"Wild Bunch" escapes...

“The Wild Bunch” Escapes…

We were named the, “The Wild Bunch” when we entered the escape room!

We had one hour to find Butch Cassidy’s gun

and we worked hard as a team solving puzzles,

using our nose to smell things and identify different scents,

we struggled with trying to figuring out anagrams

and unfortunately those anagrams held us back from finding Butch Cassidy’s gun

but we had a lot of fun working together.

It was fun to see how everyone’s brains worked so differently in the way they looked at the puzzles

but how each one contributed in helping us move closer and and closer to finding the gun.

— Brittani, TFL Mentor

Best TFL Activity EVER… According to Dave!

The best activity EVER in TFL:

Laser Tag.

I’m used to go to places and have devices that have variety ways; like making a nicknames, displaying who shot you, life points, etc.

In Lazer Mania, we wear a vest that comes with a name like Buzz, Ninja, Shadow, etc.; and a blaster that you have to hold with two hands.

It has a hidden button I didn’t know.

We’ve played variety game modes like Color Variation where the color of our vest are chosen by random, and we shoot the different ones until everyone’s the same; Capture the Flag —my favorite— where 2+ teams attempts to steal the opposing team’s flag; and Shadow where each player’s vest are darken, and are given missiles—which that’s what hidden button is used for.

Some had fun;

some didn’t and became sitting ducks.

Some can be—like Cam—a camper.

Sure it’s a “legitimate” strategy, but you can’t get more points that way.

I go for the strategy I follow when I played Doom: If you stand, you die.

I wish I have a set of black clothes so I could be hidden; like one vlog of a person who talked about a group who go to laser tag places called “Hunters.”

Of course, I won’t cheat like them, which is using strutter lights and electrical tapes to cover the sensors.   

Also, I wish some laser tag games to have a grenade-like device,

so I can take down the “CAMper.”

— Dave, TFL Student

racing

TFL Students Travel To Nevada For Car Racing Event

Down below in Nevada, the group traveled to the racing center.

Before that, we went to a local pizzeria, and got a huge slice of pizza.

I did get burned from the cheese and sauce on my wrist.

Later, we returned back to the center and saw the drag racing cars on the strip.

Those cars were beautiful, loud and fast.

But we were supposed to be at a racetrack we didn’t found until we got there.

It’s called the Bullring.

We saw modified cars, midget cars, and stock cars racing around the ring on every certain laps.

There were a few accidents that the laps were placed on hold until the paced car exits, and get the green flag out.

I don’t know what everyone’s reaction when we were there, but I had fun from what I saw, and
hope I be in that action.
–Dave, TFL Student

Lee at his firs dance competition at DSU

TFL Student’s Experience Taking A Social Dance Class At DSU

This semester, I had the experience to attend a social dance class at Dixie State University with Eric.

It was a lot of fun.

I learned how to waltz, I learned the salsa and I learned to tango.

I have wanted to learn to dance for a very long time but I didn’t believe I was good enough to actually learn anything.

Lo and behold, I am better than I thought I would be.

I got the steps rather quickly and had tons of fun. I even got to perform.

Twice.

One of the performances was actually a competition and counted as the final in the class.

The second performance was just a showcase for the different dance classes that DSU offered.

I had so much fun that I signed up for the next semester of the class where I will be learning three new dances.

Yay me!

I finally get to live my dream. 

–Lee, TFL Student

Social Dance competition at DSU
Social Dance Class at DSU
Getting out of comfort zone.

Mentor Moment- Watching Students Step Out Of Their Comfort Zone

As a mentor I really enjoy the opportunities to watch the students step out of their comfort zone and do things they’ve never done before.

I have countless opportunities to give advice and feedback to the students in many areas such as social ballroom dance, dating, talking about their feelings, being an advocate for themselves, etc.

The one thing I always tell the students is, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” and many of the students have told me how true this statement is.

As they look back on things that challenged them the most, they seem to always end up being the most rewarding and that’s what life is all about.

Being slightly uncomfortable, whether or not by choice, can push us to achieve goals we never thought we could.

—Brittani, TFL Mentor

Halloween

TechieForLife Students Fun At Corn Maze For Halloween

Halloween at the corn maze!!

It doesn’t get better then this!

A group of us went to the haunted corn maze for Halloween and got our pants SCARED off!!!

It was so much fun walking through the corn maze as each of us got scared at different points!

We walked through parts that made a dizzy, crawl on our hands and knees but in the end we all made it out laughing and having a good time! 🙂  —Brittani, TFL Mentor