The Parent of the Friend Group

I’ve been known to tell/scream to people that they are acting like children. Upon several occasions, I’ve confiscated people’s phones when I didn’t like their behavior, I’ve told people their actions were stupid and they should reevaluate their lives, and I would even discipline them by explaining what they did was wrong and why they shouldn’t do it again. With a burst of lightning and dramatic orchestral music playing in the background, I realized I was acting like a mother to my friends.

This can’t be happening… I thought to myself. How did I get to be the mother of my friend group?

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Update On My Life: Part 4- Health Success & Chicago

June 17th-Present 

 

I’m sure you all have been just dying to know what happened there in the doctor’s office. Well folks this visit was a successful one and thank goodness for that! Though, please skip to the next paragraph if medical discussions make you queasy! I am sure you all thought I was going to get my tonsils out, but to your surprise, and quite frankly mine, I did not. Instead, the doctor numbed my tonsil, took a needle, and drained it. I know, gross. Though I didn’t feel instant relief from the pain, mentally I felt like the biggest weight had been lifted.

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Update On My Life: Part 3- Internship & Summertime Fun

June 6th-June 15th

 

Welcome my friends to Part 3, the part of my life where my summer actually begins! This summer I decided to take an internship in Old City working for an event planning company. No need to fear, I will explain this whole process very soon, but basically I chose to stay in Manayunk for the summer in order to do the internship in Old City, Philadelphia. To do this I simply (although moving is never simple) transferred my belongings over to my sisters humble abode in Manayunk as it is just her and I there for the summer.

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Update On My Life: Part 2- Summer Class & It Hurts to Swallow?

May 12th-June 5th

 

Here we are, Part 2 of my snippet of life. Quick recap of Part 1, I ended up leaving to go home to recover from my oh so painful strep throat. So did I end up not taking my finals you may ask? Unfortunately no. But, the Office of Student Success was very helpful in rescheduling my finals for when I felt better, which was much appreciated.

 

After my finals were done I spent about a week or so at home, and then packed up one more time to move back to school,

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Yearly Wrap-Up: A Few Words on Sophomore Year

Happy Finals Week! This week represents the bittersweet ending to another school year. I can honestly say I’m pretty sad to be leaving Hawk Hill after completing my second year. This year was an unforgettable one; I made new friends, learned a lot,  and had new experiences. In this post, I’m going to write about 3 things that really made this year the best yet.

New Friends

My two best friends, Cass Muratore and Molly McDonald

What can I even say about these two individuals. You know the phrase “other half?” Well I’m convinced I’m divided up into thirds,

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Recovery Awareness Week

This week is Recovery Awareness Week hosted by The Flock and Peer Educators!

The Flock is a student run organization out of the Wellness, Alcohol, and Drug Education Office located in Campion 212. The Flock’s mission statement is below:

The mission of The Flock is to have an open and honest platform of communication on the topic of addiction and recovery. Our ultimate goal is to support our fellow students that are affect by addiction and to spread awareness within the student body at SJU.

The week of events kicked off last Friday with Leadership Lessons: How to Be Successful in Life and in Recovery featuring Doug Tieman,

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Admitted Students Weekend

Even though I never got to attend the festivities of Admitted Students Day when I was a high school senior being behind the scenes as an RA proved to be just as fun. Once you’ve received your red envelope there are three major events that can help you seal the deal:

  1. Multicultural Admissions Program (MAP) – April 1st: MAP is both fun and educational. The purpose of the program is to show incoming students the importance of diversity and inclusion on campus. Prospective students get to spend a night in the residence halls, get familiar with some upperclassmen,

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Senior year: Friends

Am I the only one feeling like I’ve met so many cool people senior year? Between new people I’ve met in class, old classmates I’ve built stronger relationships with, and the regulars at Tuesday night Quizzo at Landmark, I have handfuls of new, cool pals. I always stop and think, “where were you for the last three years of my life?”

I have this idea, and I want to know where you guys weigh in on this. There’s a whole senior year experience, like there was a freshmen year experience, that brings us all closer together.

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Galentine’s Day 2016

The term “Galentine’s Day” was first brought to us via the comedic gold that is NBC’s Parks and Recreation. For some, this special holiday is celebrated on February 13th, but others celebrate it on the 14th, sort of as an anti-Valentine’s Day celebration. Galentine’s Day is a time for girl friends to come together and celebrate one another. If you’ve read my Hawk Mate post, you know I’m a big fan of empowering female friendships. And now, thanks to Leslie Knope, there’s a whole day to celebrate these friendships.

I’m not an anti-Valentine’s Day crusader or anything;

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My First Semester Recap

Well, my first semester as a Saint Joseph’s University student has come and gone just as fast as everyone said it would. As I relish in the post holiday laziness of my winter break, I have been able to take a moment and look back at my first semester. There have been many highs and lows that have accompanied these few short months, and all are what I believe every new college student will face.

 

Roommates & Friends

High: The great thing about college is that you are surrounded by people all day,

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