Thursday, August 16, 2012

My college life 101. Part 1

And the official countdown begins! In exactly one week school starts again.Uh where did my summer go?!? I feel like it went by soooo fast. I'm sad that I really didn't have a vacation but I am planning on going out of town during my winter break! Maybe go snowboarding, who knows! The only thing I do know is that I am actually ready for school! If everything goes right this will be my last year of college, and it feels amazing knowing that I am almost done and ready to take on the world. But before I do that I want to share with you a little bit of my college life and myself.

I am attending New Mexico State University which is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I transferred to NMSU last year from a community college, which I did to save my parents money (college is expensive when you don't have loans or grants to back you up) ANYWAYS! Back to the cool stuff, I also want to share the history of the college and some pics.

"New Mexico State University  was founded to teach agriculture in 1888 as the Las Cruces College, and the following year became New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. It received its present name in 1960. "-source

"NMSU's teams are called the Aggies, a nickname derived from the university's agricultural beginnings...NMSU maintains strong athletic rivalries with the University of New Mexico. The UNM-NMSU rivalry is represented by the Rio Grande Rivalry, a series based on points awarded to the winners of head to head competitions between the two universities in every sport."-source

""A" Tradition In 1920, students of then New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts scouted for an appropriate place to display their school letter. Tortugas Mountain, located three miles (5 km) east of campus, seemed a natural spot. Brave males gathered enough stones to form a big "A" easily visible from campus and the surrounding area. On the following day, April 1, students trudged up the mountain side with their five-gallon cans of whitewash and splashed it on the stones, turning them into a gleaming white "A". For many years, giving the "A" its annual fresh coat of whitewash was an all school effort. The seniors mixed lime and water at the foot of the mountain and the freshmen and sophomores toted the mixture up to the juniors who splashed it on the "A."-source

This is our bookstore!-source

This is the inside of the bookstore!-source

"The interior space features a 4/5th scale model of a de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth Pistol Pete airplane suspended from the ceiling and is one of the many unique touches displayed throughout the store. The interior also showcases photographs and fixtures that highlight the rich history of NMSU, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the southwest"-source

And these are just a couple more pictures I want to share with you all!

Until next time! And remember to stay tuned for my upcoming group giveaway! :)

1 comment:

  1. I would love to visit New Mexico some day! Best wishes for your studies girl! The University seems beautiful :)

    xoxo ♥ Shar