Beyond the Games

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting up with and interviewing several former and current student athletes. Take a look at the above video to hear them share their stories, memories and experiences with the athletics department here at George Fox.

Coming Home to Fox

Tracy enjoys an Otter Pop outside her apartment

For me, moving back to school changes each year. There’s always the same goodbye dinner at home, the same bittersweet farewells to friends, the same drive up Highway 99 to Newberg. However, coming onto campus always feels different each September. I’m in an apartment instead of a dorm this year, and I feel much, much older. Okay, I feel a little bit older. I mean, my roommates and I did watch “Horton Hears a Who” together last night, but I am cooking a couple meals for myself, so that’s different.

It usually takes me a few weeks to adjust to being back in school. I forget that I have homework to do or classes to go to, and I just want to sit in the sun and eat Otter Pops all afternoon. I have found, however, that if you manage your time really well and work hard at getting your homework done early, a red cherry Otter Pop on the bench out front will taste even better.

I love coming back and meeting new people, as well as seeing old friends. My four roommates and I are already planning a trip to the coast this weekend, and I can’t wait for our first trip of the year into Portland. Voodoo Doughnuts here we come!

I have discovered one thing that never changes – your college experience is always going to be what you make it. I came to George Fox University hoping to push myself, to learn, to grow, and to make lifelong friends and lifelong memories. So far, I’ve done that every single year. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in the next nine months!

What are you going to do with your college experience?

Jimmy Brown’s Time-lapses

At almost any GFU event you’ll find CMCO major Jimmy Brown and his camera. By taking thousands of pictures over time, Jimmy documents the events in a very unique way: via time-lapse. Jimmy writes, “I enjoy time-lapse photography because it allows us to see parts of life that we normally can’t, because we’re too busy, or we’re not there, or we’re just not looking. It presents long processes or events in a time-frame that our bored, impatient minds can understand more easily – allowing us to see the nuances of slow change in a manner we can comprehend. It allows us to see the clouds boil, the shadows ooze, and the entire planet turn on its axis. But at the end of the day, I really just like time-lapse because it looks cool.”

Take a look at a few of Jimmy’s recent time-lapse videos below: