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We just got the official call yesterday that our team, Conquer Nation, just achieved 2x Elite and ...
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We just got the official call yesterday that our team, Conquer Nation, just achieved 2x Elite and number #28 in the company out of 400,000 other teams! I can not believe that 5 years ago I started with focusing on my own fitness journey. I had a iPhone4, pink dell laptop (from my college days), ... We just got the official call yesterday that our team, Conquer Nation, just achieved 2x Elite and number #28 in the company out of 400,000 other teams!

I can not believe that 5 years ago I started with focusing on my own fitness journey. I had a iPhone4, pink dell laptop (from my college days), notebook and sitting at our kitchen table because I didn’t have an office…. Yet! I was learning how to navigate social media AND a business for the first time ever.

We had student loans, car loans, a new mortgage after buying our first home AND honestly didn’t have a lot of money to invest into a new business. My husband was super skeptical and didn’t even want to talk about it. I was focused and determined turn my dream into reality. I started with wanting to go allll in with my own fitness journey AND link arms with other women who wanted the same thing. My vision grew over time to want to travel, pay off our debt, leave my job as RN to work this business from home AND help others do the same!! We’ve been able to make those dreams a reality and just by putting one foot in front of the other! Taking a leap and betting on myself. Knowing that I didn’t have a social media following, business background & I sucked at sales. I also knew that I needed to listen to that tug at my heart. That tug turned into my purpose. I went from ONE person helping others to a team of MULTIPLE leaders paying this gift forward. We are PASSIONATE women looking to link arms with other women to help them achieve their goals! We are in the TOP 30 of the company for a reason and instead of working for a boss - we work for ourselves and create our own schedules! This business isn’t easy but it’s simple. It takes hard work & discipline to take the daily actions BUT I’d 100% rather work for myself than working 12 hour shifts away from my kiddos on nights, holidays or weekends.

Dean and I now have the capacity to mentor 20 people in January. My goal is to help 20 of you start your own business so that I can give you the step by step guidance to run a successful business of your own! You don’t need to be an expert, have a fancy degree, a big social media following but you DO need to b
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What typically distracts you from staying motivated on your fitness journey? <span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span>🏽<span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span>🏽 . . During ...
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What typically distracts you from staying motivated on your fitness journey? 🏽🏽 . . During my journey, my distraction was school and work. I was a college student working three jobs and I would find myself staying consistent one week, and then fall off the next week due to being tired ... What typically distracts you from staying motivated on your fitness journey? 👇🏽👇🏽
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During my journey, my distraction was school and work. I was a college student working three jobs and I would find myself staying consistent one week, and then fall off the next week due to being tired or stressed from work or school. I didn’t start seeing results until I eventually added eating right and working out into my schedule as if it was a homework assignment. I had to train my mind into making my journey a priority. Once my mind was equipped, my body simply followed suit. Big ups to all of my college students and young people working multiple jobs. I see you baby! I know the struggle, but just know it’s only temporary. Stay focused! Stay motivated! Your breakthrough is coming! . .
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K so to everyone who even remotely cares about me or this account here's the lowdown. I deleted the ...
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K so to everyone who even remotely cares about me or this account here's the lowdown. I deleted the ig app on my phone for a couple of reasons. 1, I literally had to delete the app for space. I have a 5G phone and i need my college email app more than this and I had to make the sacrifice. I'm using the ... K so to everyone who even remotely cares about me or this account here's the lowdown.
I deleted the ig app on my phone for a couple of reasons. 1, I literally had to delete the app for space. I have a 5G phone and i need my college email app more than this and I had to make the sacrifice. I'm using the mobile website rn coz I cant find the 'post image' button on the destop site (also this website doesn't have automatic punctuation, capitalisation or autocorrect. Apologies if there are typos). 2, I stopped caring about this account and ig as a whole. I just used this for memes and it was all good until I started using twitter again (don't ask for it ur not getting it) and realised that it almost a million times better. Especially for bts memes, the fandom I've been drowning in all summer and still am doing so. I basically got bored with the entire setup as a whole and needed a fresh start. To absolutely anyone who was concerned as to why i just up and left, im sorry, i didnt intend that at all and i aplolgise if i worried you in any way. 3, I had to delete all my memes for both phone space and for fucking bts images im not kidding like its bad that's why you a pic of hoseok (my bias btw if any of you guys understand that) instead of a meme god i need help.
Yeah, negative emotions or anything like that, I just got bored ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Although I do wanna get back into ig. I miss all the art and the people i talked to here i cant find everyone on twitter 😢 but i have to wait until i can get a new phone (ie. my sister's current phone). And for that i have to get money and for that i have to get a job and im currently both looking for and waiting on replies from shops and workplaces that i sent my cv to and none of then want a college student that can only worl friday evenings and weekdays and you get the point.
Basically, hope yall are still good, I'll see you guys whenever I get my new phone, I'll try to like/comment sometimes here and vote for bts in mama awards 👍🏼
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Soooo it's official!!!! My husband is a free man! He is no longer a slave to a job, but is now fully engaged ...
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Soooo it's official!!!! My husband is a free man! He is no longer a slave to a job, but is now fully engaged with a career he's passionate about. Don't get it twisted... We don't wake up excited with the idea of selling Life Insurance. .. (I mean.. who would...lol) but we do feel great, knowing ... Soooo it's official!!!! My husband is a free man! He is no longer a slave to a job, but is now fully engaged with a career he's passionate about.
Don't get it twisted... We don't wake up excited with the idea of selling Life Insurance. .. (I mean.. who would...lol) but we do feel great, knowing that we can be that beacon of light to a family during their darkest times.
We're not overjoyed with the thought of Investing. .. (compund interest... bor-ing!... lol) but we do love the fact that we can help that young couple buy their first home or prevent that college student from having to take out student loans or even stop that retiree from dying without a penny to their name.
Understand this, we are not a product driven business... we are a SOLUTION driven business. If you're tired of your boss not appreciating you and your coworkers disrespecting you (or if you just simply want more out of life aside from Live-Work-Die...) hit me up...we've got a solution for you! 😉
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Someone asked me this question in my Q&A session, and this was my answer. I remember where I was when the the advisor asked me if I had a plan B just in case the whole “God thing” didn’t work out. I assume that she was concerned about me. I’m sure that my actions of faith seemed somewhat absurd and ... Someone asked me this question in my Q&A session, and this was my answer. I remember where I was when the the advisor asked me if I had a plan B just in case the whole “God thing” didn’t work out. I assume that she was concerned about me. I’m sure that my actions of faith seemed somewhat absurd and foolish! I earned a scholarship, so I didn’t have to pay tuition. I had other scholarships, so I wasn’t a struggling college student. I was heavily involved on my college campus in SGA and other organizations. In short, I was doing very well by everyone else’s standards, BUT I was conflicted! I wanted what God wanted for me, and I was willing to drop everything I had and all I knew to get it. I was willing to walk away from my plans to fully embrace His. Was I afraid? Absolutely! Did I feel like a failure? Everyday! Did I feel like I made a mistake when I chose to leave what I knew for what I didn’t know? Of course! I was deeply perplexed, and I felt alone most days. I felt like no one truly understood what I was going through. I felt like a fool, but I knew I couldn’t turn back.

