Welp

It’s been a ling while blah blah blah

Spring break was nice. I didn’t do much. Some gymnastics practice at my home gym and I got to see my lovely teammates 🙂 I also ate a lot of real food.

Now we’re back! Actually, we’ve been back for almost two weeks. I had intended to post when I got back but, well… I didn’t. Anyway! Here’s what’s been going down!

Studio wise: We’re finishing up our second project, which is to create two transitional spaces that evoke certain feelings and then build a model of it and a presentation board that explains everything. I will post my board along with my model so I don’t have to explain anything.

(here is said board)

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Here is a plan view of my model:

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What else… Oh our home meet was last weekend and I won everything! haha! Just kidding I got fourth place on vault but I got first on bars, beam, floor, and all-around. The best part was, instead of medals, we got cookies!

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Also, I am watching (actually I finished watching) this new series on Netflix called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and it’s super funny!

If you haven’t noticed already, this semester has been way busier than last semester.

But to be honest, most of my free nights are spent watching TV and playing the ukulele.

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Mastering the Microwave

Well, not incredibly exciting has happened, but spring break is soon! Yay! In less than a week, I will get to go home and see my pets (and my family).

Meanwhile, studio is moving along well. I have not been on top of things as much in the explanation or documentation of my projects but I really enjoy the models I’m making. Here are some picture of models that I have made with little to no explanation of what they are supposed to be for.

Our second project is getting into it’s final stages. The end goal is to design 2 sequential spaces that make the user experience certain feelings. Here is my “rip and tear” model:

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Also this unrelated set of six models that I made that, when put together, look like a swirly thing:

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On Saturday night, my roommate and I decided to make ourselves dinner instead of going to the dining hall. It was quite a set up. We had all three microwaves running in our dorm. We made vegetables with garlic, meatballs, spaghetti with meatballs and sauce, couscous, and mashed potatoes. We actually made enough to fill up three people. It was quite impressive, I think.

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Oh, an something very exciting happened today. Well, it would’ve been exciting if it had impacted me in any way (which it didn’t). But Penn State actually cancelled all classes after 4:00 PM today because of the ice. This is incredibly suprising since, I’m pretty sure the university believes they have incredibly hardy students, willing to brave any conditions to get to class without complaint. (Of course this is incredibly false because we are college students who are very lazy and complain about everything).

Also, I forgot to mention that I went to THON. Here is a picture of the “largest student-run philanthropy event” or something along the lines of that. Whatever their shtick is, it’s an impressive happening. I did not stay for that long.

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DON’T PITCH IT, PLANT IT

Landscape Architecture Magazine

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Americans throw away more than 146 billion coffee cups every year, says Alex Henige, a senior in the landscape architecture program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. That number may seem low, but with no end in sight to the nation’s coffee addiction, Henige has a plan to take it down even lower—and plant trees in the process.

For his senior project, which Henige has turned into a Kickstarter campaign, he is developing “The World’s First Plantable Coffee Cup,” which turns a beverage container into a seed packet. The plantable coffee cups, made with fibers from local recycling centers, are embedded with an assortment of California native seeds. In his scheme, their first lives as cups would end one of three ways: The cups could be soaked in water for five minutes and planted in the ground; they could be collected in a special container for use at nearby reforestation sites; or they…

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