Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Place to Be!

If I had to choose my favorite spot on campus, it would probably be the Bell Tower. It's a great place to relax and hang out when school is just getting to be a little too much. It's also a good spot to sit and enjoy the pretty weather and just get away. I instantly loved the Bell Tower from the first time I visited campus, and last year during formal it was the first place we tried to take pictures (even though the sun didn't seem to cooperate). It has just always been my go to spot on campus, and I think it's one of the best features of our campus. Not to mention, have you seen it all lit up at night? It's gorgeous. Our entire campus is really pretty, but I don't think much compares to how the Bell Tower looks at night time. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jag Swag!

Since being at South, I have accumulated tons of  "Jag Swag", mostly because I have an obsession with tee shirts. I think my favorite is my Grey South Sweatshirt with pink polka dotted letters across the front. My parents bought it for me in February before I came here for Fall 2013. I came from out of state, so it was a big decision for my parents to send me out of state for college. I ended up using that sweatshirt in my senior pictures and I also put it on my graduation announcements. Being a Student you really have tons of opportunities to show off your school, and you'll probably accumulate more Jaguar apparel than you know what to do with!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Favorite Campus Activity!

There is always so much going on around campus, it's rather hard to choose a favorite. If I had to choose my absolute favorite, it would probably be Alpha Gamma Delta's spring formal from last year. I loved getting all dressed up in formal dresses with my sisters, and getting to go to a beautiful hotel downtown for dinner and dancing was so much fun! A few of us also had a photographer come and take pictures, and they turned out really well. It was definitely a night I will never forget!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

If You Do What You Love, You'll Never Work a Day in Your Life!

My favorite class that I have taken at South this far has to be my Intro to Nursing class, NU 101. I have known since High School that Nursing was the path for me, however, everyone told me that once you got to college, everything changes. I decided to take NU 101 just to make sure that I was on the right path, and I was really going to like what I was going to do in the future. I can't even begin to explain how I felt when I realized that Nursing was my future for sure. I loved talking about Nursing school, and also got excited with every activity that we did. We got to go into the labs, get familiar with the building, and most importantly, meet the staff that we were going to be working with. We learned many things that would prepare us for Nursing school, and the staff was sure to give us tips along the way. If you are considering Nursing school, I would recommend taking this class. I made some great friends who were interested in the same things as me, and learned a lot. By the end of the class, I was reassured that I was on the right path, and that my career was going to be something I loved. I am hopefully starting Nursing school in the fall, and I couldn't be more excited to start this new journey! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

J-A-G-U-A-R-S for U-S-A!

Here at South school spirit is a must, but especially this week. Homecoming week is my favorite week of the year. There's something fun to do every night, whether it be the famous Junk the Jungle, or something like a canned food drive, there is always something to see or do. Homecoming week brings out the best in us Jags, and shows everyone just how proud we are to be here. Sheet signs line the traffic circle, and everyone is finally getting to wind down after their midterms. Probably my favorite event of this week is the parade and pep rally that go on tomorrow night. Everyone is finished with their week of classes, and they are able to spend a few hours having fun and getting pumped for Saturday's game. I love seeing all the floats everyone made, and how excited everyone is just to be a Jag. This week really makes me realize the things that I love most about South, and the many reasons why I love being a student here!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

My Favorite Experience at South!

South Alabama has a lot of perks for their students, but I have to say that my favorite by far is that we get in free to all the sporting events. There isn't much that I love more than cheering on the Jags during football season. Not much beats a Saturday spent at the stadium waiting on game time. I have had tons of fun tailgating, eating, and hanging out with all my sisters, and those are probably some of my favorite memories at South. 

My absolute favorite memory here at South so far was being able to attend the first EVER sold out football game here at the University of South Alabama. Being able to sit in the Student section and cheer on the Jags was incredible. It may have been hot, but we made the best of it, and win or lose we still felt pride for our team and we still love our Jags! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Been There, Wish I'd Known That

Coming into your senior year of High School, there is so much you have to do. All of the sudden there's college visits, scholarship applications, college applications, and tons of pressure concerning your future. Here you are, a student who up until this year had no concerns about all these applications, and you're expected to be a pro and know every detail of your future. Well, lucky for you, you aren't the only one who is going through this. My senior year I wish I would have had someone in college tell me what to do to make this whole process easier. Here's a few things I wish people had told me when I started the busiest and happiest year of High School: 

1) Apply for everything, even if you don't think you qualify! I filled out so many applications for scholarships that by the end of my senior year I was sick of filling out my name and address on paperwork. I could have probably applied for more, but I didn't pick it up if I didn't fit every detail. I found that on our school's scholarship night, that not many students fit the exact criteria they listed. I missed out on A LOT of opportunities for scholarships because I didn't feel like I would get it. Being Out of State, I could have used every penny. My point is APPLY! Just go to your guidance office, or wherever your school has their scholarship list, and grab one of each. The worst that could happen is you don't hear back, however you could also get some much needed money for College!

2) Don't be afraid to over-pack! When I came to school, I didn't end up packing everything I actually needed. On move-in day, I sent my parents to Walmart with a laundry miscellaneous things that honestly I had thought about and then figured I wouldn't need. For example, snacks for the dorm. You never know when you'll want some goldfish or a soda, and you don't want to walk all the way to the Dining Hall just for something small.  Another example would be little area rugs. For me, I don't like stepping out of bed onto the cold tile floor, and I definitely don't like stepping out on slick tile when I get out of the shower. If it crosses your mind when you're thinking about what to take to college, get it. You're probably going to need it or end up buying it when you get here. 

3) Don't take any of the luxuries of home for granted! Enjoy watching T.V with your parents, home-cooked meals, and all of the fun stuff that goes along with High School. Don't rush your senior year, because I can guarantee that although college comes with some of the best memories of your life, you're going to miss your hometown, Mama's cooking, and as much as you don't think so now, High School. So go to every event your high school does, try something new, and get excited about what lies ahead when you graduate in May. Let your senior year take its time, and don't wish it to be over!