After I answered the advisors question, she looked at me, rolled her eyes and said, “Well, you better hope that God stuff works! If it doesn’t, which I doubt it will, then you’ve wasted your life chasing something of no value!” Well, I haven’t ran into her since that day, but I would love to encourage her by letting her see that God never fails. He’s always the best plan! He’s still my only plan.

Finally, if I had to do it all over again, I would! I’d cry every tear again and endure every frustrating moment. My faith was fortified because of that journey! Every hardship was worth it because it made me stronger!

If you’re struggling right now because you’ve put all of your eggs in God’s basket, rest assured that He’s got you! If you’ve gambled it all on God, then you’ve made the right choice. He gave it all for you, so why question if you’ll do the same for Him? I have a radical faith that I simply define as—holding on to God and refusing to let go! I know He’s worth trusting; the question was always—AM I?!?! We know God is worth trusting, but ARE YOU?!?! Stay faithful, my friends.
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 #ActuallyICan stop letting my weight hold me back. I have been heavy all my life. I’m sure you’ve ...
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#ActuallyICan stop letting my weight hold me back. I have been heavy all my life. I’m sure you’ve heard that excuse before, and I used to let it hold me back from truly living the life I deserve; but not anymore. Married at 30, a mother at 33, then divorced at 34, just months after starting to ... #ActuallyICan stop letting my weight hold me back.

I have been heavy all my life. I’m sure you’ve heard that excuse before, and I used to let it hold me back from truly living the life I deserve; but not anymore. Married at 30, a mother at 33, then divorced at 34, just months after starting to pursue my Bachelors in Education. A single mother and student, I devoted everything in me to school and raising my son, ignoring my steadily climbing weight. At my heaviest, just under 300lbs, I lived a life on the sidelines, watching my son live an active lifestyle, never believing that I was capable of participating with him. I always believed I was too heavy to ride a bike, play basketball with him in the driveway, and go to eat with friends, or even have my picture taken. I lacked the energy to get off the couch, let alone throw the ball with my son. I got out of breath walking from my office to the cafeteria, and couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on, I felt too heavy to ‘live’. Fast forward 17 years, I finally decided to invest in myself. I joined a gym, got hooked up with a trainer, and started my fitness journey. After my son left for college last fall I truly committed to my training and pursing my personal goals. I have lost 60lbs, I completed two 5ks, I now squat 135, I no longer worry about being seen in a swimsuit, or fitting in a booth at a restaurant. I ride bikes on my Liv Alight 3 from @southpawcycles with friends I have made through my Gym/Multisport Club and with the encouragement of my trainer, and friends, I am thinking of TRIing in the near future. My son and I ride together, hike together, and no longer a spectator I am now a participant in my sons life. Though I am not finished reaching my goals, adopting an active and healthy lifestyle, has truly saved me, and I will never let my weight hold me back from anything ever again. #livbeyond #soutpawnation #core24gym
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42/100 | I’d like to have enough resources some day to be able to afford the health care I need, while ...
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42/100 | I’d like to have enough resources some day to be able to afford the health care I need, while also contributing to a savings account. But if I’m being honest, that day isn’t today. :: I tried to start my adult life off responsibly. I lived at home and went to college locally. I graduated ... 42/100 | I’d like to have enough resources some day to be able to afford the health care I need, while also contributing to a savings account. But if I’m being honest, that day isn’t today.
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I tried to start my adult life off responsibly. I lived at home and went to college locally. I graduated from my undergrad with virtually no student loans. But, then I decided to move across the country and start graduate school, not knowing that seven months later, I’d be sick, and within a year, I’d be having brain surgery.
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I’ve financed my health care by hustling harder than I probably should be - but also by taking out student loans, and putting necessary copays on a credit card. If you haven’t had the misfortune of dealing with a complex health issue, you may not understand - after all, I have health insurance, right? Here’s the thing, though - even though a large portion of my care is covered, many of the things that help my pain most aren’t covered by insurance or come with regular, high, copays. Even with an out-of-pocket-max, caring for my body costs tens of thousands of dollars each year. (And for perspective, while there are no good numbers on my conditions, treatment for a chronic illness like #LymeDisease can cost as much as $70,000 out of pocket.)
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I feel guilty about my spending and my debt regularly but, what I’m realizing is that there is no better way to invest my money than into this body of mine. While I need a car, and a home, I’m not going to be stuck with either of those for the rest of my life. What good does it do to save for a vacation if my body is too broken to enjoy it?
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So, when I pay for that yoga class, or the extra $2 for gluten-free bread, or turn down an opportunity to make some extra money, it’s not because I’m being frivolous - its because I’ve learned that those choices allow me to be more productive in the long run.
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I haven’t quite found a way to justify paying the extra for guacamole but one day, I’m sure a study will vouch for my belief that avocados can heal the worst of pains. 😉 But maybe by then, I’ll have a savings account, too.
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#iknowguacisextra #100thoughtsonhealing
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Well here it is, the day has finally come. I remember when I started my college journey at San Jacinto Community College over 10 years ago, not having a clue what I wanted to do in life besides dance - but I knew I needed to get some kind of schooling under my belt. A few years later I got my Associates ... Well here it is, the day has finally come. I remember when I started my college journey at San Jacinto Community College over 10 years ago, not having a clue what I wanted to do in life besides dance - but I knew I needed to get some kind of schooling under my belt. A few years later I got my Associates degree in Business and decided I was done with school for that time and eventually moved to LA to purse my dreams of dance, and that I did. I met so many of my best friends there, not to mentioned moved with so many of my best friends there, I danced every day, trained, auditioned, performed, traveled the world teaching with one of my best friends. Nothing but beautiful memories. A few years later, I decided to journey in life and moved to Brazil on my own, learned a new language, met more amazing lifelong friends/family, met the love of my life, and spent almost two years experiencing all the joys Brazil has to offer! During this time, I traveled to Chile and had a strong vision and calling to go back to school to pursue my deepest truest passion in life, protect Mother Earth and the precious/ unique life she holds. So, I left Brazil and moved to Hawaii to go back to school to get my Bachelors in Environmental Studies and 2 and 1/2 years later here I am... graduating an honor student from Hawaii Pacific University 🎉👩🏼‍🎓 I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to dedicate my life to my passion and give my service to Mother Earth 🌏 I feel like I’m living a dream! Thank you to everyone who supported me all of this time, to everyone who told me to follow my dreams, follow my heart and for all those that continuously support my journey! ❤️ I wouldn’t change anything, not one single thing that has led me to this point in my life! Thank you thank you thank you Universe!!!!!!! I am one happy girl and feelin unstoppable! 🤗💪🏼👊🏼
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Since the age of 6 i was deemed talented and gifted (TAG) because i tested exceptionally in math and ...
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Since the age of 6 i was deemed talented and gifted (TAG) because i tested exceptionally in math and language arts. (My mom saved everything). I maintained that celebrated status throughout international baccalaureate (I.B.) programs in middle school, advanced placement (AP) and college ... Since the age of 6 i was deemed talented and gifted (TAG) because i tested exceptionally in math and language arts. (My mom saved everything). I maintained that celebrated status throughout international baccalaureate (I.B.) programs in middle school, advanced placement (AP) and college classes while in high school and CP scholars honors at the university level. Last week, I just completed my last required class in pursuit of my Doctorate of Public Health (dissertation phase up next) and this milestone prompted me to self reflect on my past schooling and the protective factors that I was blessed to have safeguard me from foundering. I would have to be a FOOL to believe that I accomplished this feat solely due to some sort of innate mental and intellectual acuity.

