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Hometown: Washington Grove, Maryland High School: Gaithersburg High School Major: Animal Studies Hobbies: Painting, Gardening, Environmental Care, Camping Favorite Books: The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld Favorite Movies: Hairspray and The Princess Bride

Second Semester

Where do I even start?! This semester is already flying by and so much has happened since the fall. I love my classes this semester and am still working a lot with volleyball. The women’s team helps out with the men’s games, and we attend their games–watching them play is exciting. And since women’s volleyball […]

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What Do I Do With the Rest of my Life?

I believe this is a question everyone, whether a college student or not, has asked themselves at some point. It’s a question college students are expected to have an answer for even though we have our entire lives ahead of us. I came to Wilson as an animal studies major, but what exactly can I […]

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Need Sleep

Its only 10:30 a.m. on this beautiful fall day and I already need another cup of coffee, or a nap! I know going to bed between midnight and 1 a.m. every night and waking up at 5:30 a.m. most mornings for 6 a.m. workouts isn’t the best practice, but I keep doing it. 🙂 My […]

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Fall Break

I love volleyball. I honestly do. I never thought I would be saying that I love a sport, but I am. Last weekend there was a fall festival before our last home game and it was so much fun. It was the perfect activity to get us excited for our game. Even though we didn’t […]

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Stressed Out

I think if you ask anyone on campus they will all tell you that this past week has been one of chaos and stress. I had a paper due Sunday night which didn’t get done because we had a volleyball tournament this past weekend and I didn’t manage my time well in the previous week. […]

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Trying New Things

Its unbelievable that college started only two and a half weeks ago. I feel as though I have been here for months because there is no way I’ve been able to fit as much as I have in such little time. Since the start of school I have joined the women’s volleyball team here at […]

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Moving In

They’ve kept us so busy that I haven’t had time to write since I got here! Move-in day was a total success due to everyone’s kindness, welcoming attitudes and helpfulness. The entire campus was filled with helpers so I never felt lost or out of place thanks to the staff and RAs and their help carrying my […]

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Bittersweet

It’s unbelievable that in less than a week I’ll have officially moved into my dorm room, met lots of new people and started my freshman year of college. I think it really hit me when my best friend, who is a senior and the drum major our high school’s marching band, couldn’t hang out today […]

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First Impressions

Hi! my name is Grace Ruback and I’m from a town in Maryland called Washington Grove. Like Ian, I am an incoming freshman to the Wilson community, but I am an animal studies major. My interests are learning about the environment, camping, painting, gardening and playing with animals. So if you ever need someone to […]

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