The Purple Umbrella

Just Around the Corner

This time last year I was in your shoes. I had paid my deposit, picked my classes at Early Registration in March, and interacted with many of my soon to be future classmates and friends. I couldn’t wait to be at HPU, which was clear to my family and friends because it was all I […]

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Row Row Row Your Boat, Thank You HPU!

  This past weekend presented a major landmark for athletics here at High Point University, which is ironic because it happened to be on the WATER. High Point’s Crew team (rowing) is not even a year old, yet they have managed to accomplish what normally takes a crew team up to 5 years to set […]

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Presidential Scholarship Weekend

Presidential Scholarship Weekend is an exciting time at High Point University! I remember being super excited to get back on the beautiful HPU campus but I was also a little nervous about the interview portion of the weekend. My guess is your emotions are pretty similar. I’m here to tell you, be confident and really […]

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HPU Takes on the Harlem Shake!

As the sun shined and weather rose up to the high sixties, I hatched the idea to make a “Harlem Shake” video for High Point. Little did I know that with such little planning and advanced notice, High Point’s students and faculty would rally around to make the event a total success. The “Harlem Shake” […]

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Home Sweet High Point

I want to take a few seconds and congratulate all of you who have been accepted to High Point University, as of recently. I will never forget the day I received my acceptance letter, for it was truly the beginning of a new, incredible chapter of my life.   But enough about that, let’s talk […]

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FALL IS HERE!

…and I kind of LOVE it! Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Chilly weather, changing leaves, hot chocolate, warm clothes, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and bonfires (just to name a few things) are definitely a nice break from the sweltering heat of summer. Also, with fall comes another one of my favorite things…FALL BREAK! I can’t […]

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It just keeps getting BETTER

I’ve been at HPU a  month now  and the fun and excitement has yet to plateau. Each weekend brings a new and exciting activity put on by the Campus Activities Team followed by another week of extraordinary learning in classes with teachers and students that truly care about our education. As I sat outside Starbucks in […]

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Work Hard, Play Hard

I can’t believe it’s been a month already!! My time here at High Point University has been amazing so far!   Thanks to the activities fair, I’ve been given the chance to get involved on campus. So far I’ve joined the Genesis Gospel Choir, Club Swimming, Black Cultural Awareness, Campus Activities Team and I’m writing […]

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We did it!

We’ve come together from every corner of the country (and from foreign nations!) to unite as the HPU family of 2016. By now everyone has settled in to their dorm and are facing the fact that classes have started. However we can’t help but get excited when thinking about all that’s in store for us […]

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Introducing Mayeesa

  Just two more days! I can’t believe how quickly move in day came! It seems like I was just filling out college applications yesterday and now here I am about to start my first semester at High Point University.   But before I go getting all sentimental, I should probably introduce myself.   My […]

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Introducing Jason…

Hey everyone – I’m Jason! Born and raised in Long Island, NY, I found what I call the eighth wonder of the world, also known as High Point University, during my sophomore year of high school.   Having fallen in love with High Point University so early on in my high school career was bitter […]

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Already?

NA NA NA NA…NA NA NA NA… Hey Hey Hey … Goodbye   While hundreds of you have been saying hello to the beautiful campus of HPU, those of us here have been busy getting work done and preparing ourselves for the next semester. The last of the projects and papers and finals are the […]

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Painting the Town Red. Well, Purple.

You know those times when somebody says, “What did you do this weekend?” and you’re like, “…nothing”? This was not one of those weekends. I spent my weekend in Charleston, SC with the High Point University Honors Program. It was incredible! We left on Friday afternoon, and got to Charleston around 5:00. We had the […]

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Going…Going…GRΣΣK!

