As my alarm goes off to wake me, I am always reluctant to get out of bed. I reach for my phone in an attempt to delay the start of my day, and I skim through my Twitter and Instagram feeds as I lay in bed. I follow several news accounts, so I click on the links that interest me to read more about popular topics.
My favorite notifications are from the various Washington Nationals twitter accounts I follow. Since I worked for them over the summer, I like to stay updated on the players and the play-by-plays. Onward State is another one of my favorite accounts because, obviously, I love everything that has to do with Penn State. I also use Twitter to keep tabs on breaking news stories; my Twitter feed never fails to provide me with new information both locally and globally.
It is in my nature to be early to everything; therefore, every morning as I wait for the doors of Thomas 100 to open, I pick up a Daily Collegian or a New York Times and leaf through the pages. I pay closer attention to the front page cover stories, and then I read the articles inside that catch my eye.
Nothing relaxes me more than reading a nonfiction book before I fall asleep. Although I don’t have as much time to read for pleasure when I’m at school, sitting down with a good book is still one of my favorite pastimes. The last book I read was called Unwind. This story enthralled me because it depicts a future America that prohibits abortion in favor of a process called “unwinding”, in which parents can choose to have all of their child’s body parts donated for medical usage when they are between the ages of 13 to 18. Stories illustrating an alternate world tend to be the most interesting to me; Harry Potter will always be my favorite series.