Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Full Moons at USU

Every full moon at USU we have a tradition. There is a status here called the "True Aggie." It can only be achieved by being kissed on the A by Old Main at midnight. (The A is a small platform beside Old Main, its been there a while) Now this is serious business folks, don't laugh it off, cause its awesome. Once the bell tolls 12, the kissing begins. Some of the couples atop the A are long time lovers and some complete strangers. There is a very outgoing nature about it. Its very fun.
This December 2nd the Aggies at the A received a special treat! Santa came all the way down from his work shop in the the North Pole. It was amazing! Everyone who wanted to got the chance to sit on his lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. He was very cheerful and funny. I told him about the one time I spotted him placing presents under the tree Christmas Eve. He told me that I must have been extra good that year, because not too many children get to see him. Well I felt pretty good after that.
Following the experience at the A I got back to work on my papers that were due for finals week.
No, I didn't kiss anyone.
Yes, I am a "True Aggie."
Yes, I do occasionally renew my membership.
If you have any questions about being a True Aggie, Ultimate Aggie or Platinum Aggie don't hesitate to ask.
Merry Christmas Guys!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Halloween at the HOWL

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Have you ever been to a big party at USU? Holy cow, guys, its amazing. A few friends of mine and I all went to the HOWL this Halloween. I'll tell you, it was a fully enjoyable party. There were snacks and cold drinks, dancing, great bands, jaw dropping shows and performances, hilarious costumes and so much more. I hope you get a chance to come to these parties because it is likely you will not attend another party with 6000+ people dressed in great costumes.

What separated this dance from the rest and put it on the top shelf was its entertainment. Massive Monkeys was there and their show was to say the least mind boggling. I was shocked minute after minute by every move that the dance team was capable of. They were dancing around on their hands. They would just decide to stop obeying the law of gravity and leap up in the air and spin there. Fantastic. They would stand on their own brain cases for as long as it took for the audience to recognize how hard what they were doing really was. It all looked effortless and it totally blew my mind away.

Also, the hypnotist had mind powers the like I have never seen. It was like David Blain or Chris Angel, but right up in your face!

The DJ for the dance was killing it, playing jam after fist pumping jam.

There was a local band that my friend Jade and Tom are in. They burnt my ears to a crisp with their own spin on songs no one can resist. I was dancing as hard as I could just to keep up with how frighteningly good their music was.

In the basment the LDS institute set up an amazing croquet course that was challenging and fun. They also set up the Alice in Wonderland video. I walked in just in time to see my favorite scene. You know the one where the Mad Hatter takes it upon himself to fix the white Rabbit's watch. Oh, I giggle like a four year old every time I see it.

It was a happy Halloween for everyone that showed up.

Ever since I started attending USU I have enjoyed going to the big dances and parties with friends. Its a weekend staple that attracts people from all around.

If you get a chance come try it out, cause it will dominate your short term memory then pass into your long term history as one of the best parties you have ever attended.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Folks, I am a senior at Utah State University. Have you ever heard of it? I’ll tell you what, you come try it out, compare it to any other school anywhere and you’ll be happy with your results. It seems that every week I read the school paper or speak with someone we get on the topic on how the school is improving and meeting our needs.

Now, that may sound like a commercial to you but I’ll tell you it’s more of my testimonial.

I love Utah State. I decided to attend USU because first off, I had some family up in Logan, secondly, I had a chance to meet some of the faculty and students before I applied. When they told me about the options I had for my education I was hooked. I applied to other schools but I was so excited to be accepted to USU.

Since then I have never looked back. It was been a wonderful experience for me in every way. I have explored many options in education and found something that I love. At USU you will find so many things to experience and explore.

I have found new loves in sports, education, spirituality, and sociality. I would be lying if I didn’t say that every time I developed a new interest USU had something or someone that would help steer it. This way I have fostered many new curiosities. That is a rewarding experience for me and the educator alike.

You should come up here and check it out. Let me know when you are coming and I’ll show you around.