About courtneylinville

Hey guys! I'm Courtney and I'm a sophomore at Bellarmine University. I'm pursing a double major in sociology and criminal justice. I hope to go to law school, but that is a thought that changes everyday. I'm from Dayton, Ohio so going to school in Louisville has been somewhat of a culture shock. Anyways, I'm always a little awkward at these 'About You' sections, so make sure to check back often to see what I'm up too. Peace&Love

And so it begins…

It is about that time again. The time when everything starts to get a little crazy around campus. November is the last full month left in the first semester, which means it’s crunch time. The following events are likely to occur:

  • Intense studying
  • Meetings with professors left and right
  • Stress over final projects
  • Stress of final papers
  • Stress over final exams
  • Stress in general

I’ve talked to quite a few people around campus, and they all tell me that this is one of the most stressful times of the year for them. Everything is drawing to a close, and this means that everything has to get done. It is important to remember:

  • Take care of yourself. Getting sick in the final stretch is going to make everything seem that much worse.
  • TALK TO YOUR PROFESSORS! They are here to help you, and they want you to succeed.
  • Take a break. When it seems like there is a never ending pile of work to do, and you can’t even think straight, take a break. Go for a walk, talk to a friend, just relax. Overwhelming yourself isn’t going to help anything.

The next month is going to fly by, so make sure you are doing all you can to end the semester the on a great note! With strong grades, and a positive attitude :) Also, for my third (and final) list of this post, here are some things happening around campus. It will give you a little break from all the studying.

  • “Breaking The Mold Art Exhibit”: Friday, October, 26th (Sponsored by OMA)
  • Ball on the Belle: Friday, October, 26th (Tickets on sale for $5)
  • Retreat to the Abbey of Gethsemani (Home of Thomas Merton): Saturday, October 27th. RSVP: mpsullivan@bellarmine.edu
  • Hall-o-treats: Monday, October 29th

I hope you guys have an awesome week :)


The exhaustion finally subsides :)

This past weekend has been filled with so much relaxation, and let me tell you… it was glorious. After two grueling weeks filled with exams, papers, and a crazy amount of studying, it was finally my time to relax. I am proud to say that I did nothing but fangirl over Jeremy Renner. ImageI watched tons of movies (with him in it of course), and just chilled. Please take a moment to look upon his greatness.

It’s almost sad that it’s Monday. It is time once again to start the week over and settle back into routine. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  On a WONDERFULLY AMAZING GLORIOUS PERFECT note, fall break is this coming weekend. I’m so excited. Are you guys going home for fall break? I know a lot of people stay, but there tons go home as well. Do you guys have any plans?

Until we meet again,


Johnny Depp, anyone?

So, as I’m sure everyone is aware, Johnny Depp is my favorite actor (prepare for some fangirling). He’s basically perfect in every way. As a huge fan, I know tons of little nitty gritty details about his life. One of the biggest and most exciting facts, being that he was born here in Kentucky! Obviously I had to visit his hometown. My best friend and I decided that we should make this pilgrimage over the weekend and make a day of it. The drive was about 2 hours each way, which neither of us were ecstatic about, but we were excited and hey, best friend time.

I can honestly say that it was completely worth the two hour drive to Owensboro. The weather was glorious, and it was such a rush to actually be there. (I mean… I’m pretty sure that I walked on some of the ground that he’s walked on. No big deal or anything). Taking little trips is such a stress reliever. Over the weekend I encourage you guys to take little trips. I know gas isn’t cheap, so I wouldn’t recommend going each weekend, but maybe one weekend a month. Studying and going to class are always going to be on top of your priority list, but make sure that you are leaving time for yourself. One of the worst things you can do is neglect yourself when preparing for tests, finals, midterms, or even tons of homework. It’s really early in the semester, so I know that we aren’t incredibly stressed already, but keep this in mind when it does.

Louisville, and Kentucky in general, has many interesting places to visit. There are many museums, historical sites, and tons of places to shop. There is always something to do. So, when your homework is done, and you’ve studied for what feels like forever, take some time to go out and just enjoy the fresh air, and explore the city. Have you guys visited anywhere that’s been really awesome? I’d love to know where you guys have been, because chances are it’s somewhere completely new to me! I hope you guys are having an awesome week :)


Roll with B and jam with the U!

Happy first day back! I can honestly say that I’m pumped for this year. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a CREW (the freshman orientation team), and it was such an amazing experience. Getting to know all of the incoming freshman really had an impact on me. The Class of 2016 is full of wonderful people and they have so much potential among them. The whole experience, from moving them in all the way to today has really made me see how far I’ve come as a person. It wasn’t too long ago that I was in their shoes.

These last few days have been so hectic, but I definitely want to share some pictures with you guys and let you see what’s been going on. We did so much this year for orientation. Playfair was definitely one of my favorites. For those of you who don’t know what it is, Playfair is just an event where everyone gets together in a really big space. The goal of it is to meet as many people as possible by doing little tons of little activities in as short of amount of time as possible. It was so much fun, and I got to meet so many of the freshman. I didn’t go to Playfair as a new student, so going this time around was great.

Going to the Ali Museum was amazing as well. I have never been, so getting to actually go through the museum was a pretty mindblowing. Not only was it fun, but I also learned a lot about Muhammad Ali, so that’s always a plus. There was Salsa dancing, a scavenger hunt, and even a little art’s and crafts. The energy level was through the roof, so everyone was having a great time.

I just want to thank all of the freshman. They made orientation super fun and exciting. To all of the freshman reading this: You guys are awesome. This year is going to be a really good one. Don’t forget to get involved, because that really does make such a difference in your college experience. And for everyone: I hope you all had a great first few days of class. Don’t forget to check back to see what’s been going on.


Oh hey guys!

Hello everyone! My name is Courtney Linville and this is my first post as a BU blogger. Exciting, right?!

So, how about a little “about me”?

I’m a sophomore here at Bellarmine University. I’m pursuing a double major in sociology and criminal justice. When I graduate in 2015 I plan on attending law school; it’s always been the dream. Dayton, Ohio is my home, so it was a bit of a culture shock to start my life in Louisville. Despite it being a culture shock, I now have immense love for Louisville, and I’m so excited to be back in a few weeks. This summer has been so crazy so far! The summer job, vacations,  and everything in between has occupied pretty much all of the time and I’m ready for summer to be over. Not the normal thought of every other student though, huh? I can’t wait for school to officially start because I’m a member of the Bellarmine Orientation CREW. I’m beyond excited to start with Crossroads and Knight Life. I’m also a member of quite a few organizations on campus such as BUKnighted, The Chorale, Handbells, and I even write for The Concord. Being involved on campus is something that I absolutely love.

I can’t wait for everything to get back into full swing! This next year will be an awesome, guys and I’m crazy pumped to share it with you. Have a great summer.

Until next time, Peace&Love