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    It’s a little crazy to think that the semester is already drawing to a close. It feels like move-in was last week. While it’s only been a few months, there are quite a few things I’ve to do and not to […]

  • posted a new activity comment 7 years, 6 months ago

    I had never considered this aspect in the differences between humans and animals. I mean, clearly there is something that sets us apart, seeing as we are so much more powerful than many species. I remember reading somewhere or just hearing the theory that without this certain aspect of our minds, we would be totally screwed. Our imaginations allow…[Read more]

  • This is a really neat thing that you were able to participate in in class. I had never heard of it before, but I can see just how useful it would be to anyone, really. I think it’s also good that you’ve started […]

  • posted a new activity comment 7 years, 6 months ago

    This is a really neat thing that you were able to participate in in class. I had never heard of it before, but I can see just how useful it would be to anyone, really. I think it’s also good that you’ve started thinking about this, because a lot of the time I personally feel like college is just a very stable, permanent part of my life now. And it…[Read more]

  • posted a new activity comment 7 years, 6 months ago

    I think your ideas for having these different days is a really awesome way to spice up your week! Eating at the same place every single day can certainly get a taaad bit boring. I really like your comment about how runners, well, we sometimes run for the food because let’s be honest… It’s so true sometimes, though. I get really bad about it too.…[Read more]

  • posted a new activity comment 7 years, 6 months ago

    I like your privacy deal. I’m not sure if it’s the same thing, but I personally get a little wigged out when I think of how public some people are. I don’t know, I guess I, personally, like being “off-the-grid” more than on it. And for me some of that is safety related. Oh, okay, the more I read, the more it kind of sounds similar. I like…[Read more]

  • It’s hard to explain to people the things I do. Why do you read so much? Why don’t you go out and party on weekends? Why do you draw? Why do you care about the environment? Why do you run?

    That’s always the […]

    • Well, I cannot say I’m a runner…as cardio is kind of my enemy. But, i can completely understand the concept that it serves as an outlet. I cannot stress enough the importance of having that one activity capable of fixing your mood or clearing your head. What you said about school is so true in that its overwhelming and that activity may seem mind numbing but it’s escaping. I like that you end with how its not explainable; no matter how you try to describe it, it’s just good. It just serves an indescribable purpose for your sanity.

  • posted a new activity comment 7 years, 7 months ago

    I find it to be almost theraputic to go climb. I totally hope you to come out when you have some free time– it’s worth the time!

  • posted a new activity comment 7 years, 7 months ago

    That’s so awesome that you found a place that seems to embody something you’re passionate about. Attending shows for free?? Score! It sounds like you’ve been able to surround yourself by some really neat people and have experienced some memorable things. The vibe of people being in a non-judgemental environment would be enough to sell me, not to…[Read more]

  • posted a new activity comment 7 years, 7 months ago

    That’s funny how that happened! I would totally encourage you to check it out at least once, it’s definitely worth the time.

  • posted a new activity comment 7 years, 7 months ago

    It’s really neat that you were able to find an organization that interests you to become involved with. It must have been neat to be a part of that night, seeing as how it was such a good experience and opportunity to meet new people. It’s also cool that they were able to have a speaker there for you guys, that aspect seems to enhance the…[Read more]

  • My family has always done outdoorsy things. We always hinge more on the side of natural, you might say. Sometimes it’s gotten me criticized, but, for the majority of the time, it has introduced me to some pretty […]

    • First of all I think it is so awesome that you’re a climber and you’ve found the time to do what you love despite the class load. I respect you so much because climbing is so physically challenging and also mentally challenging when you don’t have friends to back you up when you’re thirty feet off the ground. Finding a community that you fit into at VCU is definitely a must, and I have a similar personality where socializing in large numbers is not my forte. Maybe I’ll try climbing the rock wall one day and see you there! 🙂

      • I find it to be almost theraputic to go climb. I totally hope you to come out when you have some free time– it’s worth the time!

    • I can relate to you when you say that you find it easier to interact with others in smaller groups. Its great that your still able to do what you love while being at VCU, especially since it allows you to meet people with similar interest. Its interesting to that climbing is something you can do independently, yet your still able to interact with others and be sociable.

    • It’s funny that you wrote this post and that I stumbled upon it because just about 3 hours ago I was discussing with a friend how awesome I think it would be to be able to climb. I haven’t gone on a rock climbing wall in about 9 years, since my best friends birthday part back in 4th grade, but this just made me want to try it out even more! I had never even thought of the sense of community about rock climbing and that makes it even more appealing.

      • That’s funny how that happened! I would totally encourage you to check it out at least once, it’s definitely worth the time.

    • All other things aside, I think it’s nice that you self actualize, accept and present yourself the way you are. Many people speak and attempt to be things they are not, which is unnecessary, because it is alright to be your own way. Big groups are not my thing either. There are situations in life in which we all feel uncomfortable, and it just takes a little bit of introspection to find a place where we can prosper. I’m glad to hear that you’ve found yours. Keep on climbing 🙂

  • Source: Cohen, J. E. “Human Population Grows Up.” Scientific American 293 (2005): 48-55

    A small disclaimer: A week or so ago, I was bumming around the interwebs in an attempt to uncover some seriously golden […]

  • Meritts, D., Menking, K., & de Wet, A. (2014). Environmental geology: An earth systems science approach (2nd ed.). (B. Minick, B. Murphy, A. Thorne, & E. Rieder, Eds.). New York, NY: W. H. Freeman & Company

    One […]

  • Sourced from: Srijana, D. & Ahmad, S. (2013). Evaluating the impact of demand-side management on water resources under changing climatic conditions and increasing population. Journal of Environmental […]

  • ThumbnailHengeveld, R. (2012). Our fresh water is running out! In Wasted world: How our consumption challenges the planet (pp. 122- 135). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

    This chapter from Hengeveld’s work […]

  • I first read Ray Bradbury in my eighth grade English class with his novel Fahrenheit 451. I remember being chilled by the world he created but also completely in awe. In awe of the writing style and the […]

  • ThumbnailIt’s been a Richmond tradition for– ages, it seems. As the name says, the first Friday of every month sees the galleries and storefronts of Richmond’s art district open their doors to the public to exhibit some […]

  • posted a new activity comment 7 years, 8 months ago

    You’re the first person who has really called our generation transparent, in relation to the book. And I think that you’re probably right, which freaks me out a little bit because I’m not so sure it’s an entirely good thing that we are constantly trying to document our lives. It’s interesting that you mention how people definitely changed their…[Read more]

  • posted a new activity comment 7 years, 8 months ago

    About midway through your post, you used the word “prioritize” to describe how we view many social media sites. That’s a pretty spot-one term for this, because that’s exactly what we have done as a whole–I think we’re all regrettably guilty of this to some extent. And I agree with what you say directly after that, how instead of really being in…[Read more]

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