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So one thing I always try to tell students is, that even though we are hours away from any mall… Road trips are AMAZING! This past weekend I had a meeting in Fort Collins, which is about a 6 hour drive, but if you have good music, good weather and an awesome riding partner(s), your 6 hour drive will feel like an hour. We jammed out to some T. Swift, T. Pain, and Ke$ha. Oh and definitely got some Coach shopping in! :) SDC11315P1000032

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During Spring Break, my boyfriend was unfortunate enough to get the flu or whatever it may be. Which in turn, I have now received. Do you think his flu lasted for 5 days? I think not! But mine sure has! :( I have now spread my wonderful little virus to two of my friends… oh yay! Gotta love knowing that your friends understand how you feel… because you made them that way. I LOVE YOU GUYS! :) This is one of the downfalls to school. You sit in class next to those students who are coughing and you are praying to yourself that their germs will stay on their desk. What you don’t realize is that you may be sitting in the desk of the one who was sneezing and coughing. This is why I have learned to keep a trusty bottle of hand sanitizer in my book bag.

Number 1 Rule of College: Always be prepared…

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For Spring Break, my boyfriend Matt and I traveled back to wonderful Craig. Don’t ask me how we left 50 degree weather to go play in the snow. But surprisingly enough, the weather was beautiful. I figured I would post a few pictures from our trip. Going back “home” has its ups and downs. Its great getting to see everyone, but at the same time, everyone wants to see you. When you think of break, you think of sleeping in until noon, having your mom make you breakfast and seeing old friends. What always happens with us though, is that whenever we go home, my family wants to visit, his family wants to visit. The kids I used to babysit want to play everyday. You want to eat at all of your favorite restaurants, and the time just seems to fly by. Matt’s grandma always has a list of things for us to do while we are there because she can’t “figure out how to use the printer/ipod”. It doesn’t matter that we have shown her how to do it 500 times. The best thing about going “home” for Spring Break, is knowing that you get to leave all that chaos of family drama/to do lists and you are able to go back to your HOME. It’s wonderful how quickly Alamosa becomes home.

Jacque

I love knowing that I’m old enough that my mom doesn’t care if I get trashed in front of her at the bar. Actually it’s rather funny because I took a shot with her… weird! haha

Jacque

Matty bought the new Droid. Needless to say, after this purchase, I didn’t speak to him for most of the trip due to him being attached to this new “toy”.

Jacque

I was able to get him away from his phone for 2 seconds so I could take a photo with him.

Jacque

This is Uncle Rick, Baby Hunter, Matty, and Cuz (aka Brandon). We were all hanging out together eating pizza. Oh yummy a college student’s favorite food… lol

Jacque

This is Kes. She LOVED my little Chupa. I used to babysit her and her little brother Drew.

Jacque

Sorry this is such a small photo. It’s from Matty’s phone lol… and yes, I was in line at midnight for this movie. I never felt so old in my life until I heard 3 little middle school girls started screaming when the Wal-Mart guy pulled out the movies from the back room. (Secretly I was screaming on the inside… lol)

Jacque

Driving back, we drove through Gunnison where our rivals are… I had to show my support for ASC!! Go Grizzlies!!!

I had a wonderful spring break and hope all my fellow students did as well! :)

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After reading several of my friend’s blogs I really wish I had the chance to worry about flexi dollars, doing laundry on campus, and about my roommate bringing boys to my room! Don’t get me wrong I love being able to play Rock Band as loud as I want and I LOVE having my dogs, but there are definitely days when I wish I would have had the opportunity to be the crazy college student on campus. I like having my girls during the day, but when I get home it’s the boyfriend time and sometimes you feel locked in.

*Just a note to everyone… try to live on campus and be a crazy kid for just one year! ;)

This is Jack… he’s my baby boy!P1000013

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When I first came to ASC, I knew I needed to get involved and become active on campus. Unfortunately, if I would have known that I wouldn’t get home any night before 11:00, I may have quickly decided to lay low. I wake up and everyday it’s the same routine. Some days it’s really frustrating, and then others it’s great because it feels like you’re waking up to a crappy morning and then BAM it’s Friday. Do you want to get your party mode on? Yes please! So much has been going on, but mostly it consists of work study, class, senate and then babysitting. Talk about a boring life!

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It is so frustrating knowing that half of the students on campus have already left because they are done with finals and I am stuck here stressing over my Cognitive Final. Yes sure it’s a take home final, but I am a little OCD and tend to over analyze the questions. There are ten questions and by the time I am done with this final, it will be over ten pages long. I’m sure I could just write a few sentences and be perfectly fine, but I know I can’t do that! Dang you teachers who think take home finals are better than in class assignments. Two more to go!

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Finals are killing me, plus the fact that I have procrastinated all my papers until the end…

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So I was finally able to get some sleep this week thanks to Homecoming being over. When you are getting everything organized, (parade, medicine show, the football attire) it can feel a little stressful, but once it’s all over with, you can’t help but think “Geeze that was so much fun!”  I gotta give kudos to our football players for kicking Western’s butt!

