With the New Year right around the corner I thought it would be appropriate to come up with some New Year's Resolutions for the UNH student body, employees and community. I'm not talking about losing weight, hitting the gym or quitting smoking. I'm talking about things that really matter... to some people... kind of...
Increase Student Participation
This goes for nearly every aspect of student life on campus. There are around 200 student organizations at UNH and there is literally something for everyone. Many of these organizations host fundraisers and rallies for good causes. Try making it your goal to attend or partake in one event this semester. Relay for life, blood and bone marrow drives and dozens of others are a great place to start. Even many fraternities and sororities host great events. While on this topic of student participation, attend more UNH basketball games. The men's team is currently 6-6 and will soon start their conference schedule, which are always their most competitive games of the year. There will only be a handful of games left by the time most students are back on campus, so lets make them count. I would also love to see more signs at hockey games. I'll have more on this in a post closer to the start of the semester, but I plan on selecting an early game next semester to encourage students to bust out their funniest and most creative signs. (Cat pack crew/, Gnarlz and Wild E- I'll be in touch via facebook for your help!) I've already come up with a few ideas and had several great ones submitted via twitter.
Violence Free Semester
Can we have just one semester without a stabbing (or even a small "poking")/vicious assault (or any assault for that matter), or gun scare/threat? I think we can. Yes, we can! Yes, we can!
For UNH professors to grade and post grades in a timely manner
If we're expected to write a paper a week, it would be nice to get our previous papers back first. I'm tired of hearing the excuse "you only write one paper, I have to grade 25." It's your job. One week is plenty of time to grade papers or post exam grades. (That being said, final grades are now posted via webcat. 3.66- Suck it!)
Regain Party School Status
Why not? We're already the druggiest school in the country, right? Right? Lets face it, UNH being named the druggiest college is a complete joke. The only drug the UNH study body is addicted to is alcohol, and that alcohol is very cheap beer and whiskey. We're not drug addicts, but just severe alcoholics. Lets get a title we can stand behind and be proud of.
Win a National Championship
I'm looking at you, men's hockey. (47% of blog voters think men's hockey will win a national championship before the football team wins FCS -28%- or the basketball team wins the America East tournament -25%.) We're currently second in the country, but seem to remain under the radar. Lets avoid that late season/post season collapse and win a title we can really stand behind and actually be proud of. Regular season titles are for housewives and little girls!
Be less judgmental
Why yall got to hate so much? We do it to. Lets try to be a little more mature.
And most importantly:
Stay classy, not UMassy!