What I learned as a freshman
Apr26

What I learned as a freshman

Oh, Freshmen year. It is a time of adjustment, growth and new beginnings. It is when a person is completely confused about what is happening, but has a blast anyway. Freshmen year is two semesters of struggles and immeasurable joy. With all the lessons I have learned these past nine months, 18 stick out. Here are the top lessons I have learned while being at the bottom of the college food chain. 1.“Meyer” does not refer to the Isabelle Rutherford-Meyer Nursing building. If you go to the nursing building for your 8 a.m. New Testament class, you will be thoroughly embarrassed. 2.Make a friend who knows how to open a mail box. Those locks are tricky, man. 3. Do not be afraid to go to a meeting on campus by yourself. Put yourself out there and meet someone new. 4. T-shirt giveaways are INTENSE. Turn on Twitter notifications and be ready to run. Fist fights are discouraged but not out of the question if a Play Day tank is involved. 5.If you see a car parked and running at night but the headlights are off—do not look in. They are probably making out. 6.That orange powder from the grass on your shoes is pollen, not Dorito cheese. 7.Spend time alone. Intentionally set aside time to go to the lake or Arusha’s by yourself. Recharge and enjoy. 8.If Olivia is grilling in Bawcom, get your booty over there. 9.Do. Not. Pull. Through. Campus Police can sense a change in the force and they will find you. 10.FOMO (fear of missing out) is real. Very real. You have to learn that you simply cannot attend every adventure your friends have. 11.Your faith will officially become your own freshman year. What you believe and how you choose to live it out is up to you. Take this newfound freedom seriously. 12.Put your phone down. 13.Put your phone down. 14.Put your phone down. 15.Though it may not look like it, everyone is struggling somehow. Never feel isolated in your pain or confusion. We all have baggage and we all need a savior. 16.Go check-out a children’s book from the library and read a friend a bedtime story. I personally suggest the Berenstein Bears. 17.Take advantage of our beautifully luscious grass. Walk barefoot and enjoy the sunshine. 18.Spend every day thanking Jesus that you are a...

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Sports spotlight: Tiffany Wilson
Feb22

Sports spotlight: Tiffany Wilson

Published in the February 22, 2017 issue of The Bells Player: Tiffany “Tiff ‘n’ Sniff” Wilson is a freshman shooting guard on the women’s basketball team. Childhood Aspirations: Before becoming a basketball star, Wilson aspired to be a professional surfer. But she soon realized that was a pipe-dream because she lived in Fort Worth. Nonetheless, she still loves the beach and keeps up with the world’s top surfers. Basketball Career: Wilson started playing basketball when she was only 6 years old and fell in love with it. She also played volleyball and considered playing it at UMHB too. But, basketball is her true love and she wanted to devote all her energy to it. Basketball has taught Wilson about confidence, humility, and how to cheer others on. “I chose to play at UMHB because everyone is so nice, the campus is beautiful, and I love the Christ-centered environment,” Wilson said. “The level of competition and determination my opponents show on this collegiate level has pushed me to work harder.” She played on varsity as a freshman in high school, but she says playing in college is very different. “The girls are stronger, more determined, and there’s harder competition than I’ve ever played against in high school,” she said. “This gives me a drive to be better and work harder.” Even though Tiff ‘n’ Sniff individually practices two to three times a day, has two games a week, and goes to team practices five days a week, she still finds time to play an important part in the Spirit Team of First Year Council. Words of Wisdom: “Enjoy living at home while you can,” Wilson said. “You meet lots of great people in college, but you will miss your family, too.” Future Plans: Wilson is majoring in education and hopes to one day teach kindergarten. Her love for kids began when she started helping with her parents’ bouncy house business. She was given the unwanted task of telling kids to get out of their inflatable paradise. This gave Tiffany unparalleled practice in leadership and taking charge; two qualities she’ll need as a teacher. Wilson hopes that people will come out to cheer on the women’s basketball team. “If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter,” Wilson...

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