Thursday, August 30, 2012

First week of classes routine

My first week of classes went really well here at Coe, I really like all of my new teachers, and my classes are awesome! It is also an awesome feeling to get back into my daily routine. My new sophmore routine is a little different, and will take a little getting used to. Everymorning, I wake up at about 7, to either go run or lift with the team, before coming back to my apartment for breakfast. At 8:50 my roomates and I all leave for our classes. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I have a 9am class, a 10am class and a class at noon. After my last class, I head straight over to my work study in the admissions office, where I give tours! (shameless plug, if you are a prospective student, you should definately come visit Coe and get a tour from me!!) Tuesday and Thursday, my only class is from 9 to 11 then I work in Coe's Writing Center, helping students become more efficient writers After work, I head to practice which is at 4 everyday, and we go as a team from practice to dinner in the Caf. After dinner, I quickly walk back to my apartment and shower, before going back to the library to study from about 7 to 10 or 11. The cool thing about the library here at Coe is that there are four levels, and each level gets quieter as you go up. Sometimes when I don't have much to do I will go to the library and hangout and get some light studying done on the first floor with a bunch of my friends, but most of the time, I try to study on the second level, where it is quiet and I wont be disturbed. Overall, I would say this is a pretty awesome routine, and I know that it is going to help me successful this semester!
Until the Next Adventure,
Ryan Rey

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Freshman Orientation Week!

My Brother Gordon beginning his own adventure as a Kohawk
Wow! Time really does fly! It seems like just a year ago that I was just coming to Coe, and getting to participate in all of the activities during orientation week! In my opinion, orientation week was one of the best weeks of my first year at Coe, so of course I jumped at the opportuninty to get to help with it as a sophmore. As a volunteer, I did alot of little things like serve ice cream, and set up chairs, but I also got to do some awesome things like attend all of the events and drive a golf cart around campus!(I only crashed once). It was also awesome getting to know the brand new class of freshman, including my brother, and watch them all begin their journey. I will never forget ringing the victory bell for that first time, and it was an even better feeling to get to watch my younger brother wait in that line to ring it as well. It was also great watching all of the freshman compete in the dragon boat races at Palo the next day. I am super excited for this next full year of school, and look forward to not only excelling academically, but also building relationships with new teachers, students and teammates that will last forever. There really is no place like Coe.
Until The Next Adventure,

A Team of Freshman getting ready for their Dragonboat race!

Ryan Rey

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Coe Cross Country Camp!

Our Living Room!
Bedroom, Sorry about the Mess:(
Hey everyone! Today was a great day here at Coe, we had our first really hard workout of the year, and I was also able to put the finishing touches on my apartment. One really cool thing about being an athlete here at Coe is that we are all able to move in a full week early, and for that week we just focus on our sport, and getting to know our teammates better. Our team this year is awesome, we have a great group of freshman coming in, and they are all really fun to be around. Today we did some team bonding activities, like trust falls, and an iron chef competition, before ending our night all together at dinner in the Caf. As far as the running goes, we know that we have lots of work left to do during the season, but we are confident that as the season goes on, we will continue to improve, and be ready for our conference meet come late October! Another great thing about having the campus pretty much to ourselves is that since no one is really here, the team was pretty much forced into helping me move into my apartment! Everyone was really helpful in putting together futons and folding clothes, and I know that without them it would not look nearly as good! I look forward to the beginning of freshman orientation tomorrow, and then classes starting in less than a week!

Until the Next Adventure, Ryan Rey

Dining Room!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

First Blog of the Year, Back at Coe!

Having some Awesome time on the lake!
Welcome back everybody, Today is the last day of my summer at home, and I have to say it was an unforgetable one,  full of awesome things like hanging out with friends, lifeguarding and alot of running, in the beautiful town of Plainfield, but now it is Finally time to get back to Coe! I leave tomorrow morning, and i'm looking forward to meeting all of my new teammates and get a great week of training in before the rest of the campus gets back! I am also really looking forward to getting to move into the BRAND NEW APARTMENTS, that I was lucky enough to get into as a Sophomore!
Keep an eye out on this page for some awesome blogs about the beginning of a new year at Coe!
Until The Next Adventure,
Ryan Rey

Great Summer, with Great Friends