As a student at SIUE, I never really felt connected to the school.
I am currently a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, but it is hard being in a sorority on a campus that usually disapproves of greek life.
Which leads me back to my previous statement.
Do not get me wrong, I love being in a sorority, specifically being apart of AST. My sorority has opened up so many doors to different opportunities and has gave me lifelong friendships.
Because of AST, one of my really good friends, and sorority sister, introduced me to Dance Marathon.
At first, I did not realize the impact this volunteer organization had on SIUE and the community, but I am forever thankful for the opportunity to be Dance Marathon’s public relations chair.
With this opportunity, I have become more involved with SIUE and have made really close connections to the staff and other important people who are involved with SIUE.
Furthermore, Dance Marathon is a complete student volunteered organization where we host a event here on campus to raise money for SSM Cardinal Glennon and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of greater St. Louis.
Everyone will be on their feet for 12 hours for those kids who can not stand or walk on their own.
Overall, it is something I am proud to be apart of and extremely thankful for the opportunity.
I think back on my life a couple years before my parents blessed me with this app and I do not know how I survived.
This may sound a little dramatic, but I promise that Netflix has changed my life in regards to how I spend my free time.
For those of you who do not know what Netflix is, it is a app that can be downloaded on your laptop, phone, Wii, Xbox, PlayStation, etc. This app has TONS of television shows and movies that can be watched any time for only $7.99 a month.
If you do not have it, I would advise everyone to do it quickly because they are raising their prices by a dollar in the next upcoming year for new members!
Without Netflix, I would have never known who killed Keith Scott in One Tree Hill, if McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy was indeed the one for Meredith, or who Gossip Girl was.
I may not be proud of the hours I spend watching Netflix on school nights, but I am forever thankful for the opportunity to fill my guilty pleasures.
To summarize my personal thoughts and opinions, Netflix is a must have when it comes to the television game. Personally, I prefer it over cable! This just goes to show how great living in the 21st century can be.
“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
Watching this film struck up some very strong feelings.
If you have not watching this film, I highly recommend it.
The film explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
This issue is a major concern in today’s world because women are known to be the submissive while men are known to be more dominant.
What bothers me more than anything is that women are always subject to what they look like. In the film, it talks about how in politics it does not matter if you are the most intelligent women in the United States, if you do not look like the standards of the American dream woman, you are not given the time of day.
I just want to know when the image of women had changed and why?
Since when did being the same become something women should strive for?
As a woman, I can only hope that my future daughter will have a strong powerful voice that she is not afraid to use, because lately women are afraid of having power.
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” ~Roseanne Barr
When most people think about living on their own, they think about all the benefits.
For example, “I’ll be able to do what I want” and the ever so often “my parents can’t tell me what to do anymore!” come up frequently when talking about living on your own.
But what I have learned recently is that it is not all it is cracked up to be.
First, there is the awkward first day of meeting your new roommate (if you’re not living with friends) and figuring out whose stuff goes where and what you are willing to share and what you are not willing to share.
Then comes the realization that you are actually alone.
Like, really alone.
I am not trying to seem like living on your own is a bad thing, because it is actually a great experience, but I do not think that everyone understands the real importance of it.
I know for a fact that I did not.
BUT there is positive that you get out of living on your own!
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