Many things have going down at UC. For example, the huge ice storm that hit us at the end of last week!
I was told that when I stepped across the stage at graduation, I was giving up prom, easy A’s, and snow days. One out of three is better than none! I have been told the UC has cancelled classes only once or twice since the early 2000′s. I was glad I got to take part in UC history by laying in my cozy bed and watching a marathon of Criminal Minds. But really though, I’ve never seen the ice so thick on the pavement. From the window it looked just like a typical rainy day. However, that wasn’t the case for some students who decided to leave the comfort of their dorm room and tested the roads out. Luckily for me, I got a front row seat to the afternoon entertainment – watching others bust their booties and laughing hysterically!
My coaches didn’t think it was a good idea to have us traveling on the icy roads so they asked us to stay on campus for the weekend. This set me up to do something wild and crazy with my teammates….
Some of us dyed our hair purple and others chose blue! My parents do not know about this (yet, so sssshhhhh!) I thought it was a great idea. Now if you come to our games you know which purple-headed girl to look for! For all you volleyball girls out there, my bravery was infectious.
Last year when I was still thinking about attending University of the Cumberlands, I found out they had a YouTube channel. I discovered they had this huge event that happens in the Spring Semester called, Cumberland Idol. Just like American Idol, there are try outs, performances, judges. We have the same thing but now it’s called The Spotlight. You think you know someone until you find them singing wonderfully in front of tons of people – then they either get critized or praised by the judges. It felt like sitting in the crowd on the set of American Idol, but with your friends rooting for people you actually know!
The judges were great. The most surprising to see on the panel was our Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Melissa Irvin. She was more like “Simon” of the group! But she kept the audience entertained and was more respectful unlike the unpleasant, British commentator we all know!
You can keep up with all the action by clicking>>> Cumberland Spotlight
Don’t forget to register for Campus Discovery Day on Feburary the 16th. Register here >>> Discovery Day Registration
Ya’ll have a great week!