My current position academically is a testament years of jumpstart cpu games, brainquest flash cards, mandatory D.E.A.R. hours, homework & essay checks, and study sessions required by my mom. My dad battling teachers (year after year) in PTA meetings, because of their focus solely on my “disciplinary problems” without even recognizing my straight A grades (a common experience for all black males-including brothers in my doctoral cohort, my professors, and most of my entrepreneurial friends). My parents moving us to a new (white) school district because the local middle schools were too crowded (teacher-student ratio being a key indicator of educational quality & student success). My parents paying for my undergraduate schooling (SES privilege) and thousands more examples of my unequivocal privilege. & most importantly being told every day of my life that i’m talented & gifted, how Wallaces’ are NOT mediocre, and how i can do ALL things (positive messaging → building self-efficacy).

TAKE HOME POINT: As an academic, educator, public health practitioner and human being, I believe it’s critical that we all first recognize our own PRIVILEGE & be resolute in advocating for those systematically disadvantaged persons, where in the US, most of whom look just like me. Just my thoughts. #2Sense
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 #Ebonylavone road to @boomphilly #Boom30under30 #TryItOut #findyourpurpose ••••, So yea, ...
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#Ebonylavone road to @boomphilly #Boom30under30 #TryItOut #findyourpurpose ••••, So yea, by 2012 Graduation was creeping up on me. I was completing my on hand experience at #NBC10 under the phenomenal @tracydavidsonnbc10 who I learned so much from in reference to reporting, finding ... #Ebonylavone road to @boomphilly #Boom30under30 #TryItOut #findyourpurpose ••••,
So yea, by 2012 Graduation was creeping up on me. I was completing my on hand experience at #NBC10 under the phenomenal @tracydavidsonnbc10 who I learned so much from in reference to reporting, finding your beat, getting to know ppl and her elegant style but humanity in it all I worked overnight for hurricane coverage and all because, I was pretty sure I wanted to be a reporter. I even worked with the historic and first black woman anchor in Philly Mrs.Trudy Haynes. Still uncertain of where I was supposed to be to start my journey I knew and had always known where I wanted to go. So, after NBC and Trudy Haynes Ended. I sold dinners from my grand mom Raina's house ..Bless her soul in heaven to be able to raise money to attend my first and last #NABJ in one of my favorite creative places #NewOrleans. I was told by reporters in Philly this conference would help me get with recruiters to get a consistent position in news. I didn't really get that portion but through the dinners we sold and sacrifice it took to get there, I developed my #HUSTLE Let's not forget, I was getting out of college as a college student with #Real #Life Adult Bills lol. ••••
Remember it's not where you're at, but where you want to go. By faith, not by site. Swipe for some of my random beginner photos 😩😭😊 #Thisis #Boom30 #Ebonylavone #PraiseGod
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A salute to “Scary Mary,” a college sweetheart of sorts. Some professor at my school, Occidental College sent me to some sort of student leadership conference where I met a young woman from Smith College. She was very “east coast” and was super accomplished as ambitious. Far beyond the scope ... A salute to “Scary Mary,” a college sweetheart of sorts. Some professor at my school, Occidental College sent me to some sort of student leadership conference where I met a young woman from Smith College. She was very “east coast” and was super accomplished as ambitious. Far beyond the scope of me or any of my friends. Her intensity earned her the name “Scary Mary” and immediately after college she became a very successful investment banker. It was a good time while it lasted. I hadn’t really thought about her until Vivica A. Fox and her colleague repeated that nickname on our show today.
My “Scary Mary” really did have a father who didn’t like me and always called me “Sam Rosen,” which I took to be a bit of a dig.
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I made this picture down in the Outer Banks when I was a university senior. Yea, long ago and long before ...
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I made this picture down in the Outer Banks when I was a university senior. Yea, long ago and long before I lived here. At the time I was on crutches, with a full leg cast from a severe leg break earned on my first skydiving jump. I had jumped with minimal training along with some of my college buddies ... I made this picture down in the Outer Banks when I was a university senior. Yea, long ago and long before I lived here. At the time I was on crutches, with a full leg cast from a severe leg break earned on my first skydiving jump. I had jumped with minimal training along with some of my college buddies more on a dare than on a desire to jump out of an airplane. Mostly I wanted to overcome fear. To see if I could. Yea college crazy. So on crutches I turned more to landscape than the street photography I’d been doing prior. I couldn’t drive, so my Japanese roommate Masaaki Okada drove me down the beach to Nags Head NC from where my family lived in Va Beach. At low tide we’d often take any car, let the air out of the tires, and race crazily down the beach. We came across this old Coast Guard lifesaving station and I struggled through the dunes to make this picture. I intentionally overexposed a bit on TriX film, then printed on high contrast number 6 fibre paper to eliminate all mid tones. I’ve taken a few visual anomalies. Pictures that don’t fit into my overall body of work. This is one of them. A photo class experiment. The second picture in this sequence was taken by Masaaki of me taking the picture. You can see my crutches in the sand. Masaaki was a painting student and an incredible influence on my life. The third picture here is a painting by Masaaki .His ashes are above my fireplace given to me by his family. I had visited them in Japan many years after Masaaki and I graduated. The last picture is of the beautiful wooden duck with the ashes .I’m supposed to spread his ashes on the beach. Masaaki loved to surf fish here. I haven’t spread the ashes but I will..someday. Right now all is in my living room..For the moment it seems like the right place.
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In the Fall of 1987, my parents, sisters, and my toddler self drove to Norfolk, VA to move my oldest ...
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In the Fall of 1987, my parents, sisters, and my toddler self drove to Norfolk, VA to move my oldest sister into her freshman dorm at Norfolk State University. I remember how sad I was that my sister wasn't going to be living with us a anymore. And legend has it, I cried all the way back home from ... In the Fall of 1987, my parents, sisters, and my toddler self drove to Norfolk, VA to move my oldest sister into her freshman dorm at Norfolk State University. I remember how sad I was that my sister wasn't going to be living with us a anymore. And legend has it, I cried all the way back home from Norfolk State.

