Class Year:
Sophomore

Major:
Spanish Education 7-12

Minor:
Deciding between ASL and Italian

Hobbies:
PSIA Cerfitied Ski Instructor

Extra Curriculars:
Women's Golf Team, Bienvenidos, EAGLE Leadership, ASL Club, NUSGA Senator, NUFTA

End of My First Semester

January 8, 2014 by Selena Cerra

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FINALS ARE OVER!

That's right, my finals are over and my first semester at Niagara has officially ended! Finals week was definitely a stressful one; however, I felt prepared for all my finals and will conclude my first semester at NU with a  3.87 GPA (my advanced Spanish class is to blame for the only B+, most difficult course this semester)!

I really did enjoy all of my classes, regardless of any complaints about papers, tests, or projects. Although everyone is usually concerned with GPA and grades, I like to look at how much I learned. The two classes in my major, Advanced Composition and Conversation (Spanish) and Multiculrual Education, were truly the most interesting and most worthwhile classes this semester. In my education class, we discussed anything and everything, I learned so much I did not know about, not only the educational system but also the country, groups of people, and life in general.

As a child, I had always wanted to become a teacher and although I still was unsure coming into college, this class confirmed my career choice. There will be no better job for me than a teacher! Even though my Spanish class may not have taught me about life, I most definitely am more conversational in Spanish and am much better at grammar and writing. The class was tough, but sometimes it's good to be in a tough class. You learn more when you work harder.    

To wrap this semester up, here are some highlights from the fall of 2013 at NU:

NU Women's Golf

     
Here's a photo from my second collegiate golf tournament at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa.    

NU Plunge

The Plunge, cleverly named, is a pre-orientation service program run through Campus Ministry. Students accepted into the program move in to their dorms a few days before orientation and do a variety of service projects in the Niagara area. It was a great way to start my first semester of college, and I was able to make a few friends that I still am good friends with today. If you are interested in either the Plunge or Campus Ministry, click  here.  

NUSGA

I have talked about NUSGA and what the organization represents in some of my previous blogs; however, I would like to mention it one final time this semester because I really love being a member! The freshmen delegation gets started a little later than the other class delegations because our class gets elected during the fall semester, while the others were elected at the end of last year. Regardless of a late start, we ran a variety of events and were successful with each. My personal favorite was Freshmen Night, where we gave away these t-shirts to only freshmen!  

The first few weeks of winter break have flown by fast and although some relaxation and family time were much needed, it will be nice to begin the second semester of freshman year. With another season of golf and an entirely new set of classes, I am hoping freshman year ends with a bang!