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Eboo Patel: Build Bridges of Understanding

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Students Serve on Navajo Reservation for Fourth Time

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PUC Mobile App Wins Award

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Student Blogs | Amanda Katz

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 9:58 am

It’s only week two and everyone is already busy and into a routine. Of course, I’m no exception. On a typical day, I’m up at the crack of dawn to run the stairs with Sarajean, rush to work, work a while, then back to classes and club meetings and if I’m lucky, I get to squeeze in a few minutes of socializing here and there. It sounds crazy, but I wouldn’t complain about it for a minute…Well, maybe a minute, but not more.

I’m working 22 hours a week this quarter at one of our lab preschools. I also have a lab 3 hours a week at the other lab preschool. The kids are amazing and so high energy. No amount of coffee in the world could produce that kind of stamina! I can’t believe I’m only a sophomore in the education program and I get to spend 25 hours a week in the classroom! I couldn’t ask for a better way to prepare for my future career.

Of course, with the start of winter quarter it means that clubs are starting back up again. Amnesty International is off to a running start with our first event in a couple of days. We had such a great turnout for the Write-A-Thon for last quarter. PUC submitted 153 letters for human rights that were all written in one night! Hopefully we can have as much success this quarter as we did last year. And not to ignore the other club I am an officer of, B.E.S.T (Better Education Starts Today) is starting up this quarter. It’s been a few years since we have had an active education club on campus but we are hoping to turn things around again.

Life isn’t all serious, though. There’s always catching up with friends you saw every day last quarter and now you just never seem to run into them except when you are eating. My friends and I seem to have picked right back up on our Saturday evening ventures to Napa. Erika and I have yet to convince the newspaper editor to cancel the meeting and have a dance party, but we aren’t giving up. And no one can ignore the in-depth conversations about the latest development on "Grey’s Anatomy." Not to worry — we’re all focused! At least sort of anyway…

Well, speaking of focus, I should get back to my studying. Even though "Grey’s Anatomy" and working out can wait, my homework definitely cannot!

Amanda Katz
Sophomore Early Childhood Education Major