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Fall is in the Air…

(Academics, Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2012) Permanent link   All Posts
 Katie Priesing The air is chill, they sky is graying, and orange pumpkins can be seen in the windows of Chase Hall. It’s hard to believe half the semester has flown by, but, at the same time, my exhaustion level and flipping through my planner provides evidence that it has. This semester I am the Boat House Manager for the Crew teams. I decided not to row this year for a bunch of different reasons, but I couldn’t pry myself away from the team and amazing people that row. This way I am still involved with the goings-on at the boat house. It’s worked out pretty well so far. This past weekend, they rowed in the Head of the Charles. The Head of the Charles is the world’s largest intercollegiate crew race, and they did remarkably well! I am very proud of those girls!

Classes are crazy, as always. In September I wrote about a project on the Thames River. We’re studying eddy formation around Mamacoke Island, an island right off of the Academy campus. We’ve finally finished collecting data, and now we’re analyzing the data from the GPS units through programs like Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS. It’s pretty fun stuff. Sometimes I find myself getting a little overwhelmed, but luckily it’s a group project and the other girls understand what’s happening.

Halloween is coming up! I love it around here for the holiday, because we all get to dress up! I think a few of my favorite costumes have been the fourth class that dressed up like a “Bean Sprout” (meaning she wore civilian clothes like a high school senior would…we can’t wear civies around here until we’re second class. She found a loop hole!), the Popeye and Olive pair (they were roommates…needless to say Olive looked a little more butch than usual) and the “Blue Screen of Death” on a computer that was caused by the unsaved “Final.doc” People get creative, and it is usually a great time.

I’ve got to write a paper for my American Government class, but I just wanted to check in. Email me if you’ve got any questions!

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