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Time For A Study Break

Welcome back to another week of school, Hawks! I hope everyone is surviving midterms. This past week was full of midterms, I Heart UHCL and field day!

This past week was the beginning of midterms for me. The long awaited nightmare was finally here. I had promised myself I would start days in advance to study for midterms, but as a master at procrastination I was unsuccessful. Quick college tip: try not to procrastinate on studying right before the exam. Cramming makes my brain hurt. Although I’m decent at cramming, it’s not always successful and won’t be a good habit for the future.

kickI had to ease my mind somehow this week, and man was I glad we had the recess and kickball event Oct. 13. During the recess we competed in games like egg toss, relay races, tug-of-war and soccer shootouts. I felt like I was back in my elementary class field day. It was probably one of my favorite events I have attended this semester. Blue Team won. Although I was on Green Team I still had a lot of fun. It wasn’t long after the recess ended that the Student vs Faculty Kickball started. I, of course, was expecting the students to win, mainly because we are younger. Man, was I wrong. UHCL professors are really fit. They can run, kick and catch. You might think they are robots.

UHCL had a lot going on this past week. I Heart UHCL Day was amazing sight to see. It was such a great way to take a break from midterm season. I volunteered for The Wingspan booth during the evening, and I was so glad to see so many students involved in the event. There were so many more great events, but sadly I was not able to attend all of them this year. There’s always next year!

Well, that’s it for this week. Hope you all survive midterm season. Study hard and don’t forget to take breaks in between or else you might fry up your brain.

-Eric

The procrastination level in me is off the charts

ericAnyone else counting down the weeks till school ends? It’s not so far away, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have work to worry about. The procrastination level in me is off the charts. I just want to be sitting on the sand gazing out into the ocean; it sounds so relaxing. Before I can do any of that stuff I have to finish my classes, which I haven’t really talked much about this semester. My classes aren’t as hard as the ones last semester seemed to be, yet I still find myself struggling even more. The basic concept of what the classes are composed of is pretty straightforward, but I get confused half the time. I don’t know if it is because I got too comfortable with the whole college thing. I have literally been typing my essays the day before they’re due, and I know that’s the worst way to write an essay. With so many campus events, there are even more reasons why I procrastinate. The retreat planning for orientation training has been done and now we are just waiting on the date. I honestly am looking forward to this a lot. I have never gone camping and I really want to make s’mores like they do in the movies. Getting to see all the new orientation leaders in one place for the first time, seeing them bond, and seeing them have fun will be a memorable experience. My three great friends that I have been given the chance to meet will be there as well. I’m always glad that we are all part of the Orientation and New Student Programs. I don’t know what I would do without them. Helen Nguyen and Nelly Tanori are truly amazing people, and I’m glad to have meet them and have them in my life. These next three years with them will be the best because they will be by my side through thick and thin. That is all for this weeks blog, guys. Keep up the good work Hawks! It’s almost summer time!

-Eric

“You’re the only Hawkty I see”

Round two of midterms are coming up. I honestly am not worried at all because I think I have this whole college thing figured out. Well, at least for the meantime.

This past week was pretty negative. I had so many noodle days. These are days where I don’t feel like doing anything, which wasn’t so good because I had quite a bit of assignments due. Luckily I still managed to get them done on time. I felt like a superhero saving the day with a five-page essay.

I want to talk about procrastination this week. It is a skill, that if mastered correctly, will still not work in your favor. I should know. Sure laying in bed with nice cup of coffee sounds nice, but being productive on work is something better. Netflix and season five of Pretty Little Liars won’t get your essay done.

Some ways to avoid getting distracted from technology is simple. Turn it off! Although this may not be easy for some, it is the main thing that causes distractions. Once you finish a paragraph of your essay, reward yourself with checking one notification. If you’re the type of person that likes food, reward yourself with a snack instead. Learning to lessen the urge to procrastinate will help everyone in the long run. I honestly wish procrastination never existed.

ericAnother topic I would like to touch on this week is friends. Many of us are really comfortable with the people we hang out with. Socializing with new people and hanging out with them gives you a better perspective on the types of people at UHCL. There are so many people to meet and not everyone is the same. One of my New Year’s resolution goals was to meet over half of the entire school by the end of the year. I know this is probably a difficult goal, but, hey, we all have to set our standards high. Some really simple conversations starters are:

“Are you as stressed as I am?”

“Hi, I’m about to have a mental breakdown from school, what about you?” or the classic “Are you from UHCL because you’re the only Hawkty I see.”

Whether these work or not, at least you tried and they would see your effort and then maybe end up becoming best friends forever with you. These are just some simple ways to enjoy the college life.

That’s it for this week Hawks, and remember study and meet new friends. I challenge each one of you to make at least one new friend by the end of this week. Good luck!

-Eric