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Being a Hawk is the best thing I could have done right in life.

ericWell, turkey break is over and it’s time to go back to reality. Time to face our finals and start studying hardcore. That turkey break wasn’t enough for me mostly because I procrastinated the whole week. Just when I thought I had gotten better at avoiding procrastinating too. Even though I didn’t get any work done during the break, I did get to reunite with my family. Family that I have not seen in many years showed up on Thanksgiving Day. It was amazing to see how happy everyone was. I did not get a full week of vacation like I used to in high school, but I don’t really mind since the semester is almost over. I still cannot believe that in one week classes are done.

This will be my last blog for the semester, Hawks. It’s a sad day, USA. It’s pretty insane how fast time flies. I have noticed that as I grow older time starts to go by faster. I hate time. I wish I could savor each moment of my life longer. I feel as if the semester has just started and now it’s almost over. I can still remember being in fifth grade. That was one of the best years of my life because I got my first girlfriend. Well, if you count sharing fruit snacks and holding hands for two days. Sounds like kindergarten love. I don’t want to grow up anymore.

College is hard and it’s only going to get harder, which is why I have to strive for the best. Being a first generation college student is really hard, and unfortunately my family hardly shows support. They don’t know how big of a deal it is to be a college student. They showed support the first couple of days when I got accepted into college but other than that not much. I really do need encouragement to keep going. Family is what keeps us fueled. Other than that my semester at UHCL has been outstanding. All the new people I met and all the wonderful activities I enjoyed were wonderful. Being a Hawk is the best thing I could have done right in life. I will never forget all the experiences I am experiencing at UHCL. They are some of the best in my life. I’m kept busy all the time and that’s a good thing. It keeps me from watching TV shows on Netflix. Finals are around the corner and I should stop distracting myself from studying.

Well, that’s it for this week, Hawks. Hope you all are studying because finals are coming up and they really know how to throw a punch. So get your gloves ready to challenge finals. Study, study, study! And don’t forget to catch up on sleep!

-Eric

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The amazing Hawk life

Hey there, Hawks! The semester is almost over, so hang in there. We’re about to go head-to-head with midterms. Be sure to train hard and knock them out. Show them who’s boss. That means I’m going to be studying hard and taking breaks often because I don’t want to fry my brain.

eric 1Speaking of my brain being fried, that’s exactly what happened when the lunar eclipse happened this past week. I stayed up all night to go see the eclipse 3 a.m. at UHCL. The Astronomy Club hosted this little get together for the students. They had telescopes and other equipment specialized for stargazing. It was a remarkable sight to go see, and I don’t regret the early hours at all. The university looks so empty at night; I kind of like how it looked. So many deer come out at this time, it’s amazing. I got to learn more about the Astronomy Club and about the universe in general.

This past week the university was giving out free froyo (frozen yogurt). It was a eric 2great way to get my mind of all the assignments I have due, and everything that is going on with academics. I learned some great ways to stop procrastination, which I’m procrastinating on trying. The flavors were to die for. I chose paradise punch and I sure did make the right choice because it was great. Frozen yogurt is a healthy snack until you put all the chocolate and candy on it like I did.

This past week was also National Coming Out Day. I got to paint my hand and place it on a wall. Sounds simplistic, but it was a lot of fun. The Unity Club did a great job of organizing this amazing event. I got to hear so many brave people share their coming-out stories. That takes a lot of guts. The cookies were amazing, especially the oatmeal ones. I’ve been going to the gym a lot more now (I’ve gone for 2 days), which is a lot for me. Sure, I go for like 15 minutes and then leave, but those are the most vigorous 15 minutes of my life. The gym helps me take my mind off school, which is what I need because if I don’t take breaks, I’ll have a breakout and go on a rampage one day.

The stress levels college students experience is intense; I’ve never been so stressed, but on the bright side I have an interview Thursday to see If I become an orientation leader. Hopefully, I get accepted. I really want to help other people through all the questions I had when I started school here. I’ll be sure to let them know that there are no PowerPoints in history class. UHCL is full of so many great opportunities. I’m glad I’m a Hawk!

What’s been your favorite part of being a Hawk? Let me know, I’ll be sure to reply to all of them.

-Eric