Park Ridge, IL


Movies, Classic novels, Basketball, Soccer, Video Games

About Me
March 15, 2017
Netflix and Entrepreneurship

A lecture by Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph.

March 12, 2017
Spring Break in Richmond

Making the most of my time on campus.

February 6, 2017
Against the Glass

Cheering on the UR club hockey team.

January 31, 2017
December 14, 2016
Semester in Review

More behind me than ahead.

December 9, 2016
A Return to Soccer

...and following my own advice.

December 5, 2016
Finding the Balance

Making time for different friend groups.

December 3, 2016
Finding Time for Hobbies

My final creative project of the semester.

November 27, 2016
The Internship Search Revisited

Summer plans being made too early.

November 26, 2016
Peace One Day

A long overdue update.

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.