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The Value of Easter Break

Hi guys! Last week was a four day week because we had Easter Break, starting on Thursday at 4 and going through Monday. I had a great time with my family, ate tons of candy, and in general enjoyed the good weather. I also participated in a dodgeball tournament, which was tons of fun!

What I didn't guess was how valuable Easter Break was going to be. Of course I loved seeing my family, visiting, and spending time together, but I also got vital relaxing time. Counting today, there are 24 days until the end of the year, and last weekend was my final chance to relax. These next four weeks are going to be insane! I have five essays, two presentations, and two exams in the next three weeks, along with dead week and then finally finals week! I was  extremely grateful for the time to relax and enjoy the calm before the storm.

I have also decided to make goals for next year. This year was a transition year and since I feel that I have a better handle on things, I am able to make some corrections for next year. One thing is certain, I am going to join clubs next year and be more involved. Excuses aside, I did have a very busy year, but next year I will use my time more wisely and get more involved with UP since it is such an amazing place! 

I remember last year I started counting down the days to graduation starting in April. It is unfathomable to me that a year has passed since then, but yet again I find myself counting down the days to summer! 

Tip 10: I know a lot of you have already made your college choice by this time. If you're going to UP, buy a purple Pilots sweatshirt and start early with the school spirit!

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Zoe Schmidt

Name: Zoƫ Schmidt

Class: Freshman

Major: Organizational Communications

Minor: English


Hometown: Salem, Oregon

Activities: Reading, writing, hiking, watching football, fishing, snowmobiling, and hanging out with friends.


Favorite Professor: Dr. Pitzer and Dr. Kerssen-Griep

Favorite Class: Communication studies 101

Favorite Commons Meal: Grilled cheese with French fries and chocolate milk


Why I Chose UP: I chose UP because of the small campus and welcoming community. Also, everyone is so nice here! It doesn't hurt that the women's soccer team is totally amazing either.

Favorite Thing About UP: The campus. Especially in the spring time when the cherry blossoms are blooming.


Advice for Prospective Students: Make sure you visit campus and try to meet some professors and students. It will give you a real feel for just how close this campus is.


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