Saturday, May 29, 2010

Scroll: Hart to Start Charging for Clothing Rentals

Note: Every week I have an article published in the Scroll, a newspaper on the BYU-Idaho campus.  The following is one of those articles.

Starting this fall semester, John W. Hart Building patrons will be charged for clothing rentals, according to a university announcement made last week. 

The new fees are designed, in part, to help alleviate the rising costs of providing laundering for clothes. 

"The rise in cost is attributed to many things: rising student wages, energy costs, soap cost and more,” said Justin Garner, the activities director.

“There’s one thing we want to be very clear with the change: this is not a building fee,” Garner said. “This is explicitly to help cover the cost of laundering clothes.” 

There will continue to be no charge for use of the facilities.

Garner also said that while the school does not charge for the use of the building, the majority of other universities do. 
Read on after the break...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Imma back everybody!

So over the next couple of days I am going to post some of the articles that I have written for the campus newspaper.  I am hoping to get this blog kickstarted.  How you enjoy!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Friend - noun

So what does it mean to be a friend? That is the question that I have been wondering for a while. Since I have been at school this has been on my mind. In fact, I am going to look up what a friend is in the dictionary.

Friend [frend] –noun
1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection orpersonal regard.
2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: 

So one could reasonably say that this is a two person affair supplemented by active contribution of both parties. Simply put, both people need to put effort into a friendship to make it successful. Does anyone mind to tell me to make that magic happen?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Whirlwind of a Week

So this past week has been my least favorite in a long while. Why you might ask? My car.

The adventure actually start this past Saturday. On Saturday I went to the temple and when I came back out, my car wouldn't start. It was really strange given that no light were on when I got in the car and also the engine would crank. So I went inside the temple and had one of the engineers come out with a jumping kit to see if that would work. When we get to my car, I get in to show him what the problem is. Luckily, the car started again and I didn't think another thing about. In fact, that whole weekend went by without another problem. I passed the whole thing off as a fluke.

Monday morning comes around. I wake up early to do my initial appointment at the plasma donation place. After getting there and finding out that I needed to come back later that day. So a bit disgruntled I get back in my car. And it doesn't start.

Now at this point I think the problem is going to be the same so I wait for about 20 minutes and it doesn't start again. After another half hour of unsuccessful hoping, I call the University car jumping service. That proves to be unsuccessful. So about 45 minutes after that, I call my cousin that owns a shop here in town to come take a look at it. Once he gets there I jump in the car to show him what is going wrong, and… it starts.

Later that afternoon I go back to the plasma place and finally donate plasma. I get back in my car and it doesn't work. So 2.5 hours and a push-start later, I am not having any luck. So I write "Broken Down" on a piece of paper, stripped the car of anything with value, and left it in the parking lot.

The next day I was able to get it over to my cousin's shop and do some diagnoses. The problem? The starter is busted. The result: a lot of wasted time and $93 out of my pocket. It has been a bummer of a week so far but other than that, life has been great. Heck, I am had a great week with my studies.

Moral of the story… I can't really think of one. It's been a test of character for sure.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Week is Over

    So yeah, not that many people follow but I have changed the service that I use to post my blog. The reason that I did this is because I found that blogger allows me quite a bit of flexibility in terms of the design of the site. So hopefully this will be better for the future. J

    Now here is the problem with falling behind on anything that you should be writing in, catching back up is the pits. So I will tell you about my adventure with Star Trek with past weekend.

    Friday night my roommate Lynden and I went to Papa Murphy's and got two of their massive stuffed pizzas. After that we wandered over to the Red Box that was in the Wal-Mart (of note, this red box was blue). Lynden and Stephen both recommended "Star Trek." So that is what we rented.

    Well, given that it is late, I will get to the best part. Russ, our other roommate was out for the evening for a jog. When he got home, he accidentally tipped over a glass of water on to Lynden's laptop. Luckily it just got the bottom of the laptop so he dried it off, put a towel under it and then put it back in the same place.

    A couple of minutes later I put a glass of water there myself. A couple of minutes after that, I split on his laptop too. Haha, the poor guy had the worst luck. I blame Spok.

    Anyway, it is 11 p.m. and I need to be up early in the morning for a physical that I need to do to give plasma. Should be fun but way early. Have a great night!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sleepy in the Kimball

    So yeah, as the post implies, here I am in the Kimball building on campus and I am getting sleepy. It's funny how when I was younger I always used to make fun of old people that use to sleepy and tired so easily. My culprit? The sun. Yes, the sun. Because I am need to be in the Kimball building to interview someone for the scroll, I decided that I was going to sit in the direct sunlight. Warm and sleepy. Not a good combo at all.

    As you might be able to see, this is my first blog post. I am hoping that I can make this more of a habit from now on. I am currently a communications major emphasizing in Journalism and I was recommended by quite a few people to do this. They say that it will enhance my writing skills. I sure hope that it will.

    So I will post later tonight (if I am not too tired) with some updates. Until then, enjoy!