Class Year:
Junior

Major:
Psychology/Spanish

Hobbies:
Playing guitar, listening to music, reading, and travelling

Favorite Gadget:
iPhone

Favorite TV Show:
Glee, Dance Moms, Desperate Housewives, Pretty Little Liars and South of Nowhere

Favorite Music / Favorite Band:
Paramore, Tegan and Sara, Go Radio, Mayday Parade

Spring Break Glee

March 12, 2012 by Crystal Lorenzo

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We're back at school again after our spring break last week. That also means that midterms are over and that we've only got about six weeks left until finals - and then summer!

Midterms were just dandy, definitely not as stressful as I imagined college midterm week to be, but I was absolutely ready for a break.

Spring break started on my mom's birthday! It was such a good day. My brother and I sent her flowers at work and then we went out to eat at Wing City (in Fredonia) with two of my aunts, my uncle and my brother's girlfriend. Afterward, we went home and my mom, my brother, his girlfriend and I watched Borat. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day - even if we did fall asleep a half hour through the movie.

The rest of break was good, lazy but good. One day I slept until 4:30 in the afternoon, which I wish was an exaggeration, but I cannot tell a lie. I got to see two of my little cousins who are five and two on a couple of the days , which was amazing. I don't get to see them that much during the school year, so it was great to be able to spend time with them at my grandma and grandpa's house. Playing with the five-year-old made me realize how much I want to work with kids in that age bracket. They're so interesting and at such an interesting period in their development when people can make huge impacts on their lives and really be able to help them.

I know I want to counsel kids and teenagers (when I grow up), but recently I've been really thinking about working with kids with ADHD and other behavioral disorders. I think it would be such a rewarding career, being able to give kids who need structure and constant attention, organization and skills that would be able to help them throughout their lives. I've had a lot of first-hand experience with kids and teenagers who have ADHD and, in my opinion, they are often times extremely misunderstood in schools and in other social settings because of their bad behavior and lack of attention. They get perceived as “bad kids,” act like they don't care and become known for their frequent outbursts and lack of motivation, when it usually is something that they cannot control. Since teachers and peers are often quick to judge those kids as being bad, those kids never get a chance to show what positive things they really do have to offer. I want to be able to help those kids, and their parents, stay on track, keep motivated, organized and out of trouble, because I want people to start to see all the good qualities they have that are so often ignored.

In addition to all of that, my brother called me one day during break and told me to hurry up and find a radio and turn on Z 101. I couldn't find a radio, of course, so he rushed home and made me come outside to listen. The DJ came on, followed by a voice that said, “Hi, this is Derek (my brother).” He answered a question correctly and then won”¦ get ready”¦ are you sitting down?

TWO TICKETS TO SEE MARIANA'S TRENCH (aka our favorite band)  IN TORONTO ON APRIL 10!

Mostly, my brother listens to rap and music of that sort, and I listen to punk, indie, rock and everything on that end of the spectrum, so once my brother discovered the wonder that is Mariana's Trench it became the ONE and ONLY band that we both could agree on, so we fell in love with them. So Mariana's Trench is a big deal for us and I am so excited. I have Mariana's Trench on repeat and I will be listening to nothing but until April 10.

The last wonderful thing that we did on break was going to Chuck E. Cheese with my little step-brother. It was the best day of break and it was so much fun. He's 10 and way too cute for his own good. We played tons of games, ate cotton candy and, of course, pizza.

Did you know that there is a machine at Chuck E. Cheese that you put two dollars in and it makes cotton candy inside the machine?! Yes, it does”¦ incredible?””I KNOW! The picture is of us at Chuck E Cheese, and don't even tell me you don't think he's just the cutest thing in the whole wide world. The ladies are most definitely going to be chasing him when he gets older!

But now we're back in the swing of things at school, except that it is BEAUTIFUL outside so EVERYONE is in a jolly mood. I'm getting ready for a bunch of exciting things to come this fall. Stay tuned!