Now, in 2018, I found myself speaking to a room of 800+ of Norfolk State University's freshmen about my college experiences and reading and writing myself/ourselves into existence. It was a great time and great conversation. At noon I engaged in a book talk and signing with co-author Andrew Arroyo for our book "Black Women College Students: A Guide to Student Success in Higher Education". Norfolk State continues to hold a special place in my heart but no tears today. All smiles and all love!! #LiftingHBCUs #BlackGirlMagic #BeholdTheGreenandGold #FacultyLife
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My attempt at exhibition design....The work is good but I fell in love with the unintended excellence ...
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My attempt at exhibition design....The work is good but I fell in love with the unintended excellence ........ come to the opening Tuesday @7pm in the Bard College Fisher Studio Arts Lobby. . . OFF SHORE An International Digital Exchange Exhibition Between Students from Bard College ... My attempt at exhibition design....The work is good but I fell in love with the unintended excellence ........ come to the opening Tuesday @7pm in the Bard College Fisher Studio Arts Lobby.
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An International Digital Exchange Exhibition Between Students from Bard College and The Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica
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OPEN: APRIL 9-13, Fisher Studio Arts Lobby
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EXHIBITION FRAMEWORK: Each college nominated a group of students to participate in an international exhibition of digital art as a platform to foster intercultural dialogue and exchange. Each student was given the opportunity to exhibit artwork at the partner college and was paired with an international exchange partner where they conducted ongoing digital studio visits throughout the semester. Future documentation of the exchange will be compiled into an web based publication.
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There have been many @wecomefromaway special performances and today was another one @comefromawayto ...
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There have been many @wecomefromaway special performances and today was another one @comefromawayto It was thrilling to see @thatjeffmadden on for Kevin T and one of my former @theatresheridan students Amir Haidar @finishthehat on for Kevin J. Jeff is one of the best in the business. I ... There have been many @wecomefromaway special performances and today was another one @comefromawayto It was thrilling to see @thatjeffmadden on for Kevin T and one of my former @theatresheridan students Amir Haidar @finishthehat on for Kevin J. Jeff is one of the best in the business. I have seen many of his brilliant performances over the years including his award winning portrayal of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. He has become a great friend and a valued member of our @theatresheridan faculty. It was so joyous to hear that glorious voice and watch his exquisite acting in Come From Away. Amir is a member of the sensational Class of 2012. In the final production of his final year he was an extraordinary Sweeney Todd on our mainstage. While he was being a demon barber a number of his classmates were presenting 45 minutes of some new musical called Come From Away in one of our studios. I distinctly remember when Amir came to see a presentation. An international student from Lebanon he wept throughout, so proud of his adopted country and his classmates. I remember him telling @sankoffandhein that he would do anything to play a tree in future productions. So he didn’t get the part of tree, but hearing his first solo line in the opening number today was one of the most emotional moments I have had watching the show. You want the absolute best for your former students, it is a tough journey they are on. Here was a talented and passionate former student I adore, on the stage of the Royal Alex, a part of this outstanding company, performing in a show that had such an enormous impact on him as a student. His performance this afternoon was poised and moving and so beautiful to witness. He was just awesome as both Kevin J and Ali. It was a full circle moment watching this amazing intersection of life. Thank you Amir and Jeff for making this journey even more special. I am so proud of you guys. #sheridanpride @sheridan_alumni @sheridan_college @mirvishproductions
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This little man saved me 13+ years ago. Growing up we had several dogs, but one that stood out to me ...
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This little man saved me 13+ years ago. Growing up we had several dogs, but one that stood out to me was our weiner dog. He had an insanely awesome personality and he wasn't really like any other dog I had ever 'met'. Long before I knew what a vision board was - a weiner dog was definitely on it. I ... This little man saved me 13+ years ago.
Growing up we had several dogs, but one that stood out to me was our weiner dog. He had an insanely awesome personality and he wasn't really like any other dog I had ever 'met'. Long before I knew what a vision board was - a weiner dog was definitely on it. I shared this 'vision' with my college boyfriend and he had different plans for his doggy future. Stating very firmly that he would never own a weiner dog.
Um, so newflash here: It may surprise you, but I am a bit stubborn. Okay, you can stop laughing... I get that I kind of wear my heart AND personality on my sleeve.
Now let's rewind to July of 2004, I had just gotten back from a partial summer spent in Iceland. I wasn't real thrilled to be back and also wasn't all that excited to say goodbye to the friendships I had made. We adventured hard and created loads of memories. Heading back to live at my parents before my (third) senior year started, didn't feel all that awesome either. You could say I was a bit depressed (but that is another story and prob a post I will share in the future... I know... you will be waiting on the edge of your seat). After my first weekend back, I visited my (non-loving weiner dog) boyfriend and after our time together that weekend we decided to 'take a break'. What I earlier thought was depression couldn't touch what I was feeling in this moment.
I went back home to my parents basement (queue the sad music), sobbed to my mom and aunt - cause clearly my life felt like it was basically over. I would check my AOL messenger constantly to see if he was online... waiting for him to maybe say hi. Ya, it was totally gross and not the best side of Tena I have met.
This story gets better though.
I started dreaming about little puppies and then of course started to google 'weiner dogs for sale' - and there popped up little Frank. After a little bit of guilt filled conversations with my family, we headed to pick up MY NEW DOG!
Side note: if any college student is currently reading this. Don't buy a dog in college. #moreonthatlater

