Wow that was a quick semester. I still remember the orientation like it was yesterday. I dont have many objections to the school itself although it couldve prepared us for picking classes. The teachers were awesome especially philosophy. It made me consider majoring in philosophy but i probably wont. Sociology started out slow but then got really interesting. Every other class was normal i guess. One thing that i really enjoyed in the school was the game room. I love to play pool so when i saw the table i knew i would be spending some time there. Overall the semester went by quick. I look forward to more semesters like this one in Baruch.
What i think community service is. Well it is something you can do to feel good about yourself or clear guilt, or it can be a sentence from a judge, or just something a school makes you do for a class. Whatever the reason for doing it, you get the same results, a feeling of happiness. You work for no personal gain but to aid people in need. It is an essential part of a community because it lets you see what struggles some people have to overcome and makes you more thankful for what you have.
(I cant understand why walks and marathons are considered community service, i mean you are giving donations but why the need for a walk, cant people just donate without having to walk a mile or so. Considering that, why not have naps instead of walks, more people would participate and no one has to get tired)
Tell you who I think I am. I am a South Park fanatic (as you can see from the title). I was born in Albania and came to America when I was 5 and lived in Brooklyn ever since. I like to try new things and will play any thing that can even remotely be called a sport. My favorite sport is soccer and I am a A.C Milan fan till the end. I played soccer for my high school for 2 years, might join Baruch’s team but I haven’t made up my mind. I love jokes and have a large sense of humor so you have to go out of your way to offend me. I always try to help out people the best I can and sometimes will go out of my way. Also ever since I picked up my Nintendo 64 controller when I was 6, I have loved to play video games. That is pretty much it, weird how you can sum up 18 years of life in 5 sentences.
A concern that I had before coming to Baruch was that the teachers were going to be indifferent to students, which was due to what my teachers in high school told me, but I don’t see it. It feels the same to me, if not better because now you know you are responsible for yourself and can’t make up excuses. Another was that I thought I would not be able to handle the one hour commute on the subway, but on the contrary it turned out to be amazing because I can read assignments that are due that day in that hour. I don’t really have any concerns about my freshman year here in Baruch, I expect it to be the normal do homework study for exams school year. I think that the lack of concern is because of the people I met in Baruch that are simply great, and that pretty much made me forget that it was a brand new place that I had never been to.
One thing that I was expecting to be different from high school was the fact that you can leave from school to do whatever then come back and no one would care as long as you showed up for class. Like today for example, I think I can safely say that I had the greatest Philly Cheese Steak in the world, if not definitely best in New York state all done during a break period in between classes which would not be possible in high school.
I don’t expect college to change me in any major way but what I want to work on changing about myself is my procrastination. It would be my fatal flaw if I were a Shakespeare character and has really hurt me in the past so I will work hard to get over it. Other than that I am pretty sure that I have figured myself out and won’t be going through any major changes these 4 years. Glad to be done with this post, although I waited to the last minute to do it, and I can’t decide how to end this so.