So… I haven’t been on here in QUITE awhile. A ton has happened since my last post. Last semester wrapped up well; grades, body, and mind are all still intact – no small feat, as you’ll soon learn, for your average college student.
Many new developments have taken place in the life of Taber in the past few months, most notably being elected practically out of the blue to be president of my fraternity. That may not sound like too much, but given I hadn’t even entertained the idea of being in charge of/ responsible for a large group of college guys until it was announced I had been elected to do the job. SO, I’m now living in the fraternity house (my fourth living arrangement in four semesters…) and fulfilling all the duties that go along with the new position. As much work as it is, though, the pros far outweigh the cons.
Another development, I think (I can’t remember exactly when I last blogged), is my new mentorship at Will Rogers High School, just a couple blocks east of TU. A new organization here on campus is working with the underprivileged school to develop mentor and tutor relationships between students from each school – kind of like a localized Big Brothers Big Sisters. My “mentee,” Ta’andre, and I meet once a week for after-school tutoring/catch-up, and then I go two times a week to sit in on classes with him. It’s a great experience, as I can see his grades rising every week and see our relationship developing as his trust in me grows. It’ll be my goal over the next two years to convince him how important it is to graduate high school and to help him actually achieve that goal. Wish us luck!
Classes are looking good this semester. I actually like every one of my professors. Very few students at any college could say the same. Even the boring subjects like Management Information Systems aren’t that bad with a good teacher at the helm.
That’s it for now. Off to the gym so I can fit back into my pre-Holiday jeans. Later!