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We won.

February 22, 2011

I have a medal around my neck…. Gallaudet men and women’s Β swim team took first place in our conference… SO exciting!! Pictures and details to follow.

Hip Hip Hurray!!



February 3, 2011

I am exploding out of the classroom. How many days until graduation? I am loving my classes. Senior year is treating me well. Our team has a very good chance of making Gallaudet history and winning NEAC Champs if our conference… EEEEP!!! πŸ˜€ You betcha I’m living out of my swim locker. Life is good on Kendall Green πŸ™‚

GSR seems like it will be stimulating this semester. I wish more classes were formatted similar to the capstone… so far.

Over and out.

Internship Madness

January 25, 2011

There are so many options! I am at the point in my program where my classmates and I are exploring outside the classroom, in real life interpreting situations (final semester as an undergraduate- BA in Interpretation). It is great! I feel like their is an entire world of opportunities for us, and we just need to pick our path. The hard work and long nights have paid off. Upcoming graduation is making me feel a little giddy… πŸ˜€

Grad school and a REAL job profession seems to be on my mind and in my future. Ohhh nice…. “professional“. πŸ™‚

Some DC Memories

January 24, 2011

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Inauguration, Polar Bears on Capitol Hill, Washington Wonderland

Looking back on a few times I have had as an undergraduate here keep me addicted to Gallaudet. So many memories to be made.

Inauguration: Imagine football fields of people standing as a mass. “President” Obama and that giant purple bow. Yeah, that was just down the street πŸ˜‰ The morning of I remember walking to The Mall and seeing soldiers on Florida Avenue…

Polar Bears: Our zany coach (another Professor Snape- Environmental Lawyer) and his passion to preserve the polar bear population, brought a team mate and me to The Hill as his props. We are pictured above with Congressman Grijalva.

Snowmageddon 2010: Whoaaaaa! There were actually people using their broom pans to shovel. . . clever.

No snow… just ice.

January 18, 2011
4th street NE



Classes were delayed today… a nice start to the semester. Too bad my 8am classes aren’t on Tuesdays. Above is a picture of 4th street NE… Just ICE. I wish there were piles of snow. Caution to walkers… looks like I will waddle to campus instead of biking today.

My first post of the year

January 13, 2011

Every break, students come back and there is a new happy energy. It seems like people are pleased to see everyone and some acquaintances become friends after a hug and summary of each others recent time away from campus. Back to the routine. I am enjoying time out of the classrooms for another week until the semester starts.

Finally unpacked after the move. Feeling a little Minnesota-sick… that’s nothing new. DC is sunny today- time to go outside πŸ™‚

THAT’s whats up…

December 4, 2010

Wow… another whirlwind of a semester and I’m sure any other student would tell you the same (unless they have confined themselves to an isolated dorm room the entire semester). Finals are fast approaching HERE and I spent the majority of my day sitting a the kitchen table trying to crack out a killer paper to pass my GSR class. I now have a much better understanding of the legal issues surrounding gifted education… but I really don’t feel like typing about that anymore until tomorrow when I wrap it up. πŸ™‚

Swimming is AWESOME. I love escaping the stress of life to my under water world, even though I am apparently not moving my arms fast enough. What can I say? I like to enjoy the feeling of weightlessness and gliding through the water more than feeling like a manic kayak paddle flailing my arms only to become worn out… hehehe (sorry coach).

Since I last posted I have moved to a new place. A move during finals isn’t my idea of fun. Thankfully, I have a few friends with SUV’s and kind hearts who were willing to help me haul my precious things (downsizing is not only for hoarders *ahem*). I miss the time when I could fit everything I own in my cavalier. I want that again-so simple…My new roommates are great and I feel like I am the newly adopted addition to a family in this house. Another perk of off-campus living: pets πŸ™‚ Specifically someone’s cute little kitten that has been exploring my piles of boxes since I arrived.

Lastly, school is insane. By school I mean stepping on the campus of Gallaudet University. . . DeafHearingLanguageUseHearingSpaceAudismASLDeafnessdeafnessNewSigners BAHH

There is a lot of talk going on. See the BnB articles about What/Who is Gallaudet and you may feel the hostility too. All I can do is be myself and treat people how I want to be treated. I expect the same from the people I surround myself with too…

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Off to Minnesota in less than a week, excuse the lack of blogging while I get back to passing my finals πŸ™‚


senior blues…

November 5, 2010

Why is it so hard to get through my homework lately? My mind is wandering away from my readings and venturing to what my future holds. Grad school? Move home? Start working? I have been on the educational track for my 22 years of life… what is life outside of school?? I am graduating in May. Scary! Along with my insanity I have been suffering from a mild case of senioritis. It is a task to get anything done.

Today I worked at the open house for new undergraduates looking into Gallaudet. Mostly with (of course) hearing students interested in the Interpreting Department. Ahhh so young, about to graduate high school and thinking about college. I have been feeling the same anxiety I experienced my senior year of high school. DODO NOW??? :/

Sleep Deprivation

October 25, 2010

It seems like everyone of my friends is exhausted. There is just so much to do! We are running through the semester faster than ever. In addition to a heavy work load our schedules are packed with committee meetings, internships, pledge meetings and classwork. Plus finding time for a part time job. Sometimes when I get home I feel like I need time to catch my breath…

Fun things I did this weekend instead of sleeping: relax w friends I hadn’t seen on a while, volunteer at Green Festival, drive through a different part of MD on my way to work and saw the leaves changing to their autumn shades…. It is a beautiful time of the year:)

I will have to bike to the arboretum sometime this week if I can escape the Homecoming craziness!

Living Off Campus

October 14, 2010

Sadly (and thankfully), I have never lived in the Gallaudet dorms.

My first and only dorm room was Moorhead, MN… During my NSO week, at about 7am a freshman walked into my room and pissed all over the floor (wrong room, wrong floor, and waaasteddd). I was not a fan of on campus living.

Living on campus at Gallaudet has always been a little tempting, but for me financially it isn’t a feasible option. I do feel like I miss out on constant socialization, easy access to classes and food, and weekend gatherings…

BUT off campus I have my own kitchen, room, and laundry machine. I have lived with other Gallaudet students or alumni, and I see my friends all the time. My off campus life has branched into a DC life. I feel like part of a larger community here, and I am comfortable with my surroundings.

Many people say the neighborhood surrounding Gallaudet is a little sketchy- which is partially true. I have heard and seen gun shot wounds, and had the police in my house or banging on my door. Fortunately,Β  the scary stuff doesn’t happen much until you are walking alone or late at night… and thankfully never to me. *knock knock on wood*

As always, it is important to be very aware of your surroundings, but I like to think DC has taught me a little street smarts. Say “Hi” to the locals and you can become one. πŸ™‚