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Reflecting on 2011

I can’t believe the year is almost over.  It’s been an exciting year full of firsts and a few emotional breakdowns.  I’m more than halfway through my college career…which is both exciting and scary at the same time. Here are the highlights (both good and bad) of 2011: February: I changed my major from CSD (Communication Sciences & […]


Soooo the reason I haven’t really blogged is because taking 4 classes sucks. Haha just kidding, but really it’s a TON of work, so I’m super duper busy. Anywho IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS! I love Christmastime because it entails eating cookies, drinking hot chocolate, curling up on the couch with my kindle, and literally nothing else. […]

Senior Year Where has all the time gone?

Feeding a cold

So I realize that being away from home has made me more susceptible to illness. So far I’ve gotten an odd rash on my neck and a killer cold (or at least that’s what I’m assuming it is). I hate how pathetic a cold makes me feel. My sneezes are high pitched after sneezing a […]

Packers: The Bandwagon’s full, but don’t hop on yet

Here’s a sports column I wrote for the observer for this week, figured it would be enjoyable.   The number four jersey and the 1990’s era packers will always be remembered in Green Bay history, but Favre and the 1996 Super Bowl ring are long gone. The Aaron Rodgers era is in full swing and […]

Juggling aka Time-Management

Pardon me for this unusually long pause between posts, but this term so far has just been incredibly crazy. What with classes (obviously), required lectures and events to attend, a job (hurray! Finally!) and definitely more homework than last term, these five weeks have been kind of ridiculous so far. And I have another class […]

Take Time

This has been a crazy and hectic couple of weeks. So I just wanted to remind everyone to take time and enjoy all of the little things that come your way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeS6aEc7FLY Peace, and Merry Holidays, -Carlisle  

Late Night @ The Brew

brew. 3am. its closed. lights are dimmed. and my sentences are incomplete because i’m coming down from the brutal buzz of a non-sugar-free energy/focus drink. When my can of Amp had still been full, Keyana and I had just been watching the library empty out and the building begin to shut down as we settled […]

Halfway There.

The first few weeks of school, I was asked over and over again who I was. My reply was simple. I would say over and over again… “Hi! My name is Katie and I am an English Education major!” Now that we have reached the halfway point of the school year, I have been thinking […]

LA Angels hope to heaven that Pujols is their savior

This week, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced their signing of legendary Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols. Seemingly stealing him away from a hometown return, this deal has not only altered the landscape of the AL West and NL Central, but baseball, as a whole. What this means for St. Louis: For the Cardinals, […]