This is not a plug for the Student Activities Carnival
It has only been one week since the 2006-2007 school year began and already I feel completely engrossed in the world of Randolph-MaconCollege. My life has been overrun by going to class, working, and socializing. Emails are continually falling from the sky. Meetings are being held at all hours of most days. The coffee pot is getting a very vigorous work-out. My bed is seeing less of me than it likes (and I really do hate to disappoint my bed). Junior year has officially started and I have had to hit the ground running at break-neck speed.
It might sound as if I am complaining, but that's not the case at all. The hustle and bustle of being in Ashland keeps me on the balls of my feet, ready to pounce when the bell sounds.
One of the things I like most about R-MC is the feeling of accomplishment I get when I know I pushed myself beyond my limits. For me, this feeling most often comes after a particularly horrific week during which I slept maybe three hours a night and barely had time for meals, but it does not take nearly the same amount of stress for most people on campus to feel accomplished. At Randolph-Macon, getting involved means stretching oneself. People are capable of much more than they think they are when they put their mind to a task.
Last year, the Residence Hall Association submitted petitions and was able to get the card swipe times changed from 9:00AM-9:00PM to 8:00AM-10:00PM. Campus Activities Board held fantastic events like SpringFest and Macon Out At the Movies. Habitat for Humanity raised enough funds to go on an amazing Spring Break trip to a Georgia build site.
Getting involved on campus is a great way not only to bolster one's resume, it is one of the best ways to have a hand in making campus life better for everyone.
So get on the balls of your feet, get ready to pounce, even when the sound of the bell is only the whistle of the cargo train as it rumbles through the town at a lazy 25mph.