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Spring Has Sprung: For Two Days Anyway

Emily Okey on Monday, 16 March 2009. Posted in Athletics, Coursework, Student Life

I think I have come to fully accept my hockey addiction. I apologize in advance for the hockey overload you have received from my blog, but I figure these are supposed to give you a taste for student life, right? Well, here it is J

RIT (Ranked 2nd) beat Holy Cross (Ranked 7th) in three exciting games! A typical “hockey weekend” consists of a game Friday and Saturday against the same team. This weekend, because it was the quarterfinals, was best of three.  The Tigers lost 3-5 on Friday night. The only benefit of this loss was that I got to see THREE hockey games in one weekend! Louis Menard (goalie: #30) made a total of 95 saves over the three nights. The other goalie, Jared DeMichael (#33), was unfortunately out for a wrist injury. After the disappointing game on Friday, the Tigers came back strong and played an amazing game beating the Holy Cross Crusaders 6-4. If that wasn’t enough, Sunday nights deciding game wasabsolutely amazing! They pulled of a 9-5 win. Apparently, the 14 total goals made in Sunday’s game was a AHA record. The Tigers will be playing Mercyhurst at the Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester on Friday. If you’re in the area,you should go support RIT!














(hockey gang at the game! Go Tigers!)

In un-hockey news, WE HAVE WARM WEATHER! Today reached a whopping 57 degrees and tomorrow will be around the same. It’s so nice to be able to throw a light jacket on (for the cool-ish mornings) and head out the door. I’ve never seen so many people outside, well not since the fall, at least. Sure, people do venture outdoors during the winter—we do all attend class after all. But there is something about sunny spring weather that brings everyone outside with their homework, Frisbees, kites, skateboards, etc.

My busy spring quarter schedule is continuing to go well in week two. I believe that my last post was pre-busy Thursday. Eleven and a half hours of classes packed into one day is easier than you might think. It’s nice that the classes are so diverse yet interrelated (elements of graphic design, philosophy, drawing and psychology). It keeps the day interesting because there is constantly something new, except at the same time they are very similar so what I’m learning in one carries over to the next. It’s kind of funny being in psychology and philosophy classes at the same time, I’ve never been quite so aware of what I’m thinking.

Be on the look out in the coming month for letters about our“accepted student phone & chat power!” You should be receiving more information in the mail about that at a later date but you can be thinking of questions for us in the meantime!...Or just leave comments on the blogs J

For those graduating, I hope everyone’s senior year is going well. Don’t let the last quarter get you down, you’re almost done! 

Comments (4)

  • Erin Hazeltine

    Erin Hazeltine

    17 March 2009 at 11:38 |
    I was at Saturday and Sunday games as well, I should put up the pictures I was right behind Louie (Louise Menard) and got some great photos, I guess I should find my camera cord!!
    I wish I was home this weekend to go to Blue Cross o' well!!
  • Katey


    18 March 2009 at 13:32 |
    Hi Emily. This is completely off-topic, but... How hard has it been for you adjusting from Maryland to Rochester? My daughter has been accepted to RIT, and we're from Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It's quite a hike from home to there, and I was naturally curious.

    Thanks for your post!

    Katey Bailey
  • Emily Okey

    Emily Okey

    18 March 2009 at 15:23 |
    That's definitely a good question. Honestly, I've had a pretty easy time adjusting. Sure there is the initial sadness of leaving a place that you've lived for your whole life but i'm finding that there is so much that I want to do on campus that there I'm not homesick. The quarter system makes it harder to miss home too, we're here for 10 weeks working hard and then we get a break to go home. It's nice to be able to focus on your school work and then know that when you're home you don't have to think about homework or anything because it's in between quarters. Weather-wise, it's very different. We actually have winters up here! If you look back at one of my other posts, I describe how to dress for the cold. I don't mind the weather at all, in fact, I've gotten so used to it that I don't even need to dress up like an eskimo anymore.

    Yes, it's 6 or so hours away but in reality I don't think it really matters once you get outside about an hour radius of home. It's just one quick flight away (which by the way, if your daughter decides to come here, check out the airtran flights... 50 minute one way from Rochester to BWI for $69. it works out quite well! :)

    Hope this helps! If you have anymore questions, just let me know! Are you planning on attending the Accepted Students Reception in DC on Saturday?
  • Katey


    20 March 2009 at 07:44 |
    Hi Emily! Thanks so much for your post. Yes, we do plan on attending the Accepted Students Reception in Bethesda on Saturday. We're looking forward to it.

    We also are coming up for a final visit during her Easter break from school. She's meeting with the Department and Financial Aid, and sitting in on a chemistry class.

    Thanks for the heads-up on AirTran, and thanks so much for your kind post.

    Good luck!

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