April 28th, 2020

Mo Rated Guide to Staying Connected

We asked some of our Student Ambassadors what they’re doing to stay busy and socially connected. Here's what they said.
Mental Health


  • Shawshank Redemption – Get busy living, or get busy listening to Morgan Freeman. Some consider it one in the same.
  •  Anchorman – Turn off your lamp, light the mahogany candle, and start growing your moustache for this 1 hour and 44 minute escape to San Diego.
  • Good Will Hunting – If you like apples…


  • Ozark (Netflix) - For those who thought Jason Bateman only did comedies, meet Marty Byrde.
  •  All-American (Netflix) - If you’re missing your fix of high school drama, look no further.
  • The Sopranos (HBO) - Enough said.


  • How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
  • The Obstacle is the Way (Ryan Holiday)
  •  Barbarian Days (William Finnegan)

Favorite “at home” workouT

  • Pushups - Aim for 100 pushups throughout the day. Or if you’re like the rest of us, aim for 25. It all makes a difference.
  • The Murph – It’s worth a Google…
  •  Run or walk 1 mile every day, while respecting social distancing guidelines.

Favorite snack at home

  • Popcorn – No movie theatre, no problem.
  • Trail mix (with dried pineapple).
  • String cheese… like I’m 5 years old again.

What’s a new hobby you’ve taken up?​

  • Painting – Good or bad, just call it abstract and who cares.
  • Biking – Explore your city now that traffic isn’t a problem.
  • Journaling - Remember that one time at band camp in quarantine.


  • Instagram - best thumb workout in town.
  • TikTok - Set a time limit on yourself, seriously. Or don’t and spend the next few days honing your dance skills.
  • FaceTime - Randomly call people on FT, it’s a great time to connect with friends and family all over the globe.

What are you listening to?​

  • Pardon My Take (sports podcast).
  • Nostalgia Killer playlist (like a vacation for the ears).
  • Neil Young Essentials (when in doubt, throw it back).

Any card/board games?

  • Poker- On your computer or a mobile app. 
  • Settlers of Catan - If you have roommates.
  • Drawasaurus - With friends on Zoom, it doesn’t disappoint.

Most played video game

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Fortnite - If your avatar doesn’t have a moustache, are you really trying?
  • Any Nintendo throwback - Mario Cart is now a mobile app. Yes, go download it.