Park Ridge, IL


Movies, Classic novels, Basketball, Soccer, Video Games

About Me
February 9, 2016
A Hectic (But Fun) Weekend

The school week almost feels like a break in comparison.

February 1, 2016

Felt like home in northern Illinois as UR was blanketed in snow.

December 15, 2015
Semester in Review

Another one down.

December 15, 2015
What I'll Miss Over Winter Break

Already thinking about going back.

December 13, 2015

Study tips for a stressful time.

December 9, 2015
Travel for Discovery

Creative projects.

December 6, 2015
On the Other Side of the Camera

Acting in my friend's Intro to Film Production project.

December 2, 2015
November 29, 2015
November 15, 2015
The Countdown to Rome

Only six days to go.

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.