It never seems to fail that once school starts, you blink and realize that it’s midterms. I have spoken to several students and they are worried about classes and whether they are passing, and I just have to reassure them that it’s okay, ask for help and the purpose of midterms is so you can see where your grades are and how you need to change your study habits. Then I look at my grades and I’m like CRAP I need to look at my study habits! September seemed to fly by and as I look at my calendar, I can’t help but believe that it’s going to be November before I know it.

Being student body president has it’s ups and downs. First of all, I have no idea where my time goes, second I must schedule in time to study, and third I can’t help but learn new things at every meetings. Well that just sounds like a lot of downs, but my biggest up is that I get to meet so many new people each day. Because I moved to ASC my junior year, I really only got to meet Psychology students. This is great in some ways, but if you are wanting to represent the student body, I have to go out of my wonderful weirdos in the Psych department and meet new students. :) So my goal since returning to campus from our Student Government conference in Washington DC is to meet a new person everyday. Somedays this seems rather difficult, but other days it’s much easier. When I came for my tour, I was really impressed by our tour guide and how she knew everyone across campus. It really makes our campus so unique compared to other schools. The students here really become your family. So my plan as student body president is to meet a new person everyday and hope that I can represent the student body as a whole by the end of the semester. At our senate meeting on Monday night we were able to allocate funds to the KASF, our radio station to attend a conference in Chicago. I couldn’t help but think how much I wish I could go to Chicago… maybe I should join the radio station… Just kidding! If I had time I would really consider it though!

This week it seems as if the flu is spreading across campus. I have had class cancelled twice, and everyone I know keeps getting sick. Oh and did I mention that it’s only Tuesday? I feel like I have to wash my hands a million times and if you know anything about Colorado you know that your must apply lotion even more than usual. This week is considered our fall break, but it only means we have Friday off. LAME! The teachers have been very fortunate about not giving us too much homework, I only have 1 test and a few papers due. Next week though is when I will probably hate my spontaneous trip to Atlanta for break. I should have just stayed in Alamosa to do some homework and catch up on some things, but I just have this itch to go someplace warm. It is Colorado and it is October, and sadly enough it has snowed already. It just didn’t seem like the summer was long enough. I complain about it being fall and my boyfriend gets excited because it is football season (rolls eyes). I just can’t help but count the days until summer.

Here are some pictures from our trip to Washington DC!
ASGA Conference

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Hi everyone! My name is Jacque Archuleta and I am currently a senior here at Adams State College. I love it here at ASC and am so excited about all the new changes we are making. But before I tell you how great Adams is, let me tell you a little bit about myself! I grew up in Griffin, Georgia and moved to Colorado about 5 years ago. Time goes by so fast! When I moved to Craig, Colorado, I was a senior and was not too sure about where I wanted to go to college. Because I was so indecisive, I decided I would stay in Craig and attend the community college there.  While attending Colorado Northwestern Community College, I was able to do a little sight seeing (Greece, Paris, Rome), and was Student Body President for 2 years. I loved the smaller classes of a community college  but once graduation came around, I had no idea where to go next. Searching around on the internet I found Adams State, but I had no idea where the heck Alamosa was. So I looked up Alamosa from my trusty little friend,  Mapquest.com. From Craig it is about a 6 hour drive which was perfect because I knew my parents wouldn’t be bothering me every single weekend! And dropping in randomly to a dirty house. I instantly fell in love with the family feel here at ASC. Our tour guide knew everyone across campus and I honestly knew that this was where I needed to be.

So now is my second year and it’s going great! I sometimes feel like a chicken with my head cut off but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am a psychology major and the Student Body President. I work in the Office of Admissions aka Welcome Center. I love working here mostly because I am able to meet students when they come for tours and then hopefully, if all goes well, I am able to visit with them during New Student Orientation!

So this week is Homecoming. GO GRIZZLIES! On Monday, we started off with Chalk the Walk which is where the royalty come out and write their names across campus. Unfortunately it rained the next day and washed most of the names away. Tuesday we had Bingo night. Wednesday was the Medicine Show. For many clubs the Medicine Show can be rather difficult because we have to sometimes think out of the box, but each club is allowed 3-6 minutes to perform a skit and then their clubs royalty are then asked questions at the end. It’s one of the oldest traditions on campus. When we were the Indians, the theory was that laughter is the best form of medicine. And honestly after the week I have had, I definitely needed it. Of course I must throw in that I thoroughly enjoyed watching my friend, Anna, dance next to the Elvis impersonator. Yes I love Anna even though she’s a little crazy. Last night we had the bonfire which is always exciting. All I have to say is I don’t know what it is about men and fire. Somehow the two just do not seem to mix well. Tonight there are several things happening across campus but I probably will get lots of rest because tomorrow I am planning on screaming my little heart out at the game. I have to make sure those football players can hear me with their helmets on!

So now that the first blog is out of the way, I am looking forward to letting you know what is happening across campus and what it’s like to be a student here at Adams State. Please don’t be afraid to comment or ask me questions. You can find me on Facebook; I am always on there playing Farmville ;) Thanks guys and I hope y’all have a great weekend!

LET’S GO GRIZZLIES!!!

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