Erinn Bell.

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."

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The year is finally winding down, with about a week left of school. It’s interesting to see how many things have changed, and how much I have grown as a person just in a single year. I am moving on to my senior year and I can’t even believe it, my senior year of college. This all went by entirely too quickly, and it’s extremely bittersweet. 
I have been faced with so many new challenges this past academic year. I gained and e-board position within my sorority, taken on several classes for my specific major, completed an internship, and much more. I could not be happier with what I have accomplished. Changes are not always wanted, but they will make you a better and more well-rounded individual. 
I am so proud of the changes that have been made in my sorority. I think we have improved in so many areas, and we are continuing to do so. Theta Phi Alpha is in great standing nationally, and here at York College. I can’t wait for what is to come in this next year. We have amazing new additions to the sorority and I know these girls will do great things for our chapter.
My internship has been great. York College’s Office of Communications is amazing, with some amazing faculty. I have gained so much experience from this and I am so glad that I had this opportunity. It has given me insight into what I may want to do in the future and I will take what I have learned along the way with me, wherever I go. I am so grateful for my advisor, Professor Hope Carroll, who led me in this direction. 
The people around you make you who you are, they cause you to grow. With no change, there is no growth. Continue to challenge yourself to make yourself an even better person. Do more than you did the year before, and only keep improving. You may never know just how much you are capable of!

The year is finally winding down, with about a week left of school. It’s interesting to see how many things have changed, and how much I have grown as a person just in a single year. I am moving on to my senior year and I can’t even believe it, my senior year of college. This all went by entirely too quickly, and it’s extremely bittersweet. 

I have been faced with so many new challenges this past academic year. I gained and e-board position within my sorority, taken on several classes for my specific major, completed an internship, and much more. I could not be happier with what I have accomplished. Changes are not always wanted, but they will make you a better and more well-rounded individual. 

I am so proud of the changes that have been made in my sorority. I think we have improved in so many areas, and we are continuing to do so. Theta Phi Alpha is in great standing nationally, and here at York College. I can’t wait for what is to come in this next year. We have amazing new additions to the sorority and I know these girls will do great things for our chapter.

My internship has been great. York College’s Office of Communications is amazing, with some amazing faculty. I have gained so much experience from this and I am so glad that I had this opportunity. It has given me insight into what I may want to do in the future and I will take what I have learned along the way with me, wherever I go. I am so grateful for my advisor, Professor Hope Carroll, who led me in this direction. 

The people around you make you who you are, they cause you to grow. With no change, there is no growth. Continue to challenge yourself to make yourself an even better person. Do more than you did the year before, and only keep improving. You may never know just how much you are capable of!

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Beautiful days.

It immediately puts a smile on my face when I wake up in the morning and it is not raining in York. It is such a beautiful day today, so I know it will be a great one :)

While I know the end of the school year is nearing and everyone is extremely busy and stressed, try to relax and get some fresh air! Take advantage of this perfect weather. The sunshine is not only going to relax you, but actually make you happier. Maybe you could write a paper outside, or study for a test! No one likes being trapped inside on a nice day such as this. You could even take a break from studying and do some outdoor activities. I know I will be.. It’s a great day for a run on the Rail Trail :)

I hope everyone has wonderful day of class. We are already halfway through the week!

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It’s amazing how quickly one’s life could end in the blink of an eye, and so unexpectedly. This past year has been filled with a number of tragedies that continue to occur. Fred Rogers perfectly states the frame of mind that all people should have, especially when is comes to disasters such as the most recent, the explosion at the Boston Marathon.
This has really had me thinking the past few days. It is truly devastating to believe that there are so many people in the world willing to harm others, and more so affect the lives of their families and friends for the rest of their lives. I believe that a tragedy such as this has a huge affect on the community and really brings people together. Over the past few days I have even noticed people being more appreciative of others, staying in contact with friends and family, and reaching out to help those in need. This is something we should be aware of everyday, not only when a disaster occurs. If there were more humble people in this world, it would definitely be a much better place. Being away at school I think that we learn to appreciate our loved ones because we may be separated from them. You should never take advantage of anyone and always make sure that you show your love to those that have given it to you. Just like we have learned over the past few days, and even months as a result of these tragedies, you never know what may happen in this unexpected world. You always think, “no way, this could never happen to me,” but it can, it absolutely can.
Unfortunately, you can’t trust everyone in the world. You want for people to be good, but that’s not always the case. Stay humble, and look for the helpers. Be the helpers. We can’t always prevent tragedy but we can aide in getting the world back to a better place.

It’s amazing how quickly one’s life could end in the blink of an eye, and so unexpectedly. This past year has been filled with a number of tragedies that continue to occur. Fred Rogers perfectly states the frame of mind that all people should have, especially when is comes to disasters such as the most recent, the explosion at the Boston Marathon.

