September 28, 2014

Skating+ St.George+ Tacos+ Tours

 Skate or Die!

Every Tuesday night in Logan is skate night! I went for the first time with a bunch of my friends this last week, and it was so much fun! It was my first time skating. To say that I was terrible would be an understatement, but it didn't even matter! I loved it! Four of my friends lied down in the middle of the rink, while these guys did flips over them. It was so sick! 
Someday I aspire to be as skilled as Sawyer, but for now I can barely move around the rink without someone holding my hand and pulling me! Embarrassing. Guys I promise by the end of the year I'm going to get better! I'll be a regular at skate night from now on.

P.S. Thanks to Baylee we got some epic footage of 80's skating (including a giant train wreck thanks to yours truly), so be looking for a video coming soon! 

Taco Tuesday!

Tuesdays in Logan really are the best. Aside from disco skating, it is also TACO TUESDAY! Yep, life is complete. My awesome ambassador mentor, Sam Metz, AKA "Alphalord", took us to Rita's to get some delish tacos. They were so good and way cheap! I will definitely be going back!

Braxton thinks he's a model. 

Polo's everywhere. Gotta love my ambassador family!

Last week I got to go home for the first time in a month!! It was so fun, but I'm not going to lie I actually didn't even want to go. I know that sounds so awful. I love my family and everything, but I just didn't want to leave Logan! It's so much fun here! Anyways, I gave presentations for college day at all the high schools in the St. George Area! S/O to all the cool kids that I met! It was so fun to talk to the high school students about how much I love USU and get them pumped for college! I also got to see my friends from my high school executive council, and now we are all ambassadors! 
SUU, USU and Snow College represent!

 On Saturday Alphalord got married! The reception was stunning! Congrats Sam and Lindsay!

September 27, 2014

The Bus is Stopping

We will be making a short stop to introduce you to the 
Caine College of the Arts:

There are so many wonderful events that take place on and off campus that the school puts on. Many of us attend the football and basketball games while others of us attend the dances or service projects. Whatever it is us Aggies do, there are so many other opportunities that await us if we just look for them. I know that, being an English major, I don't get involved with many other colleges because I am not equipped with information to be an Engineer or Science major, but there are so many great things that allow us, as students, the opportunity to get to know other students within the colleges.


For a few weeks, I kept seeing this sign outside all over campus. I was curious and so I stopped my ever so prestigious routine,(okay, let's be honest, I just walk like the rest of us haha) and stopped to check and see what it was all about. In case any of you missed the sign or didn't read it, the Caine College of the Arts was putting on a play at the Caine Lyric Theatre from Sept. 23-27th. I had never heard of this play before, but I was intrigued to go and see what was in store.
Luckily, my husband agreed to go and see the play with me. And as college students we were able to go see the play for free. I know we all love free stuff, and if you like plays, or if you don't, free is free and it is great to go and support the school in other ways that let us get in for free. There are so many opportunities that we have here on campus to support other students and colleges within the university.
Let's just say, AGGIES are the best! 
Just look at how fancy this place is!
I know plays aren't for everyone, but it was great to get out and do something else for a change. And to be honest, I felt very sophisticated (hence photo on the right). Haha I love that we live in such a great town, a college town, that allows us to have so many great experiences that are just right outside our door.

September 22, 2014

Surprise Surprise

If there's one thing I love almost as much as Christmas, it's a surprise birthday party! The reason: Because you combine the joys of a birthday bash with scaring someone from the shadows...and who doesn't love that. Last night we rocked my roommate Jed Decamp's world with a surprise party of the ages...and afterwards we incorporated 2 things every birthday merrymaking needs:
-Ice Cream
-And a model shot around the table
Gotta love my Aggies...and their ability to conceal themselves in a dark room.

September 21, 2014

Cafe Ibis & The Famous MARV N JOE

LIFE can be pretty overwhelming right? School, work, extracurricular can get way crazy. But hey! We all find our fun amidst all the chaos that occurs in our daily lives. My daily routine consists of work, class, meetings, homework, sleep. And then repeat. Sometimes I'll throw in a gym sesh in there but that's generally the main idea :) Apart from my student involvement I really do enjoy my job. I work at Cafe Ibis located in the Hub, which is one of the places to eat on campus. I never knew making coffee and serving baked good would be so much fun. It's also a bonus that my coworkers are the funnest people in the world to work with! Holla at my Ibis homies! We also sell Hazel's famous bread slices which everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) loves! My favorite type of bread to order is toasted caramel nut with regular butter. TOTALLY BOMB. Best combination of sweet and salty on a thick and fluffy slice of bread. It is truly magical. Since I have your attention, check out this quick vid on what a day in Cafe Ibis is like.

