Park Ridge, IL


Movies, Classic novels, Basketball, Soccer, Video Games

About Me
November 6, 2015
Chef for a Day

...Or really for just a couple hours.

October 25, 2015
American Buffalo

Sunday excursion: a trip into the basement theater of 300 East Broad Street. 

October 12, 2015
Spontaneous Fun at Short Pump

My two recent visits to the Short Pump mall have led to some unexpected excitement.

September 27, 2015
Prepping for the Show

During second semester this year one of my classes, in partnership with the Quill Theater, will be performing Water by the Spoonful, a play by Quiara Alegria Hudes.

September 14, 2015
To the Water

Traveling to the James River.

September 2, 2015
UR in Chicago

Helping welcome UR's new president.

May 1, 2015
Freshman Year: In Review

It's crazy to think it's already over.

April 28, 2015
Creative Writing

The fun (and challenges) of my first creative writing class. 

April 23, 2015
Last Days on Set

Taking on the role of assistant director

April 16, 2015
Subject to Change

A great year for improv

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.