But guess what... that non-weiner dog loving boyfriend is now Mr. Preston Pettis - the proud owner of the mos
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“My City love me like a College #Runningback!”~{@ChampagnePapi} The day yall #Spartans been waiting ...
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“My City love me like a College #Runningback!”~{@ChampagnePapi} The day yall #Spartans been waiting for! @KingLeonidas2🤴🏻has finally graduated🏻‍from #MichiganStateUniversity and became “Emperor Lin” in the #RealWorld 🌍. Out of all the colleges I was accepted to in the nation, ... “My City love me like a College #Runningback!”~{@ChampagnePapi} The day yall #Spartans been waiting for! @KingLeonidas2🤴🏻has finally graduated👨🏻‍🎓from #MichiganStateUniversity and became “Emperor Lin” in the #RealWorld 🌍. Out of all the colleges I was accepted to in the nation, people tend to ask why did I choose MSU? Reason being @MagicJohnson who I look up to attended here and balled 🏀 for my fav @NBA team: #Lakers & “Michigan State close to my Michigan Estate” (@BigSean voice). What a weekend it was, although I wish my👵🏻is still alive to see me shine✨on🎓stage. Then again, they ask me why I stay 5 years? Truth is I earned1️⃣degree📜(Communication) for my mother and2️⃣nd degree📜(Advertising) for my Aunt Tiffany whose life got taken early by that bitch cancer! Nonetheless, what an unreal 5 years of crazy up & down journey and the good/bad times! I stuck around, overcame challenges, obstacles, adversity, dealt with racist people, lying snitches & hella haters. I been doubted, judged & mistreated all my life but I stay strong, stand tall yet still put in the necessary work to succeed. Coming where I’m from🇹🇼, very few islanders🗾get a chance to attend🇺🇸university & graduated debt free💸! Throughout my days at MSU, I treated everybody the same way, helped out as many people I can in my classes or with their career path no matter what religions, ethnicities they were affiliated and whether they an Out-of-State, international/foreign exchange student, sorority👱🏻‍♀️, frat👨🏻, student-athlete⛹🏻‍♂️🏌🏼‍♀️or a student from middle of nowhere in #NorthernMichigan. “Ya I’m the type to tell ya daughter things. I’m still myself, suicide bars I😵myself. Charge it to the game, I’ll bill💵myself & I don’t feel yall but I feel myself! My reality brighter😎than ya dreams are. I got ya dream👸🏼riding in ya dream🚘. Hope they(MSU)document what I’m becoming🤵🏻❗️” And when I’m gone🕴🏻, I hope yall will remember me like’em💯💯💯 #300Spartans ✌️out #Sparta! #MSUSpartans #MSUgrad17 #ClassOf2017 #CollegeGrad #CsGetDegrees #SpartanAlumni #MSUAlumni #SpartanDawgs #SpartansWill #KingLeonidas #LoyaltyIsAlliKnow #LionHearted 🦁 #SoFarGone #Congradz 🎓 #Congratulations 👏 #CongratulationsYouPlayedYourself 🤪
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 #MeetAHokie: @opoppin_ talks about #WhyVT was the best choice for her. <span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span> ・・・ 📸 @olivia_at_vt: ...
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#MeetAHokie: @opoppin_ talks about #WhyVT was the best choice for her. ・・・ 📸 @olivia_at_vt: “I met an incredible rising senior studying human development today. Meet Oziomachukwu Chinaka! She was born in Nigeria and is a first-generation college student. She was reflecting on her ... #MeetAHokie: @opoppin_ talks about #WhyVT was the best choice for her. 🙌
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📸 @olivia_at_vt: “I met an incredible rising senior studying human development today. Meet Oziomachukwu Chinaka! She was born in Nigeria and is a first-generation college student. She was reflecting on her college experience now that she’s a senior: "It started off a little rough because I was trying to ... find my path. But after I got going, I found a group of friends. I got involved with African Student Association ... I got on the dance team. I got to meet other Africans. I didn't really know a lot of people my age from my country or other African countries. It was nice to find that community. #virginiatech #firstgenerationcollegestudent”
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Found my college ID from my second year in college (2013). Can't believe that a month from now will ...
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Found my college ID from my second year in college (2013). Can't believe that a month from now will be my last day as a college student and will be the end of a journey that started back in June 2012! Will be weird not needing to study for an exam to pass ever again! Found my college ID from my second year in college (2013). Can't believe that a month from now will be my last day as a college student and will be the end of a journey that started back in June 2012! Will be weird not needing to study for an exam to pass ever again!
KPOP was never a distraction but an inspiration. Being a KPop fan (<span class="emoji emoji1f425"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f49a"></span>) was never a hindrance to my ...
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KPOP was never a distraction but an inspiration. Being a KPop fan () was never a hindrance to my success. This even inspires me to strive more to achieve my goals. To work harder to become successful, to become professional and to become rich. 'Coz for us, in that way, we'll be able to see our ... KPOP was never a distraction but an inspiration. Being a KPop fan (🐥💚) was never a hindrance to my success. This even inspires me to strive more to achieve my goals. To work harder to become successful, to become professional and to become rich. 'Coz for us, in that way, we'll be able to see our Oppas, have all the official merchandises and ofc, to visit South Korea someday 💞

My College life would be very different without KPop 💖 It helped me to survive in this stressful student stage, College. In stressful and haggard days, I still manage to smile brightly by just watching random videos from them. A simple video, listening to their music can really brighten my mood.

GOT7, specifically, changed my life. They were the reason why I am now into KPop. I have found the better side of "ME" after stanning those dorks. I learned how to befriend strangers -- that now became my family. I also learned a loooot of lessons from them. I'll be forever thankful to these SEVEN 🐥💚 I LOVE YOU and THANK YOU for making my life more colorful and wonderful 😊💞 I owe JYP-nim a LOT! 😭💖
#IGOT7 #Ahgase #GOT7 @got7.with.igot7 ❤
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Fun fact! I was in almost every single club in high school. ⠀⠀ I loved learning new things and that ...
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Fun fact! I was in almost every single club in high school. ⠀⠀ I loved learning new things and that meant putting myself out there to learn. I was good at some things (Future Business Leaders of America, Student Government, and even Knitting Club), and I was terrible at others (don’t let me ... Fun fact! I was in almost every single club in high school. ⠀⠀
I loved learning new things and that meant putting myself out there to learn. I was good at some things (Future Business Leaders of America, Student Government, and even Knitting Club), and I was terrible at others (don’t let me build a bridge for you because it WILL fail 😂). ⠀⠀
But my absolute FAVORITE club was the Technology Student Association. ⠀⠀
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There I learned photoshop, honed my photography skills, gave speeches, followed Roberts Rules of Order, served on the TN TSA state officer team, and I got into the technical side of fashion design. ⠀⠀
At a state competition, My teammates and I won first place in fashion technology by creating a fun new uniform which included a bubble skirt and a lined vest. This first place prize came with a full ride scholarship to O’More College of Design and I did not take it. ⠀⠀
It’s funny now when I look back on it because I am sure I would have loved the school. Something kept me from accepting it and I know now it was God’s will for me to stay here in Knoxville and go through the struggles and joys in school and in life these past 7 years. ⠀⠀
And all of it brought me to where I am now. It brought me to Phillip, to my business, and my first home. My business isn’t perfect and where I am now isn’t my end goal, but it is where I am supposed to be. ⠀⠀
This sketch was made possible from my lessons in @tennesseetsa. It is the sketch of my wedding dress that I am hopefully going to finish up this weekend. Life is so funny and I am so thankful that God has put His hand in my life and let me grow in His time! ⠀⠀
I’ll be posting on the blog as soon as we get back from the honeymoon to show off the dress and show you the process of how I turned a thrift store satin dress into my dream dress! ⠀⠀
#diyweddingdress #weddingdress #sewing #sewingsketch #diypattern #diydress #sayyestothedress #tsa #technologystudentassociation #design
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I started my first business in 2008. I was a college student with 2 kids, and a bullshit CNA job. Which ...
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I started my first business in 2008. I was a college student with 2 kids, and a bullshit CNA job. Which was okay back then! But I wanted more. I had a dream! My short term dream was to become a Nurse and that’s what I went to College for🏾 I’m actually returning this Fall🏽🏽 But anywho, while I was ... I started my first business in 2008.
I was a college student with 2 kids, and a bullshit CNA job. Which was okay back then! But I wanted more. I had a dream! My short term dream was to become a Nurse and that’s what I went to College for🙌🏾 I’m actually returning this Fall👏🏽👏🏽 But anywho, while I was in College I met my husband and I got distracted. Chile, a man will have you lusting to the poor house when the Dick is Good😩 That’s another story🤫 Chile, but I ended up getting fired from my Job and I also dropped out of College. Now I’m looking at my then boyfriend like WTF we’re about to do😔
One day he asked me what type of side hustle I have. I looked at him and said, “ My mom raised us to clean really good, I know how to clean”. So guess what y’all, I started my first company Cleaning! But I wanted to be different, I wanted to make more money than a regular Cleaning Lady. So I started Nude Cleaning😱 My husband didn’t know either, but anywho! I made so much damn money, I knew at that moment I wanted to be my own BOSS. I made so much money thru out my years, my homegirls was like, bitch, we don’t wanna strip no more. We wanna work with you!🙌🏾 I was cool with that too! It’s enough money for everyone. Majority of my clients was Caucasian Males, they was so polite. I loved them. I actually still have their numbers😩But anywho, I got married 2010 and had to stop, but just know if I ever decided to start back I’ll have 100 staff working🙃 and it will be a Multi Million Dollar Business🙌🏾. I said all that to tell you this, every business don’t start off peaches and cream. Every business is not worth the investment. You must know what market to target to be a great successful business. If your business is failing and you’re not sure why, ask for HELP. I know we’re in a world where everyone don’t want anyone to OUT SHINE THE MASTER. But how can we make all the money! Why not sure the knowledge🙌🏾👏🏽
I remember back in 2006 I use to alway say “ Knowledge is Power”
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Let’s see where should I start...... I was NEVER suppose to make it this far! I never cared for college ...
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Let’s see where should I start...... I was NEVER suppose to make it this far! I never cared for college bacc then I just wanted to ball. I remember when I was 16, I was on some whole other shxt. I use to never even think I would make it to see 18 let alone going to college. I thought I would end up dead ... Let’s see where should I start...... I was NEVER suppose to make it this far! I never cared for college bacc then I just wanted to ball. I remember when I was 16, I was on some whole other shxt. I use to never even think I would make it to see 18 let alone going to college. I thought I would end up dead or in jail. I put my life and freedom on the line plenty of times. I remember them Valley days when me & Brian was like Batman & Robin. (I was Batman 😂) We use to sit in the apartments all day rapping, shooting dice and plotting on how we was gone come up and he use to always say, “Bam cuzz you got something”. I really never knew what he meant by that until I got to college. I use to have people say I wouldn’t be shxt and some of those people was the people closest to me. I done lost a lot of my people on this journey. Some caught chain, some no longer here or they just switched up. I remember my last time going to jail July 4th,2014 because the officer told me I had a “mysterious warrant” and I looked like I belong there. Today, I am highest ranked student in my field of Health Administration. I received my metal of honor. I currently have a 4.0GPA. Since I’ve been in college I’ve never had under a 3.5GPA and made 4.0 4X times. Most of these semester I was taking 18, 19 & 20hrs while waking up at 5:00am for football practice. To know I came from the bottom and been through what I been through to graduate with honors is truly a testimony and a blessing! For all you clowns that said I wasn’t gone be shxt 🤗😏 see ya May 12‼️ & Oh it’s just the beginning, I’m just getting warmed up‼️ #44WAYorNoWay #FreeMyBrothers #PayolaFamily
IF THEY GONE COUNT YOU OUT!
HU$TLE UNTIL THEY COUNT YOU IN!
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6 months since my last hair cut and my candyfloss ends are finally gone, my layers are back and the ...
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6 months since my last hair cut and my candyfloss ends are finally gone, my layers are back and the front shaping is perfect again. This was done by a 3rd year student at a college salon. She got my style spot on and was so lovely to talk to. Washed, head massaged, cut, dried, straightened and more ... 6 months since my last hair cut and my candyfloss ends are finally gone, my layers are back and the front shaping is perfect again. This was done by a 3rd year student at a college salon. She got my style spot on and was so lovely to talk to. Washed, head massaged, cut, dried, straightened and more detail cut in after.
The Professional who did it in a salon last year rush cut my hair in less than 15 minutes, didn't give me what I asked for, and didn't pay me any attention, just gossiped with another hairdresser, and of course charged me double for just a dry cut. I know where I'm going from now on!
I also got 3 compliments on my FADED self - dyed colour. The student, the tutor, and another customer. It's great I can get away with both bright and pastel!

