Friday, February 27, 2009


As some of you may know, I've been involved with BYUSA the past couple of years. Last year I served in the Student Honor Association (SHA) as a Program Director for Human Resources. Basically what I did was create and deliver a training presentation for new SHA volunteers. This year I've been involved with Campus Activities. I've helped plan and carry out all the BYUSA campus activities like Fall Fest, Homecoming, Battle of the Bands, the Concert Series, etc. It's been a lot of fun and have been a wonderful chance to serve BYU and meet a lot of cool people.

A couple weeks ago, BYUSA put out a video explaining exactly what BYUSA does. I think a lot of the BYU population doesn't really know what we do. They see the activities and free food that we give out, but besides that, don't really know what the point of BYUSA really is. Hopefully this video can help everyone understand a little more as to what BYUSA really does. Enjoy!

Hopefully that showed you a little of what BYUSA really does. There's a lot that goes on, especially with the Executive President and Executive Vice President. I know that both of them spend at least 30 hours a week doing different BYUSA activities. As I mentioned in an earlier post (I think) BYUSA elections are coming up and I've decided to help my friends Garrett and Nat. I really like the ideas they have and I've been able to work with both of them this past year in BYUSA. I've seen their work ethic, dedication and commitment to BYUSA and know that they would be awesome!

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Life, the oscars and BYUSA

Alright, I'm not very good at this blogging thing but I'm gonna try to get better. I've probably said that a million times but this time I mean it! It's not like many people read this thing. Yet.

Life has been pretty good for me these days. I had those fun car accident and lost luggage adventures over Christmas break but that's all been settled and is done with. I was able to get my pickup fixed and the Taco (nickname for the car) is back in action. It was about a month that I didn't have it and I'm so glad to have it back.

School has been going pretty well. I still suck at the testing center, that one A I got last semester was a fluke but it's alright. I'm not upset about it. The latest failure came this past week but it actually wasn't my fault. The test was incredibly difficult. No one got an A and I think the highest grade was a low B-. The class average was a 66% and I was right around that. The TA sent us all an email basically telling us she's an idiot and that the test had nothing to do with anything we learned. The entire class will get more points or have the opportunity to retake a test or something like that.

Valentine's day came and went without anything too exciting happening. I went over to Jason Barber's apartment with Dustin and Jake Lee. We had some pizza, watched the slam dunk contest and played some poker. The movie "Blank Check" was on TV. I hadn't seen that since I was a little kid. It was a pretty classic night. I take that back, Valentine's day was very exciting.

Last Sunday was the Academy Awards. I was a little upset that The Dark Knight didn't get nominated for very many, especially Best Director. At least Heath Ledger won best supporting actor. I enjoy watching the Oscars but one thing that I hate is when the winners get all political in their acceptance speeches. I don't really care what the topic or point is, I feel like they shouldn't bring up politics. To me, Oscar night is a night to celebrate the accomplishments of cinema from the past year. Not talk about your own personal opinion. Maybe that's just me though. Oh well. I also think Wall-E is the most overrated movie ever. I could go on about this.

BYUSA is in the middle of it's student body elections. I've decided to help my good friends Garrett and Nat. I know a lot of BYU students don't think too highly of BYUSA but I encourage everyone to study the initiatives and get out there and vote. And take a good look at Garrett and Nat's because I know they'll do an amazing job.

Well that's all from me. Hopefully I can get better at writing in this thing.