cops are hiding out in the science quad, waiting to give bikers tickets.
and by science quad, i mean the grass that ellison/buchanon/psbn/chemistry/broida/davidson surrounds
UCSB-related websites worth bookmarking
(originally started making this for Matt, but then figured it could be useful for other freshmen)
- GOLD login page
- UMAIL login page
- gauchospace for class websites
- academic calendar
- major/minor sheets
- AP Credit
- dining commons menus
- UCSB Interactive campus map (you can type in the room number and it shows you where in the building the room is)
- take a nap nap wheel (you’re going to need naps, might as well arrange them properly)
- sack meals (costs a meal swipe, but saves time if you’ve got 17/unlimited meal plans)
- the should i skip class calculator (it’s wise)
- important phone numbers
- ucsbstuff to learn what textbooks you need
- bigwords to find the cheapest place to get your books
alright, that’s all I’ve got for now and it was a nice way to clean out my bookmarks folder
UC Regents meet today/tomorrow.
please don’t pass the 20.3% tuition increase.
and here goes the typical I’m done with my freshman year of college post
I’ve learned a lot this year. I’ve grown in ways unimaginable. I’ve had my ups, but I sure as hell have had my downs. I’ve made some shitty “friends,” but at the end of the day, I left with friends I know will be around forever. friends that i can’t imagine this year without. and then i guess that leaves me with the biggest lesson learned: any friendship can be maintained, provided both sides want to put the effort. it’s not a hard concept, but it’s hard to put to reality. I learned it a lot with the friends I said I’d keep i touch with from highschool, but never did; the friends I didn’t expect to keep in touch with from, and yet surprisingly did; and the people in college that i never would have expected myself to be friends with…and then they were the biggest/saddest g’byes leaving, even for only six weeks.
i got homesick. i didn’t know how i’d make it out alive, i hated myself for thinking i hated home too much to come for spring break, but i pushed through it (and i got to visit my awesome sister instead!!!) and it all became easier. i found myself packing up my room last wednesday, realizing the stuff i brought to remind myself of texas and how ironic it was that i was packing up certain things to bring back home to remind me of california. california became a new home
a new home, with some interesting neighbors. things i won’t miss about my floor: drunk people yelling right outside my door most weeknights until two am. things i will miss about my floor: the community it formed. i wasn’t as close as i thought i’d be to most of them…but hey, it’s okay. we see each other around, we say hi; i doubt that’ll change sophomore year.
and then the last thing to elaborate on, but possibly the most important…i learned how much i actually care about my education. i went in with the deal with my mom “keep a 3.3 GPA or you’re transferring back instate” and left with the concept that a 3.3 wasn’t good enough. hell a 3.6 isn’t even good enough for me at this point. i realized how much my education means to me. how much i want to learn, how great i feel when i try my hardest and then do well in classes. i think that was a lesson i really had to learn the hard way, for the first time, i found myself getting disappointed with a B+ in a class, and then later, i metaphorically beat myself up over a B- in physics.
anyways, i think that’s all for my little speil on my freshman year, and here’s to hoping sophomore year will be even better :)
Prospective UCSB students?
I’m gonna go ahead and copy what Bella is doing with people considering UCD. If anyone has any questions about UCSB, I’d be willing to answer them. Granted, this is only my first year so I don’t know everything, but I’d love to help where I can. So go ahead and ask. :)
campus seems so small in the realm of things…whoa.
Stand In Solidarity for Education.
Stand In Solidarity with the Students of Berkeley
12:00 Opening Chants
12:10 Undergraduate Student Speaker: Nancy Gama
12:20 UAW Speaker: Filiberto Gomez
12:30 IDEAS Speaker: Gloria Campos
12:40 Occupy IV Speaker: Vika
12:50 Graduate Student Speaker: Jovian Radheshwar
1:00 Linking Arms and March to Cheadle Hall
1:10 Open Mic. at Cheadle Hall
“hii, i track tag ucsb and i always see your posts so i hope you dont think this is too creepy. i was just wondering, how do you like ucsb? im in highschool and its my dreaaaam school. i live in texas but it looks pretty amazing. :) “
okay here goes
i've seen the best of love, the best of hate,
the best reward is earned,
i've paid for every single word i ever said