Keep Your Head Up

The semester is now in full effect and there can be days that you can’t take the work or the stress anymore, which is normal. Different papers, exams, projects, then you may have work or another committment. It does get stressful and you start to worry about getting everything done and keeping your grades up. But, sometimes you just need to stop and take a breath. Leave your home, dorm, or apartment and take a walk somewhere or drive to the mall to get your mind off of anything that makes you stress. Doesn’t everything always work out? It may not work out exactly how you want it too, but it will work out just how it is meant to be.

 

Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be.

New Semester

Hope everyone had a great Christmas break!! I can’t believe we are already back for a new semester. I still have yet to get into the swing of things again. Sometimes, it is hard to leave your family and friends from home after spending a whole month with them and once you get back you start feeling a little homesick, especially since you just feel like you just left school. The best way to get back into the swing of things and become busy is to attend events happening on campus and to join activities and clubs. Throughout the week and weekend, there are always hockey and basketball games to attend to keep you busy and involved. There are plenty of clubs on campus for someone to join and they are always welcoming new members. And once classes pick up again, you will have school work and activities to attend, you will be having so much fun that you will forget you were ever homesick. The worst thing you can do if you are feeling homesick is to isolate yourself from everyone and everything that is happening. Good luck on your new semester!

Happy Holidays

I wish all the Neumann University community and to whomever else is reading this, a blessed, fun, and safe

holidays. We are finally done stressing about finals and grades, now take this time to relax with your family

and friends and enjoy the holidays. Before you know it, we will be back at Neumann for another semester.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you and your families!

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End of the Semester

Whether we like it or not, the end of the semester is upon us which means “crunch time”. Papers, exams, quizzes, presentations, then finals to worry about with 3 weeks left of school. I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a lot to do and get stressed easily. I want to give the readers a few quick tips on how to stay calm through this stressful time. First, organization and time management is key. Set up a schedule of when to study, when to do assignments, but also put in a time slot for breaks. Second, keep up a healthy diet and exercise daily to reduce stress. Third, always think positive. You will get nowhere with a negative attitude. Believe that you will achieve everything and do great on everything. Lastly, if you need any help ask a professor or NU student for it. That is one of the greatest parts about Neumann, all the professors are there to help you. Good Luck to all the NU students on their last weeks of classes and on their finals!! 

Making A Stride Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run

On Sunday, October 21, 2012, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Wilmington, Delaware held their annual 5K walk and run to support breast cancer. Neumann University had students participate to support this case. This was my friend, Cassandra Pfeiffer, and I first year doing a breast cancer walk and we were very happy we had this experience.

Many families, friends, supporters, and survivors attended this event. It was exciting and heart touching to see everyone come together to support each other and the cause. It was enjoyable to see the different teams wearing different mottos on their t-shirts, like “Hakuna MaTaTa” & seeing the survivors wear their sash that says survivor. It was also an eye-opener to see how fortunate and blessed I am to not have myself or any one close to me suffer through breast cancer. Seeing these survivors made me realize that if they can get through this battle, everyone else can get through their own everyday battles. “It was a very powerful experience being around all the survivors and supporters. It made me realize how lucky I am to not have breast cancer” was how Cassandra felt after we finished the 3-mile walk.

I believe that the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer did a great job hosting this event and I would recommend more families, friends, and students to get involve to support breast cancer, by either participating in the walk next year or even donating money to the foundation. “Save the Tatas.”

Fall Break

I was counting down the days till Fall Break was here. I have not been home in a month, so I was excited to go home and see my family and friends. I knew fall break was out to a great start when I received straight A’s in all my classes as my mid term grades. I had a lot of exciting things going on at home, like my best friend turning 21 and my sister, who is also my best friend, turning 15. We went out to the Olive Garden (one of our favorite restaurants) & to see the new movie Pitch Perfect, which was entertaining and hysterical. I would definitely recommend to go see it. Another exciting moment was seeing my godson because he means the absolute world to me, as everyone knows. It is a very exciting week for my whole family as well because my godson will become a big brother on Thursday. Unfortunately, I will not be home to see the new baby boy, but I can not wait till the next time I go home to meet him.

Though I was excited to get home and spend time with my family and friends, I missed my apartment and my friends. Everytime I come home I realize what a great choice I made of going away to school for my college experience. I can not wait to go back and have a great Homecoming and Halloween weekend with my friends!

Hope everyone else had a great Fall Break too!!

Why I Chose Neumann University ?

Since I was 15 years old, all I thought about was going away to college. I could not wait to live at school and have that experience. I am from north Jersey so I wanted to go away, but not too far from home. Neumann is a 2 hour drive, which to me was perfect. Not too close, not too far. One main reason I chose Neumann was because it was a Catholic university that has a core set values. I wanted to further my Catholic education and go to a college that has strong values. Another big reason was that it was a small university. I went to a small high school and liked the atmosphere of not being in a classroom with 80 students or not know anyone in the halls. At Neumann, the classes are smaller than a bigger school, which gives you the opportunity for the teacher to learn your name and a little bit of your personal life, instead of knowing you as just a number in their classroom. When I came to open house, everyone at Neumann University welcomed you with open arms and were very helpful in my decision making process. I believe that Neumann University is a perfect fit for me as well as many others looking into it.