Lessons from the football field

Lessons from the football field

Most people who know me know that I am a die hard fan of my alma mater Baylor University. Well this weekend, I woke up Saturday morning to my Bears being down by 20 points to UT and our third quarterback of the season out with concussion symptoms. Early in...

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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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10 for 10: 10 ways to de-stress

10 for 10: 10 ways to de-stress

1. Find an activity or hobby you like doing and do it! I don’t think I fully understood the importance of having an activity that I enjoy doing by myself until I was well into my college years, and to be honest, it took me awhile to find something I...

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10 for 10: 10 Regrets from my Freshman Year

10 for 10: 10 Regrets from my Freshman Year

For the summer, I have opted to continue my blog as a series of posts geared towards freshmen, but also for students who might relate or might just be looking for a way to rediscover UTD. The series, titled 10 for 10 will be 10 posts about various topics ranging...

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