#fire #firehair #fireombre #redhair #ombrehair #fadedhair #pastelhair #alternative #hairdresser #hairstyle #haircut
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 #selfABBaluation . . . It’s 2 am & I had a long day but I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I needed ...
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#selfABBaluation . . . It’s 2 am & I had a long day but I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I needed to share these thoughts out. Damn!! Check out that quality progression!!!! I think it’s kinda crazy how the majority of what my life has consisted of this past school year (aka being the ... #selfABBaluation
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It’s 2 am & I had a long day but I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I needed to share these thoughts out.
Damn!! Check out that quality progression!!!! I think it’s kinda crazy how the majority of what my life has consisted of this past school year (aka being the ourstorian for Kasamahan) is something that only ppl within Kasamahan recognize. Like ppl from home don’t even know that I make videos like this bc everything just goes to Kasamahan. I used to make crappy little iMovie vlogs in high school that ppl enjoyed for some reason but looking back, wow they were so bad hahahah. I even cringe watching this first recap video that I made for KATE bonding 😅😂 I really just didn’t care about color grading hahahahah. But I just wanted to share a lil progression of how I’ve grown throughout the year. A majority of my friends and fam have only seen #ProjectUnwxnted, little do they know I was juggling that project on top of consistently making new media content for my org and still doing a couple other passion projects on the side (stay tuned for my collab with @jamesfromecon and for my short film for my video production class!!!!). I’m just really happy that I was able to achieve all of this while being a working (current job count: 4), full time student (current unit count: 18 plus being a TA). I hope I make y’all proud.

There’s this idea that people from Vallejo got pipe dreams, that we lack the ambition/motivation for success, and/or that we don’t ever want anything to do with Vallejo after we’ve started to gain some success. Ya girl from the V out here FLOURISHING and pursuing her passions ✨ I’m here for all of my Vallejo homies. The other day I ran into someone from my old high school and it felt so gratifying to know that she still remembered me as someone who was able to get a lot of scholarships for college and that I was able to give her advice to do the same.
To all my homies from the V: I support you. I believe in you. Let’s thrive together and put some respect on our city’s name!!!!
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My life has become a lot easier since I joined it works I am able to afford things I couldn’t afford ...
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My life has become a lot easier since I joined it works I am able to afford things I couldn’t afford before and being a full time college student I didn’t want a job to take away from my studies. —————————— Now that I have joined it works I am able to work on my own time and still make an income I can ... My life has become a lot easier since I joined it works I am able to afford things I couldn’t afford before and being a full time college student I didn’t want a job to take away from my studies. 😩 ——————————
Now that I have joined it works I am able to work on my own time and still make an income I can buy things I need for college I can buy things I need for my apartment I’m about to get and I can help pay off my student loans😁😁
——————— I also not only have to work alone I have a team that helps me and guides me to success therefore I can work as an individual but I still have a team who is ready and willing to help at all times!!! Comment if your ready to become debt free and join my amazing team 📲
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I am so proud of my school. Last night as a student body we sponsored over 200 KIDS! That’s over 200 ...
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I am so proud of my school. Last night as a student body we sponsored over 200 KIDS! That’s over 200 kids who will go to school, who will have shoes on their feet, who will no longer wonder where food is going to come from, who will receive medical care, who will get a Christ centered community to ... I am so proud of my school. Last night as a student body we sponsored over 200 KIDS! That’s over 200 kids who will go to school, who will have shoes on their feet, who will no longer wonder where food is going to come from, who will receive medical care, who will get a Christ centered community to lean on through their compassion center, and who will have a college student from central Florida praying for them every day. The decision to sponsor a child will not only change their life but it’ll change yours. It’s not too late to sponsor a child. Visit the booth today at the last session! #seuconf
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Well it's a wrap. I learned a lot this semester from teaching. Probably more from my students than ...
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Well it's a wrap. I learned a lot this semester from teaching. Probably more from my students than they got from me haha... anyways, I wanted to share this: I had my students write in a journal after every class. Very interesting to observe the growth of my students and how the mind develops when ... Well it's a wrap. I learned a lot this semester from teaching. Probably more from my students than they got from me haha... anyways, I wanted to share this: I had my students write in a journal after every class. Very interesting to observe the growth of my students and how the mind develops when you can give yourself some time to reflect. 76 journals and every single one amazed me. Thank you students and @mtsac for the opportunity!

