Park Ridge, IL


Movies, Classic novels, Basketball, Soccer, Video Games

About Me
May 5, 2018
Post-Graduate Life

What I'm looking forward to most in Richmond

March 18, 2018
There's Nothing Like College

3 Things Seniors Will Miss about UR after Graduation

December 19, 2017
Why I Came to UR from Illinois

An 800-mile decision.

December 18, 2017
November 26, 2017
Career Services

The Best Things to Take Advantage of

October 31, 2017
An Abundance of Scares

Things to do in Richmond for the Halloween season

October 16, 2017
What It's Like to Live in the City

Spending the summer in downtown Richmond.

April 29, 2017
Junior Year: In Review

One year left to go.

April 28, 2017
Organizational Behavior

Challenged yet prepared.

April 28, 2017

And the creative ways I avoid work.

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.