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Just Around the Corner

04.3.2013
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!

03.19.2013
  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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Introducing Jason…

08.6.2012
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?

04.18.2012
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.

04.3.2012
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!

03.27.2012
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…

03.13.2012
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

02.22.2012
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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你好! (Sound it out.)

02.9.2012
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*

01.30.2012
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…

01.24.2012
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…

01.18.2012
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..

01.5.2012
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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Smells like HPU spirit… or doughnuts

12.20.2011
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

12.14.2011
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?

12.6.2011
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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Just One Year Ago…

11.22.2011
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…

11.17.2011
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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Crunch Time

11.8.2011
I’ve finally found it. The holy grail of study locations. After many trials and much deliberation, I have discovered that my productivity is optimized when I park myself at a table on the third floor of Smith Library.   Now, in high school, I could pretty much work wherever I wanted and get by just […]
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High Point University > High School

10.10.2011
October 2010: I was stressing over the SAT I never heard of High Point I had hardcore senioritis There were literally 1,000,000 people in my classes I had to wake up at 6:00 A.M. to get to school I was ready to get out of school I had 8 classes a day My school had […]
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Introducing Briayna

07.19.2011
Hear Ye, Hear Ye High Point University Students…My name is Briayna. Here are some hints on how to save yourself from getting a blank stare: 1. If you’re thinking “Bri-ay-nuh” … you’re wrong. 2. If you’re thinking “Bri-anna” …. that’s not it. 3. If you’re thinking “Briayn-uh” … you guessed it! That’s not right either […]
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