Snippety Snap: Just Like That!

This year I got to meet two amazing women, Courtney Haun and Olivia Cook. They were attending the amazing Go for the Greens conference as well. They have developed this amazing company that tries to make your life easier and better. Want to guess what their company is?
Let me introduce Snippety Snap! Snippety Snaps wants to help inspire discovery, one photo at a time by having users capture the most optimal photo though their Snippety Snap Stand and mobile application.

World Literature: Discovering The World of Books

Literature is  the stories created or told by authors. The authors bring the readers into their world and ask us questions about our existence that we would otherwise would not ask. They create beloved characters that became icons. So it comes as no surprise to me that for my philosophy credit at The University of Texas at Dallas, I was able to take Introduction to World Literature. 

God Needs No Passport: Religion and Globalization

Spirituality is consider a corner stone of humanity. How we express that spirituality may fall under the organized categories of religion. As the borders between each country and culture blur, how the world thinks of religion has changed with it. The world has become fractured along the lines of our difference but we come together over our similarities. Peggy Levitt explores this in her book, “God Needs No Passport”. 

W;t or Wit: Finding Empathy

I recently read for a literature class the play “W;t” by Margaret Edson.

And it was intense ….

The first time I read it, I remember chuckling at the sassy lines of Vivian as she dished out her annoyance onto the unwitting medical staff.

The second time I read it, I was shocked at how Vivian was treated by the medical staff. They called her research. Left her exposed. They refused to acknowledge her as a human being.

Go For The Greens: Building The Women of Tomorrow

The program is one of a kind. From the friendships you create to the empowering speakers that you hear. As someone who attended for two years, I can say that the results have been extraordinary. I have been able to achieve things such as securing an internship and graduating top of my class. There’s a new confidence and hope for the future that has been instilled me that I owe a lot of credit to the program for. It’s always an incredible experience coming back

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Doing More Than Policy Action

October is domestic violence awareness month. Recently the podcast at my university, PEP Talk, covered a local organization that assist those that are affected by domestic violence. They talked about how in the year 1994 that efforts were made to help prevent violence against women. Funding was made available and nonprofits were able to expand their operations. However, many still face the crisis of domestic violence. Examples of this crisis can be found in the Me Too movement that spread across the world.

My Favorite Course This Semester: The Economic Development of Latin America

As a college student, I can attest to loving some college courses and not loving others. However, this past semester I had one of my favorite course since the start of my college career. The course was based on the political and economic development in Latin America because this region of world despite its vast resources, the region still lacks economic and cultural prosperities.

Historically, Latin America was colonized by several European countries that sent resources and goods back to their countries without compensation to natives. This put the region in a disadvantage when it came to early economic power after revolution from their colonial masters because their resources were still in the control of the colonials via land grants or money for the goods that did receive payment vs. the native who worked the land. Those that held the power on the resources took advantage of these infant governments and made the governing to their advantage despite the cut ties to their European ancestors. This continued the viscous cycle of the average population not receiving benefits of more open trading and economic opportunities in the world. A cycle which still is in effect today.

Planning with a Planner

I love using my planner to organize my day. It helps keep me on track and remember when and where I am suppose to be. Focusing on a manageable to do list is also super important. So here are my tips for planning life with a planner to get the most out of it without going crazy.

The Ultimate University Packing List

The college year is getting ready to start and as many across the country are getting ready to start this new adventure. A packing list from someone who lived in dorms for at least 3 years might be helpful to those getting ready to make the big jump. So here are the items that I think/know you will need:

The Cheat Sheet to Acing College or How To Become A Straight-A Student

The school year is just around the corner.  College is full of responsibilities. You will be asked to juggle class work, work, volunteering, club activities, and so much more while making the grades so the quest for success means mastering the art of optimizing studying. Those that left high school and are getting ready to start their college journey, I have one piece of advice for you. Read How to Become A Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport.