Love is in the air, folks– and so is some sort of flu bug! I have to say, February is one of my least favorite months. At least it’s short. Otherwise, I wouldn’t know how to handle the brutal cold it brings. Also, all the snow. The other day my nana called to ask how much snow I thought we had. She was asking for all the ladies who live on her floor. I think the only nice thing about this month is that as the days go by, I can almost see Spring Break in sight. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to be headed somewhere warmer.
While I keep reminding myself to stay strong until the third week of March, I would also like to give a huge thank-you to the UMPI community and anyone who supported the U Time’s fundraiser. As some of you may know, the U Times held a raffle fundraiser for three weeks. With the club members having met their goal within the first week of sales, their success would not have been possible without the outpouring of support seen from individuals both on and off campus.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now, folks! I hope you all caught the awesome day-after Valentines Day candy sales. I know I surely did!
I hope everyone is staying warm in this chilly weather. I know that I’ve pulled out almost every article of warm clothing I own already! If I’m being honest, though, the hat and mittens actually came out in late October. Also, I’ve worn my L.L. Bean boots a lot more than I like to admit (sorry, Birkenstocks).
The holiday season is right around the corner and I know that I’ve already started my shopping. With that in mind, don’t forget to be nice to the retail and restaurant workers this holiday season. Everyone is going through something and a little kindness gets you a lot further than a breath of rudeness.
Be sure to stock up on hot chocolate and fuzzy socks: I feel a snow day is coming sooner rather than later. Stay safe out there on the roads and watch out for black ice! Happy holidays.
From where I’m sitting, I can see that the trees outside of Pullen/Folsom Hall are bare. This can only mean one sad thing: snow is coming. Now I know it’s only October, but I swear I saw some snowflakes last night when I was driving home from work. Don’t fear though, because that just means it’s that time of the year when Netflix starts to release all their cheesy Christmas movies. It also means I have an excuse to wear wool socks with my Birkenstocks again. Oh, how I love the crisp fall air and all the excuses cold weather brings me.
I’m back, school is in session and that can mean only one thing: summer is over. I hope that you all are finding your groove, getting back into the swing of classes and hopefully avoiding the nasty cold going around.
It’s starting to get chilly up here, but don’t fret: it’s pumpkin spice season! Live it up outdoors while you can. Before you know it, we’re going to have 12 feet of snow. Get out there and support our sports teams. The women’s soccer team, for one, is off to an amazing start. Go Owls! Maybe get a group of friends together and tromp around Goughan’s Berry Farm’s corn maze. There are so many options. Oh, how I love fall.
I can’t remember the last time I’ve read something as emotionally powerful as “Charlotte’s Web.” I’ve searched the bottom shelves of children’s bookstores everywhere and nothing comes close. That pig and that big-hearted spider have changed my life and ruined any other piece of literature until now.
This issue of UMPI’s University times has stories so wild and so moving that they make “Charlotte’s Web” look like it’s made for babies. These students have real talent and I wouldn’t be surprised if among them was the next William Shakespeare. Lol, Brandy
Dear Readers, There is no greater reward for finishing your finals than winter break. Being able to celebrate the holidays, take a deep breath of relief and spend time with your loved ones makes all the hard work worth it. Fall semester is a tough one, especially since it turns into winter semester very quickly. Make sure you get in some rest and relaxation over break so you’re prepared for when spring semester, which is really still winter semester, rolls around.
The issue we put together for the end of the semester is always a difficult one. All of our U Times staff are busy with finals and prepping for the holidays while also producing content for the paper. It’s a difficult balance but they do it so well and they deserve a big thank you. The best way to thank our great writers is to be great readers. Take time out of your break to sit down and read the stories they’ve written,. I promise they’ll be worth every word.