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A Day in the Life with Sarah

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Well, I'm going to talk a little bit about the dining services that are here on campus. So there is saga. It's called Hamilton Comment, but all the students call it saga. And there's Jos, which is a little convenience store type place, and you can use meal swipes there as long as much money, along with much money. So lunch money is like money that comes pre paid on your I D card, and you can use it at Joe's to buy snacks or drinks. And you can also use it a few local restaurants who accept much money, which is really cool. There's a pizza place downtown. There's a Mexican place down the road, a Chinese place out of a really, really good pub that isn't it. The car, which is about ten fifteen minutes away and much money is, honestly, really, really cool because sometimes the cafeteria is an offering. Great things or Joe's doesn't sound like what you want, so it depends on how much much when you get independent your meal plan. I have the two ten year plan, which gives me two hundred and ten meal swipes and four hundred dollars worth of lunch money, and the much money comes in handy when you're wanting that late night snack when you're studying for something. So I definitely recommend going for more much money unless meals webs because you're gonna want it because you won't be able to get like a full meal in the middle of the night when you want a snack, and it also works on delivery. Like Jimmy John's delivers and the Pizza Place downtown. It delivers and accepts much money, so I definitely recommend going for more much money because So right now we are outside my door. I'd like to show you what it's like. I feel like I said, they are three. Modeling this hall over the break over like some break. Here's the backside of door. What's really nice about this hall is that it has a thermostat in the room. Here is is a pretty good sized room, if you ask me, This is my side of the room. I do not have a roommate because she had to leave school for some personal reasons. There's the curate saved me more than once, so I'm going to talk about how I have this set up for a second. So it started out that we had just regular beds and they were kind of in the middle of the floor, and we decided that we wanted this nice little floor space here. So we have this right here is a shelf, and then this down here is a dresser. And then that's the desk, and it's made so the bed can go on top of it. I used my chair to get up there. It's really, really nice to have, like, the extra open floor space here And then if you go over here, here's the closet. Yes, And then this little medicine cabinet comes in handy quite a bit. And then there's drawers there. Yes, having a decorated up here toe hide them. I started back there, so yeah, in my opinion, it's a pretty nice sized room, and I have a decorated and stuff, and I'm getting ready to send some stuff with my mom this weekend. And also, yeah, like these little personal touches that even my fish, they help me get through, and then the desk is pretty standard. Has got to pull out for the keyboard. Three drawers chair and then, obviously you're probably going to want a laptop in high school or college. I feel like it helps to have your own. While there are some that you could borrow, it helps to have your own for when you're doing your homework at, like for you. Here's my little decorations that I have. This is my little memory jar kind of recommend having it, cause I put we're little memories in here like there's some tickets in here. There's an olive garden rapper from when I went to all guns with my friends, a movie ticket. It's just a little something to keep track of, like, stuff you've done here. Some more decorations. That's a bird. That a girl. My son already made me bless this mass because my room is always a disaster. And then, like I said, I was always and and that's just another gamma Phi thing. So, yeah, I really like the way I have my set room set up right now. So this is a typical alma college dorm room, complete with a not so great view. Welcome back. Right now I am sitting in the any music building lobby, all professors that have anything to do with music. They are in this building and as well as the band room. The Bander wasn't here. The choir rehearse is in the chapel, and this is such a nice facility. Right now I am in the lobby kind. Looks like a giant fish bowl. Here we go. And right here behind me, this is the digital production and media studio or design studio. It's so nice. I had to do an audio documentarian project and I worked at it in there. It's such a nice studio. It's professional grade all over. The resource is here on l'm. A college campus is up to date. It's very nice. All professors here wants students to succeed in any way possible. I am still in Eddie right now. I'm in one of the many small practice rooms that are available in Eddie. They're not even that small. They're pretty. They're pretty good size. And there's a baby grand piano in here, forced to just a practice on, and there's even a computer for editing. They really want to make sure that all the college students have everything they need to succeed in their classes and in their possible career choices for the future. So this is the practice room I'm in. There's the piano. There are chairs and music stands. There's a computer for software editing, along with instructions, and there's a shelf and a chalkboard if students meet. Right now I am in the band room. It's very, very nice. Theokoles sticks are great and our band is absolutely amazing. It's obviously not set up for anything right now, but still, it's a very nice band room. You know, professors are for nothing. So right now I feel like it would be a good idea to talk about myself a little bit. I am a