Thursday, September 18, 2014

Free time: Use it wisely

When you first get to college, it'll  seem as if you have all the free time in the world. This is because you go from to spending  8 hours a day in class in high school to maybe 3 hours in college. There is also the fact that you don't attend the same classes everyday, so you might tend to put things off until a time closer to deadlines or what not. However, i strongly encourage you to use your time wisely. I'm telling you, there has to be some kind of ripple in time when it comes to the amount of time you feel like you have and the amount you actually have. 4 days can turn into 4 hours in a blink of an eye. 

When i came to college, this was a serious problem for me. I really wanted to find a way to management my time better. I wanted to be a "good student", but at the same time i wanted to enjoy all the luxuries of being a college student. I found out that if I took care of my academic duties first, there was still an AMPLE amount of time to do whatever else i wanted. I could be active on campus or hang out with friends and not have to worry about cramming for tests or rushing through  assignments.

After completing assignments and projects, I would spend the rest of my day working out at the Rec or playing basketball with my friends. I also enjoyed going to campus events like laser tag, cookouts, and FOAM PARTIES!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

USA Football: The Experince

As you guys will come to know, football is my favorite sport. My favorite memory(ies) about football is being on the USA Jaguar Football team in 2012. I was a walk on Running Back for our mighty Jags that year. This is not only my greatest football memory, but one of my favorite memories of all time. Getting the chance play the sport that i love, in my hometown city was just an amazing experience. I can remember walking out onto the Ladd-Peebles Stadium football field with the crowd roaring, portraying the epitome of college in the fall.

South! Alabama,
We're the pride of the red, white, blue
Loyal, strong and faithful,
To our Alma Mater true.
South! Alabama,
We will cheer you to win the day.
For its J-A-G-U-A-R-S for

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Making The Transition

There were many things that i noticed were "different", to say the least, when i was making the transition from high school to college. By far, the most challenging thing for me was to find a way to cope with this new found freedom of being a college student. In high school, I can honestly say that there was a lot of "hand holding" from my parents and teachers alike. However, when i got to college, this all changed. I had officially become an adult and i was expected to do everything on my own. No longer did my parents wake me up for class. As a college student, you MUST have the ambition to be successful. This is what will make you get up and go to class each day or reach out for help when needed. I also had to learn how to study all over again because my usual methods (all-nighters before the test) had become inefficient. There was just no way for me to cover the amount of material discussed in class in just one night. So that had to change as well. Another thing that i think is worth mentioning is meeting new people, In high school i had a small group of friends that i hung out with. I strongly recommend going out and meeting new people when you arrive on campus. It is a good was to build your resources and expand your knowledge.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Greetings Class of 2019!!

Hello future Jags! I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself to you guys since well probably be communicating a lot throughout the year. My name is Tyrannace Brazil, but to my friends I just go by Ty. I'm a Senior here at the University of South Alabama and I'll be graduating this Fall. I'm from right here in Mobile, Al (home of  your mighty Jaguars!!!) My major is Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I also plan to receive a undergraduate certificate in Gerontology later in the semester. I'm involved in quite a few organizations on campus including Psi Chi, Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society, and the Jag Health Team to name a few. However, I still plan to join a couple more this Fall. My hobbies include sports (both playing and watching), fishing, and oddly enough, engaging in intricate conversations. In 2012, I walked on to our Jaguar Football team, and that is an experience that will remain with me forever. I look forward to meeting you guys as the year progresses. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!