Reinventing HC Cheerleading

Basketball season is FINALLY here! And I am so excited! I have been going to football cheerleading practice because I wanted to be involved and help with stunts. We had a men’s basketball pep rally Halloween weekend. There was an awesome turn out; I am guessing there was a couple hundred students in Horner that night….

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Exercise Testing and Perscription

One of the more commonly taken classes as a KIP major is ETP (exercise testing and prescription). This is a class where we learn how to develop basic exercise programs for clients that have different needs. The clients could have situations that limit the type of exercises they can do, they could be in full…

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Being an athletic supporter

One of my favorite activities to do here at Hanover is to attend sporting events. However, my favorite sport to watch is volleyball. Right now, Hanover is 20-7 and 8-0 in the Heartland Conference. Volleyball is a sport that even if you have no knowledge of the rules of the game, you can still get…

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Kicking Off the Year

I am the chapter president of Hanover College’s Best Buddies chapter. (If you don’t know what Best Buddies is, check out some of my other blogs. I explain what this awesome organization is). We only meet once a month. For our first meeting, we decided to have it on campus. I rented out the Withrow…

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Rejoining the cheer squad

I am having some serious Throwback-Thursday moments this senior year. In high school, I used to do competition and school cheerleading. I did not do it in college because I was too busy. BUT, some friends and I go to this gymnastics gym in Madison, Ind., in our spare time to tumble. It is a…

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Going to (field) camp

This past weekend, I had my first field camp experience with my marine and terrestrial ecology class. We spent two nights at Kiola Field Camp and had three days chocked full of biological tests and learning. I know that doesn’t sound very fun, but it was actually a blast. We ran three experiments: one on…

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Learning to speak Australian

My initial thought when going to study abroad in Australia was that at least I would speak the language. In my one month here, I have realized that this is entirely not the case. Here is a quick introduction on trying to decipher the Aussie language. I will mostly just cover food (because this is…

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Lynn Hall

I finally moved back to Hanover today. I am so excited. Instead of living in house this year, I am living in Lynn Hall. Lynn is one of our newest dorms; I will be in the second round of students that has had the privilege of living here. It is almost in the dead center…

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Grad school visits

I cannot believe that this is my last year at Hanover. It is finally time for me to start visiting graduate schools to decide where I want to spend the next two years. I have lived in Indiana my entire life and I love it here, but going abroad to Australia made me want to…

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Serving on the Best Buddies staff

I have been with the organization Best Buddies for more than eight years now. Best Buddies is a program based on building friendships between individuals and individuals with intellectual/developmental disorders (IDD). That is right. There is an actual program whose sole purpose is to help you make friends. I fell in love with this program…

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