communications major. I'm hoping to go into journalism someday. I'm not quite what sure of what kind of journalism. I'm a freshman, so we've got time to figure it out. Former Major The workload is kind of what you expect. I'm in really, really hard com class right now, and it's it's tough, but we're getting through and you just gotta put in a little extra effort. And when it comes to your major, you are willing to put in the effort because that is what you want to do later. Life. So when students come to visit Elma, I feel like it's a really good idea to show off our theater, especially to me. That's kind of what pulled me in a little bit more. I love Thelma, and the first place I went to was I totally realized that theater isn't for everybody. Well, that's what drew me, and there are many different clubs on campus. There's a chemistry club there, study clubs. There's so many clubs, there's all kinds of sports. There's a lot of sports teams that I didn't even have in high school. So Alma really does offer something for everyone. Even though my first impression was Presbyterian Hall, which is very nice and impressed me right off the bat, I realized that that's not everyone's cup of tea, which is no problem, because Alma, it really does what students to succeed and be happy here and all that Hi, everyone. I'm here with Chloe. Have Emily way are here at a lacrosse game. It's Elma against an out of state team. Chicago T Yeah, Chicago team. I am here for a Greek unity event. So there's a bunch of Greek members here, Greek life, and we're just enjoying the game on this chilly day in Michigan. Yeah, it's and we're in Michigan. It's about forty degrees, a little less than forty degrees. We're kind of losing right now, but we have our spirits held high, clothe schools, all of the school spirit. I think college is one of the streams and both good to go. Wei are still after lacrosse game. We're still losing its halftime. Everyone is damning and taking a quick look. This is what is behind the stadium. Can you do, Priest? They are, you prick Followed Scots. There isn't really much tailgating culture, especially not in March, but they're really still isn't much to go rooting for anything going on during, but everyone does. You know yourself well and that's honestly, really great because we all support each other here and it's really cool. Hi guys. So, unfortunately, I do not have access to a single or a sweet Earn us a quad style room, so I want to explain it to you in the best way I can. You saw my room. You saw the size of it. So a single room is about half the size of mine. I think it's exactly half the size of mine, so it's pretty reasonable for someone to live in. I live in a double, which I think is a really good size. I saw some other campuses like there's double rooms were a little small. I feel like Thelma has a really reasonable sized rooms for no matter what. So a quad you could think of a lot like a conjoining hotel room. It has a double room and then a door, like between two double rooms. So technically you're living together. But there's just a door. So, yeah, it's a lot like conjoining hotel room when they just have the door separating the two rooms. And then there's also triples. I also do not have access to one of those. It's just a little bit bigger than a double. It's not that much bigger it's Those were the different sizes of rooms on campus. And, of course, there's also small housing for different organizations such as Greek life. And there's also the model U N House. There's a greenhouse is a majority house. There's different kinds of houses, and the housing on campus is honestly it. It's a process to go through, but the housing makes a lot of sense here on campus, along with like the meal plans and stuff like it goes along, they go along together. So housing on campus there's North Campus in South Campus North Campus is I live on North Campus. Freshmen and sophomores will live. There's four door buildings and those air on North campus. It might not make much sense make much sense because it didn't really make any sense to me until I got here and kind of got to see what it was all about. So I'll about North campus, and then juniors and seniors will live on South campus. Small housing is also on South Campus is on the other side of the street and pretty much everything. There's okay, so North campus is here, and in South campus, there's a road that divides and I know makes much sense. It's kind of hard to explain, but what you get if you two and then see it, it makes so much more sense. So thank you for coming to my little phone balls off of its little stabilizer here. Yes, Thank you for listening to my little spiel of housing on campus. And I hope you check out some of the other videos that I will show you all Right now I am in your typical level. College classroom is a little bit bigger because it's on the first floor, the second and third four classrooms. They're a little bit smaller, but this is where I had my first com class last semester. It's It's a little bit bigger, but this is about the size. This room is for the bigger classes. Yes, these are the big, bigger classes at Alma College, which most colleges they have about double this size in each classroom. I had a calm class communications class in here last semester, and there's about eighteen people in it. So as you can see, this is way too many chairs for eighteen people. But yes, unfortunately, the second of three four classes of sack are locked on weekends, and I cannot get in there. So, yes, this is your typical maybe a little bit bigger Alma college classroom. But the class sizes will usually always be smaller, and your professor will know your name. Justice fast, if not faster than your high school professors did. It is crazy to me, and usually there will be some advertisements for, like classes or study sessions on the chalkboard just