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A Day in the Life with Kavya

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What's up campus. Really? I'm back. Kiara. These are my friends. We are actually heading to the football stadium. Let's see. Right there. There we go. It's game day. But actually we're not going to the game. We are going to see a free concert. We're going to see Vanik, so I'll check back in with their All right, guys, that's it for the night. More not going the game. But it's happening right now. You can see that. Yeah. We just wanted the concert. We had a blast So much fun for Yeah. Hope you guys like a little taste of our game Hey, guys. So I thought it would be a really good idea to take you guys around some of the important academic buildings that we have here on campus. So the first one that's gonna be in this video is Lincoln Hall. Um, Lincoln Hall is the building that has Aaliyah's, um, administrative office, and it is also a building that has a pretty large lecture room. So a lot of you will have lectures there. If you do end up coming to school here, I really love that building. The lecture hall. It's pretty important because, as I aesthetic and, uh, you may or may not have lecture there, you most probably will, um, it's a really pretty building, so I hope you guys enjoy So inside of Lincoln Hall, you have the College of Lasses Administrative Office, which was located. Break here shouldn't video, so that's really handy if you're in the College of Elia's on all of them that is here to see the building is really pretty, and this is right behind the statues, actually, where the main lecture hall is, where a lot of you will have classes if you are thinking of coming here And then, aside from the main lecture hall, they just have a bunch of classrooms situated all throughout the building on DH. It's really easy to navigate, so you never have to worry about that. On this next clip is what the actual big lecture hall is. You will most probably have election. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. All right, guys, I'm gonna tell you a little bit about my schedule it. As you might know, I have mentioned in my previous videos. I am a senior. So with that comes the priority with picking classes and all that. So this year, I'm actually on ly taking class in person, two days a week? Uh, yeah, I know that sounds terrifying and crazy and so threatening, but I'm actually super busy here. I'll show you my schedule here. If you don't believe me, Let me see if you guys could see that. So back to my schedule. Sorry, It's a little bumpy. Be a two days a week, but the reason I have this is because I am taking three classes in person and then another three online. So I'm actually taking eighteen credit hours, and the max is nineteen. I'm actually having a really big workload this semester. And then when I'm not doing my online classes during those days, I have all I'm either involved with. All my clubs at a man are my sorority or my job, so I'm definitely super super super busy. But, yeah, it's just like all about time management in college. You're definitely not in class as much as you are in high school. I know I talked about that briefly and other videos, but it's all about managing your time and figuring out what works for you. I know some people are so bad with online classes, and it doesn't work for them. But for me personally, I have a learning disability. So sometimes it's hard for me to pay attention and lecture, so is actually kind of beneficial for me, too. You know, we have an online class so I can go at my own pace. Whether, then, feeling rushed tryingto juts out everything My notebook during lecture. So it's been pretty beneficial for me. And it's just nice for me to make my own schedule that way. So I can work and balance all my other extracurriculars. Excusing, Yeah, I'm senior years. Definitely not as traditional as my other schedules have been. Traditionally, they've been Monday through Thursday, all in class. But, yeah, I tried this out this year and I'm You guys, I'm bad. I'm with investment. Alex here was gonna tell you a little bit about pretend you by. So to get started. You want to tell me a little bit about yourself? Why you chose this school? Yeah, Alex and I chose you by because it was, like, what I pictured college to be like. Yeah. College town campus. Kind of big on sports, Huge student population type of thing. And I just really want to go to Big ten schools. Thank you. Here. You wanna describe student body a little bit? Like what? Like sure, I think it's, like, pretty eclectic. There's a little bit of everyone from all around the world people who are interested in all kinds of things. It's just not like mainly Greek life for family engineers are mainly everything. It's just they mixed year. Forty thousand kids. Yeah, I would have to agree with that, huh? You want to tell us about your major? Yeah. I'm a senior now, finishing up my degree in media studies. And I have two minors in public relations in Spanish. They think Schoolgirl, you