This is a tale of Bianca’s Christmas wish (appropriately Elf themed) told in the third person by Bianca. Scene: Its an EARLY Tuesday morning, a few days before Christmas. Bianca is asleep in her bed. (Little did she know it was basically christmas eve). The sun rises and leaks light through the blinds. Bianca lays … More Bianca’s Christmas Wish
Hello world. Publishing this blog will officially enter me into the world of a college student in 2016, a life that is not complete without online journal entries. For me, the day did not feel much different at all until all of the sudden, it was. Everyone who applied to CR8 obviously had the date … More The Moment
“Did that blow your mind, cause it just happened”-Ricky Bobby It was quiet. It was dark. It actually wasn’t dark because my parents never invested in new blinds because “waking up early is good for you”. Anyways, it was quiet. Eerily quiet. So quiet, I could hear my phone vibrating. It buzzed, I ignored. Buzzed … More What do I do with my hands?
There’s no one who doesn’t love waking up in the morning to an abundance of texts, snapchats, and Instagram likes. It doesn’t matter if they are all from your parents, you are pumped. However, that feeling of excitement quickly transforms to a soul shaking fright when those texts are from an unknown number, that include … More CR8 – Where It All Began
I’ve grown up hearing wonderful stories about Germany from my parents and grandparents, hearing about the incredible places they had traveled to during their time there. But for some reason actually getting to go to Europe for me, was a pipe dream. I figured that I might get to go see a place here or there, but for some reason I … More Mack+Cultural Routes=heck ya
If you have ever had a cyber-stalker, you learned to never respond to any messages from a contact you do not recognize. On December 22, 2015, I awoke to six messages from a very mysterious number; my first thought was, “Oh no not another creepy cyber-stalker”. The scariest part was he already knew my name. … More Here’s to adventure, the unexpected, and the unknown
December 22, 2015 at 8:36 in the morning, I started to receive some very peculiar texts. One in particular was questioning if I was even alive. I finally responded with a “hello.” I really had no idea what else to say to this crazy person that had been texting me for hours. Then he responded … More “Jack… tell me that you are not one of those guys who sleeps in.”
December 22. We’d all (at least subconsciously) been waiting for it. Waiting for the news–whether good or bad, and I know I had started to prepare myself for the worst. That’s why, when I rolled over around 6 a.m. to check my e-mail (just in case), then promptly fell back asleep, I started to dream … More CJ takes CR8
It was a pretty average morning over winter break, with your not so average news. I woke bright and early to a text from an 817 number. I’ve been in TX long enough to know this was a local number. But whose could it be? First guess, my cousin. My cousin was the only 817 … More See ya Soon Europe!
By the morning of December 22nd I had spent a month convincing myself that I wasn’t going to get selected for the trip. My philosophy: if I convince myself now then I won’t have to deal with the disappointment later. 9 a.m. on the 22nd rolls around and I wake up with 4 text messages … More CR8er’s. HAHA That’s Clever.
Rewind to last semester when Honors Study Abroad information seemed to take over the honors college, and the trip on everyone’s mind was CR8 with Dr. P. The incredible itinerary and the unbelievable opportunities had everyone talking. It didn’t take long before I hopped on the same train of excitement and obsession over CR8, but … More “Is this real life?”
8:37 am. Wake up. Oh, I have text messages. Was it the messages that woke me up? Maybe. I check it. Unknown number. Great. “Good morning Caydn. I hope you are having a good holiday and morning. I hope I am not disturbing you,” followed by, “This is Caydn, correct?” My groggy mind so desperately … More The morning of December 22nd
It was the cold winter morning of December 22nd. Well actually, not that cold. I’m pretty sure the high was like 75 degrees that day. But nonetheless, it was winter, and I was getting up in the wee hours of the morning to babysit. (And by that, I mean 9 AM. A whole 2 hours … More Woo-hoo! Eleni’s going to Europe!
By: Claire Carter It’s 8am. Just another morning over Christmas break, and I wake up to several texts from an unknown number. “Good morning Claire.” “I hope I’m not disturbing you.” Oh great, someone has tracked my number down and is trying to exchange flirty banter with me over break. Just as I was about … More “Good morning Claire” the unknown number that started it all