Steubenville has been confused the past couple weeks with some crazy weather. It went from being 55 and sunny one week to 3 inches of windy snow the next week. This week, the hills are crawling with sledding fanatics, and merely walking around campus can put a student at risk for being nailed by a rogue snowball. Students and staff alike are enjoying the beauty of the winter wonderland.
I write to you with great excitement today as I bask in the satisfaction of my New York Giants winning the Superbowl. I am from New Jersey where the New York Giants play, so I was anticipating the big game and it lived up to its hype. A couple of my friends who live in Assisi Heights, the apartments on campus, invited me over to their place to watch the game.
Happy 2012! I hope you all had a very joyous Christmas and a blessed first month of the New Year. I am back for my second semester of junior year nursing here at Franciscan. After some very challenging finals, I was so glad for the month-long break to relax and recharge.
I am Chris Pagano, a junior here at Franciscan University, and this semester I will be back sharing my experiences with you. I am very excited about what the Lord has in store this semester. We arrived here a week ago and hit the ground running instantly. I am studying Finance with a minor in Theology.
It has been quite some time since I have last shared with you and so much has happened. After I last spoke to you I went home for Fall Break. It was great to be able to be with my family and spend a few days in the comforts of my home. It was a very busy break and went rather fast, but I enjoyed it.
So this is my final blog for Franciscan University. While I know this sentence has many of you reaching for the Kleenex box, please do not worry. I am sure there are equally qualified individuals coming after me to fill the lofty role of Franciscan University Blogger.
Fr. Michael Scanlan became the President of Franciscan University in 1974. One of his biggest worries upon arrival was the pervasive attitude of isolation and loneliness that existed amongst the student body.
After a very busy and enjoyable weekend, it is nice to be able to sit down and reflect upon all the good times I have had! Two weekends ago was Homecoming Weekend. Parents, families, and alumni come in and the University schedules a very fun and exciting weekend. My friends who have graduated in the past two years came in so that was very exciting!
I feel like things have truly settled down here on campus. Everyone is well into their classes and quickly approaching midterms. Flag football teams are eye-ing the playoffs, at least when they can see through their mud spattered faces.