The Purple Umbrella

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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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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Crunch Time

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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No HalloWEENIEs here…

BOO!   Did I scare you? If I didn’t, I hope something from this past Halloweekend scared you! I’ve seen a lot of great, creative, and … interesting costumes this past weekend. Many HPU students roamed campus in multiple costumes, while others roamed Spooky Woods! Lucky them, I took too long to sign up at […]

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FALL BREAK!

Happy (Belated) Birthday To You, Happy (Belated) Birthday To You, Happy (Belated Birthday To Lara, Happy Birthday To You!   It’s a beautiful day here in Greenwich Village. Yeah, that’s right. I’m sitting in my dad’s office in Manhattan writing this week’s entry. Boy, is it good to be home. Don’t get me wrong, High […]

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High Point University > High School

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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One Happy Camper…

They say college changes people.  It’s true, really.  I can attest to it: 1.  I have become a night owl. My friends will be the first to tell you that I was always the first one out at sleepovers, but now I can’t even tell you the last time I went to bed in a […]

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Pretty Inspired. Just Sayin.

You know what inspires me? RAIN! Okay…maybe it doesn’t. But we had some rainy and grey days last week. Of course, that only motivates you to stay in bed right? Not here! Okay…maybe here too. But can you imagine if we went to a school that was just average instead of extraordinary? It would not […]

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Bamboo Apparel

Extraordinary- there’s that word again. Let me educate you a little bit about an extraordinary individual working to achieve extraordinary things on and off the campus. My buddy Seth is a fellow HPU student and has LAUNCHED HIS OWN COMPANY. This is called Bamboo Apparel and I’m really excited about it. Bamboo Apparel, in a […]

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Thoughts on America, Friends, and the Freshman 15

OK SO… It’s a little bit odd but I’m writing this post on September 11th and can’t seem to shake a somber mood. It doesn’t help that I’m listening to Boyce Avenue Acoustic radio on Pandora and my suite-mates (who are usually all crazy and loud) are being boring and doing homework…pshhhh. Alas, we are […]

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Oh the Laundry Room.

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying the start of your school year as much as I have. As a freshman, I feel like I have already been faced with numerous questions: Why can I never remember that the automatic doors in Slane stop working at 5? Where is the ice cream truck? Where did […]

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The John Marsicano Coupon

I look forward to starting the next chapter of my life in High Point, North Carolina, surrounded by incredible people in an environment incomparable to any place else.

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Got Socks?

If you are stressing out about getting ready, packing, and shopping – take a deep breath, count to 10, and keep reading. I have a few pointers to give you about school away from home. What are my credentials, you ask? Three years at boarding school.

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It’s Finally AUGUST.

HPU has the most down to earth student body. I am excited to learn how to surf, how to DJ, even how to shuffle. That’s what makes HPU the best of the best. It’s not only about what I learn in the classroom, but thatI have an opportunity to learn from my peers.

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Introducing Briayna

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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Introducing John

I am looking forward to starting my life on that incredible campus at High Point, with incredible people and it’s all less than two months away!

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It’s already time for next year?

So it’s really here… I cannot believe there are 1210 new students at High Point this year! Just a couple of years ago, I graduated with fewer than 400 in my class! After a year of hard work from both ends, High Point brought in its biggest and best class so far. It’s been a […]

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Happy Holidays!

    Hey everyone!  Tomorrow is the last day of fall classes!  I’m studying hard, but just wanted to say hello and show off HPU’s amazing Christmas decorations!  That’s one of 20 lifesize toy soldiers/nutcrackers that line the Promenade during the holiday season.  HPU really goes all out to decorate, which helps us all feel […]

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North Carolina Weather Lessons

So your dining room/spare bedroom/hallway is packed to the gills with everything for your dorm room-from bedding and towels to irons and trash cans.  Your mom is trying to get you to purge your closet before you move to HPU and your dad is asking pointed questions (at least to the girls) as to why […]

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Summer Experience– the BEST experience

I LOVE High Point University! While the idea of spending my last “high school summer” at college may have seemed a bit overwhelming before, I am so happy I decided to come to HPU for Summer Experience! I have made so many friends and have had such a great time during the past few weeks!   […]

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SO close!

I am officially in the final home stretch to move-in day at High Point University! In a little over two months, High Point, North Carolina will be my new home…     A few weeks ago, HPU’s incoming freshman received their rooming assignments. It was so exciting to find out who I will be living […]

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