To Prospects of Life and an Alive Campus Farewell

February 5, 2014 in Academics, Admissions, Alive Campus, Campus Life, Career, Colleges, Events, Health, Infographics, Love, Reviews, Sports, Style, Tech, Travel

Hello Camper,

Aim and shoot for beyond the stars…

Alive Campus provides an awesome experience for individuals receiving and sharing information about their colleges. It provides an avenue for incoming freshmen, transfers and overall prospects to view an institution in light of the person-student. It is better than a commercial about an institution that attempts to sell the environment to the student. Still- the able, productive and willing student will learn to use an institution as a useful platform: Students excelling in academics and sports will be able to promote their selves through the institution or their merits for their personal reasons. College may be an expensive or inexpensive experience but SallieMae is always willing to assist the educational process toward their profitable return.

Every collegiate institution will vary by academia, cultures, privatization, religions, regulations and traditions. My attendance from Lock Haven University to Centenary College has been a fulfilling and tremendous rollercoaster of experience. El Torro and Kingda Ka in a blizzard cannot compare with my college tumbling experience. After completing then paying for one class and test I will have the opportunity to graduate from Centenary College in May, elated.

It has been a great experience writing for Alive Campus. It will no longer be my place to discuss Centenary College’s environment as I improve away from it. I do have bits of advice for individuals seeking to attend an institution or transfer from an institution. The future is changing dramatically with the variety of institutions available; chiropractic, culinary, dog training, masseuse, music and etc. type of schools exist for individuals seeking a particular career path of growth.

Do not rush any decision about the future. If you feel an inclination toward a different direction for your life then find the avenues prospering in the direction of your inclination. If you are unsure about attending a large university then attend a community college to save money and receive half (or more) of the credits at a four year college. You will have enough time to think and prepare financially for the future ahead of you without risking valuable time especially since community colleges are very affordable avenues. The one class I am taking at Centenary is more than my co-worker’s semester tuition at a community college.

Don’t let others make decisions about your life either: If they’re not offering financial backing and a place in their home with their advice about your future then take their advice like an open wound with a grain of salt; take careful thought thinking about the next steps in your future. Don’t rush your life. Advice is another option to think about especially when various walks of life will have advice readily available for a variety of purposes. Be patient thinking about decisions, and even more patient making those decisions, to enhance your life in the long run.

I hope the future progresses well for every individual!

It will progress well if you take your time for its true value.

Time is not money: It is your life.

Onward and Upward,

Kevin Dufresne


Thank you Radek Janowski and Alive Campers for being amazing and useful!

Dating- Are you about that life?

August 2, 2013 in Alive Campus, Colleges, Love

Passion & Love

Dating, Passion and Love


Are you talking about the ten to thirty minute session in a Reeve’s Hall bathroom at a random point during a Thirsty Thursday?

Is it the time chatting by the Jungle Juice dispenser with the first good conversation of the night for the night?

Oh, might dating be the rare one on one moment in the cafeteria when an individual is not sitting with a group of friends, but- another?

I’ve seen daily, weekly, monthly, semester, class, and teammate couples. To accurately pinpoint Centenary College’s dating life I can only discuss aspects of relating that causes relationships to form.

There are more hookup relationships than traditional relationships. Hooking up is an extreme form of dating. It’s not taboo. You can rid yourself of the myth. It isn’t the cleanliest route with too many partners. Yet it prevents an individual from falsely situating themselves with another individual toward a detrimental relationship. People like to feel good so tend to find their pleasures in varying places.

Centenary students will fly to places where the party will be the wildest fun then venture from there. You will find conversation, laughter and any pleasure you seek out and about campus, local bars, houses, apartments, etc. There are plenty of social events in the theatre, quad, chapel, ad gym that can pre-occupy you in a doubly positive way as well.

Your dating partner enjoys a day person as much as their evening venturing dark knight. Active dates are more fun than constant lunch or sitting dates. Balance your dating maneuvers; walk a few laps around campus even with a cup of tea or coffee, workout at the gym, attend a job fair on campus, join a community group, start your own group, hang out-study at the library, and continue finding varying options that will place you in dating situations that promote self-growth as well as the growth of the partners, together, dating.

Centenary students follow a few of these dating procedures and it works well for them. It’s not fun to be stuck in a room with a partner all the time (if that’s the way you choose then do you but I’m moving around…). Dating and being in a committed relationship are two entirely different situations.

Dating is for the free wandering spirit searching to share their time with an individual that will assist their happiness. It involves living on the battleground of Love; fighting the emotions while seeking to embrace them with certain individuals. Committed Relationships are for the weathered lovers and/or daters. Romance and Passion are variables that occur and grow with experience and dating helps an individual encounter various partners of varying qualities.

I have seen dating, hookups and relationships on campus. If you know what you’re looking for in a partner then be in place that individual may be. Don’t look for your tall, strong, intelligent, hardworking, short, morally correct, stay at home partner, reader, or partner wanting three children at the club! I’m not saying you will not find it there but that you are searching for a needle in a box of nails. There are many options in the club you might or might not need at the time. Remember yourself, what you are looking for, and live on how you feel is most necessary to be where you want to be in your dating and regular life.

-Kevin Dufresne

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