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About Me

My biggest goal in life is to do the best that I can. I am proud that I have made it this far, and I plan on going even further.

 

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5/14/2012
LOSS
5/1/2012
New Beginning
4/10/2012
Tattoos
3/26/2012
Changes
3/13/2012
What an experience
2/27/2012
Time to Shine
2/15/2012
Finals
1/30/2012
Valentine's Day
1/18/2012
Accomplished
1/3/2012
Winter Break
12/21/2011
Christmas
12/9/2011
Just Dance
11/21/2011
Family
11/8/2011
NBA
10/24/2011
Working
10/14/2011
The Best
9/13/2011
Moving On
8/31/2011
Coaches
8/3/2011
Quiet!!
7/25/2011
Freshman 15
7/20/2011
Scholarships
7/12/2011
Clueless
6/28/2011
Spalding
6/7/2011
Chicago Life
5/16/2011
Summer
3/23/2011
Track
3/8/2011
RMU Experience
2/23/2011

Previously on Real Life @ RMU

Scholarships
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What would I do without scholarships? College is so expensive these days, so every scholarship counts. I have a scholarship from track, show choir, and softball and I love to do all of these things. It's so easy to get a scholarship from things that you love to do. I think of scholarships as people from the school paying you. They are paying me to do something that I love to do, but the money is going towards school. I love going to school, because I get to look forward to something. I look forward to a better education and career, and sports. Robert Morris is a great school with many opportunities; there are so many things to do and so many chances to earn a scholarship.  I Love it. Overall I love RMU and I love how they have so many chances and opportunities. 

 

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Quiet!!
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What is the definition of being quiet? In my definition it's not making a sound, no talking, no talking on your phone, etc. But some people think that the rules don't apply to them. Just recently, Metra decided to add a thing called a "quiet car" to the line. At first I thought it was a good idea, but many of us were in for a rude awakening. 

When I used to get on the train I didn't mind the noise, but when I tried to get a quick nap it became a problem. Then somebody came up with the idea of a quiet car. The quiet car would be in the second car from the front and from the back. All you had to do is go in that car and be quiet, hence the name quiet car. But I think a lot of people didn't get the hint even though there are plenty of signs that say what car it is.

When it first came out it was tested on a line that I wasn't on, so I was stuck with people being loud. The next thing I knew a lady was getting kicked off and arrested. I thought to myself that people will never learn. Then the quiet car came to the line that I was on. I thought that things would finally get better. 

At first it worked fine, then people started to get ignorant. People were talking all the time regardless if the rest of the car was dead silent. Then people were talking on their phones like it wasn't anything. Now it's gotten out of hand where other riders would correct other riders, and I can't say it's not funny. But now the conductors are getting involved! 

Overall I think that the quiet car is a waste. Some people will continue to be ignorant and think that they are too grown to follow the rules. Well if no one is going to follow the rules and interrupt my sleep, then neither am I!!

Xoxo bware

 

Real Life @ RMU

Brieanna

Program: Surgical Technology Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL Campus: Chicago
Freshman 15

When you're in high school and people explain to you the definition of freshman 15, you think it's a joke. But unfortunately it is not a joke. Freshman 15 is real and it happens to everyone. Just in case you forgot, freshman 15 is the 15 pounds that you gain when you are a freshman in college. It's really easy to gain those pounds now that you don't have a set diet, or if you go to school in a big city.

RMU is right in the middle of all of downtown Chicago. Everything is around you from malls to restaurants at every corner. It's really hard to think about watching your calories or eating healthy with a McDonalds at every corner. What can you do? You can both go to the 7th floor and pay for food; more like a snack, or you can buy a meal.

In high school we had a set meal plan. We had the same thing every week depending on what day it was. It was either pizza on Monday, or chicken wings on Thursday. You couldn't leave for lunch like you can in college and they even cut back on how much they give you since my freshman year. The school went on a diet basically, and made all the pops diet and cut our lunch in half.

Since it is so different from high school you can't help but wanting to eat other foods. When you are in the city you have so many choices. What are you going to choose from? Yes you can bring your own lunch, but who has time for that especially if you have an 8:00 am class. It's pretty hard!

Overall Chicago is a great city and RMU is a great school. It's right in the middle of all the craziness of the city. There are so many good things happening around you that you should never get bored. But if you looking for a lot of places to eat healthy, you may have to look in the hidden areas. I hate to admit it, but there is no way to avoid the freshman 15, but you can always work out!

Xoxo Bware