field takes a lot of guts and there was a time when I had to overcome my own doubts. Back in the Fall of 2015, my sophomore year, I was still a shrimp compared to
The Student Government Association, a student lead organization aimed to improve the campus community, has established several goals they would like to accomplish during the current school year, 2015-2016. In order to determine these goals and objectives, two detailed persona profiles were created which provided the association with a better understanding of their audiences and how to best communicate with them. The publics were divided into two groups, students pertaining to the senate and students pertaining to the student body. Therefore, the next stage consists in performing research regarding the goals SGA has established by conducting surveys and focus groups on campus.
We lean on each other just as much as we strive individually. Together we are stronger and bring out the best in each other. We win together and lose together. We have girls that are our Moms, they keep us under control. Then we have the loud ones, they are the girls that talk when they should and even when they shouldn't. We have the quiet ones who keep to themselves and hardly engage with others. We have the academically talented and the students who can't hand in assignments on time. The one thing we all have in common is our drive and determination towards this team. The second we step over that white line all our lives change. We don't care about anything besides each other in that moment. All of our differences vanish and the one thing that brought us together in the first place takes over. We come
From their friendships came trust. They became open to the constructive criticism of each other. “As they began to see traces of tension and nervousness in one another, they began instinctively to draw closer together. They took to huddling on the float before and after workouts, talking about what, precisely, they could do to make each other row better than the one before, looking one another in the eye, speaking earnestly” (Brown 326) As a team, they came to an understanding that their strength as a group was their endurance. Each teammate never gave up because he did not want to let his teammates down. Working together in class and in sports at Belmont Hill builds friendship and trust. From my first day in school, I was welcomed by my classmates and I felt like I became part of something. I expect that eventually I will develop friendships and bonds of trust with my classmates. My classmates represent a diverse collection of talents and abilities. I feel that I can learn something from each one of them, and hopefully they can learn something from
Growing up as the oldest child in a home educated family of seven, I have had to learn how to function in and within a team. Splitting up chores around the house or conversing at meal times are two everyday examples of working within my family unit. Outside of my home, football is the clearest evidence of team skills in my life. Learning how to communicate with my teammates and lead them was difficult at first because I did not attend the high school with them. As time went on, I slowly hacked away at their preconceptions about homeschoolers and showed that I was adequate to lead the team. Despite their prejudices, I tried my best to work with them and eventually we all began to operate as a team. Now, I host our weekly team meeting, and was voted captain of my football team. Conquering the challenges put in front of me by using team skills is not exclusive to my high school career, but also will also occur in my daily interactions at
Zuckerman has been in contact with other university student government presidents and she has noticed that UISG is really empowered and historically they have not taken advantage of that to bring the most change possible. UI administrators have been making strong efforts towards diversity now more than ever before and Zuckerman is trying to set the foundation for the present and the future. Moving forward. “This is the time that student leadership matters more than anything. Students should not underestimate their power, not in politics and not on this
Board of Visitor Members, Since the September 14 BOV Report, the Student Government Association (SGA) has been hard at work assessing and representing the concerns of the student body. SGA members have attended events such as the Student Activities and Engagement Open House, UMW’s Campus Roundtable Discussion with Governor McAuliffe's Civic Engagement Task Force, the Town and Gown Committee Meetings, and the UMW Young Alumni Council Meetings.
A 600-year-old canoe has been discovered in New Zealand. This sheds light to the mystery behind Captain Cook and the Polynesian seafarers in canoes (that is if you happen to be familiar with this history). The vessel is one of two canoes dating back to such an early period as described by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A few behaviors that hinder my academic success is playing video games right when I get home. After School I have extra curricular and I tend to be home at a later time than most. This adds to the time I already waste playing video games. Another is just pure laziness or procrastination. I will get to it! Just
I know from experience the fear and terror that struck my eyes when canoeing down a lake in Canada. A few years ago back in 2014 I went camping in Canada, but this is not just any sort of camping trip, with a nice “rustic” log cabin fitted with WiFi to make your camping experience more”pleasurable”. No,no,no, this was REAL camping. Miles and miles away from any sort of any human civilization with no more supplies than what you bring on your back. This was a canoeing backpacking trip meaning my family and I rented a few vessels (canoes) and brought all our supplies on our backs to be carried and shipped the entirety of the trip. Did I mention that the distance of this trip was close to seventy miles?
What other obstacles might you have to overcome to find time to devote to your education? Social interaction is a big part of students lives, I don't find it being so much of an issue as I am older than most students. My pool of friends has dwindled from hundreds to a few close friends, so social interaction isn't a big deal to me. I would rather come home and get my schoolwork done and out of the way. I do enjoy weightlifting and running which both consume a lot of time during my day. I could always cut back on those, because while I may not feel confident in my physical strength, I will feel more confident in my mental abilities and cognition. Unforeseen obstacles may come up as well, such as a death in the family or physical illness. But
People often say there aren’t enough hours in the day, or there is not enough time to help out, or do homework, or do anything new that they want to do with someone that they want to do it with. School gives you a ton of homework, especially in college with both reading material and assignments. For someone like me, who struggles with reading, there just seems to be no point because I have a hard time comprehending what I read. It takes so long. I find time to work on my assignments little by little. It is hard for me to balance school, homework and working. I am fortunate that in my job I have a lot of down time which enables my being able to work on my homework while at work. My bosses are very understanding and encourage me to do well with
“Woohoo!” I yelled as we past the CN tower. “This is AMAZING! I feel so… I dunno? FREE!” Adriana looked back at me as a broad smile grew on her face, replacing a concentrated look.