Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Street Painting

I am packing for my upcoming trip and the break and I just found a pair splatter- painted sweat pants and I just realized that I got them Homecoming Week at street painting. As Diversity Vice President of the student body, my council and I decided to paint our logo along with the rest of the clubs on campus. Because we have so many organizations painting at the same time, the entire street is blocked off at nine and hundreds of students come out and get a little paint on them as they paint their hearts away to with best Homecoming logo. There was food, loud music, a dance going on at the same time across the street and tons of Aggies showing off their school spirit and club pride. The Native American Student Council won this year; the theme was “here there and everywhere,” and they painted a beautiful feather fluttering around campus. My council had a little extra hand as the painting got out of hand and we began a paint fight!

Talent Show After Show

I live on campus, there are always activities going on, for example I just came across some fantastic pictures of Chase, some of our friends and I lip-syncing at a talent show that we hosted not too long ago. The talent show was for everyone Living Learning Community. We called it LLC’s Got Talent! Our top winners included a guitar and singing piece, a trumpet, and my favorite was a Scottish dance. Chase and I waited until everyone left to sing our hearts out! Ken, the sound technician was laughing at us from the light booth without us knowing because we were singing to Disney’s “A whole new world.” Hey Ken, it’s the only song we both knew!

Krista's Helicopter Ride

Okay so it really wasn’t off the ground but I did it! I rode in a helicopter. Sure was on the back of a truck during the homecoming parade but it was still pretty exhilarating! I and other ASUSU officers rode on Student government float for the Homecoming parade this September. It was so fun because we got both sides of the street to out compete each other in a Utah State cheer. One side of the street would yell UTAH! As loud as they could and the other side would yell twice as loud STATE! We kept this up for about three quarters of the parade but by the time we were done with the parade my voice was gone. What I love about this place is that it’s not just the college that has aggie spirit, the whole town turns out to our events and the parade had so many people with aggie gear that it looked like a sea of blue.

Cram and Flush

It’s approximately three thirty on this fine snowy morning. I am currently finishing up the last of my papers due for the week so I can focus on studying for Global Issues and Latin American politics and government and get ready to go to Egypt. Yes! I leave Friday and I am super excited to get this finals week over so I can sleep on the entire fifteen hour plane ride.

You have to love the college life: no sleep, poor diet, and stress that will make your hair fall out! Haha, okay that’s my case right now but it’s not the same for everyone. One piece of advice, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! Things come up very unexpectedly and it’s better to be ready than scrambling at the last minute. For now I am using what someone told me today is the “cram and flush” method way of studying (I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS BUT AT THIS POINT IT’S URGENTLY NEEDED). The strategy is simple, cram all the information you possibly can into your brain the night or two nights before the test and after the two hour long final with a swift “woosh” the information is gone from your brain, never to be seen again! It’s like magic, even though it will not get you a good grade. I guess I better get back to studying because this method is not effective if there is nothing in my brain to begin with. Good luck with whatever tests are coming up for you and please wish me luck because I am going to need it tomorrow!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


So I’m in the Taggart Student Center, it’s Saturday afternoon and I’m catching up on homework before the night hits so I can go hang out with my roommates. We are supposed to go to Diwali, a dinner and performance event that the Indian Student Association puts on every year. I’m always ready to try new food and I hear from my friends in catering that this year the food is delicious! I have been watching performers all day as they practice and put the final touches on their traditional dances for tonight. The traditional Indian costumes so cool; they are colorful as they dancers twirl. I better go though, I need to study for my History of Mexican Americans mid-term on Monday if I want to do anything fun tonight.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fun on Old Main Hill

Okay, So I was assured this isn't illegal so I decided to share what I was up to around midnight on Friday, and no it was not at the True Aggie Night like so many other students; although that would have probably been fun too, I was having a blast on the opposite side of old main- ice blocking!

Ice blocking consists of buying a block of ice from any local grocery store or gas station, folding an old towel on top of it, and then sitting on it and holding on for dear life. For those poor souls who have never been ice blocking is, don't worry, I had never gone until last week. Your bum gets slightly wet, your courage level goes up, and if you have life insurance, they might up your rate but overall it's so worth it!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Week of Welcome Was Awesome!

Fall semester 2009 is well under way! I got into all the classes I wanted and I'm especially excited about my Middle Eastern Government and Politics class. This past week I helped out with the traditional Week of Welcome or WOW. Everyday there was a fun activity for students. Monday was the start of the Blood Battle, we have a competition every year against the Univeristy of Utah for the most blood donated by a student body and I think we beat them! Later that night I went to the Aggie Stampede and the Sequence Concert. It was so cool to see that everyone was cheering and in Aggie Gear to begin the year off right.
This year’s theme for the week was Get Connected so I got a cool tetras T-shirt for volunteering. Tuesday we showed a free movie in the TSC Ballroom and Wednesday there was a foam dance on the HPER Field. Thursday was one of my favorite nights, I went to help out at High Stakes Bingo where we were giving prizes from I-Pods to $400 bicycles! Friday was awesome too, the traditional 80’s dance had more people than I have ever seen.
On the downside, because I was so busy last week, I need to get caught up on homework for my 10:30 Latin American Government class. Until next time, enjoy your week!