to make sure students know about them because all of your classes will have some sort of board. So, yeah, they advertise stuff, Which is nice to know. Hey, everyone, welcome back. Right now I am standing in the l'm a college lecture hall. It's pretty small considering that all of our classes are really small. Yeah, it's pretty small. The classes here are great. The professor's know you by Hi, everyone. My name is Sarah Sheath home. I am a freshman here at Alma College, and right now I am a communications major. I have not declared yet because I'm not sure I'm going to double major in something or what I'm going to minor in. I'm still exploring my options here in Elmo. You do not have to declare your major or minor until the end of your sophomore year. I believe, which is really helpful. And it takes some of the stress off. I mean, the stress is still there, but it takes off some of the stress, which is really, really nice because they don't have you, um, found to your major at all like the option is always there to change. I am from Manus to Michigan, which is up north from here. It's about two hours, so it's kind of the perfect distance, but I didn't want to make one of the biggest decisions of my life based on how far away it was from home. So I love Alma. It's the spring now, the spring semester, winter term and Alma. Coming to Elmo was one of the greatest choices I ever made, and I wish that I could go back and be like, Hey, Sarah, commit to Alma ASAP because you won't regret it like that's where you're going and you won't regret it. I mean, the workload here it's It's pretty normal. It's what you would expect. But I feel like I'm getting such a good education because it is a private college and the professors will know you by name. Your professors will see you in the cafeteria and will be like, Hey, Sarah, how are you doing with this? Or come to my office hours and we can chat. Having said that, the professors here they push their office hours so much, I have heard that other schools don't push their office hours or they don't even have office hours. The professors here, they push their office hours at you and say, Come here, I will help you. I will walk you through this. I have sat in my professor's office writing an entire paper in front of them, and they will help me every step of the way. All professors here on campus, they want you to succeed, and they want you to do the best that you can and they will help you in any way that they can. And I love it. Elma is, it's in the middle of Michigan. It's not quite the middle, but it's really, really close it because the middle of its about ten minutes away, it's a very small school I believe we have. It's about fifteen hundred students, which it's a good size, the class sizes. It's about who it's somewhere like twenty to thirty. It's about the size of a heist, like a high school classroom. I think the biggest class I have right now would be about about twenty somewhere between twenty and twenty five students and the professors. They all know you by name. It's crazy because I've heard I can't imagine it any other way. And I've heard other schools. The professors don't know you by name, and that's just weird, considering that I've been here and they all know me and even some of my professors from last semester they still recognize me when they also call me by name and say, Hey, you can come chat with me any time and I even had a professor. He was like, If you ever need anything, you know it'sjust to come talk about anything. I'm here for you. And that is just amazing to hear from a college professor. I love Elmo, and I'm so excited to show everyone what it has to offer. And I really hope you guys enjoy this. Okay, So I am actually a member of Greek life. You're on campus and I absolutely love it. And I'd like to talk about a little bit Greek life at all. My college is honestly amazing. I have only been involved for a little over two months. Almost two months, almost two months, and I absolutely love it. I'm a member of Gamma Phi Beta on campus. Absalon Beta chapter. And it's a smaller chapter. So we get to know everyone in our chapter very, very well, and it's amazing, and we have the opportunity to work with our community. Our philanthropy is building strong girls. So we have every year we have Moon Ball, which is a volleyball tournament, that we have other Greek chapters on campus. They come and support us, which is great. The Greek unity on Elma is good. We're working to improve it, to make it the best it can be. Gamma Phi. It's amazing and greatly in general is such a rewarding experience. Because you get Teo, you have your amazing sisterhood or brotherhood. If you're wanting to join a fraternity and you always have people that will support you no matter what and it's honestly such a rewarding experience. It plays in my life so much, and I have absolutely no regrets about joining it. It was, honestly, one of the best decisions that I've made in college so far. You just you get all of these new memories, all these new friends, and even though people the stereotypes are there, they're not riel. I mean, they're real because people believe them, but they're not real. That's not how it is. That's not at all how it's like, actually, because you hear all the stereotypes and I'm afraid that scares people away from actually joining Greek life. And that is just it's not true. None of the stereotypes are true on Alma's campus. We have each chapter will try and help the other chapters, philanthropies and in them any way they can. And Greek life it's It's definitely really nice here because you get to know everyone in Greek life and become closer with them, and everyone just supports everyone, even if they're not in Greek life, like there is so much support here on Elma. It's amazing, and I definitely recommend, even if you don't come to Alma like Greek life,