Through my job here in the Admissions office, I’ve been discovering how many cool “holidays” and weeklong events exist: National Nap Day? Pi Day? Grilled Cheese Month? Who knew? The month of April is full of holidays… and this week is no exception. Happy National Volunteer Week!
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The first outdoor telephone line was used on April 4, 1877. More than 130 years later, in 2011, phones aren’t just used for talking to someone in a different building anymore. Instead they can actually be used as mini computers, providing you with tons of knowledge at your fingertips day and night. And these phones… Read more »
How is it possible to manage everything that accompanies college like classes, homework, clubs, intramurals and a social life? Many college students ask themselves this very question. The consensus? There just aren’t enough hours in the day. So they start cutting into the night hours. Instead of sleep, students end up cracking open the energy… Read more »
If you’re a student-athlete, today is YOUR day. Founded in 1987 by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, National Student Athlete Day is meant as a celebration of academic, athletic, and stewardship success. Additionally, April 6 marks the 2011 Giant Steps Awards, which honor those who demonstrate a balance of academics, athletics, life pursuits… Read more »
April is National Grilled Cheese Month—who ever thought something as awesome as this monthly celebration even existed?! I don’t know about you, but I love, love, love grilled cheese sandwiches. And in honor of this wonderful month, here are some tips on the classic sammie that you might enjoy.
Picture your closet. Now focus closer on each pair of shoes you have lying in there. How pairs do you think you see? 5? 10? 20? As a shoe lover, I know my number is even higher than that. In the United States most people have at least one pair of shoes. But that’s not… Read more »
Texas Hold Em’. What is that? It is the fancy term for poker. And yes, it originated in Texas, hence the name. This past month, March 16th, I attended and took part in a Texas Hold Em’ tournament held by the Titan Underground (TUG) with the help of Casino Events. I’ve participated in many of… Read more »
When I take future UWO students out on campus tours, I always get questions about the quality of food here. And this is understandable – we are teenagers and young adults… and we are hungry! But, trust me, you have nothing to fear here! The food is delicious – from burritos at Titan Taco, to… Read more »
After doing a background check on April Fool’s Day, I’ve concluded that this day’s origin comes down to one monumental moment… April Fool’s! In reality, multiple stories are floating around out there, but it’s unclear exactly how this prankster holiday came about. One popular theory dates back to France in 1582. New Year’s was celebrated the previous… Read more »
On the morning of March 11th, I woke up with the usual worries about not having time for breakfast and finding a parking spot at school. I also remember a bit of whining taking place due to the recent oncoming of a cold. While I wasted a bit of time with these issues in the… Read more »