OT Club Car Show!

If you weren’t cooped up in your dorm then you know how beautiful the weather was this weekend. I guess Mother Nature wanted to be nice and give us sunshine and blue skies. Throughout the weekend there were a few events on campus that began on Friday a part of SGA spring fest such as knocker ball, a carnival, the great hunt and the color run. I was only able to attend the carnival , which actually was a good turn out especially since this was the first carnival that Misericordia ever had. In addition, I was also fortunate to attend the car show that the Occupational Therapy club held. There were so many amazing cars at the car show and some of them had their own unique story. While I was snapping some photos of the cars, I spoke with some of the owners of the cars.

One interesting and funny guy I met was Bernie Ostorwsky, and the model of his car is a 1970 mustang mock 1. It was pretty obvious that he loved showing off his car because he let me sit in it! As I was talking with him, he told me that he built this car while he was working in the assembly line at Ford Motor Company back in the 70’s. he even pulled out official tokens of employment at Ford Motor Company.

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Another man I had a conversation with was George Morgan, and the model of his car is a 1977 Corvette. I asked him a few questions about his car, and he told me that when he bought the car it was in horrible condition, and over the years him and his younger brother fixed it up. The main reason why I am specifically mentioning Mr. Morgan is not only does he have a cool car, but he was the only one that asked for our blogs web address to read my blog post. So if you’re reading this Mr. Morgan I hope you are enjoying it!

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Lastly, this is for all of you sci-fi fanatics and anyone who loves Star Wars! This car immediately caught my eye when I saw a stormtrooper printed on the car doors. This car is owned by Jacob Ronda, and the model of the car is a 2012 Dodge Charger. Surprisingly, our conversation was more about the new version of the Star Wars movies than the actual car. Most people don’t know that I’m a little sci-fi and superhero geek, but after I saw this car I let the cat out of the bag.

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I definitely enjoyed myself at the car show on Saturday and the OT club did an amazing job with organizing it. If you here anything about a nearby car show, I recommend that you go and check it out. I would also like to recognize the officers of the Occupational Therapy club.

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President- Emily Boro

Vice President- Ellen Mahon

Secretary- Kellie campbell

Treasure- Brittany Lohr

To see the other pictures that I took at the car show just click on this link. Enjoy! https://www.flickr.com/photos/misericordiau/sets/72157652225655775/

Say goodbye to stress!

Stress. That one word that plays a huge factor in lives. Right now I know every college student in the world is experiencing high levels of stress due to the fact that finals are right around the corner. We are all trying to manage how we’re going to write this last 5-page paper, take a online quiz that’s due by 6 o’clock, hit the gym, study for your last chemistry exam and then finish off your day with your favorite show on Netflix. Just writing that made my stress level rise. However, no need to panic! You may think your world is coming to an end, but I’ll assure that its not. I’m going to provide you with a few tips to reduce your stress as much as possible.

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Light Yoga/ Exercise

Yoga and exercise can help bring the mind to a present moment. It also helps you to access an inner strength that allows you to face the overwhelming fears, frustrations, and challenges of everyday life. If you have never done yoga before, Misericordia has a yoga club you can join. To find out more information about the club you can find the facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Misericordiayoga

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Listening to Music

Some people consider music to be an escape from their reality, and in fact music can have a link to our emotions. For example, many athletes listen to all kinds of music to get them focused and relaxed before they play in their game.

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When we are stressed we are usually not in the best of mood, and this can possible cause even more stress. It is said to be to be laughter is one of the best cures for stress. Furthermore, according to the famous doctor Patch Adams, “Remember laughing? Laughter enhances the blood flow to the body’s extremities and improves cardiovascular function. Laughter releases endorphins and other natural mood elevating and pain-killing chemicals, improves the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to internal organs.
Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as  well as viral, bacterial and other infections. Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!”

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Take a walk

Taking a walk is just a way to get away from what’s causing your stress. Fortunately, Mother Nature has been nice to us all week by finally giving us cool temperatures and sunshine. So if you feel like you need to change your setting, just take a walk around campus and enjoy the fresh air.

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A Not So Lazy Easter Break

Tomorrow and Thursday we will be packing up our cars or catching the bus back home for Easter break which will be our last break of the 2014-15 school year.  Luckily we only have about a month left of school, but finals week will be here before we know it. We think of breaks to be a period of time that we don’t do any work, and just lay around and do more binge watching on Netflix. Even though that’s basically every stressed college students dream, however, that might not be the best way to spend your break. Here are a few things that you can to have a productive break.

These past few months, my professors have been keeping me very busy with essays, projects and studying for tests. I’m pretty sure most of you can relate, and studying will not cross your mind at all during break. Instead of procrastinating, why not just get all of the work you have now done before you return back to school. That 5-page paper you had to write for your writing intensive class will be one thing less you have to worry about. Then when we come back from break, all you have to worry about is the last amount of work your teachers will give you and studying for finals.

If you plan on working this summer, this is the time for you to start applying for jobs if you don’t have one already. Last week our school held a job fair with numerous companies that were offering jobs and internships. For example, I attended the job fair and fortunately one of the companies I gave my resume to, wants me to come in for an interview. Despite want many people think, it is never too early to apply for internships. Having an internship will help build your resume, network and help develop the skills you need when it is time to apply for real jobs after you graduate

Even though Mother Nature is not being so nice right now by surprising us with snow, it is about that time to switch out your winter clothes with spring clothes. Spring is the season of transition. Literally, the earth is transitioning from the cold weather, dead leaves and gloomy skies to temperate weather with cool breezes, blooming flowers and blues skies. We can also think that way with our clothing. It is time to replace the dark colors with bright ones. Spring is all about making a statement, so don’t be afraid to incorporate pieces of clothing that are bold and loud.

Now please don’t get me wrong, your entire break does not have to be all about doing work. You can obviously have some fun with your family and friends. For most of you I am sure that you will be participating in the typical activities that occur on Easter such as attending church, having Easter dinner with your family, and decorating Easter eggs. As I said before, spring is the season of transition. As college students our stress levels are usually very high, and having some R&R will help you knock out this last month of school.