The Cold is Approaching

Hey there!

Fall semester is coming to a close (already it’s week 12…where did the time go)? However, the workload is quite the opposite. I’m not sure if this is a semester thing, or the professors are still treating it as if it’s a quarter system because they are not used to the system conversion. Some students have been complaining about the workload they have and how they feel overwhelmed and blame it on semesters. It makes me wonder if it’s because of the teachers still treating it like they’re used to: fast pace, or we’re not used to having this amount of time to do homework that it kicks us in the behind in the end. I’m gonna be exhilarated when week 12 and 13 end, because in the meantime, I’ll be frazzled with very little sleep.

Besides academics, I can sense the change with the weather now. Winter is coming. It’s getting colder, which means SNOW TIME! Heyyy, Bristol (it’s times like this is when I wish our school was located right by Colorado’s mountains, like Boulder, so we could hit the slopes any day, all day long). For those of you who are not familiar with Bristol Mountain, it is a ski resort nearby Rochester. It’s been years since I’ve snowboarded so I miss it greatly and cannot wait to get my skills on.

Something exciting happened to me today that I’d like to share. I gave a campus tour today to people who were from Sweden. I was psyched to give a tour to them because I love international people and I think they are fascinating. I am so glad to say I learned a little bit of their alphabet and let me tell you, it’s completely different than ASL. Their “C” is the same as our “S,” just so you get the idea. They gave me a mug that had the Swedish alphabet and I cherish it already. Thanks to them, I have a smile on my face for the rest of the day. Cannot wait to have my first tea or coffee in that mug!!


About Marissa

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Why I chose RIT: I chose RIT because of its excellent educational programs, the mix of deaf and hearing cultures on one campus, diversity of students from across the United States and other countries, and the amazing access services.   

Clubs/Activities: I am a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

Hobbies/Interests: Snowboarding, traveling, being adventurous, reading and meeting people. 

What I like best about RIT: RIT is very deaf friendly, which I love and really appreciate. The fact that so many people here on campus know sign language makes me feel good because it makes communication easy.

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Modern Family” and “Friends.”

Fun fact about me: I'm ambidextrous. 

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