Thursday, April 21, 2016

Got Senioritis?

Senior year in high school is the time of year where many students begin to drift away from their studies. Carelessness, lack of motivation, and willingness to learn starts to have a major effect on many students. Three key points to keep in mind to avoid senioritis includes keeping a daily or weekly checklist, get enough sleep, and don't procrastinate on any assignments. By keeping these three key points in mind will help you avoid procrastination and hopefully be very well rested during school so that you have the ability to pay attention while in class. Senior year in high school is always a very exciting time so just make sure that you avoid slacking off and enjoy the time that you have with your friends to the fullest!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

We Are South!

We are hardworking! We are fighters! We are encouraging! We have spirit! We are fearless! We are family! We are South! To me the slogan, "We are South", means being a member of a student body that goes above and beyond what is expected. We strive to not only better ourselves, but we support and help our peers progress as well. We enjoy expressing our school spirit in many ways such as showing support at our Jaguar sports events, participating in campus activities, and showing our school spirit by wearing Jag clothing on JagWear Wednesday's. Many of us balance having a social life, jobs, being involved on campus, as well as excelling in our academics.We have limitless opportunities to make our futures as bright as can be. Our accomplishments never goes unnoticed which gives us motivation to be greater. Being a Jaguar isn't easy but it sure makes the college experience worth while! Go Jags!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hardest Decision I've Had to Make

While attending college, student will get the opportunity to get the feel of being out into the real world. A lot of critical decisions will be made in college but the hardest decision for me was picking my major. As a child I loved learning about technology. I always stayed updated on the latest technology by reading news paper articles. There was not a topic that I enjoyed reading besides technology until I ran across crime shows such as Law and Order and Criminal Minds. I know many people say that those particular shows are fictional and you should never choose a career just by simply watching them. That advice went in one ear and out of the other for me. Having the ability to recover deleted files and hunt down criminals was just so fascinating! I realized then that my topics of interest where now split. My first year of college I was torn. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to major in Information Technology or Criminal Justice. After putting a lot of thought into it, I decided to go with my first love which is IT. It was a very hard decision because the thought of learning how to catch a criminal was still very intriguing. During my junior year I decided to add a minor and of course it was Criminal Justice! I was able to learn specific topics pertaining to both areas of study. I had the ability to experience the best of both worlds!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

"What Are You Going to Do About It?"

Growing up I received a lot of valuable advice but the one that has stuck with me the most would have to be, "What are you going to do about it?" There are times where we all find ourselves complaining about something. Whether it's a job, a class assignment, or how unfair someone treated us. Whenever I would complain about something my mom would always stop and ask, "So, what are you going to do about it?" Instead of constantly complaining about something that I didn't like, this quote has taught me to make a change. It has taught me to never waste my time nor energy complaining when I could be putting forth the effort to do something to make a difference. I've learned that complaining basically gets you no where. It only brings worry, sadness, anger, and many other negative feelings. Being negative is never a trait that I want to possess. I only want to give and bring positive energy. Living by and focusing on this advice has helped me overcome a lot in life, especially while in college.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Peace, Love, and Sandy Feet

Spring in Mobile is a very exciting time of the year! There are limitless amount of activities to enjoy during the Spring and my all time favorite has to be taking trips to the beach. Going to the beach always guarantees a good time. Building sandcastles, getting buried in the sand, collecting shells, playing volleyball, and playing football are a few activities that my friends and I like to do. Besides the fun and great memories, the beach also brings me a lot of peace. There are times where I just need to take a break from reality and even though I would love to take endless trips to Disney World, the beach is the next best thing. The sunset, the breeze, the water, and even new friends that I meet while on the beach brings me much joy! Having the beach close by is one of the many benefits of attending South Alabama!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

My Favorite Quote!

I'm sure that many of you have listened to the song "Started from the bottom now we're here" by Drake. Not only is this one of my favorite songs, it also just happens to be one of my favorite quotes. To me, "Started from the bottom, now we're here" means that regardless of the struggles you may encounter, we all have to initially start somewhere in order for us to reach our goals. As young adults, we automatically think or feel entitled to success without having to put in  much work ethic. As the saying goes, nothing in life comes free. Working hard and staying focused are two major keys to success. A college student majoring in Criminal Justice will not become a lawyer as soon as he/she graduates. He/she has to gain work experience by working as paralegal, attend law school, and pass the bar exam in order to reach their career goal. The quote, "Started from the bottom, now we're here" is a perfect reminder of letting society know that in order for you to accomplish things in life, you must first build a solid foundation to build from. No matter your background and struggles in life, being able to remain focused and actually achieving your goals is a rewarding experience.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

5 Fun Things to Do While in Mobile!

Whether you are visiting family here in Mobile or coming to take a tour of our campus, you'll find plenty of enjoyable activities to occupy your time! The top 5 things I would recommend to do while here in Mobile would include:

1. Drive to the beach
There's nothing better than relaxing on the beach on a nice sunny day! My favorite beach to go to is Gulf Shores which is only about 45 minutes to an hour away from Mobile.

2.Mobile Museum of Art
If you enjoy art and learning about different artist, I would definitely recommend visiting Mobile Museum of Art.

3. Attend a South Alabama sports event
Supporting our fellow Jaguars at a South Alabama game is a great feeling! If we are having a game whenever you come into town, don't miss out on all of the fun and come out to show your Jaguar spirit!

4. Enjoy a meal at Foosackly's
Foosackly's is one of our local restaurants here in Mobile that serves the best chicken tenders known to man! As the Lay's Potato chip slogan goes, "You cannot eat just one!"

5. Visit our ice cream parlor, Marble Slab Creamery!
I love ice cream! It doesn't matter the season, I always have to have a vanilla ice cream cone or a cup of butter pecan! I have yet to run across an ice cream parlor that serves better butter pecan than Marble Slab!