Park Ridge, IL


Movies, Classic novels, Basketball, Soccer, Video Games

About Me
November 21, 2016
Watermelon Bash

A new kind of video project.

November 15, 2016
Marketing Research

Making an impact on a local business.

November 14, 2016
Professional Speakers

A junior perspective.

October 30, 2016
Halloweekend Fun

Braving Creepy Hollow Scream Park

October 23, 2016
The "Richmond Plague"

And how to beat it.

October 13, 2016
Back Behind the Camera

Making a suspenseful film for October.

October 10, 2016
Fall Break

Much needed time to recharge.

September 2, 2016
Summer Recap

The highlights.

April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016
Peace One Day

Student groups come together.

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.