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon Phi, Chi, Psi, Omega!   Confused? That’s the Greek alphabet my friends, and if you plan on rushing here at High Point University, you will know that thing like the back of your hand!  There are tons of […]

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Oh nostalgia…

I see you riding Downtown with the girl I love And I’m like… haiku………. Welcome back HPU! Okay, so I have this self-diagnosed problem of nostalgia—so I like to think about the past… a lot. About this time last year, I was feeling everything on the spectrum from “ready to graduate” to “excited for college.” […]

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A Roof Over Your Head

I’m dedicating this blog to all of you upcoming freshmen that are having panic attacks about housing. Let’s get one thing straight:   There is not a single bad place to live at HPU.   It’s the honest truth. Our oldest dorms would be a dream-come-true to students at many other colleges.   I remember […]

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Keep Calm, Stay Warm, Go Greek!

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I’m sure that’s what all the girls in sororities say as they go to formals, chapter meetings, and other Greek events. Rush wasn’t too long ago, but you can’t tell because everyone’s borrowing letters, throwing up signs with their hands, using bags, and really just taking whatever they can get their hands on that […]

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你好! (Sound it out.)

For the majority of you that don’t actually speak or understand Chinese, that means “hello” in Mandarin.  You’re probably wondering whether or not I actually speak the language myself, and I am here to tell you that yes, I do. I started taking Chinese last semester, here at High Point University, and I can honestly […]

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*Cough Cough*

I think that we can all agree that getting sick is no fun at all. (DUH, silly statement I know.) In high school you can just have your parents call in and get you excused for the day but, sadly, it doesn’t work that way in college. There are essentially no excused absences. You miss […]

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HPU Needs More…

What do you call a fish with no eye? A fsh As I was walking through the promenade being attacked by rain, my gaze happened upon the fountain found right outside of Norton. At that point I realized this school definitely needed more of one thing; fountains. I definitely believe that HPU needs more fountains. […]

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Beyond the Allure of the Ice Cream Truck…

Sometimes when people ask me about High Point, I tend to ramble (surprise surprise… told you I was a rambler) about the incredible amenities and the exceptional lifestyle that students are blessed to have here.  I get so caught up in that, that everyone gives up on waiting for me to shut my mouth and […]

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10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1..

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   I’m writing this blog entry in the year 2011 but you won’t be reading this until 2012; weird, huh?   2012 is a pretty big deal for you. Regardless of whether or not you have committed to attend High Point University yet, you are all in fact, graduating from high school […]

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So how ’bout that weather….

Hey Everyone! Sorry this post is a little bit late and short, as I’m sure ya’ll know, the holidays can get a just a little bit crazy. “little” HA! I just spent the last weekend visiting with TONS of family for Christmas and before that I pretty much slept for a week straight. But now […]

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Smells like HPU spirit… or doughnuts

Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was a salted… Now that I’ve got your attention, HEY! I hope all you freshmen are having a good week since exams are over. Stop laughing, people that don’t go to HPU yet. You’ll have your turn next year.   I know going into exam week I […]

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A Lot Can Change in a Year

2010 vs. 2011   Then: We couldn’t get “Billionaire” by Travis McCoy out of our heads. Now: We all wish we could sing “Someone Like You” as good as Adele.   Then: Bieber still had his marvelous swoopy hair. Now: Bieber is rocking the shorter hair but is still as dreamy as ever. Hate all […]

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Is it really the end of first semester?

December 2011 As I sit here typing this blog, there are tasks on my agenda going undone. “Small” tasks such as practicing my presentation for the oral part of my Arabic final (due Tuesday…I’ve got time!), or working on the 2,000 word section of my final portfolio for English (due Wednesday night…even more time!), or […]

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The Home Stretch

In case you were wondering: as of this very moment in time, 8:50 AM on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, Christmas is approximately 25 days, 3 hours and 44 minutes away. CONGRATULATIONS! Many of you have just recently been accepted to High Point University. I cannot believe i t has already been one year since my Early Decision […]

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Just One Year Ago…

Oh crap, I have to finish my college apps. That was the thought that most often flashed through my mind for the first half senior year. You see, my school had a little catch that came along with graduation, you HAD to get into and enroll in a college in order to graduate. For most […]

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Once Upon a Time…

Once upon a time… I had my mind made up on where I wanted to go to school. I don’t know if I’m allowed to tell you which school I wanted to go to, but just know that HPU wasn’t exactly my first choice. In fact, I’d never even heard of HPU. This was all […]

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