Reflecting, planning for a more intentional year

Reflecting, planning for a more intentional year

This weekend marked the beginning of Advent. For Catholics, it’s the beginning of the liturgical year when we are encouraged to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ through self-reflection and evaluation, but I think around this time of year, it makes sense to reflect and re-evaluate life in...

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Planner Planning for 2016

Planner Planning for 2016

In January, my very first blog post was about my 2015 planner picks. Unfortunately, most of the planners on my list had been sold out, and I was still new to the whole world of planners and planner decorating. I admit I’m still not at the point where I’m creating...

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Starbucks red cup reaction is madness

Starbucks red cup reaction is madness

I’ve always been a fan of Starbucks. I think they’ve done a great job with their hot and cold cups, especially around Christmas, and, despite the copious amounts of syrup put in their drinks, they’ve come up with some pretty interesting flavor combinations. But really, I had no idea that...

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The Changing Leaves

The Changing Leaves

We’re finally getting some of that colder weather even though it’s November, and we haven’t seen temperatures reach even the 50’s yet. Somewhere on my bucket list is to take a trip to a part of the US that actually sees the changing leaves and the beautiful, storybook fall foliage....

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Well hello Fall, please stay awhile

Well hello Fall, please stay awhile

The last week was absolutely wonderful weather-wise. I forget how nice it feels after an entire summer of 100 degree weather to get some reprieve, even if it’s just weather in the 60’s. It’s also finally October which is a time of pumpkins and haunted houses. The student media staff...

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FitBit Adventures

FitBit Adventures

At the beginning of the school year, I bought myself a Fitbit to see just how pathetically inactive I am and to motivate myself to be more fit. It’s been about a month since I started using my Fitbit, and here are my thoughts so far: The amount of motivation you...

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Writing, science and Oliver Sacks

Writing, science and Oliver Sacks

My parents rarely make note of anything I write unless I bring it to their attention, but whenever they do, they remark that they have no idea where I got my ability to pen words on paper (figuratively, of course). Though I don’t think I can call myself a writer,...

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Activism and cynicism

Activism and cynicism

The Labor Day weekend is one of those perfect long weekends when the gas prices are down and the weight of the semester hasn’t started yet. Fall isn’t quite here in Dallas and there is still that sweet optimism of success in the air. Kind of like New Year’s but,...

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Immigration is the new anti-imperialism

Immigration is the new anti-imperialism

It’s your second week back Comets and you’ve been to the luau and the ethnic breakfasts. The Korean Student Association had its mixer last week, you’re going to watch “India’s Daughter” tomorrow, and then you’ll head over to country dancing sessions with SPYCD. Look around you for a moment and you’ll...

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Don’t be like Greece…

Don’t be like Greece…

Some of you are excited for a new life, some of you are happy to be back and some of you just want to get done with UTD already. And so begins the first day of school. I’m not a very ritual-oriented person. I always seem to forget tax-free weekends,...

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