Halfway Done?

Last night I completed my first final exam (I'm the rare person whose first final fell on Wednesday). It's hard to believe I'll be headed home soon and that this week concludes my first semester of college. Where has the time gone?

Well, since Thanksgiving break, I've dedicated most of my time to studying for exams, writing a paper, beginning the rush process, and of course, attending basketball games.

I had the great pleasure of attending the game against North Carolina in a pretty awesome seat with a great view. The spirit and energy inside Assembly Hall was unlike anything I'd seen or heard before at a sporting event, and I truly feel blessed to have been a part of it. Losing both sleep and my voice that night were well worth it! We won 83-59 in what was supposed to be a very close game. Here I am standing courtside during warm-ups! 

Days after the UNC game, I began the sorority recruitment process. Although the weekend was certainly long and exhausting, I had a blast getting to see inside each of the houses and meeting the girls, as well as meeting some new fellow freshmen while we waited outside. So far, we've only completed the first round - known as 21 Party - and the rest occurs the week before 2nd semester classes start. I'll explain the process and my experiences in a few weeks! 

But for now, here's a look back at my first four months at IU. They've been filled with hard work and challenges, new friends and wonderful memories. I can't wait to see what next semester has to offer! 

Wishing everyone the best this holiday season! Go Hoosiers!





About The Author
Alyssa SchorProud IU Student, Class of 2016

Hello Hoosiers! My name is Alyssa Schor and I'm a journalism major specializing in public relations with a minor in psychology. I've previously written for the Indiana Daily Student and this fall will serve as editor-in-chief of The Odyssey, a publication geared for students in Greek life. It's the perfect cross between my passion for Greek life, my skills in journalism and my career goals in PR.

I'm a member of the PR committee for IU Dance Marathon and have also helped out the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) with their annual Greek media training event. I like chocolate and food in general a lot, and you'll occasionally find me at Hillel eating their delicious challah and matzah ball soup (or whatever else they're serving that day). 

This is now my third year (what?!) blogging for WeAreIU.com, and I keep doing it because I'm so excited to share my stories with you and serve as a great resource for current and future IU students. If there is anything you want me to write about, let me know!