Monday, October 27, 2008

Best Week Ever!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!! And more importantly, I hope you all found a new way to get involved on campus this past week!! If not, I have some news for you!
President Dana Mohler-Faria was the guest at the Student Government Association meeting this past Tuesday to speak about the states budget cuts and what it will mean for the school. Even though the school is being forced to make cuts, the administration is trying its hardest to make sure it doesn’t affect the students. They do not want to cut any of the teaching staff because they are essential to the learning process here at BSC. There will not be a freeze on hiring faculty, but there will be a freeze on hiring for any other staff positions that are not completely necessary for the college. There is also going to be a freeze on out of state travel that is not absolutly necessary.
So, with all these cuts, will we, the students, have to pay more to go to school? Hopefully we won’t have to. DMF stated at this past SGA meeting that raising student fees is the last option. And most of you have probably heard that the Science building has been destined for a 98 million dollar renovation. This is still going to happen because this money is bonded, not state appropriated.
I strongly suggest all of you to attend at least on SGA meeting during your stay here at BSC. I was on SGA last year and it is an amazing way to keep up to date on what’s going on here on campus. SGA meetings are every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers (top floor of the Campus Center).

Last Wednesday the event, ‘Karaoke for a Cure”, was held. This event was co-hosted by PC and Sigma Chi to held raise money to benefit the family of a Sigma Chi brother, whose mother passed away recently. First, there was Karaoke, where many people got up on stage to sing, a few people were even brave enough to get up there alone and sing! I watched from the sidelines, the world isn’t quite ready yet for what I have to offer.
After an hour of Karaoke, a comedian got up on stage. I’m not going to say he wasn’t funny, he was at times, but he also didn’t quite know when to stop talking. Right in the beginning he offended a poor girl who had sung her heart out to “Survivor” and after that moment, the audience wasn’t too thrilled with him. He recovered slightly from that downfall and gave us a few more good laughs before falling back into a dark abyss of the unfunny.
All together, though, the event was a hit! People had fun and I hope Sigma Chi was able to raise a lot of money to help their brother in his time of need.
Lastly, this past weekend I hope some of you got out of your rooms and went on the Haunted Tour! I wasn't there, unfortunatly, but I heard it was quite a fright! The tour was of all the haunted spots on campus, and of course Saturday night was a dark and stormy night. So, when you hear bumps coming from your next door neightbor's dorm room, or you think you hear footsteps in the bathroom you thought was empty... you're gunna be wishing you were at that tour so you knew what places are haunted, and what places to stay away from.

Remeber, no matter what your interests are, you can always find something to do on campus! So, stop by OSIL to find out when and where clubs meet. And read your campus announcements to find out what events are happening!

peace out!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Best Week Ever- Homecoming Edition

It's Monday and you know what that means.... everyone is still half asleep? NO! Its means best week ever!!!

Last week was an amazing week, it was BSC's Homecoming!
There were so many PC sponsored events and fun things to do. I was given the idea that because I was a part of the homecoming court, this week I could write about my experience with homecoming.
Myself and the rest of the homecoming court have been practicing for weeks and it came and went in a flash! Thursday night was the big event- the homecoming pageant and I hope everyone got a chance to attend because it was absolutely hilarious. The talents were everythng from Sarah Palin impressions, to crazy dances, to rapping, to TV show spoofs. I personally have never had more fun in my entire life. It was such a rush to be on stage in front of peers and faculty and just have such a good time.
Then on friday night was float building behond Kelly gym. It was freezing but we were all out there from 8pm to midnight. It was alot of fun to watch what all the organizations were doing with thier floats.
Saturday morning was the homecoming parade. All the organizations that built floats Friday night got a chance to show them off in the parade. The homecoming court rode on a patriotic float and the Coast Guard Academy band played in the parade. There was a great turnout for the parade - even President Dana Mohler-Faria came to watch!
Later on in the afternoon was the homecoming football game vs Coast Guard Academy and BSC won 38 to 7! Nice jobs boys! Also at the game they announced the Homecoming King & Queen... Congrats to Chris OCampo and Kerry Fitzgerald!!!

Overall Homecoming was a blast and I hope everyone got a chance to go to some of the amazing events that went on last week.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

WOW is it the weekend yet!?

Hey guys it's that time of the week again!

So this week is looking like a good one, with all these Homecoming activities lined up, you should be staying busy. I won't give you a run down on everything that's going on, just the weekend things to keep you pumped for the next two days.

Friday is gonna be crazy!
  • The day is getting started with a Safety Expo, which will be going on from 11:00am-3:00pm in the Campus Center Lower Foyer. Not only do you get to learn about campus safety, the judical process, and sign up for RAD classes AND enter to WIN PRIZES!!
  • We've got float building going on from 8-Midnight, so if you're a part of any club or organization make sure you check that out to see if you guys are working on a float, and to lend a hand if you are. If you are working on the floats make sure you wander around at midnight and grab some free snacks!
  • Student Spotlight will be in Crimson Dining Hall from 9-10, featuring the Comedic Stylings of Sean Connelly, he's super funny and sure to draw a crowd so make sure you get there early to get a good seat! You won't want to miss out on this one!

