Monday, August 27, 2007

Athletes advise new arrivals

The Washington University at St Louis student paper has advice for new students.
Time management: two words that have been thrown at the freshman class so many times that the number would make one's head spin.

In order for this concept to take root, it needs to be combined with familiar experiences. From two seniors come the experiences that relay the importance of time management when it comes to everyone's favorite and most time-demanding pastime-sports.

In an interview with senior Scott Kaufman-Ross, intramural athlete and member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Kaufman-Ross gave a new twist on an old theory.

"The more you do, the better [at time management] you get," said Kaufman-Ross. "It's easier to manage a schedule when you have stuff you know to you have to do," he continued.

His theory seemed particularly applicable because students with lots of time seem more prone to waste their time. Kaufman-Ross says the key to successful time management is, "a good amount [of commitments], not too much."

His theory seemed particularly applicable because students with lots of time seem more prone to waste their time. Kaufman-Ross says the key to successful time management is, "a good amount [of commitments], not too much."

Many do not believe intramural sports to be true sports because a lot of teams are very lenient with practice and workouts. Classmate Noah Barboza, though highly involved with intramural sports now, was also a member of the varsity football team for two years. He is also a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, works in the admissions office and is a referee and competitor for a number of intramural sports, including fraternity and co-ed teams.

"I did not have many problems with my schedule," he said.
Athletes advise new arrivals - FP Sports