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I don’t think this is one of those quotes that you can find on Tumblr or anything because it’s more like a personal, John Chang-type of quote. This quote is a way of saying, "Don’t let peer pressure get to you."
I know what all of you guys may think. You are ADULTS now, and you CAN make your own decisions. You can choose whether or not to be late for class, skip class, hang out with friends 24/8 (No typo here, I promise), live the "college life" (You know what I’m talking about), feel like nothing can touch you or bring you down, etc. The question I want you guys to ask yourself is this: Who are you doing it for? Are you doing it for you? Or are you doing it for others?
Coming to Dallas did not commence my bubble tea obsession, but it definitely perfected it. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this phenomenal beverage, let me break it down: in its early days, bubble tea consisted of a tea base with an addition of chewy (think gummy bear consistency) tapioca pearls, also known as boba. Today, the variety is endless, with drink options spanning from just-tea to milk tea to slushes to milkshakes. As far as sinkers like tapioca go, consumers looking for something less chewy or a bit fruitier can get colorful jellies or liquid-filled, popping boba in flavors like mango, strawberry, or aloe. For traditional folk like myself, nothing quite compares to the brown-sugary goodness of tapioca pearls.
Oh, the Comet Café. College offers many unique opportunities, and one of my new-found forms of free entertainment at UTD is sitting in the Comet Café, doing homework and observing the many students interacting around me. It’s a watering hole of pizza and sushi and Chick-fil-A, home to commuter and on-campus students, biology and poly sci majors and everything in between. A single glance shows a multitude of different relationships: romantic, friendly, academic, and any combination thereof. Time lapse: people sit down to eat, talk and work on homework before getting up and going on their merry way. Groups grow as friends stop to talk or sit down. The din is constantly changing, but every moment is a variation on a theme, and that theme brings a chaotic comfort to me.
It’s already Autumn here, and I have no idea how to feel about it. I guess technically it’s been fall since the 22nd, but I’m really feeling it after this week’s cold front… back home in Houston, my little sister is still wearing shorts and tees; I, on the other hand, set off the smoke detector tonight while turning on the heater for the first time, am bundled up like a snowman, and am craving hot chocolate like crazy.
Hi everyone, and welcome to the UTD student blog! It’s truly an honor to be one of the first writers here. I’d like to mention that this blog isn’t geared towards any particular level of student - I’m just here to give some (hopefully interesting) insight on my college experience. I hope you enjoy, and feel free to comment below.
Hello, there! For those of you who don’t know me (not you, Mom and Dad), I’m Austin. In this year, those of you who read my blog should get to know me and the University of Texas at Dallas pretty well. As the proud co-host of Radio UTD talk show NERDSTATIC, I have already gotten in the habit of attending and reporting on campus events and activities. I look forward to spreading knowledge throughout the expansive reaches of the internet to you, lovely reader, sitting in front of your screen and/or walking along with your mobile device (LOOK OUT! I’m just kidding.).
Legend has it that the average student gains fifteen pounds during their first year in college. Worried about gaining the "Freshman 15"? Don’t fret, there are tips and tricks to avoid it, and here at UT Dallas we also offer many activities and events to beat this challenge!
Herro! My name is John Chang and I am an "ABC" (American-Born Chinese for those of you that didn’t know). As you are all aware of, I am currently a proud student at the University of Texas at Dallas. In order for me to share my experiences and wisdom to you readers, we will have to take a trip to the very beginning of my college career at UTD. So let’s begin!
Introduction posts are always a little awkward, yeah? Instead of making this an "About Me" post and telling you that my name is Kristen and I like daisies, I want to hop into the Delorean* and go back to
1985 this time last year—my first week at UT Dallas.
Summer’s over, which means fourteen year olds across the nation are collectively groaning. No more video games or daily trips to the waterpark – it’s time for school.