October Highlights

Happy Halloween! This past month has definitely been an amazing one - so much that I have a picture-heavy post coming your way right now! So much has happened over these past few weeks that it is hard to believe how much time has already passed. I can't wait for more exciting adventures on this crazy, fun-filled college roller coaster!

Family Weekend // I was really excited about my family coming down to see me for a weekend! We took a small tour when my parents first dropped me off in August, but having been down here for a few months, I was able to show off a few awesome little places around campus, as well as a few shortcuts. Topping off the weekend was getting to go to my first college football game! The excitement at the game was palpable and it was an overall amazing experience.

Getting ready for the game!

Spending Time With Friends // Many people often let themselves get caught up in the Hollywood portrayals of college, but in reality (at least for me!), finding time to take a break from hitting the books and spending some quality time with friends can be quite difficult. I have been very fortunate in making some pretty amazing friends so far, and there has never been a dull moment!

Supporting our friend's American Business Women Association fundraiser!
Sword-fighting on the lawn.
It was so nice to be back at a tournament and see these two lovely ladies!
The concert was absolutely amazing! What an experience!

Bonding With My Pledge Brothers and Actives // I have really been enjoying my pledging process with my fraternity! It definitely is not easy, but part of the process is learning not only how to improve time management but find your own balance between schoolwork, events, sleep, and fun. Getting to know so many like-minded yet unique individuals has been such a blessing and I cannot wait until the day I can officially call them all my brothers.

Our team of three pledge and a dad took second place in the Fraternity golf tournament!
In celebration of helping break a Guiness World Record for packing food bags, a few active brothers helped me and one of my pledge brothers cool off from the insane heat!
Had a lot of fun with tricycles during the Business School Council's Homecoming Week event!

Little Things To Smile About // Life is a story composed of highs and lows, big moments and little moments. When we become busy and so completely absorbed in what needs to be done, we often forget about all of the nice little things that can bring so much happiness in an instant.
I not only finally got a copy, but an autographed copy!
I haven't been off-campus very often, but I finally found a great local sushi place!

Halloween Time // I love how October always ends on such a happy note! Halloween is such a fun time of year, from seeing little kids running around with bags of candy heavier than they are to the crazy and creative costumes that people come up with. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for the people-watching - it never gets old! What is the funniest costume you have seen?

My Community Adviser is honestly the best.
Happy Halloween from the girls on Agave 4!

What have you been up to this month? What was the most exciting thing that happened to you? Let me know!

Catch you next time


Panic! at the Disco Concert

Last night, I had the fantastic opportunity to go see a band I have loved for an insanely long amount of time with some of my awesome new friends! Three days ago, Yahoo On The Road was at my university giving away tickets to see the band perform and I just could not resist! Here are a few photos from the concert:

Have you been to any concerts lately? What is your favorite concert that you have been to?

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Golden Lobster Loafers

I love slipper loafers. The style of the shoe itself is so simple and elegant, but there are so many different designs that they are fun to find and use with different outfits. I recently acquired this pair over Fall Break and I was so excited to break them out of the box this morning.

The weather down here in the Great Southwest has been nice and warm, yet a bit chilly: perfect weather for sporting slipper loafers. I will definitely be switching between these and my favorite boots this Fall.

What are your favorite Fall shoes?

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Community Service Corner

October seems to have been a great month for community service here in the Great Southwest! I have had so many different and wonderful opportunities to give back to my amazing community and I absolutely love it.

I love animals, puppies and kittens especially! For my Small Group Communication class, we were put into groups and told to go perform some community service then write a paper on the experience. I'm not usually a huge fan of zero-history group projects but I was super excited about the volunteer work! We came up with the idea of volunteering with a local animal shelter because Arizona is one of the states with the highest euthanization rates. We had a blast spending a Saturday afternoon with such wonderful people and animals! If you are interested in volunteering with an amazing shelter and helping some wonderful animals find homes, you can contact the Ohana Animal Rescue in Tempe, Arizona!

Volunteering can include anything from cleaning to making signs!

I helped this cute little one get adopted - how awesome is that?

One of the biggest community service organizations in my area is the Valley of the Sun United Way. United Way is known for many different causes, but one of the biggest is the Fight to End Hunger. There is such a large number of kids who go hungry over the weekends because their families do not have enough food, so VotS United Way decided to start a new program. This past weekend my Fraternity pledge class joined over 2,000 other people to assemble food bags for United Way's WeekEnd Hunger Backpack program - we broke the Guiness World Record, which had been held by a high school in Canada. This opportunity was so much fun and everybody had a blast!
I had so much bonding with the actives and my pledge brothers!
It is really important to give back and help the people in your community, whether it be through simply volunteering a few hours on the weekend to clean up after puppies or assembling enough food to feed over 500 children for a month. There are so many different types of community service projects you can do by yourself or (even better) in a big group! My pledge class is planning on cleaning up a local park soon -> remember that the giving should never stop!

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