Should WSU Become A Smoke-Free Campus? Yes Please!

What say ye?  Should WSU illimate smoking and the use of tabacco?  I believe that they should.  This subject has been a concern for students for many years, and now it has come to the attention of the administration. 

There is currrently a law in the state of Utah that plainly states that smoking is not allowing within 25 feet of a public building.  Secondhand smoke is harmful and the majority of WSU students are sick of inhaling the polluted air.  Below there is a picture published by the American Cancer Society.

Smoking is very glamorous? ? NO!  It isn’t.  There was a debate about students opinons on Thursday the 10th.  Administration is in the process of resolving the issue.  Whether that means building designated smoking areas on campus or completely banning it.   Whatever the final decision is, I am glad that awareness has been raised and that students can voice there opinion and actually see results.  WSU takes care of their students and does there best to keep everyone happy.  Below there is another great picture that represents my feelings.

The majority of smokers want to quit.  Smoking is a personal decision, but for a college that promotes and teaches higher education I would argue that smoking should be banned.

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Move Along to Weber State

As many of you may know I was basically born in the wilderness and raised with wildcats! Aka, Weber State Wildcats. hahaah. don’t laugh too hard I have more jokes coming!  I have another sweet video I found on youtube 🙂  Check it out….

Come to Weber 🙂

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WSU Ballers II

Well as you probably know I am basically in love with Weber State Basketball.  I looked up Weber State on Youtube and this SICK clip came up… About two weeks ago WSU defeated Colorado by making a half court shot at the buzzer.  Here is the clip!

Well… what did ya think? Do you see why I call them WSU BALLERS?  Go Weber.  Come to the games.  You wont be dissapointed I promise!

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Weber State Ballers!

Ever since I was a “young warthog” (Lion King quote) I have always enjoyed attending WSU Basketball games!  Our family would often buy season tickets and cheer way loud!  Well, this season is the first season of attending games that I have been an actual student.  Last Saturday there was a huge high school recruitment activity that invited all high school students to come and watch the game, eat dinner, and enjoy a movie.  It was a huge success and I’d like to thank all those who came. 

Weber State defeated their opponents by twenty points!  Here are some pictures of that night…..

Go Weber! If anyone has any questions about WSU I’d be happy to help out  🙂

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There is Beauty All Around

I must admit, I love living where I do 🙂 Utah has all four seasons and we get to enjoy all of them!  Lately I have been carrying my camera around with me so that I can take pictures of the scenery and mountains that surrounds me.  I would recommend doing this to anyone, you’ll be surprised at how many times you’ll pass something beautiful and not even recognize it.  Here are some pictures that I took when I took a moment to stop and soak up the scene!

Aren’t those good looking pics?  I like the one of Ben Lomand because I live right under it.  Last summer my buddies and I actually hiked to the hop and slept over on top!  The other picture I took while I was going to class one day at Weber State University.  Weber State has an eye catching campus.  It is right beneath the mountains and the view is gorgeous.  I have been trying to take more time to appreciate all the beauty that is around us!  Enjoy life 🙂 You only have one!

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Q: Are You Stressed? A:Stress Management!

Would it come as a surprise to find out that Weber State University has a class called Stress Management?  Would it be a surprise to find out that I am enrolled in that class? Well, I am!

Let me elaborate about why I enjoy this class so much.  I am taking 15 credit hours this semester, and I must admit Stress Management has been the one class that I have consciously applied what I have learned EVERYDAY.  We learn about the stress response and how, in reality, the world isn’t a stressful place.

The one thing I have come to realize as a result of this class is this: We, as individuals, have the power to choose our response to any given stimulus (stressful problem).  We are in control!  We determine how stressed and/or relaxed we are.  To my surprise, I have found this declaration to be TRUE!  My professor, Dr. Olpin is so enthusiastic about this subject material and even has us listen to relaxation exercises throughout the semester to help aid the students to become stress free.

WSU has a stress management lab that is available for all students and it’s paid for by your student fee’s. Might as well take advantage, right?  Here are some pictures of me outside of the stress lab!

Don’t you just feel so relaxed 🙂 ? haha.  The lab is open every week day during normal business hours.  This class has been a huge help to me and I have only been in the class for one month!  Come check out what Weber State has to offer and do yourself a favor–RELAX!  The lab has a full body massage chair!  In other words, welcome to heaven!  ha.

“The successful manager of stress is willing to do that which the unsuccessful manager of stress is not willing to do.”  — Dr. Olpin

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Taking a 2 Year Break From College!

What a wonder week!  Today is Friday, and that means it is time to kick back and play some basketball, watch Jazz games, be with friends, and even work at Bella’s Fresh Mexican Grill.

For those of you who might not know, I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and this past week I opened my mission call!  What a crazy awesome feeling and experience that was.  I will be spending the best two years of my life serving in the WASHINGTON DC SOUTH MISSION!  I am definitely pumped up for that adventure.  I will be living mostly in upper Virginia.  Here are some pictures of me that night 🙂

Well I was definitely a happy happy boy that night!  I leave for the MTC (Missionary Training Center) on June first.  I hear that there is tons of humidity in Virginia! Did you know that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson lived in Virginia? 🙂  There is tons of cool history there.

Weber State University has been very understanding and workable with my decision to take a 2 year break from college.  Weber State is reliable and helpful.  Being a student at WSU is so enjoyable because it encompasses more than just school work.  There are so many activities and sporting events to attend nearly every week.  Our basketball team is on a role! (Call them butter because they are on a roll haha)   Life is really good.  Go Jazz. Go Weber.

A general authority for the LDS church has said: “Without the risk of failure, you will never have the opportunity of success.”

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