This has really had me thinking the past few days. It is truly devastating to believe that there are so many people in the world willing to harm others, and more so affect the lives of their families and friends for the rest of their lives. I believe that a tragedy such as this has a huge affect on the community and really brings people together. Over the past few days I have even noticed people being more appreciative of others, staying in contact with friends and family, and reaching out to help those in need. This is something we should be aware of everyday, not only when a disaster occurs. If there were more humble people in this world, it would definitely be a much better place. Being away at school I think that we learn to appreciate our loved ones because we may be separated from them. You should never take advantage of anyone and always make sure that you show your love to those that have given it to you. Just like we have learned over the past few days, and even months as a result of these tragedies, you never know what may happen in this unexpected world. You always think, “no way, this could never happen to me,” but it can, it absolutely can.

Unfortunately, you can’t trust everyone in the world. You want for people to be good, but that’s not always the case. Stay humble, and look for the helpers. Be the helpers. We can’t always prevent tragedy but we can aide in getting the world back to a better place.

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Late night thinking; Procrastination

I am not sure how I managed to do it.. But I have been the most productive I ever have been in my whole life the past two days. It must have something to do with the weather. I tend to stress myself out come every single Monday and I’m not even sure why? It’s Wednesday and I am finished with 90% of my work for the week, and it feels great.

This week has made me focus on my priorities and I have come to realize that I am much happier when what needs to be accomplished is done in a timely manner. So don’t stress yourself out and definitely try to avoid procrastinating. Yes I know, the one word every college student lives for and what every student will continue to do.. Procrastinate.

Stop thinking and start doing. Nothing will ever get done if you sit there and think about getting it done. Planning will only make it easier for you in the long run. Don’t exaggerate the difficulty of a task in your head and put it off. Most things that need to be done are much easier than you make yourself believe. You can also start with your hardest tasks of the week and by the time you get to the easier tasks you will not feel discouraged, you will feel relaxed and productive. So, get started!

By avoiding procrastination I have found that I have more time for myself and I am much more content at the end of the day. I guarantee you will feel the same :)


“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” -David Allen

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Take a minute to read over these Dr. Seuss quotes! They will leave you feeling motivated, optimistic, and confident.

Take a minute to read over these Dr. Seuss quotes! They will leave you feeling motivated, optimistic, and confident.

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Alumni Easter Egg Hunt

The Alumni Board of Directors had their 15th annual Easter Egg Hunt here at York College in the Grumbacher Center. This was my second year volunteering and what an amazing turnout there was! My sorority and I, along with many other organizations on campus, came out to help make this event run smoothly. We all volunteered to craft with the kids, paint faces, watch over the bounce house, play games, and hunt for easter eggs! There was even a magician, a balloon artist, and the Easter bunny at the event :)

I had a great time, especially being around all of the kids. I met many wonderful families that had been attending for years. One alumni has been taking her children to this event for the past 11 years! I couldn’t believe it. This really shows the significance of York College’s connection with their alumni.

At one point in the day I had a conversation with a 5 year old named Ian. I asked him, “What is your favorite part of this whole day Ian?” and he said.. “Well, the Easter Egg Hunt of course, silly!” It was so precious and I did not even see that answer coming. These kids really do make this whole thing possible!

This is a great way to bring the community together for a fun filled day. The event was extremely well put together and I believe that everyone did a great job in ensuring that those who attended really enjoyed themselves.

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Excel events held at York College can be extremely helpful to you as an individual and in an organization! Today at 2 pm there was a BrandU event held in the William Walker room where members of the PRSSA Executive Board presented to a group of students here at York. This helped with some branding ideas and motivations for branding. I believe that these events are very valuable to us students. Why not take advantage of these on campus events that are free and open to everyone ?! Might I add that there was even pizza!
These are great lessons, tips and ideas to take away and to use in the future. Take advantage of these opportunities as they come! And remember to make an image for yourself :)

Excel events held at York College can be extremely helpful to you as an individual and in an organization! Today at 2 pm there was a BrandU event held in the William Walker room where members of the PRSSA Executive Board presented to a group of students here at York. This helped with some branding ideas and motivations for branding. I believe that these events are very valuable to us students. Why not take advantage of these on campus events that are free and open to everyone ?! Might I add that there was even pizza!

These are great lessons, tips and ideas to take away and to use in the future. Take advantage of these opportunities as they come! And remember to make an image for yourself :)

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Support your peers!

Being involved in Greek life, let alone any organization on campus, it is always important to make sure that you are continuously supporting fellow organizations. This may involve helping with their events, supporting their cause, or advertising their organization.

Delta Phi Epsilon of York College is hosting their annual philanthropy/fundraising event, Deepher Dude. This is a male beauty pageant consisting of 4 different categories; Talent, Formal Wear, Swim Wear, Question & Answers. Several men are competing for the title of Deepher Dude tonight at 9:30 pm in the DeMeester Recital Hall (located in Wolf). This event is open to all organizations on campus and the proceeds benefit their Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Philanthropy. It is a great cause and this should be more than enough reason for everyone to take some time out of their night to attend. It is very enjoyable to watch and definitely worth it!

Again, it is so important to support our organizations on campus. Not only does this bring increased awareness of the organization to campus, but you also get what you give. Show your support and others in turn will show their support for you in the future.