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Run Baby Run

(Athletics, Class of 2015) Permanent link
Wu Photo As the new academic year starts so does my cross country season. I loved running since my freshmen year in high school and this year I am looking forward to this new cross country season. This season will definitely be a challenge because of many factors of underpreparing for this season. I am coming into this season lacking the conditioning I got over Swab Summer and also an injury last spring. It is a lot harder to work back to the shape I was previously in, but I know what I am capable of and I am determined to slowly get back into shape and have a fun cross country season. I am excited to work hard and see where that leads me this season after this weekend’s meet.


The women’s cross country team had their first meet yesterday and we were able to place 3rd overall as a team! It was not the best race for any of us really, but it was not bad either. It was a solid race to start the season off with and I know I can only improve from here!


“Lace up your shoes, ay oh ay oh, Here’s how we do, RUN BABY RUN!”


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Back to Work

(Academics, Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2015) Permanent link
Martin Photo Well, we’re all back in the swing of things here at grand ol’ CGA. We are all settled into the groove, but there are still plenty of bumps. It is no doubt going to be a really tough academic semester and I’m already feeling the heat, but the classes are fun for the most part. Being in marine environmental sciences, I get to have some cool labs outside and learn about relevant things to everyday life like the plants around us or the weather above our heads.


One of my favorite classes is Marine Biology. Our very first lab, we all jumped in vans and rode over to Waterford Beach to study the estuary habitat located there. Basically, we got to play at the beach, catch crabs, eat edible plants, sun tan, and learn about some cool things to brag about the next time you’re at the beach. Let’s just say it was much better than sitting in Multivariable Calculus class… The teachers are all really helpful and I am happy I chose this major now.


The big challenge for me this semester will be being able to balance my new EMT class with my regular classes. The EMT class meets for 20 hours a week on top of the 27 hours of my CGA classes per week. I asked a buddy back home how they judged credit hours for his college. He said the number of hours in class per week is your amount of credits. Well, by normal standards, I am taking 47 credit hours, a little more than the 16 for a normal full-time student. So it’s a busy semester, but it’s all fun stuff to learn about. The EMT class will get me to be a nationally registered EMT by Christmas, which is essential information wherever you go, but especially in the Coast Guard. I will also be able to volunteer medical supervision for sporting events and the like around campus. So that is exciting, even if it means a few less z’s.


With the EMT class, it's impossible to go on trips on the weekends because a bulk of the class is on the weekends so I’m sorry that I don’t have any travel adventures to talk about, and that will be the case for the rest of the semester. Not too much play this semester, but it will be worth it in the end.


More about Matt.