Saturday, March 26, 2011

separated at birth

the two biggest things to hit BYU lately: 


Mark Zuckerberg 

separated at birth?
minus the chin, I think so.
both wildly successful and famous
both slightly awkward
both have a unique sense of fashion (Jimmer wears uggs and cargo sweats in public, Mark chatted with a senator in front of 10,000 people in a hoodie and jeans)
the only difference--Mark couldn't shoot a three worth beans.

Monday, March 21, 2011

then and now 2.0

a continuation of my nosatalgia.
one month til graduation, folks!

first BYU football game--August 2007

last BYU football game--November 2010
BYU basketball November 2008. the good old days when we only showed up 30 minutes early for good seats
 BYU basketball February 2011--showing up 2 hours early for somewhat decent seats

Friday, March 18, 2011

luck of the irish

yay for St. Patrick's day.

we celebrated with march madness and green eggs and ham

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

then and now...

since I am feeling nostalgic as graduation approaches, here's a look back at the last four years and how things have changed. It's crazy to think how the last four years have flown by.

Freshman--dear Kylie. It was fate when we randomly chose the same room in good old Hinckley Hall
 Sophomore--the Cinnamon Tree days with these colorful bundles of fun
We had a room of foreigners, a room of curly haired girls, and then a room of leftovers
 Junior--I just had one semester at the Riv with these girls, but we loafed it a lot and made up the best apartment song ever.
Senior--tried something new with the Condo Row girls. All from Washington, all lovely.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

rise and shout.

I got a little emotional during the final home basketball game Saturday.

This video for the seniors gave me chills.

There's a lot of love in my heart for this team, espeically these guys who I've been cheering on for years. "Shimmer for Jimmer"? Yeah, we created that when we (and Jimmer) were freshmen. "Woosh Cecil" after freethrows? We were the pioneers. Now everyone does it and he gives us a thumbs up each time and its sweet.

It's hard to pick a favorite moment from this game, let alone this season. But on of the most epic things was getting all 5000+ students in the student section to dance, flash-mob style during a timeout. We practiced, we stretched, we were pumped. It was awesome! A standing ovation from the entire crowd, even President Samuelson and Elder Nelson? even better.

Watch this one to get the epic magnitude:

and this for the detail:

it was a rough week for Cougar fans, but today made it all better!
so proud to be a Cougar!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

on the honor code...

I forget how much of a bubble Provo is until things like this happen and suddenly the nation attacks and questions the standards I so strongly believe in.

It may seem odd to people that 33,000+ college co-eds actually want to come to a school that restricts their language, dress, curfew, relationships and just about everything else. But these students would be living most of these standards even without the Honor Code. We chose to come to BYU and live the Honor Code.

In nearly four years at BYU, I have had more memorable experiences, learned more, grown more, built stronger relationships and had so much more fun than I would have had at any other university because of the Honor Code, not despite it.  I have seen in my life and the lives of others that living the Honor Code makes people better.

Yes, campus has been in a comatose state for the past 48 hours. Yes, I too am devastated at the loss of a great basketball player. But I am so proud of my school for how they handled the situation and taught the world that honor and commitment is more important than winning championships.

(And I still believe BYU will have a great March)