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It's Spring!... For Now

Emily Okey on Saturday, 13 March 2010. Posted in Athletics, Rochester & Monroe County, Student Life

I went to type in a title for this post and realized it sounded oddly familiar so I went back and reread through some of my posts and sure enough. Almost exactly one year ago this week, we experienced the same unusual spring weather!

We're officially back from spring break and a week into spring quarter. I have to say that this is my favorite quarter. This past week the weather got up to 60 degrees-- warm enough to run around outside in shorts and a t-shirt! It was so exciting and kind of funny because all of a sudden everyone wanted to be outside. The running trails were packed, I've never seen so many people on the quarter mile and there were people playing frisbee in the quads. Don't get me wrong, I like the snow and cold too-- weird, I realize-- but there is a time and a place for that and any warm weather that we can get in March, I will gladly accept.

Last night was the first game in the quarterfinals for the RIT hockey team against UConn. In an exciting game, they finally won 4-3 in overtime. By exciting, I mean that I nearly had a heartattack it was so intense.

RIT was up 3-0 at one point and the odds of winning were looking great except then UConn countered with 3 goals in less than 10 minutes. They had a great chance of winning in the last minute of play in the 3rd periiod when a goal went just wide except unfortunately it went into overtime. During the playoffs if it is tied at the end of the 3rd period they will go into a 20 minute sudden death overtime. RIT set a Division 1 record last night with 55 shots on goal.

The team is back at it tonight against UConn again. Hopefully they finish it off strongly tonight or else they will be forced into a tie breaker on Sunday night. Let's hope they don't do any more of these overtimes because I'm not sure if my blood pressure can take it :)

Comments (5)

  • lisa


    23 March 2010 at 17:56 |
    hi! im enjoying reading your blogs - im a high school junior on the college hunt. i was wondering what year of college your in, and also, what's your opinion of RIT? :D
  • Emily Okey

    Emily Okey

    23 March 2010 at 18:02 |
    thanks! glad you found the blogs :) i'm currently a sophomore graphic design major. I really like it here, it's a good mix between art and everything else. when I was first looking at schools I decided that I didn't want to go for a strictly art school just because i wanted to be able to explore other things (i have a double minor in journalism and advertising & public relations). there is so much to do on campus and to get involved with as well outside of traditional classes. i'm sure you've seen my multiple posts about hockey by now, just to name one thing :)

    what major are you looking at? let me know if you have any other questions!
  • lisa


    23 March 2010 at 18:15 |
    im looking at majoring in animation, so im glad to hear that theres a good mix of art :)

    so there is double majoring? i dont want to go to a strictly art school either, because i feel like i should be more....well-rounded i guess is a good way to put it.

    i was thinking of doubling in psychology or creative writing.

    i dont suppose you know anything about internships and the such? prefferably art related :o
  • Emily Okey

    Emily Okey

    23 March 2010 at 22:37 |
    ooh, film & animation is a popular major. it is possible to double major but it depends on what you're trying to do. i'm almost certain that you can't double major with something like animation just because of how time consuming it is (unless you want to stay an extra few years :) ). something like creative writing & psychology might be possible together.

    if you're interested in animation/design you should take a look at the new media design major it's a pretty cool combination major that is not offered very many places.

    there is always the option to minor. like i was talking about before i have a double minor in journalism and APR which allows me to branch out more. i also am doing a concentration in american sign language-- a concentration is like a minor but less classes :)

    internships and co-ops are available for art related majors but it depends on the major. things like print media have a required co-op which means you will be going into the field and working for a set amount of time while getting paid. it's a great opportunity to see if you're in the right major! and to get work experience. a lot of times the co-op will turn into a job after college if the fit with the company is right.

    for majors such as mine, graphic design, we do not have a requirement for co-ops but a lot of people choose to find their own internships.

    wow, this got kind of long oops! hope it wasn't too confusing to understand.
  • lisa


    24 March 2010 at 14:06 |
    not too long, no! it was very helpful ;D thanks!
    now im going to have to check out that media design major you mentioned. once again, thank you!

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