The Purple Umbrella

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 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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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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We’re HERE!

Hi! *waves* If you didn’t already know, this past weekend was the beginning of week-long move-in shenanigans! Saturday was the actual move-in day, but you can’t just end it there! All on that ONE day you: unpack your stuff, set up your room, have lunch with friends (if you’ve told your parents to shoo), eat […]

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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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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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