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Red October

Now, from my title you are probably thinking “It’s the middle of October, why is this girl posting about Christmas already?!” And since you probably don’t know me, that is a very honest question. But for those who know me know that Red October is my favorite time of year. A fall baseball game is amazing! Especially a post season baseball game being played by our St. Louis Cardinals! I live for those nail-biting games where the Cards wait till the very last minute to pull through for us! They’re so exciting! I was fortunate enough to get to go the game 5 of the National League Division series and see the Cardinals beat the Pirates and advance to the National League Championship! So far they are ahead of the Dodgers by 2 games, but boy can I not wait until Monday night’s game! I love watching these games with my roommates because we all get so exciting and yell at the TV together- it really is great bonding! I just hope we can advance to the World Series and I will be a very happy camper! It’s also fun because they play most of these games on a big screen in the DSAC and being there watching them with so many other Fontbonne students is so much fun because it’s a really great environment and there are so many huge fans on campus! One of my teachers last Monday had the pitch-by-pitch website up so we could be as close to watching the game as possible during class, and it was definitely a fun class! Seeing campus as a sea of red during this time of year is great, and the games are a good way to be connected to others on campus!

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Wow! What a crazy busy week it has been so far. I haven’t had a lot of free time this week, but with how much I have done I am reminded how convenient and easy it is to get things done here at Fontbonne. It is definitely a perk to be a Fontbonne Student in St. Louis!

I attended a job panel this week for the first time. The event was on campus and very beneficial. A panel of professionals from various fields answered common questions asked about applying for a job or an internship. As a sophomore, I have begun to think about these things and found their answers extremely helpful. The perk? It was just a two minute walk from my dorm in the library and I now have the “inside knowledge” for what companies look for in potential employees. Thank you Fontbonne.

Last night I attended what I think is another perk of being a Fontbonne Student; being so close to Busch Stadium. The Cardinals had another college night for yesterdays game, so tickets were available for $10. My roommate and I went to see Carpenter and the rest of the Redbirds play the Reds. Sadly, we lost, and could not celebrate right away, but the Dodgers did lose late last night. The Cardinals are now in the postseason! I cannot wait for October baseball! I am a huge Cardinals fan and last year was so much fun. 12 in ’12!

I saved three lives today by giving blood, and the perk about that was that the blood drive was right here on campus. I did not have to go far to do something that helps the lives of others. Although it did take me close to 40 minutes to give, I am glad I did. Donating blood makes me feel as if I have done something good that day and made a difference. A free t-shirt and matching arm wraps for when its over is a pretty good perk too! Oh, and the DSAC offered me free cake today for donating!

All in all, life is good for the Fontbonne Student. I am happy to be one!

Thanks for reading. Until next week…

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