Annie Wang is a senior from Russellville. She is a member of several clubs on campus and is president of the Student Government Association, a Community Leader, and serves as vice president of District IV Future Business Leaders of America. Read Annie’s profile, posted at right, to learn more about her experience at ASMSA.
A Day at ASMSA
6:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. – My alarm goes off: once at six and another at 6:30. I always shoot to get up at six, but always end up getting up around 6:30.
7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. – Eat breakfast in the cafeteria. I walk up to the line and find a plate with whole wheat bread and eggs already waiting for me. Ben smiles at me and we wish each other a good morning. He knows me so well.
7:20 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. – Normally I would go to ask questions about my Differential Equations homework, but I finished my homework the day before. So instead, I go to ask questions about AP Comparative Government and the test tomorrow. Five minutes until class and I rush down the skywalk up to fourth floor.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. – Differential Equations. Dr. Mullins lectures on solving first order differential equations with initial conditions and then finding the solution’s Interval of Existence. I take notes even though I know he’ll email them to us.
9:35a.m. - 11:05 a.m. – AP European History. We’re reading Frankenstein and lately Mr. Happy’s been extremely interested in our views on genetic engineering. We spend the hour and a half discussing the moral and ethical dilemmas of different forms of gene manipulation.
11:05 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Lunch. There’s sausage, eggplant casserole, scalloped potatoes, spinach, and an oriental bar with fried rice and egg-rolls. I opt oriental.
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. – A quick nap to rejuvenate and I’m off to class.
12:05 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. – AP Physics C. Today is a lab day, as Thursdays always are, and we’re testing conservation of energy with small carts attached to springs. The carts are on a level ramp, we pull back the cart, let go, and record the data while the spring goes back to its equilibrium point. We repeat this 11 more times, take an average of the data points, do a two-sample t-test, and move to reject the null hypothesis.
1:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. – It’s my free period. I’m done with classes for the day and decide to take this time to study for the AP Comparative Government test the next day.
3:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – I go to the library and go over the agenda for the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting that night. Tonight we’ll be discussing the Fall Festival we sponsored the previous weekend, selling class T-shirts, our November fundraiser (gourmet lollipop sales), and a dance in February.
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Change into business appropriate attire for the meeting and eat dinner. I eat penne pasta with gravy on top. Probably not the best thing for me, but I just can’t resist the gravy.
5:35 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. – Go to the red room and prepare for the meeting. Joli, the SGA publicist, arrives and helps me set up tables. Ten minutes before, the rest of the executive board arrives and then the representatives start coming in.
6:00 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. – We collect the money raised from selling bracelets for the recent Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser. We discuss new forms of advertising for class T-shirts and I pass out mini-T-shirt samples for the representatives to carry around to advertise. We vote on a bill for the lollipop fundraiser and it passes. There is some discussion on a dance and it is decided February would be the best time for it. Policy Committee is given the task of writing another bill regarding the dance and the meeting is adjourned. Representatives and executive board alike gather around with their mini-T-shirts and take a few quick pictures to commemorate the moment.
6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – I pick up the “Thursday behind the cafeteria” (brownie bites), tidy up my room, wash a few clothes, talk to my mom, and begin work.
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. – Study for tomorrow’s AP Comparative Government test. It’s our first test regarding actual comparison between countries (UK and Russia) and I am doing my best to be prepared.
10:30 p.m. – Floor check. I ask for Stacey (the residential mentor) to sign my late-night sheet and I return to my room.
10:35 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. – I pack for the next day and get ready for bed. Julie (my suite-mate), and I say our goodnights and I hop into bed, ready for another day at ASMSA.