Track and Field Music/Singing Volunteering
Last weekend, West Indian Lynk hosted its first event of the semester and it was definitely a success. We spent Friday night cooking, baking and bonding, and Saturday afternoon we hosted a social and finally got to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
After scores of exams and assignments, dozens of student organization meetings, 5 months of intense and time consuming training as a student athlete, 2 months of being a former student athlete, and about 7 months of missing home, I was more than ready for summer break, and enjoy it I did!
Just what I needed...some down home food! The countdown is and has been on for a while. Richmond is a beautiful place, but its about that time that I return home for some R & R (rest and recuperation). It's events like last weekend's Caribbean Picnic that help me to greater appreciate the broad range of nationalities and cultures represented on UR's campus -especially those of Caribbean background.
I am either the world's best photographer, or I live on the world's most beautiful campus. It's most likely the latter but I'll take some applause for capturing God's beautiful creation on camera. :)
I’m super amped about the DMV CSA Conference this weekend! I should probably begin by sharing the meaning of those acronyms I just listed. DMV is the acronym for DC, Maryland and Virginia, and CSA stands for Caribbean Student Association. With funding from UR’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, I and a few other West Indian Lynk (UR’s Caribbean student association) members are in DC for the 3rd annual CSA Conference…so exciting!
This Friday made the 6th Annual Island Showcase. It’s an event hosted by West Indian Lynk (UR’s Caribbean student organization) where contestants represent different Caribbean countries and share a little about that country. Even though just one is crowned a winner, it’s a lot of fun and a great opportunity for UR’s community to learn a little about Caribbean culture.
As a high school student, being a student-athlete was definitely challenging enough but as a college student, although it seems like I would have more time, the intensity dial seems to have been turned up a few notches.
Hey folks… it’s that time again! :)
This is now my second week back and I must say, it’s been an eventful few days. I’ll get to sharing the deets (details) in just a minute, but it wouldn’t be right for me to not first share a little about how AMAZING my Christmas break was. Quite honestly in fact, I can’t say that I was excited to return to campus, but that’s normal for a first year, right? Anyway… :)
So I’m really starting to appreciate the decorations around our hall. It gives the place character. Some of the dorm room doors deserve to be entered into serious competitions, and some of the posters our RA’s put up deserve to be made into books! Take a look.
Helloooo prospective students, I’m Natishkah. :)
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