I’m doing really well with job, fellowship, internship and grad school applications. Most of my success was contingent on receiving support from the career services offices at my school. I thanked someone from the office and she was very happy for me. She told me that it was nice to see me finally getting the attention that I deserve. Her words were so nice to here given that sometimes I feel like I’m in an environment where no one really cares what I do unless it’s out of competitiveness. Her words made me pause and step back. It’s funny how things just “flow” when I’m not on campus or when I do things that have nothing to do with my school. I feel like I can be myself and people see and appreciate my potential. I’m happy that I’ll be graduating soon and hopefully entering an environment that is a better fit for me.
The Other Side of Carnival(there are 2 previews, film begins at 2:50)
The Other Side of Carnival (2010) is a 45-minute documentary that explores Carnival’s social and economic impact on Trinidad & Tobago. With more than 60 interviews from professors, medical staff, police officers, government officials, students, tourists, every day locals and more, The Other Side of Carnival is able to highlight that while Carnival is an exciting occasion, it is a festival that creates turmoil, which is not widely visible…or is it just simply ignored? Known as “The Greatest Show on Earth”, this documentary captures the roots of Carnival and how far some go to keep the original idea alive, and how others attempt to integrate change.
Charging the cat
The eyes are green. It’s charged. Please unplug your cat.
Warning, overcharging your cat could result in erratic, inexplicable behavior.
Please keep your cat away from catnip at all times, as it may become unpredictable and/or stop working when exposed.
I never thought or expected to have this opportunity and I can truly say it has been an unforgettable experience. That moment of impact, when you’re swept off your feet with possibility and reminded that while we are women, we are human, and #WeAreCourage. Thank you to the U.S. Department of State for the opportunity to meet First Lady, Michelle Obama, and the opportunity to join in celebration for these inspiring women, honored for their work in women’s - and human - rights.
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It’s my birthday
Back home my mom would cook fried potatoes and other favorites for my birthday breakfast
I could literally smell it
But then I woke up in my room on campus
No potatoes for me o_O
Just eating to live at the cafeteria