The Purple Umbrella

52 Weeks of #HighPointHappy: Best of [HPU] Summer 2014

      As we celebrate Labor Day today, the time has come for us to start saying our goodbyes to Summer 2014. This being said, it’s fitting that we celebrate the third week of our 52 weeks of #HighPointHappy by commemorating Summer 2014.    Our Summer-2014-In-Review brings you the top 10 stories and images […]

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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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A Beautiful Day To Get Involved

The weather is beginning to change and it’s a beautiful day here at HPU! Something that isn’t changing on campus is the involvement and leadership opportunities available to students.   One of the first things that attracted me to High Point University was the fact that it was an active university, on campus and in […]

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Service on Spring Break

I cannot believe my freshman year of college is coming to an end, already. It’s just about time for Spring Break here at High Point University, which means midterms are coming to a close. Are you nervous about exams in college? Don’t be, because at High Point University, the professors genuinely care about their students, […]

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Experience is Key

Sometimes people ask me how it is being a biology major and having “all of those science courses.” Honestly, the thing that I enjoy most about my chemistry and biology classes is putting the things I’ve learned into practice and learning about how others are doing the same. Science classes aren’t just sitting around and […]

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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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Guest Blog: So Many Majors, Such Little Time

  Hey there! My name is Kyle Berube. I am 19 years old and from Long Island, New York. I am a sophomore at HPU, with a major in Journalism, and minors in both Marketing and Human Relations. I am a member of the Media Fellows Program, and I am a part of a bunch […]

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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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I’m thankful for…

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few days away? I certainly can’t.  I have definitely had more than enough time to reflect on the things I am thankful for, and I couldn’t be more excited to head back home to New York and spend Thanksgiving at home, with my family. However, we, the students […]

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The Right Choice

As we return from fall break, I realized that in just 8 short weeks High Point University has become my home. While I was home, almost everyone asked me the same question. “Are you enjoying college?” I didn’t even have to think twice before an emphatic “Yes!” flew out of my mouth.   Thinking back […]

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Have you heard?

Can you all believe that I’ve been part of the High Point University family for three months already? I certainly can’t. Midterms are already over! Yeah, I can’t believe it either. Oh well, I truly couldn’t be happier to call High Point University “home” for the next four years.   Have ya’ll (too southern?) heard […]

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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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The American Dream

Two weeks ago I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. About two-dozen students including myself were busy filming “The American Dream Project,” a reality show that analyzes whether or not the stereotypical ‘American Dream’ is still alive and how it impacts average citizens in today’s society. I was ecstatic […]

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Panther Pride

Give me a H! Give Me a P! Give me a U!   Whew! I am worn out from this past week- it was a great game week and so spirit-filled! And to top it all off, Friday (August 31st ) was college color day, and everyone got the chance to show off their purple […]

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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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Welcome Home!

  Aloha! My name is Lars Farabee, and I am one of the Assistant Directors of Admissions here at High Point University.  I am also the new Admissions blogger, and I hope to introduce you to the wonderful opportunities that await you here at HPU! One of those opportunities is experiencing the Move-In Weekend here […]

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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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Introducing Brian…

The clock is winding down… at least for those of us who are not already at HPU because of Summer Experience!   These warm vacation months have been great to us but I’m sure everyone can’t wait to pack up and move in with their new Panther family. With our first day of college being only […]

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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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*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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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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