Snow Hype Storm

There has been plenty of talk about a big snow storm heading our way and classes may be closed tomorrow (Woooo!). As happy as I want to be about classes being cancelled and building snowmen, I believe all this hype may only lead to disappointment and there will be no snow. I guess only time will tell. However if it does snow my-list-of-things-to-do:

1) Catch up on assignments

2) Read manga

3) Play video games

4) Sleep for very long hours

5) Sleep for another few hours

6) Build snowman or snowfamily

 

How about you? What is your list of to do’s if classes are cancelled due to snow?

Giving a chance to save a life

Yesterday was the Red Cross Blood Drive. Although I completely forgot about the date Red Cross was suppose to arrive, I was still excited. In my lifetime I’ve given blood four times so far. Just the thought that the pint of blood I give will save lives makes me feel good inside. As I was walking to sign up desk for my blood to be drawn.

The women at the desk asked “Do you have your blood card”.

I said “No.”

So she asked “Do you have any government ID or CCBC ID.”

As I checked my pockets I recalled that I had forgot my wallet at home. Since I had no ID, I couldn’t give blood which made me feel disappointed. You’d think I’d give up but I didn’t, instead I rushed to the enrollment services to see if I can get a replacement ID. But unfortunately, I couldn’t get the replacement ID without paying $5 and I couldn’t pay for it since my wallet being home. It was a lost cause but at least I tried and learned to allows carry a wallet. If your like me and missed giving blood at CCBC yesterday there are other places to donate like:

 

White Marsh American Red Cross
Feb 28 (Tomorrow), 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM

8114 Sandpiper Circle
Baltimore, MD

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White Marsh American Red Cross
Mar 01, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

8114 Sandpiper Circle
Baltimore, MD

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel High School
March 01, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Site: Our Lady of Mt Carmel HS Knights of Columbus Hall
1706 Old Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21221
or you can visit: www.redcrossblood.org/gcp and find a Blood Drive location near you.

Just some amazing facts about giving blood

Joining a Club can Take you Places

At CCBC, there are plenty of clubs on campus and if you read Fei’s blog you would see what I mean. Clubs don’t only look good on your transcript for colleges but are also a great way to get involved on campus and even make friends. For me, I’m part of the multicultural club that takes place in room J-130 from 2:30 - 3:30 every Friday. The club is really about having many cultures (not just ethnicity-wise) coming together in one room to discuss current issues occurring in society, share ideas and know what’s happening on campus plus we have events like Krav MAga, a Philadelphia trip and more. This Friday, the multicultural club will be discussing “The Significance of Black History Month” which I advised anyone to come to when you have time because it is a really interesting topic. Joining a club really helped me because if I never joined the multicultural club I wouldn’t have been a member and if I wasn’t a member of the club I wouldn’t have knew about being a Student Life ambassador and if I wasn’t a Student Life ambassador then I wouldn’t be making these blogs. So even if you don’t join the multicultural club (even though I hope you do come to our meeting) then at least join a club because who knows where it can take you.

This is a group of members for the multicultural club

Round Two!

Starting over is never easy especially when it deals with a class. You spend the whole semester trying to do the best you can but once finals pass and you check the grade you received, it is below your exceptions. This happens and most of the time it’s acceptable to move on, but what if the class you received a poor grade in played a huge part towards your major. FREAKOUT mode activated! Moving to the next level may do more damage if you barely passed the previous level so the best thing to do may be to: RETAKE THE CLASS. Your probably thinking along the lines of “Not again” , “I got to spend money to retake the class, AGAIN!” or ” I’m not going through that again” (a lot of again will occur). I definitely  felt this way when I got a C in my CSIT 210 class but I learned 3 things about retaking a class.

 

1) The class is easier. Although you didn’t get a perfect score in the class, you should at least have a better understanding of the material compared to the class so you’ll actually be ahead of the class.

2) Ease. Believe it or not, you’ll feel more comfortable during class (You might even be so comfortable that you tilt your chair back, turn your hat sideways and put your legs on the desk).

-Last but not least-

3) Better grade. The true reason why retaking a class is worth it. When retaking a class there’s no way your grade will be lower (unless you don’t come to class) so your grade can only improve. Plus retaking a class can improve your GPA more than getting an A in another class.

 

So if you ever get a low grade at the end of the semester, don’t ever knock out retaking a class as one of your choices.

Time looooooop!!!

Coming back to CCBC

After the nice winter break (despite having a winter class) I’m back to being a full time student at CCBC. After taking a huge load of 17 credits, I’ve reduced the courses I’m taking to 14 and I feels G-O-O-D good. Unless you have a high level of time management skills, I suggest you don’t take more then you can handle during  any semester. Also to all the newcomers attending CCBC, WELCOME! This semester may be my last since I plan to transfer to College Park after the spring but I still have plenty to do before I graduate and have interesting/helpful blog post.

Ever wanted a higher view of CCBC, well here you go!!!