Halfway Through!

Hey everyone,

This semester has been flying by and we’re already past the halfway point. I didn’t quite realize it until just last week that the semester has sped by. While exciting, it’s a little scary to think that my junior year is almost halfway through. Most likely, I’ll blink and it’ll be summer already!

While recently I have been super busy on the weekends because of club soccer, I have still found time to just relax and enjoy school. Just this past week we had four games in a scramble to try and earn as many points as we could to try and make it into the regional playoffs, and while we fell short of our mark, the games were fun and entertaining. I was able to travel to Niagara to play against their club team, but even though we lost a close 1-0 game, some of us decided to visit the falls and get some dinner to relax and then drive home. While playing and hanging out with my teammates was fun, the two and one-half half drive home was not.

RIT also hosted OneSpiRIT this weekend, which was a global viewing party of the RIT Division I women’s hockey team. RIT’s main campus was connected with its international campuses in Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo via advanced Cisco Systems telecommunications technology, and it allowed students from around the world to interact with each other in real time. There was free food, raffles, and freebies given out to the students. And then after that celebration, the men’s hockey team hosted Clarkson that night. I was able to attend the night game with my family who drove up from Maryland for the long weekend. It was great to see them again and it felt like ages since I had seen them last, while in reality it was only two months.

Classes also are going great, and while this week I had most of my midterms, I was able to get through them all and enjoy my weekend. I know I’ve mentioned it in previous posts, but I feel that I have improved vastly in my interpreting and ASL skills over these last few years, and even the last two months as well. While the topics are becoming more and more complex, with help from the faculty I have been able to improve specific skills and thus my overall ability.

School this year has been hectic, busy, but overall it’s been a ton of fun and I can’t wait to update all of you again in two weeks time!


About Michael

Major: American Sign Language-English Interpretation

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Why I chose RIT: RIT has a rich community, and offers many activities and opportunities for me to get involved.

Clubs/Activities: Member of RIT Club Soccer Team and student worker for Residence Life.

Hobbies/Interests: I love playing and watching soccer as well as hanging out with my friends.

What I like best about RIT: Making lots of friends is so easy here.

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Avatar” and “Teen Titans.”

Fun fact about me: I’m a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult)

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