Just Like Home

 

03_16_2014_tu_basketball_reception_reynolds_ec0580I didn’t always want to study abroad. Tulsa became my home away from home very quickly and the idea of spending one of my eight semesters in a different place didn’t seem like something I really wanted or needed to do. As time went on I came around to the idea of being adventurous and leaving TU for awhile. I have loved my experience abroad and I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone by. There are definitely certain things I miss about campus life, but I got to experience some of them this weekend!

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FISHer South takes on the Aquarium

As many of you might already know, Fisher South is the all-freshman residence hall at TU. I have the great pleasure of working and living there. Seriously… it’s the best place on campus!

Fisher South Staff

I’m convinced that some of the coolest people on campus work in the building, although I may be a little biased.  But, what is even cooler than the staff are the programs which are put on for the building.  Since the hall is all about the freshmen, Fisher is responsible for the First Year Residential Experience or as it is commonly referred, FYRE (pronounced FIRE). These programs are typically geared towards giving the freshmen an opportunity to get off campus, get to know Tulsa, or get them plugged in with different things around TU.

Recently Fisher South went to the Oklahoma Aquarium as a FYRE program. It was the first time I had been to the aquarium here in Tulsa, and it was a lot of fun! One of my favorite animals to watch were the jellyfish, even though I am actually really scared of them.

Jellyfish

There was also this really cool exhibit where you could crawl in a little door and then stand up in this little cubbyhole and look at the fish from inside the tank.  It was suppose to be meant for kids but we crawled in there anyway :)

Fish tank

There is also a shark tunnel that created perfect picture backdrops.  You just get to watch as sharks swim all around you.

shark tank

I was really sad when we had to go but, the trip was a lot of fun, and rumor has it that another FYRE trip will be a day at the Tulsa Zoo! Until next time!

on the bus

TU Treks

TU Treks is a student organization that is designed to get students off campus and outdoors! We go camping. We play paintball. We jump at Sky Zone (which isn’t outdoors, but still a great time) and most recently, we went to Chandler Park to go rock climbing and geo-cashing. In case you aren’t familiar, geo-cashing is an activity in which people plug coordinates into a mobile device and then use those coordinates to find hidden treasures other geo-cashers have left behind. Continue reading