This is a rare occurrence. I’m sitting in the library, and it’s only 9 a.m. What is the world coming to? I’ve never studied this early before unless you count cramming in reading before class or something like that. I’m just rarely up this early unless I have somewhere to be, because I’m usually up until one or two in the morning studying. And believe you me, 7:00 a.m. comes reeeaaaaallly quickly when you’ve only been asleep since two.

I used to consider myself not a morning person. I mean, I’ve never been the cranky type or whatnot, but I don’t really like the morning because it means departing from my deliciously comfortable bed.¬†And yet, sitting here at 9 a.m., I love it. Absolutely love it.

It’s so peaceful. No one is talking and everyone is working hard. And because I’ve just come out of a good night’s sleep, my head is clear and I’m feeling remarkably productive. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to figure out, but I think I may be completely changing my study habits from now on.

I’m going to try pulling a Ben Franklin. Early to bed, early to rise. I just hope the wealthy and wise show up sooner rather than later.

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Sadly, I am just getting started with this whole blogging process, but they always say “better late than never,” don’t they? Anyway, my name is Christine, but I am more commonly know as Chrissy! I am a freshman and a Public Relations major (hopefully that doesn’t change), currently enrolled in 14 hours.

College, thus far, has been nothing short of adventurous. There is ALWAYS something going on on campus so you are definitely never left bored. Unless you’re into that sort of thing, I guess. My days recently have be overtaken by homework, pomping for homecoming with my lovely AOII sisters (yes, I went GREEK), U-Sing practice, philanthropy events, date parties, movie nights in the Union, laundry, hanging out with my fabulous best friends/ roommate(s), going to football games, and trying to find time to sleep. Although trying to work everything into my schedule is challenging, it has all already paid off. You surprisingly learn a lot about yourself while you’re trying to find time to do all these random things.

I promise to follow up on most of these things in upcoming posts, but for tonight, my plans include: relaxing with a Dr. Pepper, eating some cupcakes, and making a tower out of my textbooks. These are the glorious rewards of doing your homework early in the evening! ūüôā

Peace, Love, and BOOMER SOONER!

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Hi! My name is Nick Aguilera. ¬†I’m a freshmen at OU who’s currently planning on double majoring in Spanish and International and Area Studies, although I’m not completely sure those are exactly the majors that are right for me. ¬†I was born in Las Cruces, NM, but moved to Oklahoma in the seventh grade and have lived here since. ¬†The University of Oklahoma was not really on my radar as far as college choices go until around the middle of first semester senior year. ¬†I was pretty sure that I wanted to attend college out of state, but I learned of the scholarship that the University offers to National Merit Scholars, came to tour, and have loved it since! The opportunities present at this school are unbelievable and since starting school here I’ve come to realize that even more!

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It’s 4:15 a.m., and I’m on the 12th floor study lounge of Muldrow Tower. I have eight items on my to do list for the night, and this blog entry is number six. My roommate is on my left, studying for Spanish and playing fratmusic.com playlists to keep us awake. My suitemate is on my right, catching up on homework. Why aren’t we sleeping? Because there are three weeks of our freshman year at college remaining, and we don’t want to waste a moment. I’ll sleep when I die.

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Currently reading: Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal by Mal Peet.

Currently Listening to: “Nothing Lasts Forever” by Maroon 5

First,¬†I’m so sorry I haven’t written more. I’ve been busy studying and doing various other things back in the city. Needless to say I got sidetracked. Anyway, the current date is March 11, 2010. Spring Break officially starts at 3:30 on March 12, 2010 for me. And I’ve got to tell you: I’m very happy that I get to have a week without classes. No doubt I will still be studying for, of course, O. Chem II. But still.¬† I think I can speak for almost everyone here on campus when I say Spring Break is the time to relax in our own individual ways. For me, I will be heading back to the city to spend some very much needed time with certain people. It’s really hard to keep up with relationships when you live in different cities. But anyway.

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Currently listening to: “High” by James Blunt

Currently reading: The last few pages of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I’m about to start reading Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival by Anderson Cooper (whom I just love. Such an intelligent man. Can anyone please help me meet him in person somehow?? =] Joke…)

Currently thinking about: My future and what might lie ahead for me education-wise. I’m also worrying about O. Chem (but what else is new, right?).

So we’ve been back in school for almost a month now. Things are picking up. There is more work and studying to be done. I’ve been thinking about my future a lot this past weekend. What my approaching years here at OU will offer me, what my new classes will teach me, what new experiences I will have. Do you ever have those moments when you just think and think about what’s next to come? Well I’ve been having those moments….a LOT. So here are some updates.

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This is the reason I haven’t blogged in awhile. Sorry! But, I’m back in full force!!! Midterms are tests that you have in the middle of your semester. This shows your professor how much you’ve actually been paying attention to his lectures! A word of advice…..GO TO CLASS!!! College is not like high school, where they call roll and call your mom if you’ve missed. There is so much freedom here, but this can be a bad thing! You have to stay accountable for every decision you make. If you choose not to go to class there will be consequences. The good thing about OU is that the professors are understanding! If you’re sick, they’ll let you make up what you missed. You also become a family with the people in your major, all of you want to see each other succeed! Make those study groups. Keep each other accountable with your attendance. If you follow this advice, I promise mid-terms will be a piece of cake….the chocolate kind with A LOT of frosting! Take care!

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This is my first Boomer Blog post, and I’m not exactly sure what to write about.  Now, over the course of the year I have grandiose plans of covering a wide variety of topics and offering all sorts of insight, but for this post I think I will just talk about the classes I’m currently taking.  This is because, against all odds, I think I love my schedule right now. Read more

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TESTS…TESTS…and…MORE TESTS!!! As one of the biggest holidays for Sooner-affiliated people¬†draws near, one thing that has everyone stressed out is upcoming midterms—> which has caused a spreading epidemic that is reaching all OU students, OU-TEXASitis.¬†Instead of focusing on¬†homework, upcoming tests, weekly events, and so forth, emphasis¬†is being placed on hotel reservations, the Texas¬†state¬†fair, festivities, and the¬†GAME!¬†With the bombard of¬†homework assignments, late nights in Wagner Hall, and the many “all nighters” I have pulled, I definitely didn’t think that I would be starting the year off quite like this. Please hold on just a minute….while I catch my breath.

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As a member of a student group, there is no bigger headache than trying to find a time for everyone to meet. Especially if it’s an officer’s meeting.

I mean, if you join a club, you just go to the general meeting time if you can make it (and don’t join the club if the time doesn’t fit into your schedule).

But if you are a club officer, or in a small group of students, then trying to find a time that fits neatly into everyone’s schedule can be crazy and hectic.

Until now… (insert “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” music)…

My friend Andrew found the perfect website for organizing schedules and time. Simply go to www.whenisgood.com, click on every single time that could possibly work for you, and then email that link to whomever is in charge of the schedule. Viola! Magic!

Its a neat little way to make sure you know everyone’s available time. Now you have some semblance of a chance of finding a time that works for all.

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