Monthly Archives: February 2013

At the request of a friend’s father….

I’m back!!!!!! I know the enthusiasm from readers may be much less than the number of exclamation points I just used; however, I think it sums up my excitement.  I could list a number of excuses as to why I haven’t been keeping you up to date on the latest Millsaps happenings, but that would be a waste of time and energy PLUS you don’t care.  The fact of the matter is that I have somehow managed to free up some time to and share with you the latest and greatest at the place I call home.

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Millsaps was graced with snow a few weeks ago!

Spring semester has been in full swing for a little over a month now, and I can assure you it has been one of the best.  Between senior year activities, preparing for comprehensive exams, and managing to squeeze time in for exercise and friends it has certainly been busy.  I am often faced with the dilemma of either cherishing the last few moments I have with this group of people and doing things on a whim or finishing out strong and spending my nights in the library.  I think many seniors would agree, and thus far I have been able to find an acceptable balance (for the most part). 

Last Friday the first department officially began “comps season”.  For those that aren’t familiar comps are a series of written and oral examinations testing seniors on their knowledge of the material of their major over the past four years.  They really are quite the doozie, and while mine may not be until next Friday I have been preparing for them for about a month now!  Yea…they’re kind of a big deal….

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For New Years I made the trek to Mexico City to visit my BEST friend from studying in Liechtenstein. Meet Rocio (right) and Sofia (Rocio’s sister). These two are both amazing people, and I am already planning my trip back to visit!

PLUS I had the genius idea to double major so not only do I have one major to prepare for, but I have another subject entirely to study as well.  Good thing I was fortunate to find two subjects I love (Economics and Public Management)!  In between comps preparation I was able to sneak away to the baseball season opener this weekend. The weather caused a few changes, and rather than traveling home and celebrating Mardi Gras with the family I decided to stick around and good thing I did!  The boys managed to end the weekend 1-1 (non conference), and managed to work out the kinks and are ready for their next appearance against Belhaven tomorrow! (details to follow…)

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Some of the greatest gals I know! Hannah Enloe (right) the most amazing roommate and best friend, and Olivia Shepard (soon to be Byrde!) another gal I’m lucky to have in my Millsaps life.

Speaking of upcoming events, this Thursday I have the privilege of traveling to Atlanta with none other than the economics department students AND professors. I mean really?! What other school do you know that takes all of their students to Atlanta and Washigton D.C. (alternating years) and arrange meetings with alumni in Home Depot headquarters, Southern Company headquarters, and even the Federal Reserve?  That’s right Millsaps does that!  The trip to DC last year was one for the books, as I am sure this one will be as well.  I mean after all who couldn’t have a great time on a 6 hour bus ride with 12 students and 3 of our favorite professors?!

I can’t make any promises, but I hope to be able to keep up with my blog a bit more this semester.  There are so many exciting things happening at Millsaps I just can’t find a way to include it all! 

On a completely unrelated topic and major digression-wish me luck as I begin the Lenten season tomorrow sans bread, red meat, and sweets. It sure to be a tough time…

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Over Christmas break I had the amazing opportunity to visit a friend (and Millsaps alum) in Santa Barbara! Meet Lauren Vucovich, one of the most amazing women I know and currently studying towards a Doctorate in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Until next time loyal readers!

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Big brother (Millsaps alum) and his girlfriend made it to Jackson to see me cheer my official last game. 10 years and officially my cheerleading career has come to an end-bittersweet.

 

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