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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cooperative Housing - a GREAT Decision!!!!

The best decision I made senior year of high school was to attend Purdue University. The second best decision was to go through the Purdue Cooperative Housing Recruitment. I was attracted to Cooperatives because I could move in as a freshman and have an instant social life and support system at such a large Big Ten University. As I researched the Cooperative system, I learned more about its close knit community, affordability, leadership opportunities, campus involvement, and great locations.

My senior year of high school, I came down to Purdue for one of the Saturdays of Formal Recruitment and visited each of the seven women’s houses (Ann Tweedle, Devonshire, Glenwood, Maclure, Shoemaker, Stewart, and Twin Pines.) The Recruitment experience was great. Throughout the day, I got to meet so many people and enjoyed seeing the personality of each house. The next week I received invitations from houses inviting me back the following weekend for Informal Recruitment. Informal Recruitment was really fun and laid back and gave me the opportunity to talk with the members of the houses I was interested in living at. During the next week, I got a phone call from Twin Pines asking me to live at their house in the Fall and I said YES!

Twin Pines Cooperative is the perfect fit for me. I have had some amazing experiences, learned a lot, and made lifelong friends. It is currently my third year at Twin Pines and I couldn't imagine my life at Purdue without Twin Pines.

This year's Cooperative Housing Formal Recruitment is January 28th and February 4th. If you want to find out more about Cooperative Housing visit http://www.purduecooperatives.org/.

---Kelsey Leliaert

Mackey Arena Makeover

As a lot of you know the Mackey Arena has been getting a makeover for the last 2 years. There were a lot of complaints from the traffic problem around the arena to the new configuration of the student section. However, when I first walked into the arena last Friday night, all of those complaints went to the wayside. The new Mackey Arena was well worth all of the inconveniences over the past two. The newly renovated arena is now one of the top arenas in the country, with the best student section in the nation. Oh, there was also a basketball game played on Friday night too. It was the regular season opener against Northern Illinois; the team looked just as good as the new arena. Even though we lost two of the best players in Purdue history, E'Twaun Moore and JaJaun Johnson, we still looked like a top team in the country winning by 62. I had a lot of skepticism about this year’s basketball season, but after watching the game I think we will compete for the Big Ten championship.
--- Dan Mills

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall Break in Nebraska

It’s actually kind of sad to realize that October has officially come and gone. October is always such an exciting month. With Homecoming events, Fall Break trips, and Halloween, it’s always guaranteed to be a busy, but fun-filled time of the fall semester.

However, my favorite part of October this year was definitely Fall Break. My friend Lauren and myself both have friends and family who go to the University of Nebraska Lincoln. We were excited to go on this trip not only to see our friends and family members, but also to go to a Cornhusker football game. (Yes, their mascot is a cornhusker!) UNL just joined the Big 10 this year and we were anxious to see them face Ohio State. I knew it would be a good game because I knew Nebraska was big on football. However, I did not completely understand how big until arriving to the game on Saturday night.

Memorial Stadium was packed. For several years now, every Cornhusker football game has been sold out. The atmosphere was different than a Boilermaker football game, but I made sure to let everyone know that I was a Boilermaker, not a Cornhusker!

At the half, Nebraska was down by 21 points. However, Nebraska came into the second half as a whole new team! They made the biggest comeback in Cornhusker history! It was definitely the most exciting half of football that I had ever witnessed in person! While my friends kept teasing me about Purdue football, I defended the Boilermakers and stayed true to my black and gold colors! Plus basketball season is coming up and Purdue has a lot to be excited about! BOILER UP!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall at Purdue

Fall has finally arrived here on Purdue’s campus!! The air is cooler, the leaves are changing, and UGG boots are beginning to make an appearance once again on campus. Fall is undoubtedly one of my favorite seasons to experience on campus. I personally love seeing all the leaves on the trees change colors. It makes the campus look very picturesque! There are also a lot of fall activities to partake in around campus, such as haunted corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and much more! I had the wonderful opportunity to go to an apple orchard just ten minutes outside of campus. It was tons of fun and it was a great way to hang out with friends and to get away from campus for a while. I definitely encourage you to find a nice, fun way to relax and take a break from studying and enjoy the fall weather!

--Alyssa Major

Boilering Up in NYC!!!!!

It has been a dream of mine to visit America’s fashion capital for years. So when I heard there was an opportunity to participate in a New York City Fashion Tour, I jumped at the chance. Two Purdue professors took sixteen Apparel Design & Technology and Retail Management students to Manhattan for five days and four nights. We had professional site visits with companies involved in all aspects of the industry. These professionals were generous with their time to give us valuable insight into the fast past fashion industry.

As a group, we also saw the Broadway show Chicago, visited the Met, took a bus tour of the city, and had a group dinner to wrap up our trip. We also had a bunch of free time too and I took advantage of every minute of it. I checked out Central Park, Rockefeller Center, & Times Square, woke up and went to the Today Show, window shopped 5th Ave and SoHo, fabric shopped in the Garment District, and enjoyed some yummy New York style cheesecake and pizza.

It was surreal to experience the city where all of the fashion, culture, and art is born and developed. Being able to share this opportunity with fashion lovers helped to make it even more worthwhile. I can’t wait to return!

--- Kelsey Leliaert

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Much Needed - Fall Break!!!

Every October, we students are given a much needed vacation, Fall Break. After a few months of school, this long weekend is a little piece of heaven! For a few days the campus gets quiet as everyone goes home to visit family (or rather a trip to Las Vegas like a few of my friends did) or relax for the weekend.

This year I was lucky enough to steal away to southern Indiana in the middle of nowhere for a few days of camping. I loaded up the boyfriend, two dogs, and a whole bunch of other necessities in my pick-up and started the journey to one of the many state parks we have in Indiana. After a few days of no cell phone service, a warm camp fire to sit by and one-too-many s’mores later, we finally travelled back to civilization and good ole Purdue.

Glad to be back, the next weekend I was lucky enough to go see Luke Brian the night before Homecoming! He played here in our Elliott Hall of Music and was absolutely amazing! Each year we get big headliners to come play; freshman year I went to see Dierks Bentley, sophomore year I saw Lady Gaga, and this year I was happy to visit Elliott again for Luke Brian. It’s a nice change of pace since usually I’m only in there to take Chemistry exams.

Well, it’s the end of the month (Happy Halloween!) and another great few weeks is on its way.

Boiler Up!

--- Colleen Troke

HHS Homecoming Tent

Homecoming was an exciting weekend. I was able to be an ambassador at the HHS Homecoming tent. I loved speaking to alumni who came to the tent and shared their stories of being at Purdue. I also loved talking to them about their careers and what they are doing now. That morning was chilly but I was warmed up by the delicious hot breakfast and hot chocolate that was served at the tent. All in all, it was a great start to my homecoming weekend festivites.

--- Ciana Fahnbulleh


This semester, I decided to take a Psychology 390 class, which is a class that allows undergraduate students to work in a professor’s lab. I am so happy that I decided to take this class because it has allowed me to learn so much. I work in a brain and behavioral lab, which specifically researches the effects of artificial sweeteners on the body. Each day that I go to the lab I learn something new and it is kind of exciting to be a part of a professor’s research lab. My jobs in the lab are to weight out food for the rat and take the body weights of the rats. At first I was afraid of them but now I’m used to them. Just being in the lab has taught me a lot about the field that I am studying. I enjoy this class so much that I plan on taking it next semester. Hopefully, I will get to work in the lab over the summer and experience more that the lab has to offer.

--- Ciatu Fahnbulleh