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18 December 2007 @ 01:19 pm
Hey guys,  
We are all about done with our first semester of college.

How was it? Bad/good/not worthy?

It was fine, excpet the whole issue regarding English, but it's not too bad.

Stories? Tragdies? Comedies? Any ancdotes?
teamariska on December 18th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
My first semester...well, academically I would not have changed anything. I loved all my classes, English 111/Honors English being my favorite. (My first ever honors course!!!) The classes at Wheelock are wonderful. I had amazing professors and did well in all my classes. I became better with time-management and note-taking and thus, classes never stressed me out. I enjoyed going to class every day. I was able to use a lot of what I learned at my second high school in my classes. My field placement was boring but I get to do my second semester placement at my second high school and I am very excited. I have great classes for next semester as well. =)

My social life and dorm life both leave a lot to be desired. Wheelock had the "brilliant" idea of renting out a floor in my dorm to both women and men from another college nearby and they have been nothing but trouble. My dorm was orginally all women but then we had 21 boys in it. Wheelock boys in other dorms are fine...this other college...not so much. A few of the boys sexually harassed me for a long time and it took forever to switch rooms. The boys did not even get in trouble. They trashed the common room, the elevator and are still noisy and bother other people on the floor. This is not their school! But I decided to do something about it.

I switched my major. Instead of Human Development and Child Life, I am an American Studies major with a focus on Popular Culture and Representation. I am examining the role of the media and how it influences our thoughts on sexual education, rape, STD's, etc. I am training to be a rape crisis counselor and will be certified in the state of Massachusetts in July of 2008. I will be there for victims...I did not really have anyone believe me, except for my RA's. I also plan on applying to be an RA. Mine are fabulous and I want to do a great job like them.

I did not get out much. I worked 4 days a week and that became my escape. I went to a few events and joined Admissions Ambassadors but I kept a low profile after what the boys did. I regret that. I hope to get out more next semester.

Alrighty. That's about it. My first semester was certainly eventful. I will be busier next semester, but hopefully have more fun and be happier.
la_pianistala_pianista on December 18th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
i wish i did better academically

also in one of my classes i made the mistake of sitting next to a person from my high school, which i believe prevented me from meeting peoeple in that class
Danya: Music: Altodanica_enjolras on December 18th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
Academically, I'm rather pleased with the exception of my math class. I'm just thankful that I passed it, since my teacher didn't actually teach.

Since I still live at home I'm pretty much in the same position I was in high school in some ways.

Now I just want second semester to begin so we can get into rehearsals for Oklahoma (I never thought I would actually be eager for school to restart >.>;;)
spiceitup2007spiceitup2007 on December 18th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
My first semester was all right- some drama, some homesickness, but I made some friends and had some laughs.

Failed my Chem final, lol. That's my one big tragedy. Still got a C in the class though, thank God for the A- I had before!
a_purple_dream on December 18th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
My first semester was good and bad; sex, love, infidelity, friends, tobacco, alcohol, weird/messy/nosy dorm mates and depression.

Sometimes I wish I would've gone to San Jose or San Francisco State for more social activity but I'm quite happy in my small campus in Hayward. I like the diversity there and the view from the campus.

But overall, I thank god I left Los Angeles. No homesickness whatsoever. But as of right now, I have half a mind to pack up my things and fly back to Oakland. I miss Hayward.

My academics wasn't so hot. passed all my classes except English. The teacher was vague and disorganized. She gave us 3 essays to do in a row. She would say "I know you are working on Essay 2, but here's the guideline and deadline for Essay 3" WTF? I also had trouble with financial aid. I also had trouble getting around since the campus and dorm is up a hill. But that's getting a bit better now.
Allisonwaywardglances on December 18th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
I've decided that my college blows and that I'm transferring next year, but I'm too afraid to tell my mom. haha
Ma Dudewatsgood_madude on December 18th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
First semester was pretty good. I must say, huge change from high school but it's okay. I didn't do as well as I wish I would/know I can. But now I know what not to do next semester and what to do semester.
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Mandadropdead_normal on December 19th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
How did that happen?
Mandadropdead_normal on December 19th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
I partied to much, but ended up with a 2.5 Not to bad, I suppose, for a first semester.
tinytimtrue222tinytimtrue222 on December 19th, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)
riot in the souljoyasaurus_rex on December 19th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)
My grades were really good. I took some interesting classes that inspired me. I am in some really amazing clubs and organizations. I changed my major and my potential career (Creative Writing/Psychology for Journalism to Women's Studies/Psychology but possibly changing the latter to Biology for a premed track to becoming an OB/GYN.)

And I am transferring.
Luke Orionultracreator on December 20th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
I realize I need to put more effort in my classes. It wasn't that bad of a semester. I met a lot of interesting people and some people who I never want to talk to again. Otherwise it was fun
Angiesmartswimmer07 on December 23rd, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
Grades were awesome, got all A's and A-'s at the University of Michigan, I couldn't be happier in that respect.

However, I spent all my time studying and I barely made any new friends. My roomates (I have 2) party a lot. Don't get me wrong, they are awesome girls, but they sometimes don't understand my point of view or my feelings. I don't drink, but I still want to have fun and enjoy myself. I just don't know how I suppose. All I think about is studying or what I should be studying if I'm attempting to have fun. I haven't really found any people who don't like to drink or who just like to have low-key fun/be silly and act silly (not stupid).

I also haven't really found a dateable guy. I went on one day and the guy was a rich SOB. I almost killed him seeing as my dad works for Ford (skilled trade) and I appreciate all the hard work that he does for me. I'd rather have a dad like mine than one like his, but I guess that's a different story.

So I hope to find the balance between schoolwork and social life this semester, and find people I can relate too. I really don't want to go through college sad all the time!

dangerous_rosedangerous_rose on December 26th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
Nothing special truthfully
Jilltakingtheblade on December 27th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
My grades aren't that great, which is disappointing considering I put a lot of effort into my classes (I didn't slack off) and my grades for one class I feel were not really in my control. :/

I definitely made the right decision in going to Rhodes, even though its in the south and so far from all my friends. I did a lot of crazy things I've never done before, both good and bad experiences. At the beginning of the year it was hard for me to stay positive, especially after I had a very bad falling out with someone.

I'm still hoping to make more friends this next semester, but already it seems people are sort of in their own little groups. It takes me longer to get to know people and make friends...I hope there's more people out there like me!
granted_passion: crayons.granted_passion on March 28th, 2008 06:00 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed my first sememster. Such a huge change from highschool, definetly a good one though. Definetly alot more work.