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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Question of the Month

Question of the Month

Here at the Chatter, student activities have dominated the campus news–movies, sports, speakers–it's been a busy month. What did you do in your high school/college days to keep up that school spirit or just to have fun (extra curriculars, academics, activities, etc.)?

At UT-Austin, I wrote for Pearl, the student tabloid magazine named after anillustrious alum, Janis Joplin. My first feature story was about a psychedelic ice cream parlor on The Drag. I got free ice cream for the next four years!

Carrie Schweitzer, President’s Office

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I have to take the Fifth on this one. Really. !

Ray-Mel Cornelius, Visual Communications

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In high school, I was part of the swim and tennis team. Most of my social gatherings and activities were linked to those. In college, I had virtually no social life as most of my time was spent in the journalism department working on video packages and stories until 1 a.m., and taking random, quick power naps on the “community couch.” !

Madeline Bottoni, Marketing and Creative Services

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I participated in three sports which all but consumed my afterschool time; however, I rarely missed a weekend sock hop, prom, Sadie Hawkins, or other dance-infused event. !

Thom D. Chesney, President’s Office

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Marching Band! !

Marj Atkinson, Library

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While in high school, I was on the Drill Team. Aside from performing at the Friday night football games, we decorated the football players’ lockers, posted spirit posters around campus and dressed in our spirit uniforms on Thursdays and Fridays. We also sold spirit ribbons. The other days of the week we wore our letter sweaters or letter jackets. In college, I was in a sorority. We went to lots of the sports events, volunteered on campus and in the community and, of course, attended frat parties. Good times! So glad someone is starting a Cheer Club at Brookhaven (per the posters I’ve seen around campus!) !

Anna Masters, QEP

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In high school, I was involved in the hockey fan club, Student Life and choir. We always wore school t-shirts on game days and would do creative banners to display around the school. For several years, I helped work on parade floats, and participating in the parade, on Homecoming weekend. As an avid football fan, I attended every game. !

Pam Lloyd, Admissions Office

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Senior year of high school, my aero tech class got the chance to overhaul and assemble a small Lycoming O-320 engine. Even though the engine was worn out from all the years it had been taken apart and put back together by former students, it was still fun and interesting to learn the procedure of overhauling an engine, inspecting for defects, checking the cylinders and proper bolt torquing, etc. Our instructors gave us the opportunity to work on it before school started or during lunch if we wanted too. I still remember how sweet it was to have oil under my nails and smears of solvent on my hands before calculus. !

Mauricio Luna, Marketing and Creative Services

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In high school, I was in the Drama Club, French Club, Photography Club, Art Club, and Anime Club. Aside from this, I would volunteer on holiday breaks, and attend the gardeners club in the city of Flower Mound and Grapevine. My friends and I would also travel around the suburbs on the weekends and organize photo shoots. Now in college, I attend book clubs, political organizations, city/council committee hearings, still do photo shoots (mostly ones that pay), attend rallies, participate in green action movements around Dallas, work at Comic Cons, and still volunteer. !

Mary Schoals, Marketing and Creative Services