Friday, April 16, 2010

Flashback Friday: Junior Year

Check out my freshmen year of college.
Check out my sophomore year of college.

In case you missed it, the last few weeks, after being inspired by Amber, I've been flashing back over my years at college. You can catch on on the first two years with the links above. Which brings us to Junior Year!
This year I started hanging out with a big group of girlfriends. I had known them all since I started college, and had hung it with some throughout, but this is the first year we started all hanging out together. This is a bunch of us at one of the first parties of the year.

My favorite part of Junior year was easily our off-campus housing. We were technically in campus housing, just across the street from school. It was a bit of a pain not having a car, but because so many students lived in these off campus they set up shuttle service to campus that I used quite a bit.
This was taken in our apartment's kitchen Halloween. And the following picture was taken in one of the bedroom's following an indoor water fight. (We had two bedrooms in our apartment, this one was shared by me and one roommate. The second was a single room for our third roommate. And while there's 3 people in this picture, only one of them was actually my roommate.)
But my favorite part of the apartment was the living room. One of my roommates' parents sent us a living room set. These were pretty much the most comfortable couches ever, and I still miss them. But unfortunately I don't seem to have any good pictures of the couches or the living room to share with you all.

Each year I've shared a picture from Gig, and this year is no exception.
We all went out and bought matching sweatshirts and ironed on our superheros on the back. It's kind of hard to read, but I'm Elastagirl on the far right.

Junior year I also finally got to participate in another of our college's big traditions.
The Group at Gala
Without any Sorority's or Fraternities at our college, their weren't a lot of random formals. But the school did sponsor the prom-like Gala. It wasn't just for upperclassmen. However tickets were first sold to Seniors, then Jrs, and so on. So unless an upperclassmen bought tickets for you, most years it was hard to go if you were a sophomore or a freshmen.

I was still playing soccer for the school.
I realize this is a slightly dark photo, but I wanted to share since you can almost see our locker room here. Here's a slightly better picture of the team taken at our end of the year athletic banquet.
GWS 2004-2005
Notice anything about that last picture? It's digital! A big milestone of my Junior year was that I got my digital camera. A camera that made random photo shoots a Coldstone's possible.
Gotta love eating cake batter and still keeping Passover
And overall seemed to change my picture taking habits.

I hope you've been enjoying these flashback Friday posts. If I'm being honest, I'm going to be a little sad to see them end with my senior year post next week. But till then, what was your Junior year of college like? And when did you get your first digital camera?



  1. I love those sweatshirts! College was an awesome time, it looks like you had a fun junior year!

  2. I was SO happy to live off-campus my third year of school too - way better parties!

    Love all the photos of you and your girlfriends, I've had a big group of girlfriends the last couple years and it makes me super sad that it's over and we are all dispersing :(

  3. Love the pictures!

    I got my first digital camera in high school. However, I begged, pleaded and did lots of dishes to convince my parents I needed one. They were still pretty expensive then...

  4. My junior year so was 'the best of times and the worst of times'. I started off getting into a relationship right in time to go to Australia... so I was dealing with that break up which was not very fun.... but then Australia was wonderful & just what i needed.

    I didn't get a digital camera until the fall of 2004 - right before I went on a 10 day trip to Europe. I don't know how I lived without one for so long!! And that is still the digital camera I use. Pretty impressive that it's almost 6 years old and still works great.

  5. LOL! Gotta love that first digital camera pic!! ;)

    I love the sweatshirts thing, it makes an awesome picture!