Park Ridge, IL


Movies, Classic novels, Basketball, Soccer, Video Games

About Me
April 29, 2017
Junior Year: In Review

One year left to go.

April 28, 2017
Organizational Behavior

Challenged yet prepared.

April 28, 2017

And the creative ways I avoid work.

April 28, 2017
Great Study Spots by Situation

From routine work to cramming.

April 28, 2017
Marketing as a Major

It's for more than just creatives.

April 27, 2017
April 24, 2017
Late Semester Productivity

Seems like there's never enough.

April 22, 2017
Org Bootcamp

Connecting with other student organizations.

April 15, 2017
Whose line is it?

A night of professional improv at UR.

March 28, 2017
Marketing Research: Round 2

Participating in a student focus group.

My name is Joe. I am currently a freshman at the University of Richmond. I plan to major in Business (concentration undecided) and to minor in Creative Writing. I consider myself a man of diverse interests. I find just as much enjoyment in playing basketball as I do staying home to read a book. In terms of music, I'll listen to most anything, whether it's Frank Sinatra, today's top 100 hits, old school rap, or anything in between. Same goes for movies. New movies, old movies, black-and-white movies, action movies, romantic comedies, serious dramas. It doesn't matter; I'll watch them all (and often choose to). Aside from that, I'm simply excited to be at UR and to be able to share my experiences with prospective students, fellow classmates, and anyone else who may care to follow along.

Why UR?

A simple answer to the question "Why UR?" would be to say that it just felt right. Though, whereas that isn't inaccurate, I know how vague and frustrating an answer like that can be for readers. So, I will try to explain myself. The University of Richmond, as I researched it more and more, became continually more appealing. Every new thing I learned became another reason to attend. (That certainly was not the case with other schools.) I didn't have to wrestle with thoughts like, "I guess I can live with that" or "Maybe it won't seem like that when I'm actually there." In fact, even viewing the university with a critical eye, it was difficult to find something bad to say about it. That may sound like I'm simply affirming my final decision, but it's not easy to answer that question without directly showing someone what I'm trying to articulate. UR is a place that, although ripe for descriptive writing, must be experienced firsthand to truly understand. That, I believe, says more than any list of reasons ever could.