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Anthony's Blog #4

posted on February 3, 2017 by Anthony Abeja


Anthony Blog #4

It feels good to be back! After a month-long break back in Miami, I am finally ready to start the second half of my sophomore year here in ‘Cuse. For the most part, my break consisted of hanging out with my family and friends, watching a lot of football (unfortunately, the Dolphins didn’t make it pas the first round of the playoffs, but that’s okay), and getting lots of well-deserved sleep.  On one awesome day, Syracuse University students that were in South Florida got together on South Beach to have a “Syracuse Get-Together”. That day was a blast. I even met some of the incoming students that had just been accepted.

This semester, though, should be a blast. I’m taking three geography courses (i.e., I’m going to be reading and writing a lot), one TRF course, and one writing studio course. At the moment, I’m kind of on the fence about dropping a course because of the sheer amount of reading and writing I’m going to have to do, but I’m going to talk to one of my professors to see what my options are. I’m especially excited about one of my geo courses, “Race and Space”, even though I know it’s going to be difficult to read and digest all of those theoretical and geographical concepts about race. I’m predicting an awesome semester.

Yours truly,

Anthony

P.S. The weather here has been pretty mild so far. Nothing too extreme. Up until today, it hadn’t snowed since my arrival.

Anthony on the beach

Anthony's Blog #3

posted on November 15, 2016 by Anthony Abeja

I am ready for Thanksgiving break. These past two weeks have been hectic with a tough workload. From essays to final projects and final exams, you could consider this crunch time.  This is when the semester has to be finished off strong. La LUCHA is still planning a few events before the end of the semester, so that has been keeping me busy as well.

But, with the end of one semester, there begins another. Selecting classes and registration is one of the most exciting times for me, and I think for other people as well. So far, I have enrolled in four classes including a TRF class, two geography classes, and one writing class. I want to try to incorporate another class into my schedule in order to make it 15 credits but I’m not sure which class to select. Most importantly, I want to be able to maintain a schedule that allows time for work-study, campus involvement, and leisure activities. CLASS-SELECTING TIP: Try to pick classes that knock off multiple requirements.

It’s surreal that the semester is almost over, and that I’ll be back home in Miami in about a month or so. I’ll be halfway through my sophomore year.

Anthony's Blog #2

posted on November 7, 2016 by Anthony Abeja

So, it’s only Monday, but it already seems like it’s going to be a rough week. A piece of equipment that I checked out from Newhouse got damaged, so I’m going to have to pay them back for it. It’s only a small piece of plastic (and it’s not even my fault as to why it’s damaged) but I’m sure they’re still going to charge me an arm and a leg for it. My TRF group started filming for our final project, and we shot two scenes throughout the weekend, but we’re going to need a lot more in order to get a decent rough cut before Thanksgiving break. I also have my second essay due on Friday for my geography class, and I’m not even sure what I want my topic to be.

As for extracurricular activities, things are going smoothly with La L.U.C.H.A. Over the weekend, we held a bonding event for our general body members at an Orange After Dark event: glow-in-the-dark ice-skating in the ice skating pavilion on South Campus. There’s not a lot of ice where I come from, but I tried my best! We’re (LUCHA) going to be doing a few events throughout November, and start getting ready for the spring semester. As the education/resource chair, I’ll be releasing the monthly newsletter sometime this week. It seems like a lot to do with so little time! But, as I said in my previous vlog, time management in key! It’s crunch time here in SU.

October 18, 2016

posted on October 27, 2016 by Anthony Abeja

Blog #1

So far, sophomore year has been treating me well (like, exceptionally well). The secret, you ask? Drum roll please… a great class schedule. Being able to create your schedule around your specific lifestyle is a major key for college. Because of the way my schedule is set up, I can do small tasks in the morning, attend classes and work midday, and then wrap up with homework and extracurricular activities in the evening. The key word is balance. Your grades will thank you!

Other than that, I’m excited to start working on the major film project for my Television, Radio, and Film class. I’m working with a group of about eight other students and, since this is our final project of the semester, it is going to be huge. We’re currently putting the finishing touches on the script and we’re about to begin the production process soon. I’m going to be the sound designer, so I’m eager to get this project underway.

I also just took my geography midterm, which I’m feeling good about.  After completing the exam, we got our first paper back, which I’m proud to say I got an A on. I’m enjoying this particular class and it has even made me consider majoring in geo. But I still have other options to consider as far as declaring a major. There are so maaany options!