Other news, I just got picked up to teach for the winter session!

#growth #teacher #fitness #winter #books #stuckinthebooks #student #college #paymystudentloans
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My earliest memory with photography was from my freshman year of high school. I just remember sitting ...
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My earliest memory with photography was from my freshman year of high school. I just remember sitting on my couch and having this urge to take a photo. So I went into my backyard with my iPod and took this picture of a soccer ball on the grass. I mean that’s where it all started and it has really continued ... My earliest memory with photography was from my freshman year of high school. I just remember sitting on my couch and having this urge to take a photo. So I went into my backyard with my iPod and took this picture of a soccer ball on the grass. I mean that’s where it all started and it has really continued from there.
For the most part in High School, I really only sought pictures of landscapes and nature. But once I started college I began realizing the depth of photography and how it can be utilized to voice several concepts or ideas. Recently, I’ve focused on the more abstract and artistic side of photography. I feel truly passionate about the art of photography and it excites me to be able to learn as much as possible on the subject. A minor in photography was something I absolutely had to do. It was also a good way to keep me focused in school. I was taking a bunch of Math and Physics courses and felt stagnant, so it helped me to keep the passion going. Everyone has an artistic urge, whether it be making music, writing, etc. I’ve always believed that one shouldn’t ignore that urge but rather make an effort to pursue it one way or another.
Recently, I talked to my advisor and have set up a special course for next semester called: Problems in Atmospheric Science. Through that, I’m getting the opportunity to take photos of rare or unique weather found in this area. I feel like there is definitely a need for photography in that field and I am happy to have the opportunity to bring my two biggest interests together. Going through the Atmospheric Science program, there are so many opportunities for visual representations of these interesting weather patterns and phenomena, yet the pictures almost always lack quality. So I feel like I can definitely lend my hand to that.
Robert Nunez, Atmospheric Science major and photography minor, student photographer, Department of Marketing and Communications and Insight Magazine volunteer photographer.
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I learned a lot working as a Pac 12 strength and conditioning coach. Knowledge began for me where ...
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I learned a lot working as a Pac 12 strength and conditioning coach. Knowledge began for me where education had ended, and I learned the difference between the two. My college degree was only worth the contacts I had made while getting it. We have some of the finest minds in the nation working ... I learned a lot working as a Pac 12 strength and conditioning coach. Knowledge began for me where education had ended, and I learned the difference between the two. My college degree was only worth the contacts I had made while getting it. We have some of the finest minds in the nation working to turn the human body into a performance machine thanks to college football. The science of training gained through working with elite competitive athletes can be a benefit to us all. I have had the privilege of training many of these great athletes and learning from many great coaches, and will continue to do so, always being a student myself. I try to share my training knowledge through @bone_tactical_strength . If you’re into that kind of thing, give me a follow over there.
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 #HumansofUCSC <span class="emoji emoji1f469"></span>🏽‍<span class="emoji emoji1f393"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f469"></span>🏽‍<span class="emoji emoji1f393"></span> "I came into UC Santa Cruz knowing that I am a first gen student, meaning ...
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#HumansofUCSC 🏽‍🏽‍ "I came into UC Santa Cruz knowing that I am a first gen student, meaning my mother didn’t have the opportunities that I had because she was a single mother and didn’t get a college education. Being a student of color has had its challenges and its blessings. I was able ... #HumansofUCSC 👩🏽‍🎓👩🏽‍🎓 "I came into UC Santa Cruz knowing that I am a first gen student, meaning my mother didn’t have the opportunities that I had because she was a single mother and didn’t get a college education. Being a student of color has had its challenges and its blessings. I was able to make changes by creating the first ABC (Afrikan Black Coalition) identified interns at the Dean of Students. You do not see many ABC students working in major administration buildings due to the social norm. Now graduating, I see the growth in myself and so much love from my community and friends. Next for me is graduating and studying aboard in Africa. Thank you UC Santa Cruz for the opportunity!"
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@lily.haillleeee is a senior at UC Santa Cruz studying legal studies with a concentration in international relations. After graduation she plans to study in Senegal. Upon returning to America, Lily will take the LSAT with the goal of getting into an amazing law firm.
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#ucsc #ucsantacruz #studentlife #blackatcruz #afrikanblackcoalition
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Happy Vaisakhi and Tamil New Year! As a Mom, it’s such an amazing feeling to share our South Asian ...
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Happy Vaisakhi and Tamil New Year! As a Mom, it’s such an amazing feeling to share our South Asian culture and heritage with Baby Aadhav. For me, that includes my love for South Asian fashion! Growing up, I would watch my Mom get dressed up in her beautiful saris and think she was a Queen. As I grew ... Happy Vaisakhi and Tamil New Year! As a Mom, it’s such an amazing feeling to share our South Asian culture and heritage with Baby Aadhav. For me, that includes my love for South Asian fashion! Growing up, I would watch my Mom get dressed up in her beautiful saris and think she was a Queen. As I grew older, I noticed how different our Indian clothes looked from my classmate’s and neighbor’s. All I wanted was to be like everyone else. I would run into the car anytime I wore Indian clothes and told my mom she had to wear “Western” clothes to all my school events. It wasn’t until college that I finally started to embrace my culture. From Indian Student’s Association Fashion Shows to wearing my Nani’s vintage sari, I found my identity through fashion, arts, religion, culture, and my family. As a Mom, I hope to instill Aadhav with the values and traditions we were raised with. I hope that by sharing my love for South Asian culture, Aadhav won’t be embarrassed like I was when I’m all sari-ed up for his school events! Thank you @MalTheStore for the cutest Desi outfit for Aadhav @intricadobyshivani for creating my custom outfit.Baby Shoes @mokksies 📸 @ad_photography_16 #twinning #indianfashion #Indianbaby #indianmom #indianwear #livetinted #browngirlmag #desicouture #indianstreetfashion #southasian_lifestyle #southasian
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Life update: This has been a stressful yet exciting time ever. Last year, I got rejected to graduate ...
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Life update: This has been a stressful yet exciting time ever. Last year, I got rejected to graduate school. It was a big L, but let me tell you... it was a blessing in disguise. __ For Fall 2018, I am beyond thankful to announce I have been offered admission to 8 graduate schools with 3 graduate ... Life update: This has been a stressful yet exciting time ever. Last year, I got rejected to graduate school. It was a big L, but let me tell you... it was a blessing in disguise.
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For Fall 2018, I am beyond thankful to announce I have been offered admission to 8 graduate schools with 3 graduate assistantship offers!!
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This was a tough decision to make personally, professionally, and financially. But with research, prayers, and talks with a variety of folks, it’s OUfficial! I have accepted admission to the University of Oklahoma to pursue a master’s in Adult & Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs. I have also accepted the position of Resident Director at Cate Center. I am ready to feed my passion for student affairs and working with college students.
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I didn’t do this alone... I had a lot of support from my family, friends, recommenders, supervisors, coworkers, and folks I met along the way. Being surrounded by a great support system since day 1 is the reason why I got this far. I hope I make you all proud! :’)
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Shout out to @thelochpresmonster for telling me about OU! I am thankful you told me about this opportunity.
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CHEERS YALL! $hawtyyy is goin to grad school!
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#BoomerSooner #OUbound #TheresOnlyOne #ClassOf2020
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Why choose welding training at RCC? Our wonderful instructors, like Bill Isham, are dedicated ...
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Why choose welding training at RCC? Our wonderful instructors, like Bill Isham, are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Bill is a caring, experienced welding professional who has this story to share with potential students: In my early twenties, I found myself trapped at a great ... Why choose welding training at RCC? Our wonderful instructors, like Bill Isham, are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Bill is a caring, experienced welding professional who has this story to share with potential students:
In my early twenties, I found myself trapped at a great job with excellent pay and amazing benefits like a retirement plan, vacation time, and bonuses. While this may sound fantastic on paper, call center work was misery. After 8 1/2 years, being laid off was a blessing. Although it was stressful at the time, I would quickly prevail. I took part of my retirement pay-out and went back to school. I fell in love with my Introduction to Welding Technology class. By my second semester, I steered away from pursuing an associate degree and concentrated full time in the welding technology classes. I was hired on as the student worker/intern in the weld lab and completed the program while working. Finally, I earned my Certificate in Welding Technology with a 3.9 GPA.
I jumped right into my welding career. Days after graduating, I joined a shop in Beloit, WI building stainless tanker trailers. Over the course of two years, I moved up to a lead/foreman position and padded my resume with assembly, fabrication, fit up, and welding. For a few years, I moved on to a small ASME code pipe shop a mile from my house. There, I quickly took over as supervisor in the weld shop. My new job provided me with experience in breaking down complex blueprints, quoting jobs, writing procedures, training and qualifying welders, and, of course, WELDING!
All of these opportunities paved the way for realizing my dream career. Now, I work full time for my previous weld instructor as his right-hand man in our two-man fabrication shop. I also have the privilege of teaching night classes at this excellent college with a great staff. It's an honor to pass on my ever-growing knowledge in welding technology and metallurgy to my students and future peers in this awesome career field.

