Choir Festival

September 28, 2008 at 1:41 am (Fall 2008, School) (, )

Yesterday, the music department hosted a choir festival for several high schools in the area.  The high schools brought their choirs who each sang for a choir directors’ review and advice.  Then, each choir performed their best piece.  It was a lot of fun, and was a good dress rehearsal for my choir’s performance in October.

 

5 weeks down… 11 to go…

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Two Observations

September 25, 2008 at 4:57 am (Fall 2008, Life) (, , , , )

This semester, I am finally learning German.  Such a lovely language.  And, I don’t think I will ever cease to be amused by the fact that German is the only language where every noun is capitalized.  Also, I love the word Äpful cause it is so much more fun to say than apple.

On WordPress, I can see what searches lead to this particular blog.  I think its fun to try those searches myself to see what else might show up.  For example, today someone searched for “because I am a college student” with these results.

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Class Doodles

September 19, 2008 at 8:38 pm (Fall 2008, Life, School) (, , , )

 I guess I’m just a bad student… I get so bored in class, because more often than not, if its a topic I’m interested in, then I have already taken the time to learn the material. So as a result I like to doodle while sitting in class and listening to the lecture.

Here are some from this week…

A Pig

A Pig

 

Uby-Caribou

Uby-Caribou

 

Fall Leaves

Clocks

 

Fall Leaves

Fall Leaves

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An interesting video

September 16, 2008 at 6:27 am (Life, School) (, , , , )

Here is a really interesting video I found on YouTube.

If you also find it interesting, here is the related site: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/

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Student Advantage Card

September 9, 2008 at 10:08 pm (Life, School) (, , )

To any college students:

The Student Advantage Card offers wonderful discounts at various stores, travel providers, and other businesses for a very minimal yearly fee.  For more information, you can click the link here or over there –>

Enjoy!

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Class of ’07

September 6, 2008 at 7:03 pm (Life, School) (, , , , , , )

I graduated from high school in 2007.  Near the end of the year, I wrote a paper for English about why the Class of ’07 was so special.  Well, I recently found this paper, and decided to repost it here.

Throughout history, the number 7 has held a special place in people’s hearts.  There were the Seven Sages, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the Seven Emperors of Rome.  But seven is also the number of spots on a common ladybug, the number of bones in a mammals’ neck, and the atomic number of nitrogen.  The pH level of pure water is seven and there are seven stellar objects in the solar system visible to the naked eye.  Atlas had seven daughters.  Ursa Major is made up of seven stars.  Clearly there is something special about the number seven.

There are seven numbers in a telephone number, and seven segments in a digital number.  When people are asked to pick a number between 1 and 10, they usually pick seven.  Not only that, but the US War of Independence was happening on the 7th day of the 7th month of 1777.  And the US Constitution is comprised of 7 Articles.

There are seven openings on the human head, and seven days in a week.  Shakespeare divided the life of man into seven ages.  You can sail the seven seas.  The sheriff’s star has seven points.  NASA had seven astronauts in its original manned space program.

Seven has its place in many religions too.  Jesus tells Peter of forgive seventy times seven times.  Cain will be avenged seven times by God.  The Blessed Virgin Mary has Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows.  In Eternalism, there are seven deities.  THere are seven Archangles and seven ranks in Mithraism.  Buddha walked seven steps at birth.  Khasi myths spoke of seven divine women.  Inanna traversed seven gateways to reach the underworld.  There were the Seven Sleepers and the Seven Mothers.  Atlantis was made up of seven islands.  Guarani myths had seven monsters while Japanese myths had seven Lucky Gods.  Islamic traditions has seven heavens and seven Earths.  God rested on the seventh day.  The Shemittah and Sabbatical year comes every seventh year.  The Torah is divided into seven aliyahs read by seven men during Shabbat.  There are seven blessings in a Jewish wedding.  David was the seventh son.  Seven Shepherds visit the sukkah.  The Israelites were told they would displace seven nations.  There are Seven Virtues and Seven Deadly Sins.  THe seven day holiday of Kwanzaa lights seven candles.

Clearly the number seven is special, as is the Class of ‘07.  After all, why else would it be lucky number seven?

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Choir Class

September 2, 2008 at 8:04 pm (Fall 2008, School) (, , , )

My new choir class is wonderful.  Its at a better time, the people are closer to my age, and the music is so much more fun.

We are singing a medley from Fiddler on the Roof, Shenandoah, A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols by PDQ Bach, Go Tell it on the Mountain, I Saw Three Ships, and Still Still Still.  So it looks like a good collection of pieces.

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