I'm so sorry that my question of the week has been delayed so long; I've been extremely busy keeping up with school work, mid terms were last week and along with studying for them I also had a few papers to write. So now I'm back in the swing of things and hope to have movies more frequently. The question of the week is how do I get mail at Coe? Well, we have mailboxes, as I am going to explain in my video. You get your mailbox or GMU box for four years. In this nifty mailbox you can receive mail from friends and family and also mail from other Coe students and Coe staff. They're pretty cool and since they are located right near the cafeteria, they are easy to check. Enjoy!
|Our Homecoming Dance group!|
|My friends and I enjoying the football game!|
There are other Homecoming festivities that I didn't discuss because I didn't have a chance to go to them. There was a Powderpuff Tournament (girls playing football) and boys' volleyball tournament for the athletes and Homecoming Follies for those who would like to showcase a talent of theirs. I hope that next year I'll get to check out more of the Homecoming events but for my first year, I had a great time!
He was a great speaker. Levy told a lot of jokes and made us feel at ease. He talked about his career and related his speech back to Gladwell's message of success. The quote Levy kept saying rang true to me was this: Where else would you rather be than right here, right now. And it's true, enjoy the moment you're living in right now. At the end of his speech he gave us a few words of wisdom and here is just a few of his words o'wisdom: idealism, being a friend and having friends that are trustworthy and patience. I left the speech feeling energized and inspired.
So every incoming freshman has certain requirements and activities they need to do, it's all a part of the Coe experience. I got to check one of these items off this week when I attended my Issue Dinner. An Issue Dinner is where Coe brings a speaker in and instead of eating in the cafeteria, we eat in the Lynch Room (located right next to the cafeteria) and listen to the speaker. After the speaker is done, we discuss the issues the speaker brought up with our table mates. For my Issue Dinner, I listened to Momodu Kamava an African refugee. He shared his experience in Sierra Leone and his journey with his family to the United States. A few weeks ago, Momodu became an official US citizen and he shared his excitement with us. The biggest thing he stressed with citizenship is our right to vote; he told us how we take our right to vote very much for granted. We think our one little vote won't make a difference but Momodu tried to tell us that our vote does make a difference because a lot of little votes add up to one very big change. He was so excited to vote, he couldn't help from screaming his happiness to us. Momodu hopes to go back to Sierra Leone because he wants to make a difference and feels his experiences and time spent living in the US will help him do that. He is already trying to make a difference while he is still in the US by starting his own book collection. One of the biggest problems in Sierra Leone is illiteracy and Momodu is gathering used books and sending them to Sierra Leone as a way to try to begin to tackle this problem. Overall I thought he was a wonderful speaker. I learned more about Sierra Leone and how difficult it was for their citizens to escape to the US while their civil war raged on. I loved Momodu's spirit, he was full of life and optimism for the future. He was strong in his beliefs and I believe he will end up back in Sierra Leone, ready to make a difference.
|Lynette doing some poetry|
|Mike singing it up|
1. They can't harm themselves.
2. They can't harm the audience.
3. They can't harm the space.
|G playing his flute|