cure schoolgirl here. I, uh and this up wanted to give us your least favorite thing about you first. And then your favorite thing about you. Least favorite thing about you by other than just like the course. It's probably how large and in charge. The campuses. I wanted to go to a big school, but like it takes me thirty minutes walk to class for my house. We live off campus. Yeah, that's true about campus. But sometimes it just feels too big. My favorite part about school, my friends, that all my best friends here, just being around. I have often crowding surrounded by my favorite people ever. Hey, guys. So I thought I'd do a quick tour of the dining hall that we have here in my building. So the dining hall that I have is called filigree in't, and it is located downstairs in my building, their two dining halls. The dining I'm gonna show you today is a vegetarian only dining hall. So that's kind of cool, because not a lot of campuses have that on the way, like the meal plan works is that you choose either a ten forty five, a twelve fifteen or an all male or all cafe credit option. I have ten forty five, and that is one the most students do on what the ten forty five means is that you get ten meals starting from Sunday morning to Saturday night, and you get forty five cafe credits and those cafe credits you could use tour in small little convenience stores located in an, um, uh, residence halls and in those convenience stores is kind of like a mini jewel Osco or Trader Joe's, where they have a bunch of snacks that you could buy. And they also have some meals like pizza that you could order and also substance, which is so it's pretty cool. And if you ever run out of the meals, you could also use your cafe credits toe buy you some yellow, so that's pretty great. I hope you guys enjoy the dining hall, so this is a case of D. E. A bar, so it's kind of cool that you could choose what you want. You don't really have to rely on what the dining hall has on. We also have fresh fruit daily on campus, so that's pretty good. And this is a peanut butter and jelly bar, so it's really good and really healthy. And then this is Ah, Stir Frys, last pasta bar. So if you guys could see this is my lunch Hey, guys, as walking past my sorority house, coming back on the school social X. I just figured, Why not show you guys a Greek life at U of ice? Actually, a really big deal? You can do it or you don't have to, but we actually have the most amount of chapters on campus. So I think them nineteen sororities in forty nine return news and with the attorneys, though, is also like professional fraternities like business frats and teaching brats and engineering threats. But yes. So this is my house G Phi beta allergy Faisal. Also inside. All right. So this is what the inside of our house looks like atyou about. You typically live in a sorority house as a software. So I lived here two years ago. But I also live for an actor semester, my junior year, so that I wouldn't have to pay sub lease when I went abroad. Say, as you can see, this is our kitchen. Come here for meals a couple times a week. You know, it's have some nice snacks here. I was grabbing between classes and over here. We just have our common areas. There's our composite. Let's see if I find myself. Oh, right there. There she is. Turn it off. Yeah. We also have a couple study room over here. Now we have the famous Jeep. I couch. Okay, what's up? What's up? Um, we just like to hang out here. Piano. Sometimes I like to play on that double on that a little bit. Yeah. Okay. Well, this is just a little bit of the decorations we have in our house decoration committee. Does such a great job. I'm right here. These are some of the pictures for me studying abroad in Morocco and in Prague. I studied abroad in Rome. No best place in the entire world. I miss it so much. And this is an example of a room and defy kind of spring it on them. I just Barson, This is my baby mag. You look at how pretty she is. This's defy love it. As I said, I kind of spring it on them, so the room wasn't in the best shape. They were kind of embarrassed. But just out here, trying to give you a realistic view of you on Yeah, Greek life has definitely been a huge part of my college experience. I actually didn't partake in grief life as a freshman. I don't really think it was for me, and my freshman year was great. I loved it, and I absolutely do not regret it. But I just found that most my friends were in Greek life, so I decided to give it a try, and I absolutely love it. It's just really expanded my college career and link me Right next on our little tour is Jos places to eat on campus, actually. And my friends una is working inside, So we're gonna go try and all right, we're inside. And not only Selene video is important giving itto way. This is why I love Joe can on the guns. Look at her. Go. All right, So here's the menu. My favorite burger would have to be probably the regard. So excuse me for California way. All right, Close friend of Joe's is Top deck top house Look at her in our waitressing uniform Working