And since we're talking about favorites, let me just take a moment and explain to you all my favorite two things to order from Cafe Ibis. Everyday I order a 20oz iced chai latte and the famous Marv n Joe. Oh, what's a Marv n Joe you ask? Only the best snack you can get on campus! It consists of your choice of bread or bagel, topped with tomatoes, salt and pepper, olive oil, vinegar with a slice of provolone cheese on top and sprinkled with parmesan cheese to finish. Toast that sucker for a minute or so and BAM. You've got yourself a creation that is so delicious your taste buds will dance. I make tons and tons of Marv n Joe's a day so it's definitely a favorite amongst the students and faculty at USU. I highly recommend trying the Marv n Joe if you haven't done so already. It will change your life in ways you never thought your life could be changed :) 

Welp, that's all for now folks, I hope you all have a wonderful week! DEUCES!

Just Some Friendly Competition: Access and Diversity Volleyball Tournament!

Alooooooooooha my friends!!

I hope your day is going just swell, I know mine is! How many of you love getting involved in clubs and organizations? My fellow Blue Crew member Chris just posted about Greek life so I just wanted to share one of the organizations on campus that I'm involved with. The Access and Diversity Center is an office on campus that is home to a variety of clubs and programs. One of the things that I've been involved with during my time here at USU are the multicultural clubs, more specifically with the Polynesian Student Union (PSU). 
I'm currently in my third year as a council member and it has been so great! I've personally gained some memorable experiences and have met some genuine people from being involved with Access and Diversity. This past weekend PSU hosted a volleyball tournament in which the clubs in the Access and Diversity Center were able to compete against each other. It was a close tourney but let's just say my team (PSU) put in WORK and killed it by coming in first place! Whoot, whoot! The Latin Student Union came in second place and the Asian Student Association came in third place. A little friendly competition is always fun, right? It was a good time and only made our bond as a group even stronger. Being involved with particular program has given me such fulfillment and I've honestly met some of my closest friends through these clubs. For me, getting into these clubs and organizations on campus have made my college worthwhile ; I love every bit of being involved with such a cool school!

Stay tuned for my next post, peeps! Until next time, peace out!

September 19, 2014

Fraternity and Sorority Life Friday

Now I know what you are all thinking, 

"Fraternities and sororities? Don't those greeks just drink and party and wear weird letters on all of their stuff? Why would you want to join that?"

This last week, the fraternities and some of the sororities here at USU had their annual rush week where students can explore what Greek life is like.

During week, the fraternities here on campus have different events for the guys on campus to come and hang out with the different chapters. Things like car bashing, concerts, and jump-zones are just some of the events fraternities put here on campus! I remember when I went to the different rush activities and it was so awesome because I was able to go to each house on a different day and see what the brothers of the chapters was like. 

That's a really important thing to remember when it comes to Rush week: You don't have to join a fraternity or a sorority.

I mean, yes, it would be awesome if you found the right Greek chapter to join and to grow and develop with men or women who value the same things as you but sometimes the shoe doesn't fit and you can walk away if you want!

On the last day of the week, both the fraternities and the sororities have their revealing of the new members of the the chapter. 

The fraternities call it the Run of the Hill.

Alpha Tau Omega chapter

Essentially, the fraternities stay on top of the hill and yell something a fratenity chant or just their fraternity name down the hill as loud as they can down the hill.

Alpha Tau Omega new members running up the hill.

Then the new members (pledges if you will) respond with another scream (sometimes I really can't understand what they are saying) and then they run up the hill (get the title now) towards the chapter they have chosen!

Delta Sigma Phi chapter

DSP pledge class

Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter. (This is the fraternity I am in!)

My new brothers!

Sigma Chi chapter

Sigma Chi's pledge class

Pi Kappa Alpha's car bashing activity during Rush Week!

Sorry Pikes, I couldn't find your hill run pictures! But thanks for having a Facebook page where I could get this photo! It looked like a lot of fun!

