Archive for October, 2012

10,000 Reasons to Join Jasmine Walker and the Monmouth University Hawks!!!

The second annual ‘MAC Madness’ preseason basketball celebration is set for Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00pm in the Multipurpose Activity Center on campus at Monmouth University.

The event, which features both the MU men’s and women’s basketball programs with head coaches King Rice and Jenny Palmateer, is free and open to the public.

Both teams will be introduced to the public and will take part in skills competitions, while those in attendance will have the opportunity to win great prizes, such as $10,000 and season tickets, take part in games, and enjoy music, free food and more.

The evening will be a fun and exciting way to tip-off the 2012-13 basketball season at Monmouth University.

For details on this and other Monmouth University events visit


10 2012

A Freshmen Experience – The View From St John Fisher College

Defenders family,

HEY! It’s Aliyah . I know you all have missed me, so I’ll just get into it. I am finally a little freshie in college! I know all the seniors this year, are dying to get out lol. I completely remember the feeling, and all I have to say is good luck. Your senior year is going to start off super slow and then it will gradually speed up. So just take it for what it is and have patience. College has been a new and different experience, nevertheless it’s been a fun one. The work is a bit harder and there’s more of it. It’s important for you to be familiar with your syllabus. No one is reminding you that you have a paper do the next class. So make sure you are on time, and when you can get a jumpstart on the next assignment.

From the athletic point of view, I am currently in my fall season for crew and in pre-season for basketball. Everyone that knows me knows that I am not a morning person whatsoever. For crew I have workouts early in the morning and I have to wake up at 5. After that I have classes for the rest of the morning. In the afternoon/and evenings basketball takes over. It really is all about time management and balance. Sleep is super important and my schedule only works if I get a nap in. Make sure you sleep any chance that you get. There is a huge difference between how much sleep you want and what you actually get. A typical Monday starts off with crew practice. Afterwards I have time for a little bit of breakfast before my first class. After my class is over I have time to get some of my homework done before my next class. After that I do some laundry and other homework, lunch then sleep. After that I have a strength, agility, and conditioning workout. Once that is over, I stay around to shoot or play pickup, then it’s dinnertime. Afterwards there’s homework and anything else I need to take care of.

Lastly, have fun. Work Hard, Play Hard, right? Right, so grind all week, stay on top of your assignments, but remember on the weekends to find time to relax, hang out with friends…HAVE FUN! In the end, your college experience is what YOU make it!

General Tips:

  • Make sure you have snacks, you are bound to miss meals. Cups of Noodles and Cereal will be your best friends.
  • Don’t be afraid to take someone’s stuff out the Dryers, because this will happen to you. They have timers for a reason.
  • Don’t bring every article of clothing you own, space is limited. (I’m in a triple).
  • Lastly, if your parents are anything like mine keep in contact. Trust me, they will be lost without you (:

College has been great thus far, and I can’t wait for you all to experience it!

Hopefully I can write again once basketball season starts.

I wish success to everyone in their upcoming seasons & seniors do it BIG !


Soldier Out,




10 2012