New Year, New Semester

Mercedes
Welcome 2013! I know this year will bring lots of new adventures, all of which I am excited for! I am sure the seniors in high school are excited as each day in the second semester marks one day closer to graduation! You guys are almost done, hang in there!! Even the juniors, you are closer to senior year! Hooray! My brother is  junior this year so my house is once again filled with lots of college talk, making sure SAT’s and ACT’s are taken, and college campus tours are scheduled.

Winter break is coming to an end and I enjoyed every minute of it. It was the first break from school I’ve had that didn’t involve any homework so that in itself was a new experience! I have a feeling it might take a while to go back to school mode considering I have gotten in the habit of sleeping away most of the morning on this break! It is a good thing my earliest classes are either at 9:30 or 10:00 am.

Even if I am not thrilled at the thought of having to do homework, and study, and take tests, I am so excited to get back to my home which is Suite 404! I have a feeling once I get back it will feel like I never left and I am quite excited to see what TU brings in the coming spring semester!

Return to a Different World

Khristen
Ahh, being off of school: no more homework, no more tests, no more Tulsa. As a reminder, I am from a little town in Southeastern Oklahoma about three hours away form Tulsa called Durant. I’ve always wondered how different it would be to go home from college. I have been fairly involved in clubs and things at TU and as a result did not go home much this semester. Christmas break is my first time to be home in a while and definitely the first time to be home for so long (we get a whole month off of school!). Obviously going home is completely different for different people with different families, but let me share some of the differences that I have experienced from this going back to my family.

First, and possibly the most obvious, is the presence of rules. However, my parents and I get along pretty well and we had a talk about curfew and other such rules before it became a problem. So while I did still have a curfew and got to run all the errands EVER, these were not really a problem for me. But for sure different from college!

Another thing that is pleasantly different is the FOOD! While the food at college isn’t the worst ever…. =/ it will never compare to the delicious food cooked by your own mom. :)

Lastly is just getting to be around your family. :) I’ve missed them a lot and it has been great to spend time with them over this break. However, I do miss my campus and friends at TU! But the break’ll be over soon and return to the world of college we will. :)