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Extracurricular

People who don’t know me that well or just meet me randomly wouldn’t guess that I would like metal/hardcore rock music. I love it!! It is what I have grown up with and when I found out that Korn and Avenged Sevenfold were headlining I just had to go. Mayhem fest was last week at the Verizon amphitheater; this was my second Mayhem experience and it is my favorite. It was so much fun and all of the bands were really good. The weather was so perfect, only high in the 70′s. Thank you! The last Mayhem fest I went to was the Chicago one four years ago and it was SUPER hot. Phew, dodged a bullet on that.

I had a few interesting experiences. For the band Miss May I, my friends and I were up close to the stage, which I knew might have been a bad idea for small people like myself. Yeah, it was. People like to crowd surf at these things and of course they were coming in my direction. Trying to push people double or even triple your size is tough. I went down a couple of times, but got right up to push more people out of the way so they wouldn’t fall on the concrete. I was more concerned with their safety than mine. After Miss May I the next band was Suicide Silence, which I love but there was no way I was staying in that crowd. I needed a break. I am glad I was on the sideline because Ice T walked passed me! He was performing with one of the bands. I am a huge Law and Order:SVU fan so when I saw him I almost died (not really, but you know what I mean).

It was such a fun day. Totally worth my $32. I got to see on of my favorite bands (Avenged Sevenfold) and had a great time with my friends.

Selfie waiting for Avenged Sevenfold Selfie waiting for Avenged Sevenfold 10480195_699870583383583_6328213538993953858_n Avenged Sevenfold!!! 10322675_699870863383555_5399287722948575906_n Giant Rockstar 10532561_699870923383549_1345935049851899820_n Mushroom Head performance.

 

 

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Yes, this year my family and I started the 4th all decked out in red, white and blue in Lambert airport. At 4 a.m., I was going through security to get on a plane to go to Mexico. Now, it wasn’t just a normal family vacation. My cousin was getting married. It was a week-long family vacation.

The resort we stayed at was all-inclusive. So, we had all the food and… alcohol we wanted. My family took full advantage of that. I had a lot of first experiences while I was there. I went Kayaking, which I was super nervous about at first. I’m glad I did it though, it was so much fun! I highly recommend it! I saw MJ for the first time. Not really, it was a Micheal Jackson impersonator. I had some Salmon and Lobster. I found out that I love salmon, and hate lobster. It was also my first time swimming in an ocean…with sting rays! No, it wasn’t an excursion. At first I was freaked out but I got use to them. Most importantly this was my first time seeing my cousin getting married and it was beautiful. I am so happy for him and his new wife.

Between all the shenanigans I made some new friends! Iguanas roamed around the resort. I saw at least 10 a day. Possibly could be the same ones but it is still a lot. We had a waiter throughout the whole week named Lorenzo and he was the sweetest. He went out of his way to make sure we were satisfied. He said he only makes $4 a day, so we made sure to tip him well because he deserves it, while he is trying to look for work in America. Within a year he will be able too, and I hope the best for him!

Selfie in Mexico Selfie in Mexico MJ Concert MJ Concert Set up for reception Set up for reception Ahhh, paradise. Ahhh, paradise. I love this amphibian. I love this amphibian.

 

 

 

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One way to have fun over the summer while staying cool is to go swimming. This is the best way to stay cool over the summer and make sure that your body doesn’t overheat. Water parks, the YMCA, or even using a water hose from your house will help to keep you cool during the summer. Make sure that you stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and eating popsicles. There’s nothing better than a glass of ice cold water or lemonade during the summer. Make sure that you bring water bottles with you where ever you go and also those who are around you. You can never drink too many fluids during the summer. If you don’t have central air at the house, make sure that you have one fan in at least every room in the house to prevent overheating, Since the summer heat can be draining to the body, be sure to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Have fun staying cool!

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It’s that time of year again for the annual Renaissance Faire! It’s located in Rotary Park in Wentzville and I have gone there every year since I was in 7th grade and went on a field trip. In the last few years, it has become a tradition for my younger cousin to come with me. So, she did again, and a girl that I babysit tagged along too.

This festival is designed to make visitors feel like they are really a part of the Renaissance time period around the 1500s. To do so, all the employees dress up in costumes and are in character at all times. There are parades with the royal family and courts men, jousting matches, gypsy belly dancers, craft booths, games, and so much more. There are stage shows with musical performances and some full of random tricks (such as sword swallowing, fire juggling by jesters, and fire whip cracking). Throughout the years, I have always been fond of the pirate shows. There was a new one added this year that featured a Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator. For those that have seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, I don’t think I need to say much more about the excitement of that.

The three of us had a fun time. It’s definitely a very different experience that you can only get a true sense of by attending. We all had something to walk away with since we all got henna tattoos. In the past, they have lasted about a month. Well, until next year!

Captain Jack Sparrow! Well, it's close enough...

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Summer Plans

by Britney May 28, 2014

This summer I plan on going to Six Flags with my friends. Hopefully this can come to pass because Six Flags is always a good time. I enjoy getting on the rides, swimming, and the smell of funnel cakes. Six Flags is just an adventurous world of fun. If you haven’t been there you need […]

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City Museum

by Joanna May 5, 2014

These last few weeks of school have been a lot of fun. Fontbonne is trying to squeeze in all the last minute activities, and I am gladly signing up for as many as I can. Tonight, I and a few of my friends went on a free trip to the City Museum. Like I said […]

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Because It’s The Cup

by Corie April 30, 2014

If you are a hockey fan, not matter what team you are rooting for, you know what my title means. It’s that time of year again, and the race for the Stanley Cup is on its way. Last year’s champions were the Chicago Blackhawks — my boys won! This past Friday, I was able to […]

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What’s to Come?

by Marki April 30, 2014

I know I have talked about this before but I am so happy to be apart of the FOCUS family this year. From the meetings and the bonding that we have already started doing I just know that we have a great group this year. Me and the other leaders are totally invested in making […]

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Help Yourself By Helping Others

by Tara Jones April 30, 2014

Hello! Today, I am going to be sharing my thoughts on community service and its relevance to Fontbonne’s mission statement. • “Why is service so important?” Serving your community lets others know that you want to help change the world little by little while gaining a new perspective of life. Service, amidst being so important, […]

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Wild Country

by Joanna April 28, 2014

Last Wednesday I got to go to Wild Country for the second time this semester! For those of you who don’t know what Wild Country is, it’s this dance club that plays a  bunch of country music and everyone line dances to it. It’s so much fun, even if you’re a first timer. The first […]

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