As most of you know, the second season of Orange is the New Black is now available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure. It was based off of Piper Kerman's memoir and her time in prison. In case you have been living under a rock, or at least without access to Netflix, I highly recommend…Read more Locked Up and Under the Radar
The Internet is currently on fire following a piece on Forbes that was initially titled “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman” but was changed after the backlash forced Forbes to realize what an absurd claim they were making. The new title is “Hip Hop’s Unlikely New Star: A White, Blonde, Australian Woman.”
I’m annoyed for multiple reasons. Let’s discuss them, shall we?
First off, I wouldn’t go to an Iggy Azalea concert if it were happening on my front porch. While I understand (somewhat confusedly) that she does have something of a fan base, anyone who has any love for hip-hop is currently decrying the notion that this woman “runs” hip-hop. Or anything at all, really. But that’s why the article title was changed, right? Because it (as the update reads) “did not accurately reflect the content of the piece.” Nor does it…
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Recently I read an article. It gave me the strength and the courage I needed. I'm coming out of the closet as well. I am proud to be a straight softball player! I've played competitively for about I5 years. Everyone always considered the stereotype. I was expected to be interested in girls. "Oh you play…Read more I’m Coming Out
For my Hip Hop Philosophy class, we were supposed to write a 6-page paper. This is the same paper I mentioned in my previous post. We were to pick a hip hop artist and make an argument that he or she is a philosopher in his or her own right. I actually worked really hard…Read more My Final Paper
It is 3:03 am Central time. I'm in the middle of my last college paper. I procrastinated. Duh. My college career has come full circle. I got in after submitting my application on the deadline. And now I'm nearing the deadline for this paper. At first I thought nothing of it. I've been a procrastinator…Read more It’s Almost Over
Y'all know as well as I do that we aren't ready for the real world. We may or may not want to leave our respective schools. Though let's be honest, it's not really school we're going to miss. It's the people. The parties. The bars. The late night conversations with friends. Those random road trips…Read more Dear Class of 2014
Tradition. Traditions help keep the spirit alive at Texas A&M. In 1922, April 21 became the official day for Muster. You spend the day reminiscing about good times at A&M, but you also honor the fallen Aggies from the past year. Young and old. New members of the family. Those who fought in the world…Read more Softly call the muster…
The show on Discovery Channel is quite intriguing. If you have never heard of it, you should check it out. I feel very incompetent after watching some of those survivalists...But I digress. The name of the show, it got me thinking. Naked and Afraid. When you expose yourself to someone, I mean truly expose yourself. Not…Read more Naked and Afraid
As graduation creeps up on me, everyone always asks the same question, "So what are you doing after graduation?" Or something along those lines. I always have the same answer. "Hopefully get a job." But it's more than just a paycheck I want. I want to write. I really do. This blog by Andrew Toy…Read more …But why writing?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihoR9B7p-1Q Harish Manwani gave this excellent TED Talk about business models. Not many people find business interesting, but I think this notion that profit is not always the point is very interesting. After working in retail, I've become a lot more cognizant of different businesses and what they're doing for the consumer. I've realized that…Read more Small Actions, Big Differences
I have three and a half weeks to make it count. That's twenty-five days to get my GPA at its highest. That's 600 hours to learn something as an undergrad. Four more weekends to enjoy my fellow classmates. Thirty-six thousand chances to make something memorable. Just a…Read more Four Weeks
So I'm actually supposed to make a blog for one of my classes. How convenient. I've decided to make a list of stuff I've learned about myself and my generation in college, but not actually in a classroom or from a book. 1. Millennials love lists. Especially about themselves (which brings me to number 2).…Read more What I’ve Learned Outside the College Classroom
Are you there, Mr, Manager? It's me, Victoria. I know I've been bothering you with my resume and my cover letter, not to mention the phone call. Yeesh. I'm terribly sorry. I would be annoyed with myself. What was I thinking? Applying for a job that has a minimum requirement of 3-5 years experience... How…Read more Are you there, Mr. Manager?
