Showing posts from May, 2013

Housing 101

So you want to know about housing? You have come to the right place. Across the globe these last few weeks Class of 2017 students have been receiving their housing packets and if you all are anything like me than you are frantically searching for any kind of info on your new possible home! Quick note: If yours has yet to come, never fear. It is on its way. For those who are starting to fill out their packet though, I'm sure you have a lot of questions. So, let me give you the rundown on housing. Tip #1: think about what is important to you. Do you want to live alone? Do you want to live with one person, what about two people? Do you want to have a kitchen? How about proximity to campus? These are all important questions to keep in mind. Let's start with the basics. The three most common placements for freshmen housing are LdV, Panera, and Giardino. Dorm #1: LdV   THE EXTERIOR OF LDV LdV stands for Leonardo da Vinci, but no one actually calls it by its full name.

Snapshots of Lugano #2

I woke up this morning in a great mood. That is until I looked at my phone and realized that my class was supposed to start in 10 minutes. So much for that "good" mood. I jumped out out of bed, threw on some clothes and was out the door in under six minutes. Impressive, right?  I thought so, and just as I was patting myself on the back for making it to class on time I rounded a corner on my sprint to North Campus and was greeted with this (above) view. Really Lugano? I knew I shouldn't have, but the sight was so absolutely perfect that I without hesitation gave up on making it to class on time, taking a few photos instead. And I have to say I think it was five minutes well spent, (sorry professor!) Happy moment (and snapshot) #2: The flowers are finally out! It has been a late spring and I am so happy to finally see my favorite lilac flowers out in full bloom!  But (fun fact) my father is very allergic to lilacs they are one of my favorite flowers. So I love that

The Travies

Last Saturday night I attended one of Franklin Colleges biggest spring semester events: The Travies! Simply stated, Travies is the award ceremony for a photo/video competition which all Franklin students are encouraged to enter. But in reality, travies are a bit like a cross between...  You may laugh, but it is true! For those of you who don't know; The Oscars is an American film awards ceremony held in Hollywood and The Dundies is a workplace awards ceremony in the popular comedy television show The Office. And we at Franklin have taken the best of these two events and combined them into one incredible night! Our Travies ceremony necessitates the classiness of The Oscars coupled with the hilarity of The Dundies. Students showed up in their most elegant attire for a cocktail hour prior to the awards ceremony, but once everyone was seated we spent most of the night laughing and having a good time.  A communal love of travel + beautiful photos + a healthy does of joking = a ni