It’s moments like this that remind me how lucky I am to live in such an amazing place. I mean, look at that sunset!
Here are some photos from my service trip to New Orleans! It was such a great experience. Pictured are photos of the French Quarter, our group, and the house we worked on in the Lower Ninth Ward. Oh, and beignets from Cafe Du Monde. Yummmmm.
Hi y’all! Good news! SPRING QUARTER HAS BEGUN. I’m back from the Big Easy and couldn’t be happier to be back in Seattle. One of the more favored times of the year, spring quarter is full of beautiful flowers, more sunshine, bright green colors and a little more warmth! It’s one of my favorite times of the year, and a really fun quarter at SU. As you might have noticed, I’m pretty excited about it.
A few events to look forward to:
Quadstock - organized by our very own Evan Johnson this year, it’s our day-long, on-campus music festival. It’s low-cost, there’s great food, fantastic music, lots of dancing, and fun games! The lineup will be announced in the next few weeks so stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated!
Sasquatch - the “grown up” version of Quadstock (and by “grown up” I mean the Northwest’s largest music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater). It’s 4 days of non-stop music, acts ranging from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Azalea Banks, to Vampire Weekend and Mumford and Sons. It’s a popular weekend away for SU students and Seattleites alike, and (cross our fingers) the weather is usually gorgeous!
Sunshine - you heard me. Sunshine. Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, in my opinion, and springtime is no exception in the Emerald City. Flowers are blooming, water gleaming, and Seattleites begin the transition out from winter. It’s a site to see. Parks fill up, tank tops come out of the back of closets, shorts become a part of our daily dress, and parks fill up with runners, dogs, and kids. I know I’m being a little ridiculous but hey, ask any of the other bloggers and it’s pretty accurate. Spring is a time of renewal, both in nature and in real life. It’s time to shed those winter blues and to get out and enjoy spring!
These are just a few of many things to look forward to about spring quarter, and then it’s summer! The year has flown by! For those of you coming back from Spring Break, I hope you had a fun and relaxing vacation and please let any of us know if you have any questions as that May 1 deadline approaches. Best of luck with your college decisions!
Gossi…I mean, Erik.
Yesterday was my 20th birthday and I spent the day eating delicious food and spending the day with my closest friends. I started the day off by going to brunch with my divas (pictured here) at Coastal Kitchen; I had crab cakes with poached eggs, hash browns , toast, and oyster shooters! - delicious! Next, we all took a much needed afternoon nap with the sun shining in on us and then proceeded to watch some parks and recreation. Later in the evening, I had another delicious meal with some other friends and Poquitos and had some amazingggg carnitas tacos (yes, there is SOME good Mexican food in Seattle). To end the day, I spent the evening hanging out and relaxing with friends. It was a much needed break in the midst of finals and all in all I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day full of amazing friends and family. I am so lucky to have these people in my life. Until next time! Wish me luck on finals!
Earlier today my good friend Catherine and I were selling hand-crafted jewelry (made by SU students and faculty) in the atrium of the Pigott Building to raise money for our trip to New Orleans, just about two weeks away! Can’t believe it’s almost here, the end of Winter Quarter, and finals, is fast approaching.
Finals are fast approaching, and so is Spring Break. It’s already week 8 and the quarter (as always) has flown by. And what’s getting me through right now? The reminder that in less than a month, I’ll be traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana, with a group of 10 other students and two advisors to help rebuild homes for residents of the city whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina 8 years ago. This is one of several service trips offered over the break. Other service trip locations include domestic trips to the Appalachia Mountains and international trips to Belize, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and many more! I’ve never been on a service trip before, this will be my first, and I hope to go on several more during my time here at SU. Can’t wait to spend a week in the cultural capitol of the South. Bring on the fried food, bright colors, sunshine, and incredible history! See you soon, NOLA!
Happy Friday, y’all!!! I’m sitting at my second place of work (the Campus Assistance Center, commonly referred to as the CAC) on this chilly, foggy Seattle morning, and I couldn’t be happier. Fog usually means at least a little bit of sunshine at some point in the day, and I saw a sliver of blue peeking its way through the clouds over downtown on my walk to work. We shall see, but trust me, you’ll know if it ended up being sunny because EVERYONE (including myself) will post about it. Let’s hope it stays for the weekend!
Tomorrow I am giving a campus tour for a group visiting campus and spending time with one of my best friends, Catherine, who’s friend from home is visiting. It’s always fun to show people around the city who haven’t been before, there’s so much to see! On Sunday I plan on going to Cougar Mountain east of the city on a hike with some friends, and then on Monday I plan on studying at the Columbia Tower (and maybe doing a little shopping since I’ll already be downtown…it can’t hurt, right!?) and spending time with my friend Julia. All in all, I hope to have a fun-filled weekend full of time spent with good friends, good food, and exploring the beautiful Seattle area! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well. Until then!