Author @ The Wilson Life

Full Name: Ian Andrew Firestone Hometown: York, Pennsylvania High School: York Suburban Senior High School Area of Study: History and Political Science Hobbies: I enjoy playing guitar and singing, I also enjoy playing video games, spending time with my friends, and hiking. Favorite Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

This is CRAZY!

Well, I guess it’s safe to say that I’ve been busy the past few weeks, given that I feel like I’ve only spent five full days on campus in the past four weeks. Okay, that number isn’t entirely accurate, but it sure feels like that is the case. Volleyball season and classes are both in […]

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Almost there

Using the word crazy to describe the last few weeks is a drastic understatement. Between writing my research papers for first year seminar and college writing to finally suiting up in a Wilson uniform and competing in my first collegiate volleyball event, I’ve been busy! Starting with my academic endeavors, I’ve finally deciphered the finals […]

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Found my rhythm

So now that it’s almost the end of the semester, I’ve finally found some sort of rhythm in my daily life, mostly. Honestly, I’m probably Webster Dictionary’s definition of organized chaos in human form… I’ve been pretty busy the past two weeks between volleyball, working in our glorious cafe/bookstore, and all of my academic responsibilities–and […]

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10 More Days

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a history and political science major, but when I’m not glued to my computer searching for the latest in American and foreign political affairs, I’m out playing volleyball. I first tried volleyball in seventh grade because my sister was interested in the sport and she needed someone to pass with […]

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  1/16th

Fall break is just around the corner, as evidenced by the 50 degree mornings, midterm exams, and, of course, fall break on the academic calendar. All of us have different plans for break: some students are going home for the long weekend, some are staying here and others are taking trips elsewhere. Personally, I’m cramming […]

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Week 3

Well, Classmates, we’ve made it this far. I thought I was busy before, but between classes, workouts, and the events of Sarah Wilson week, I’m exhausted. From spooky hayrides and a graveyard in the middle of the night, to singing to appease the seniors and their cursed water guns, this has been a crazy week. […]

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My First Week

When my alarm clock went off last Wednesday, Aug. 24,  at 8 a.m., I rolled out of bed, hopped into the shower and then lethargically returned to my room to get dressed; however, it was not a usual day and I was reminded of that when my mother yelled, “Ian, grab your gear and pack […]

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Final Preparations

Well Class of 2020, tomorrow is our big day. This past week was pretty busy for me as I finished my summer job Friday. Later that evening, I went to Greencastle for a beach volleyball tournament with my future teammates Zack Zerr and the Hoke twins, Aaron and Evan. Saturday and Sunday I spent some […]

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Progress is progress

I’ve returned to you, fellow Class of 2020ers, with progress! After returning from  dinner at the White Rose Bar and Grill, I recruited my mother and my girlfriend, Brooke, to partake in a daunting task: keeping me from making myself look ridiculous. Having arrived at our store of choice, Kohl’s, it was time for my […]

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Probably the biggest change of my life…

First thing’s first, let me introduce myself. My name is Ian Firestone and I’m a member of the incoming Class of 2020. I plan to graduate with a history and political science major. I’m enrolled in the honors program at Wilson and, at my high school, York Suburban Senior High School, I was an honors/advanced […]

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