Hey! What’s up Longhorn faithful?
So I’m just starting the second half of my college career and I’m glad you made a stop at my blog, I promise to make it worth your time. There’s so much going on here at UT and the surrounding city of Austin. I look forward to making my second year here at UT even more unforgettable than the first and I plan on bringing you all along with me, one blog at a time. I want to make this blog as interactive as possible so feel free to leave any comments or questions.
My name is Saul. I was born in LA, but moved to Texas in junior high at the discretion of my mom. My father is Chinese and I have three older brothers. I graduated from Edinburg High in 2007 and spent my freshman year at the University of Texas Pan-American. I was a CAP student, but elected to drop due to restricted entrance policies. Currently, I am a Pre-Sport Management major in the College of Education. For a more in depth look at my background and first-year experience here at UT, you can check out my Be A Longhorn page.
As of right now, I’m running study hours for the Psi class in the PCL (Perry-Castenada Library). This week has been pretty crazy because at this point I’m really starting to feel the workload of being Sigma Pi pledge trainer. It’s nice being able to tell a bunch of people what to do, but it also carries a lot more responsibility than I thought. I have my dreaded 8 o’clock tomorrow morning so I am going to try’n get to sleep by 1 although that’s doubtful. Anyways, Pledge Retreat and the UTEP game are this weekend so I’ll be back once peaceful Sunday arrives. Ttyl..
I would like to welcome all of you to my blog.
Again, I am Victoria, but my friends have given me the nickname of Vicky T. Well actually one of my best friends, Tia, gave me the nickname because I hate when people called me Vicky. So she came up with the idea to add a T to the end of the name. Why a “T” you might wonder? My last name starts with a “F,” and my middle name an “L,” so it doesn’t really connect. Let Tia tell it, it just sounded right. So as Vicky T, I will lead you on an adventure through my junior year.
My time at UT has certainty been remarkable to say the least. I began in fall of 2007 as a timid freshman unaware of all the possibilities around me. I did of course know that I was at one of the best colleges in the nation, and that meant something. But I had no idea just how many opportunities “bleeding burnt orange” opened. I started as a journalism major, then switched to public relations and finally I will be receiving a bachelor of science in Political Communications.
In order to let you in on who I am, because my profile won’t do the justice, I would like to give my top ten reasons on why you should read my blog this year:
- I am brutally honest. I will tell you everything you need and want to know about being a student at UT.
- I used to give tours of campus, so I know random facts about UT that I no longer need to know.
- I went to study abroad in Ghana to learn a new culture and the first day I arrived I saw a man in a UT shirt at the airport, so much for diversity.
- I am a press intern for Senator Judith Zaffirini so I can fill you in on all the political happenings of the state.
- I lived on campus my first year and had a random roommate that had one of the most impressive DVD collections I have ever seen.
- I almost didn’t come to UT because my sister was already attending here and I wanted to branch out on my own.
- I was 9 lbs when I was born but was two months premature. Everyone thought I would talk like my mother and tower over everyone. I am now 20 years old and only 5’2, 115 lbs.
- My childhood dream was to be an astronaut, then I realized there was more to it than riding in a space shuttle… something called engineering.
- I only watch four channels on TV on any given day. CNN, ESPN, TNT and HGTV. I get the news, sports, law and order, and lastly, information on housing.
- I am currently writing this post in the main library on campus, the Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL) as I prepare for a fun week. By fun I mean a quiz and a test on Wednesday, a test on Thursday and a lab quiz and essay due on Friday. Yep, fun times indeed.
A view into the life of a longhorn…
I am Manuel, a fourth year architecture student from Dallas, Texas, and I would like to welcome you to my blog this following year and hope that you return for the weekly entries.
A little about myself, as I stated above, my hometown is Dallas, which is only about a three hour drive from Austin. I don’t go home as much as I should but that’s ok because I feel like Austin is my home away from home. As a matter of fact, three weeks after arriving at UT I went back to Dallas and actually wanted to come back. That’s how great Austin is!
Aside from going to school I have a pretty stable job. Some might find it interesting to know that I am a local DJ on campus. If you attend the university, chances are you have or eventually will see me performing at a number of events on campus. If not, I’m always working on the oh so famous 6th street for some of the hottest nightclubs in Austin.
I consider myself a pretty well rounded guy that knows how to take care of business while having fun. I like to go out, have fun and dance. Dancing is a big part of why I started to DJ. I like it so much that I joined Texas Latin Dance (TLD), an organization led by students and designed to teach students how to socially dance a variety of Latin genres.
TLD is a bit of a stress reliever, a chance to go out and just dance the night away before a long week.
There’s much more to life at UT but I will save that for later entries so… stay tuned and goodbye for now…
To be continued…
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HEY UT AUSTIN BLOGOSPHERE!
My name is Melissa and I wanted to welcome you to my 2009-2010 Longhorn Confidential Blog! I’m so excited to share my freshman year experience with all of you, and have something [so public] to document all of my trials and tribulations these first two semesters.
Here are some fun facts about me, so we can all get to know each other a little better:
- I am a freshman at UT majoring in International Business and Middle Eastern Studies.
- I’m from New Jersey, and I never, EVER thought I would go to school in Texas.
- When I decided I was coming here, my best friends protested by telling me I would turn into a cowgirl. That has yet to happen.
- I have only ever been to two college football games: UT vs. LMU and UT vs. Tech—both of them were awesome!
- Other than blogging, I am involved in the Out-of-State Students Association, and I am a member of both the Undergraduate Business Council and the Student Government Longhorn Legislative Aides.
- I love being involved! I’m one of those people that isn’t happy unless I have a million things to do and a billion places to be.
- You will see photos of all of the above mentioned things- my camera and I are attached at the hip!
I think that’s enough fun facts for one entry [especially my first]. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you back here.
I’m a freak. And a geek. And I’m okay with that. All things considered, I think it’s pretty cool.
Welcome to the blog world of a graduate student
I am Evelyn, a first-year graduate student, who has been on campus for the past 7 years (5 as an undergraduate and 2 as a staff member). Though the Forty Acres (which really are more like 350 acres, but that’s another story) have been part of my life for awhile, I still have much to learn. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you this school year! Here are the basics:
- Graduate School: I am a graduate student in the College of Education, Higher Education Administration. The first month of classes intimidated me, but also solidified my decision to go in this career path. My 10 year goal – to become a fantastic academic adviser or student life coordinator.
- Undergraduate: UT Austin 2002-2007 BBA in Marketing and BS in Kinesiology – Sport Management, study abroad in Salzburg Austria (another day, another blog post).
- Work: Undergraduate Internships/Jobs with Round Rock Express, UT Athletics Marketing, Russell Korman Jewelers, Longhorn Band and McCombs Business Partners; Professional – 2 years as a Freshman Admission Counselor; Currently – Graduate Assistant for the Leadership Program in the McCombs School of Business.
- Hometown: Odessa, Texas, yes my alma mater is the famous Permian High School – GO MOJO!
Though my life currently consists of a TON of work and reading, I was able to go to the UT-Tech game last weekend. Here was my view of the game, with 100,000 other friends
Stay tuned and Hook ‘Em!