Park Ridge, IL


Movies, Classic novels, Basketball, Soccer, Video Games

About Me
April 12, 2015
The Hike to Spy Rock

A day in the Blue Ridge Mountains

April 6, 2015
Travel for Discovery

A brief overview of the Sophomore Scholars in Residence program I joined.

March 30, 2015

Exploring the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

March 24, 2015
Into Richmond

Venturing to some scenic spots in Richmond

March 20, 2015
March Madness

Basketball, basketball, and more basketball.

March 5, 2015
Waterfall: A Film

The process of writing and directing a short film.

February 23, 2015
A Busy Time

Midterms, Film Project, and other activities

February 11, 2015
Snowfall in Richmond

Looking back on the first snowfall of the year

February 4, 2015
Into Carytown

Dinner at Carytown Burgers and Fries

January 23, 2015
Back to School (and Rush Week)

Beginning my second semester at UR

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.