girl Working girl Yet this's Joe's way Beautiful way Love Joe's What's up? You're looking a little sketchy about. My serving children pretty exciting. So So you're let's go. Okay. So basically, my seven children in the organization next food just about country. So we're just helping out today, impacting for them. All right. We got a sighting. Andy. On the bed? Yeah, carry on. On the right, you can get really competitive about it. So basically that way deal And then boxes. So all this is going to be some great people, Julia. All right. We're wrapping up here. How do you feel, girl? Forty boxes. Great enemy line beauty by All right. That's a wrap for today. We ended up packing over sixty thousand meals, I think, which is beating one hundred and sixty seven kids a meal every day, Which is awesome. Yeah, there's a bunch of philanthropic events always going on around campus, So whether it be by serving children, um, anything through Greek life or any other event, you always find some here. All right, I'LL see you later. Hey, guys. So today I'm going to do a little room to work for you guys. I live in Lincoln Avenue Residence Hall, which is one of the resident toss on campus, or a lot of residence halls on campus. The Moler popular ones are the ones situated at Ikenberry Comment. But it's just based on your luck. Which ones you get. So I'm not giving this one on coming in to school, freshman like in the beginning, a freshman here, I was pretty bummed about living here, but after a while, I really, really grew to like the building. And I really loved my roommate and the room. So, uh, it's definitely not a bad thing now that I think about it that I got situated in L. A are so a little bit about my broom mate. So my roommate and I'm wi I kind of knew each other before coming into like college, but we never really talked to each other. And so the way you kind of meet your roommate, you abi, is you're in a Facebook group chap, and then you kind of like talk to people within the Facebook group shot and then based on the people that you really feel like you click with you kind of Assam. Hey, do you want to room with me? So I didn't really find anybody through the Facebook group chat. Um, but my roommate So, uh, my current mermaid, she saw my post in Facebook, so she actually messaged me about it. And then we ended up rooming together, and I'm really glad that I am rooming with her because we get along really well on, um, one thing that is really cool about like, the system here is that if you come into collision no, in your room and you end up hitting your roommate, you could always switch into a new room, which is really helpful. So, yeah, I really hope you guys enjoy the room. All right, so this is the front of my door room, and when you walk in, you have my side of the coin. And then for the love you have my roommates out of the dorm. So something about the dorms that I live in it is actually a corner. Doubles recorded doubles are always bigger. Been a regular double sized room. Regular double sized room would probably go between the end of this window to the end of this. We'll know so a lot, A lot, a lot smaller, but, uh, we kind of left out with the corner double. So, um, right when you walk and you have our trash cans in the recycling bin, which actually comes with the room so you don't have to worry about either of those. And then one thing that I really recommend is a hanger to hang your towels that goes off your door because that's very useful. And then we also have a microwave and a fridge. Both of these I brought the fridge and the man were made about the microwave. Or you could also rent it out through the school for anything eighty dollars a semester, which is a really good price. So then you have this, um, all of like, the one in furniture that you see is all it was all like given to us, and we just kind of arranged it in ways that suited us on. If you come to this back wall right here, um, this mirror it came with the dorm and so I was, like, attached to the door And both of these are our closet. If I go inside of the closet, um, the space for closets, the arn corner doubles are always, like, much bigger. So we got sore space up there, a lot of space down here, and then it goes pretty decently far back. So I also start like my suitcases and stuff like that there and also behind of thes three like shelves. There's also a lot of space questions. Really. Hope so. Yeah, Guys, that's kind of the end of my room to her. I hope he has enjoyed it. Um, as you guys could see, we're providing a lot of the things we need. We just kind of to bring, like, betting the fridge and the microwave and just like things that you need to survive off of, so decorations to make it feel more ***. And one thing about my dorm is it actually does not have any air conditioning. So we have about the re fans in the room to cube like the air kind of circulating and to not make it too hot in a room. But most dorms on campus here do have air conditioning. I think they're just about the rear, for they do not. So yeah, that said I hope