Saturday we're gettin' wild!
  • Start you morning off by watching the floats cruise by in our annual Homecoming Parade!
  • Cheer on your friends and follow the crew down to the Football field after to watch a Battle of the Bears, as Bridgewater puts the Coast Guard Academy into hibernation!
  • Don't forget to stick around for Half-Time when the Homecoming Court is crowned!

Or if you're not into football, come support our other teams;

  • Women's Soccer will be taking on Salem State, at 11:00am
  • Field Hockey will be hosting Western Connecticut State, at 1:00pm
  • Women's Tennis will be playing in the Little East Conference Tournament, Semifinals against Rhode Island College at 1:00
Don't miss out on the Homecoming Dance, it's going on Saturday night in the Ballroom from 8:00pm - 11:45! It's a semi-formal, so dress in your best and put on your dancing shoes!

I better see you around this weekend!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just because it is a long weekend doesn't mean you should go home!

Hey guys, its Wednesday again and that means I get to drop some knowledge on you about this weekends events.

First we have the very fun and entertaining Student Spotlight on Friday night in Crimson Cafe (9pm). Come grab a smoothy, plop a seat and take in the good vibrations of the performer. It is sure to be someone who will rock your socks off!

Then come back to the Crimson Cafe on Saturday night for the Program Committee Karaoke Night. This gives all you guys who think you should be on American Idol a chance to shine on the big stage... The stage in Crimson that is! If Karaoke isn't enough of a treat, then you should totally come out for the FREE caramel apples that they will be giving out. Well, actually its a caramel apple station.... They will have a basket of apples set up and a bucket of hot caramel for everyone to dip their apple in. This is something that everyone should come to.

Please remember that the caramel apples are on a first come first serve basis, so get there early and stay late!

Have a safe and healthy long weekend!

(Yay for no classes on Monday!)


Monday, October 6, 2008

Best Week Ever

Ever wonder what happens to that line item on your Bridgewater State College bill labeled ‘Student Government Fee’? If you are a resident like I am, that item is a whole fifty dollars! That’s a lot of money. Well, I have some great news for you! Whenever you see a flier advertising an event hosted by one of the many SGA recognized clubs, well, there’s your money at work. That fifty dollars I pay every year goes towards helping clubs hold many events throughout the year. All that ‘free’ food, we all paid for that! When a club hosts a speaker on campus, we all paid for that too! So, if you are looking for something to do on a Wednesday night, I suggest you make sure your money is being put towards good use, get out of your room and attend some of these events!!

Oh, and one other thing. There’s a water bubbler, full of fresh, crisp water located in the SGA office on the main floor of the Campus Center… You paid for that too! Go fill up your water bottle in the SGA office, instead of using an extra $1.50 to purchase a water bottle in the cafeteria. It’s a great way to not just check out what the SGA office has to offer, but to also help save the environment!

That $1.50 could go to better use, like chocolate! Or you could save it, small amounts of money add up very quickly. I know this all too well, my budgeting abilities are not too sharp. But this past Friday, Freshman Focus had a session dedicated to budgeting in college. I surely could have used that information! I get a check every other Friday from the school, as soon as it’s in my bank account back home; somehow it ends up right back in circulation. I’m sure I really didn’t need to order that pizza from Chessman’s, especially when I could have walked over to the Crimson cafeteria and used my points to get a pizza, you know, those points I already paid for!!

Sometimes that money just has to go, like when I have to buy books in the beginning of the semester. But the rest of the school year, what do I really need to buy? An occasional order of the coveted breadsticks from Chessman’s isn’t a bad thing, but ordering out every week can become a drain on a money supply. And that really cute pair of sixty dollar bright red shoes might be JUST perfect for your favorite pair of jeans, but maybe the pink ones you already have, that are actually almost red, might work just as well? Budgeting requires a certain amount of sacrifice, but it certainly pays off in the end. Maybe there’d be a Spring Break trip in your future?

Of course, I just want to add in a few things about this weekend. I hope many of you stayed on campus this weekend, I did. Gary Peterson was the featured performer of this past Friday’s Student Spotlight series, and Refined Movement was the main attraction Saturday night as they tried to teach BSC students how to dance. If you’ve ever seen these girls dance, you’d know that one Saturday night of learning could not possibly bring anyone to their level!! But, it would definitely be fun to try!! I would totally recommend keeping up with those girls so you can see them perform sometime!!
Peace out!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

SWAT are you doing this weekend?!

Hey All!

Well it's Wednesday and I bet you all know what that means! Yup time for your weekend info.

So this weekend will start off just like every other Friday here at BSC: Student Spotlight! Spotlight will be in the Crimson Cafeteria at 9 PM. This week PC will be featuring a very talented young comedian named Gary Peterson. Gary is a senior here at Bridgewater and from what I hear, a funny guy. If I were you, I'd wait for dinner 'til 9 and grab some laughs while you grab some grub.

Saturday will be quite exciting! Refined Movement is going to join the SWAT team in the large ballroom at 7 and give us dancing lessons. All are welcome to show/learn your moves. No worries about embarassing yourself though, everyone is there for a good time. Refined Movement is cooking up a great choregraphed dance for all of us some come and join!

Well thats the incoming weekend! Be sure to stop by at least one of our events because its all free!!

If you have any questions feel free to call our extension at 2872