Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tye Die with Delta College

I went to a Tye die event hosted by the Delta College Club. I didn't get my hands dirty until I uncoiled my shirt to set it out to dry on my floor. Audra's hands are REALLY colored with the Tye die. She's actually trying to get it out with nail polish remover as I write this.

Audra and I laid ours shirts out on a plastic bag on the carpet by our beds. Hopefully I don't step on my shirt in the morning.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Hi Everyone!

This is my first blog post. I'm so excited! My first few weeks here were really hectic because I switched majors. I'm Katelyn Hess and I'm from Albion, NY! I live ony 15 minutes away and I live in McLean. It's a lot of fun. I'm Double Majoring in Poltical Science and History with an emphasis on Pre-Law. I'm also part of Delta! It like an accelerated general education program that helps you with career preparation. I'm also involved of the Leadership and Community Service LLC in which we do various serivce projects around the community. This past Saturday, we helped out at the Sisters of St. Joseph! We mulched trees and pulled weeds and afterwards they fed us pizza for lunch!
I chose Brockport because it was close to home and they gave me a great scholarship and they made an effort to try to get to know me. Also, I came for Delta! Delta is a great program to get into. They have small class sizes and I know everyone in my classes. My Delta classes are my favorite! My classes are great. I'm taking 5 this semester which is alright with me. My International Relations class is boring because the concepts are all theories. I love my Protest and Public Opinion class! It's really interesting because that coincides with what I want to do in Political Science. I eventually want to go to law school someday.
I've met alot of new friends here. My roommate Nicole is awesome! She's from Brooklyn, NY. Also, my friend Yanicka, who lives across the hall from us, is from Brooklyn as well. It was kind of a culture shock to her because before she came up here she had never seen a farm before. Also, my friend Mike is cool too. He lives down the hall from me. He is a history major as well. We Facebook creep each other alot ;) haha. My other friend Chelsea, who is Yanicka's roommate, goes home on the weekends alot but when she is here, she is probably the funniest quiet person I have ever met. My best friend, Lizzie, came here the first week but she goes to school at Niagara County Community College so I don't get to see her alot :/. She loves it at Brockport when she visited though! Last but not least, my boyfriend Mitch comes and sees me every other day which makes me pretty happy since he lives 40 minutes away. Hopefully, I can convince him to come to Brockport to play football next year! I love it here at Brockport!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Apple Picking

The Health and Fitness Living Learning Community went on an apple picking trip. The farm also had pumpkins and berries you could pick, and a corn field maze!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Late night run to TRAX

So Audra and I decided to go to TRAX last night at 11:30pm to get some snacks since we were going to stay up doing homework. I bought Pringles and some fruit strips and Audra bought Oreo cookies and these crackers in the shape of bears. I ate my Pringles with grapes which was surprisingly g00d, but Audra ate her Oreo cookies with peanut butter! She said it tasted good, but I didn't feel adventurous enough to try it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah, the author of "A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a boy soldier" spoke here at Brockport Wednesday night. I didn't know what to expect, but he was so funny! He spoke about why he wanted to write the book, and some funny stories. For example, when he fist came to New York it was to speak at a UN meeting about child soldiers with other children who went through the same experience from all over the world. He flew over only in a t-shirt and shorts because that was all that he had, but it was winter. So when he got off the plane, he said he didn't want to go outside because he was so cold. He "knew" what winter was, but he had never really understood it because he's never experienced it because he's from Sierra Leone. But when he got to his hotel , the radiator was on high, and he was so hot! Ishmael said that he didn't know how New Yorkers did it, living in this constant change of temperature. Another story was how on the plane they served salad, and he wondered why Americans ate grass, but he ate in anyway because "When in Rome, eat as Romans." He was just a very likable person and talked to the audience like it was a conversation between friends, not like a script which was nice. Another funny moment was when he mentioned that he found Esther. Esther was a nurse at the rehabilitation center he stayed at for a time. He connected with her and said that she was the first person who looked at him with no fear in her eyes and no judgment and it was insinuated that he had some romantic feelings for her in the book. When he was doing another speech at a school, I think in Canada, he said someone came up to him afterward and gave him Esther's phone number. He told us that he called her, but was disappointed to learn she was married with children. We all laughed, and it was almost like an inside joke for those who had read the book.

I got my book signed and got to take a picture with him. In the picture is Ishmael Beah, me, Audra and our friend Teresa.