I’m grateful to have read this now while I still have some of my 20’s left.
I have two younger brothers in their 20’s. The older of the two is turning 29 this year and in honor of his last year as a twenty-something, I’m sharing my take on this important decade.
When I was in my 20’s I was a real asshole, as was just about everyone I’ve ever known who passed through that decade. I’m not at all saying that you two specifically are assholes and I don’t mean to offend anyone reading this. Every decade that we have the honor of living gets summed up with the virtue of hindsight and I like to refer to my 20’s as The Asshole Years. I use the word as a way to describe how people in their 20’s are sometimes perceived and if we’re lucky enough to be over 30, we were assholes too (and might still be). These are my experiences and…
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*Disclaimer: I don't always look to Yahoo for my news, but happened to stumble upon this, not to get confused with StumbleUpon. This story, which is more detailed here at the Daily Record discusses a teenager suing her parents. Allegedly, from the girl's side, her parents kicked her out of the house and cut her…Read more Check Your Privilege
I didn't fight for our country. I don't really plan on serving unless there's a draft and women have to go as well. But dammit, I'm always going to respect someone involved with our military. That being said, A&M has always been a school who cultivates and respects those same people. We have an entire…Read more PSA, To the students at Texas A&M
It's not about you. It was never about you. Relationships, and finding that one true love, and marriage, it's not for you! Now normally I'm not one to go and share to the world some "ahhh-mazing" blog post that someone decided to bring to Facebook. But my friend Lauren did. And I like it. It…Read more It’s Not You, It’s Him
I was reading Media Effects Research for a class today, and there was a section about television and how well children do in school depending on their watching habits. And I've heard numerous times before how it negatively effects your progress. For some reason, I guess as a senior in college, it finally hit me.…Read more Media Has Ruined Me, or I’ve Ruined Myself
For about 5 minutes I thought of joining a sorority the summer before college. And then I saw the price. "Hahaha," I literally laughed to myself at the amount of money girls were willing to throw away just to rush, which did not even guarantee that they would get a bid. Or something. I don't…Read more Total GDI Move
http://unlooker.com/selfie/ I want to start a movement, no, a revolution. I want to put an end to filtered selfies. This video, I believe is supposed to show young women that they're beautiful as is. But I think it should be mentioned that this project contained unfiltered selfies. Plenty of girls, and women, and everything in…Read more Start a Revolution
The difference between you and me is that I'm actually going to work out later. The difference between you and me is that my shirt is my size. The difference between you and me is that normally I look presentable. The difference between you and me is that I paid for these shoes with my…Read more Yoga pants and a t-shirt
This little blurb on a hardcore fantasy football team tickles and irritates me at the same time. I understand wanting your players to go hard every week. I understand wanting to embarrass the guy who lost. But to leave a permanent mark on your body because of it? That I don't understand. That shit lasts.…Read more Fantasy Football, Tattoos, and a Loss of Dignity
This Chicks on the Right article discusses a disheartening picture that Cosmo posted with a seemingly "healthy" model labelled as "plus-size." There's also a video of the model talking with Ellen, going into detail about her experience. And from all of this, I came up with multiple thoughts. First, obviously, being a size 10 or…Read more Why I Have Self-Esteem Issues
I've been watching people on Facebook go back and forth on this whole argument of whether or not it's a good idea to get married at a young age. And it's dumb. I'm sorry, I thought this was America. And the 21st century. We're not dying off by 30. You don't have to get married…Read more Married at 23? Single at 23? It Doesn’t Matter!
So I was checking out Kanye's new album, and New Slaves came on. A couple of things came to mind. First, that's a sick-ass beat. And then I started listening to the lyrics. And at first thought I was thinking he was making a statement about being slaves to commodities, and material items. But that…Read more New Slaves, Break Free