Sister! Sister!

Two of the three sororities on campus had their recruitment during the week as well!

Obviously I don't know the on-goings of sorority recruitment since I'm, ya know, a boy. But I do know that it is a lot of fun and just after the fraternity men have their hill run, the sororities girls introduce their new sisters to the Greek community!

Alpha Chi Omega

Hannah Wood with the name of one of her new sisters!

Abby Jarman
 (also a SigEp Sweetheart which is kind of like a spokeswoman for the SigEp fraternity)

New Alpha Chi members!

More Alpha Chi members!


Kappa Delta 

Becca Glover (also the Traditions VP for USU/SA)

KD Sisters

KD New Members!

Welcome to the Sisterhood

I have been a Greek for almost 3 years now and I can honestly say that is is one of the best decisions I have ever made. 

Not only do I have the opportunity to hold leadership positions, be a mentor to other college students, and gain some service hours, I am surrounded in so much love, values, and amazing people from all different walks of life. 

Soooo the next time you see a guy or girl on campus with some Greek letters, I want you to stop them and talk to them! Greeks are not scary people, we are students, Aggies, just like you and we really love to talk about our chapters. Ask anyone from any fraternity and sorority and they can go for hours about their chapter. It really proves just how much we love and value being Greek here at USU.

If you have an interest in joining Greeks or want to know more, scroll down to the link below and check out the different sororities and fraternities here on campus and how you can get in contact with them! 

We would love to see you at our next recruitment week because...

(scroll down for dramatic effect)

The more the Greekier, right?

Have a good weekend!
Make good choices!



September 17, 2014

Aggie White and the Seven Touchdowns: Part 2

Hey everyone!

So you know how I said I didn't have the video of the cornstarch throw during the ' I Believe' chant from the white-out game?

Welllll thanks to Mr. Larry Buccio, I now have that video and would love for you all to take a look at it!

Hopefully I will see you with a handful of cornstarch next year.

Happy Wednesday folks.

Make good choices!

PS: If you don't know who Larry Buccio is, check out his youtube page! He is a wizard with a GoPro and has put together some really amazing videos of his time as an Aggie.

I high recommend you check him out.

Larry Buccio: Loving Life as an Aggie

Tell em that it's my Birthday!

  *Cue Katy Perry*
"We're living the life, we're doing it right...Make it like your birthday everyday!
I'm 19 now HOLLA!!

 At midnight we started off my birthday driving up to Logan Canyon searching for the Northern lights. After about 40 minutes of driving, we realized there were no Northern Lights. Wow. Lame joke whoever said that there were lights. Not cool. It was still way fun though! It didn't even matter that we didn't see any lights, because we got to hang with such awesome people. Thanks to Sam and Rio for being rad chauffeurs! 
YAY for football, friends, and cornstarch fights! It was so cool to see the whole stadium packed with white. So much Aggie pride. Also thanks to the team for getting the memo and winning for my birthday. Wow you guys are da best!  

Keaton: "I'm going to hug you so tight that we flatten this balloon.You have to keep it forever. Put it in your scrapbook." #success 

Siera's parents are the sweetest people in the entire world! They sent me a birthday card and a journal! I've only met them once guys! They are so cool! 

Fun fact: I've ALWAYS wanted a surprise party. No joke like my whole entire life. Tonight my amazing friends totally granted that wish! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!! Thank you to everyone who helped with the surprise, decorations, and treats. Also, thanks to all those cool kids who came and danced, and made my night so great!

 I obviously was not prepared with my gopro to film, so here are some crappy quality videos of my night. Sorry.

Siera ft the Twerk Team aka Seth and Nate. 

Best group of people ever. 

I met some new people at my party.

"Keaton you are going to be such a good looking old man. Like look at that white patch of cornstarch in your hair." -Baylee.
S/O to Erica. She is hilarious and always the life of the party. Thanks for being the best adopted roommate around. 

My birthday lunch at Noodles & Company was kind of extremely delicious. Also S/O to @keatmack for sharing the same birthday week with me! Obviously September birthdays are the sickest.

I know I say this a lot, but I seriously can't get over how blessed I am to have such amazing friends! A year ago I would never have expected that my life would be the way it is now, and the beautiful thing is, it's a million times better than I could have hoped! I am so glad I met Siera and that we are roomies!  Aggie life is so good at USU!!