Freshmen Experience Blog #1

Aug 30, 2012; Provo, UT, USA; A detailed view of Washington State Cougars helmets during the second quarter against the Brigham Young Cougars at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

A few times a month we’ll have some of the freshmen currently attending Washington State University to blog about their experience at WSU. 

Evan Baron-

Entering Washington State University, I was excited because I would be starting a new chapter of my life, but nervous at the same time. I recently just graduated from high school where my graduating class was about 90 students, and now I would be attending a school where 4,000 students are in my class. Currently living in Stimson Hall which is the oldest residence hall on campus and full of tradition I was able to make friends easily because of the brotherhood aspect this hall provides. From hosting dances, dodge ball tournaments, and game nights already Stimson does a really nice job of getting its residents involved. I was really shy in high school, and decided that I wanted to change. Immediately I got involved with writing for the school newspaper the Daily Evergreen, joining hall government as a section rep, doing a sports radio show for KUGR Radio called WildFire, and joining Intramural Sports. A typical day for me would be to go to class until four, do some homework, and later go to the rec center to play some beach volleyball or basketball.  Only being a Washington State University for three weeks, I already feel at home and plan to experience much more as the year progresses. Stay tuned for next week! Go Cougs!


Curtis Calhoun- (Curtis is a Freshman at WSU who plans on majoring in Sports Broadcasting)

When I first came to WSU, I was very scared about completely starting over my life and making an entire new group of friends. With the embracing community that is Stimson Hall, all of my fears went away and after only the first two weeks of college life I am taking it on full stride. Over the past few weeks, I have joined a brotherhood feeling in my residence hall, and have met so many incredible people. From playing Beach Volleyball at the Recreation Center, to late night movies, my Stimson bros and I have been getting closer and closer each day. In terms of getting involved, I have pursued many opportunities. I applied for ASWSU, made residence hall government, started an intermural softball team, and have organized plenty of hangouts with all of the members in my residence hall. Best of all, my friend Evan and I have started a Sports Radio station on KUGR radio entitled “Wildfire” that will be on air Sundays from 2-4 PM. Also, through my good friend on ASWSU, Adrian Gonzales, I have joined the Cougar Success Program and have put myself in the right direction to have the best first year of college I can possibly have. This past week at Stimson Hall, and the past few weeks of school in general have been some of the best times of my life.




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