Thursday, September 11, 2014

Football Memories!

With football season going on I think it's only right to write a blog about my football game memories!

Last year we played Louisiana-Lafayette also known as the Ragin' Cajuns at home and I must say it was an exciting yet intense game for me knowing that this team had won 2 bowl games in a row and we lost to them the first time we played them. My classmate who plays football for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette had been bragging about how bad we were going to lose for two weeks and I couldn't wait for our guys to show them what we are capable of. The game was held at night and it was very cold, but that didn't stop me for cheering on my Jags! We scored three touchdowns in the 1st quarter and I knew right then that the Jags were going to win this game! Also, at this game I was very excited because I got to see some of my classmates from high school, who came support our classmate who played for the other team. After a long cold game I was extremely proud of our football team because we won 30-8.

More Memories to come

I am very excited that we are playing Mississippi State at home this weekend! I must say this is probably the biggest game in the history of South Alabama Football. Tickets are sold out and it has been predicted that the Jaguars will win the game! Parking passes sold out in the first 30 minutes on Monday and this will probably be the largest crowd Ladd-Peebles Stadium has ever seen from the University of South Alabama. I will be attending this game and I can't wait to share what I experience with you all!

Let's make some history!
Go Jags!
Beat State!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Transition

I must say living not too far from home helped me transition into the college life. With me being an only child and the first in my family to go off to school I didn't know what to expect, but I adjusted to the campus life well. I also think the fact that I would spend my summers away from home helped me with the transition. My first semester of college I arrived 2 weeks earlier than everyone else because I was apart of the Jaguar Marching Band and band camp was about to begin. During those two weeks I was able to adjust to having a roommate, getting to know the campus, and being away from my parents. However, I was afraid that my parents wouldn't allow me to bring my vehicle to school with me but they said that they had no problem with me taking my truck and I'm glad they did because I also learned how to get around Mobile and shopping centers and some of my favorite resturants. Having my truck at school also gave me the opportunity to go home as often as I wanted to and as I transitioned I would go home about 2-3 times a month to meet up with old friends and to spend time with family. As the semester went on I adjusted to being on campus on the weekends and I found things to do like going to Pensacola Beach, football games, and sometimes I would go out and shop with my roommate.

You know what made the college transition even better? A ton of my classmates were attending South with me and I wasn't forced to break out of my shell and make new friends. Even though I moved to a city where none of my family lived and I was 45 minutes away from home. I still had people I knew I could lean and depend that lived right on campus with me. Having some of my classmates at the same college with me also helped me come out of my comfort zone.

It's not as bad as you think....

Monday, August 25, 2014

Shakeya JagGuide

About Me

Hi, my name is Shakeya Andrews and I am from Gautier, MS. I was born in Florence, SC but I moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the age of 9. I graduated from Gautier High School in 2011 and I began my 1st semester at South Alabama in Fall of 2011. I am a senior majoring in Elementary Education here at the University of South Alabama so feel free to ask me questions if you are thinking about majoring in Elementary Ed. I am currently active in two organizations on campus (Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc) I hope to also join FEA (Future Educators In Action), which is a new organization for Education majors within the next semester. This is my 2nd year as a resident assistant and I am currently a resident assistant for Epsilon, which is one of our newly renovated freshman halls! Also, some facts you should know about me is I am an only child who loves to travel and meet new people. I absolutely love to write! In high school I wrote a lot of poems but most of my writings are just free writings.

Feel free to friend me on Facebook at "Shakeya JagGuide" to ask questions!
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