Archive - September 2013

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Naps are Heavenly
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Kickin’ it Old School
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¡Viva Mexico!
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The Roommate Situation, My Life, Academics, and Other Things That Might Not Fall Into This Category
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LanBarger ‘Lympics!!
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Who Needs Zack Morris Anyway?
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To Bring or Not to Bring–That Is The Question.
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The Society: Dallas Conference
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Attention Caught? This is my attempt at a clever title.
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The End is Where We Begin

Naps are Heavenly

Adjusting to the college life and rhythm was a polite awakening. I remember moving in, meeting the guys in my hall, attending all the NSO (New Student Orientation) and Howdy Week events, going on 7/11 and Wal-Mart runs, and then waking up in the morning to go to class. The first week here was pretty packed, and it quickly began to wear on me. I actually started to get sick since my body was not rested enough! Stuffy and runny noses are no bueno. So, aware of the needs of my body, I made a lifestyle choice that I had[…]

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Kickin’ it Old School

Well, in honor of Throwback Thursday, let’s take a trip down the memory lane of Joseph Blake Alligier Starting off I was born premature at 27 weeks, addicted to illegal substances, and I also had a brain atrophy. In short I wasn’t supposed to live and when I did, I was not supposed to walk, talk, or really function in a sufficient manner. Little did the world know, this is where my life would start. *fun fact- my biological mother is 4ft 8in, Caucasian, has blonde hair, green eyes, and no recollection of who my father is. Just let that[…]

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¡Viva Mexico!

Blogging world: it is a week of celebration. After nearly 22 years of living, 18 years of schooling, 9 years of serving in Mexico, 4 years of college, 2 years of pursuing a degree in Marketing, and a 2 month application and interview process…  I HAVE A JOB AFTER GRADUATION! This all started as a dream when I was 13. I went on a missions trip with my church to Juarez to build a house and decided that was what I wanted to do with my life. After my freshman year, I did an internship called Project Nexus (read about[…]

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The Roommate Situation, My Life, Academics, and Other Things That Might Not Fall Into This Category

Blog World, it’s true: Today, my blog has no direct theme and is full of random information. Random information, in which, I hope you find helpful… The Roommate: I think the scariest thing about moving away from home, and onto a college campus, would be living with someone you don’t know. For the next nine months, you get to share your personal space with a complete, and total, stranger. However, it’s not as scary as it seems. A roommate can be someone you confide in, someone you share many laughs with, and someone you will remember for the rest of[…]

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LanBarger ‘Lympics!!

FIRST OF ALL, you gotta watch the video. Then read the text below. So Tuesday I forgot to say was Dodgeball! Also, Dumpster diving is legal, and Krispy Kreme throws away perfectly packaged donuts every night……. All I’ll add to that is that my sweet tooth has been satisfied…. 🙂 Be well friends and make good decisions!

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Who Needs Zack Morris Anyway?

Welcome to class everyone! Just call me A.C. Slater! I wish…. I haven’t ever been a huge fan of the idea of “Shew-lll” I mean, the idea of going to a brick, cement building at a time my eyes longed to observe the intricate design of my eyelids just sounds like… (Insert pun of boring, meticulous, soul-stealing venture). NOT A CHOICE FAVORITE. However, if school could be the social aspect, I think I would be down. If it could be similar to New Student Orientation week here at MNU, I would love it. Volleyball tournaments and slip n’ slides FUHDAYZ! Or[…]

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To Bring or Not to Bring–That Is The Question.

So it’s the summer before your first year of college, and you ask yourself: What the heck am I supposed to bring? It’s like you’ve been thrown out into the world naked: no clothes, no shoes, and no place to go. No one has given you directions, so you’ve been walking in a circle for the last half hour by yourself. You’re in a foreign place… It’s dark… and you’re naked! You feel hopeless, and you’re on the verge of giving up. BUT DON’T BACK DOWN YET. Thankfully, your life probably isn’t anything like the metaphor I mentioned above…and if[…]

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The Society: Dallas Conference

Greetings blog fam. For those of you just tuning in, I’m the President of The National Society of Leadership and Success: MNU Chapter. Last year I did an internship and started our chapter, and this is our second semester in the making. Holla! Over the weekend, one of our amazing advisers, Dr. Clark, took us to the regional leadership retreat in Dallas, TX. Dallas is about 8 hours away from Olathe, and the conference was from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon. Pictured above is Dr. Clark, me, Savannah Hoit (treasurer,) and Katy Ward (Secretary.) [Not pictured: Ron Jackson (Co-Adviser) Emily[…]

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Attention Caught? This is my attempt at a clever title.

I must say, being a Pioneer is fo shizzle the bomb. Before I move into telling you why, I’ve decided to share with you why I chose MNU in the first place. So sit back, (or forward- whatever is most comfortable for you) and (hopefully) enjoy reading a little bit about my story. I am a Pastor’s kid. In fact, I’m a Nazarene pastor’s kid. Meaning, I’ve grown up going to and being brought to Church my whole life. And actually, I’m grateful for it. I’ve got amazing parents that love Jesus, love each other, and they love us kids.[…]

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The End is Where We Begin

Everyone…. It’s the moment you have all been waiting for.. I would go as far to say the most anticipated event within the last 3 minutes! No, it’s not any other scandalous happening with Miley Cyrus, thankfully. However, the window into my life is open once again! Well, the last time we talked I was about to embark on what I would later learn to be the BEST summer of my life. It was one, if not the greatest, learning and growing experience I have been apart of! I traveled on behalf of MNU as a camp counselor all over[…]

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