Evan @ Seattle U Student Voices

The Final Week

It is ironic that most of you readers in high school are in the exact same position as me… just 4 years in the future. I am currently in my final week of college as an undergraduate student and I’d be lying to you if I said it wasn’t a little scary. From job hunting to figuring out what I need to wear under my cap/gown(still don’t see the point of that), there is a lot to do even though it seems like everything is moving faster than I can manage. As you all are probably in the same position as me, I’d love to say congratulations on getting here! Looking forward to college, I am sure that you all feel overwhelmed and nervous about 4 more long years of school. But let me just tell youo now that is will go by faster than you could ever imagine! I remember 4 years ago when I first landed in Seattle, I hated it. I wanted to go home right away… After some reflection, I realize it was because I was afraid of the new challenges and change ahead of me. But to put your worries at ease, let me tell you that these challenges and changes are some of the most exciting times of your life! I can gurantee that your first week of college, you will be blown away by how much freedom you really do have. There is no one to tell you when to study, eat, go to bed, go party, watch tv, or do anything! As long as you don’t break any laws, you can really do whatever you want. This freedom and independence will result in some of the most memorable experiences of your life. So don’t be afraid of what is about to happen but instead be excited for the possibilities in front of you! And just think, before you know it, you could possibly be writing a similar blog post to this in YOUR own blog…

Came across this online and thought it was worth sharing. Happy Wednesday! 

So I am sure you are all wondering where I have been the past two weeks, right? Well as I have mentioned in previous posts, I have the honor of being one of two co-chairs for this year’s Quadstock music festival! This past Saturday the event happened and I cannot express how amazing it was. So this kid in the video is not me… matter of fact, I really have no clue who he is… but he made a little recap video of Quadstock through his eyes so check it out!

Planning Quadstock was one of the most monumental experiences in my college career. It taught me countless skills, from how to work in a small team to accomplish a big goal, to how to budget an event that costs tens of thousands of dollars. Not only did this past Saturday solidify in my mind that this is the type of work I want to do in my mind, but I also just had a blast doing it all! It was honestly the perfect way for me to kind of say “goodbye” to Seattle University. Hopefully, if you are a student who is coming to SU, you have some life changing experiences too that you will remember and benefit from for the rest of your life.

Bumbershoot.

What comes out tomorrow?!? The Bumbershoot music lineup comes out tomorrow!! Woo woo! Yesterday, I had my first day of work at One Reel, the organization that puts on Bumbershoot. If you are unfamiliar with Bumbershoot, it is the largest music fesitval held in Seattle, and on the west coast in general. My fellow blogger, Julia, and I both are a part of the One Reel staff now and can’t wait to unveil this incredible lineup to the world tomorrow! Granted we had absolutely nothing to do with the booking of these taleneted performers, it is still kind of cool to say we work at the organizaiton that did! For more information, check the Bumbershoot website out http://bumbershoot.org/ere.

It is the 4th straight day of beautiful, sunshine in Seattle and needless to say, WE ARE LOVING IT. It is this time of the year that makes all that drizzle worth it. Here is a little song we play back home in Minnesota on days like this. Enjoy!

(Source: Spotify)

If you asked any of my friends here at school who my favorite artist is, they would most likely reply “Macklemore & Ryan Lewis”. These guys aren’t just my favorite though… they are essentially Seattle’s favorite as well. Their video for “Can’t Hold Us” dropped last week and it is INSANE. To see these guys going from shows of 20 people to being able to do a video like this is quite an honor. Check it out if you haven’t. 

HERE IT IS! The lineup for this year’s Quadstock music festival has been released! This is a lineup I have been working on since last July so it is a relief to finally be able to announce it to the rest of campus. My friend and graphic designing wizard, Kelsey Cook, designed this incredible poster for the festival so I hope y’all enjoy it!

Quadstock!

So tonight we release the lineup for the 24th annual Quadstock! Since you all probably have never heard of Quadstock, it is the music festival on campus! I am extremely lucky to be one of the coordinators for the event and have been working on it all year long… so I guess you could say I am a little excited…

Anyways, I will make sure to post the lineup after it is released tonight!

Take It All In.

Making major decisions in life go by much quicker than you expect. In the case of most of you, you are in the midst of this decision right now: picking a college to go to. I am sure you are all constantly overwhlemed with statistics about schools, phone calls from the school, and even pressure from your friends and family to make a decision. Well here is my advice:

1. Stay calm in the process.

2. Try to take it all in and enjoy!

This is the second week of my final quarter at Seattle University and I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t a little bit sad. It seems like only yesterday that I first stepped foot on campus as a freshman who didn’t know what he was getting himself in to. If you asked me to describe my time at Seattle U these past four years, I honestly wouldn’t be able to formulate any clear thoughts. It has been a blur of incredible memories and experiecnces that don’t really seem real. I am sure that this summer, after I graduate, I will sit down one day and get washed over with everything that has happened in the past four years. My point is that I have been so wrapped up in this life changing experience that I need to remember to relax and take it all in before it is done.

My advice to you is to do the same. Even though the college decision process is a monumental decision, it is an exciting process as well! Take it all in because before you know it, it will be done.

Peace,

E

Accepted student open house! Me and my fellow blogger, Erik, were in full gear for 1147 prospective students visiting campus. Hopefully some of you were there!