Bill is always happy to talk to potential students.
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*warning- long post ahead* School is hard. Being first gen to graduate in the family is a lot of pressure. ...
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*warning- long post ahead* School is hard. Being first gen to graduate in the family is a lot of pressure. Having to pick what you wanna be when you grow up at 18 is unfair. I changed my major more times than the average student because I just didn’t know what field I would succeed in. What I did ... *warning- long post ahead*
School is hard. Being first gen to graduate in the family is a lot of pressure. Having to pick what you wanna be when you grow up at 18 is unfair. I changed my major more times than the average student because I just didn’t know what field I would succeed in. What I did know is that I wanted to help people.
I got really really sick a few years ago and spent a lot of time in and out of hospitals. They didn’t know what was wrong with me and the testing went on for months upon months. There were loads of meds, lots of needles, and unfortunately I fell into a big depression spell. I cut a lot of class because I had to hop from specialist to specialist and entered a realllllllllly low place in life.
I remember walking into the dean of students office to file for disability and ask for a second chance. My disability was denied because I didn’t have a diagnosis and the dean looked at me and asked me what my major was, what I was doing with my extra time, why I was cutting class, and if I had been keeping my professors up to date with everything. I was honest, I told him I hated my major (it was business at the time. Lots of math. Fuck math) and that I had sent emails but no one really ever got back to me. He shook his head and literally told me to “get my shit together.” I was suspended shortly after and felt super defeated. The worst part of all was telling my friends and family when they would ask me why I hadn’t graduated yet/when the big day was.
I spent the next few years sacrificing time with my family and friends and not going on trips to be able to turn my GPA around. It has finally paid off and now “Princess Homework” is making the President’s List and on track to graduating in December.
My college experience has been far from traditional, but I learned a lot (In like 7 different fields) and met amazing people along the way. It’s been a long 6 years. December really can’t come soon enough #GMG #ClassOf2018 #thankyouredbull #coffeeistherealmvp #mommaimadeit
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Alright. Sit down, buckle up, and prepare yourself bc here’s my once-a-year sappy post for you to ...
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Alright. Sit down, buckle up, and prepare yourself bc here’s my once-a-year sappy post for you to probably not read... So here it is... This year has been a year of change. Graduating college, moving to California, being across the country from my lifelong family and friends, & transitioning ... Alright. Sit down, buckle up, and prepare yourself bc here’s my once-a-year sappy post for you to probably not read... So here it is... This year has been a year of change. Graduating college, moving to California, being across the country from my lifelong family and friends, & transitioning from a student status to 50+ hour work weeks is just scratching the surface. But to make an extremely long story short, I am BEYOND thankful for the people who have made an effort to stay in touch after my move & remind me every once in a while that I’m not forgotten. I’m thankful for the newer additions to my life who have made it so easy to make California feel like home. I am so proud to say you’re part of my story. I’m thankful for the moments that have forced me to grow and learn. And lastly, Thank you to those who have challenged & held me accountable for what I believe & aspire to embody. You guys know who you are & I definitely don’t tell you guys enough how truly blessed I am for each and every one of you, but yeah. Love y’all.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone 🖤
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Hi everyone! I’m so sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. To those of you who have seen in my stories, ...
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Hi everyone! I’m so sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. To those of you who have seen in my stories, you know that the past few weeks or so have been really rough on me. I’m normally not super open like this on here so it’s scary - but I’ll try my best. And I’m posting this because I’m sure I’m ... Hi everyone! I’m so sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. To those of you who have seen in my stories, you know that the past few weeks or so have been really rough on me. I’m normally not super open like this on here so it’s scary - but I’ll try my best. And I’m posting this because I’m sure I’m not the only one struggling and I want you to know you’re not alone in this.

This is my last year of college (finally), but as a student I struggle with quite a few obstacles that I wasn’t able to address until recently. Turns out I’ve been dealing with ADHD, OCPD and GAD (anxiety) that can make it incredibly difficult for me to stay on task or work at a reasonable pace like everyone else. My perfectionism is on a different level, and as a designer this can be hindering. I fixate on tiny details and things that bother me for hours and hours.
So a couple of weeks ago I decided to try to make my workspace more accommodating to my -intensity- by finding a larger monitor and a second desk to reduce the feeling of claustrophobia I get. I also refreshed the decor a little bit in my room to reflect more of my personal tastes now (because for a while my lack of connection with my surroundings was also super distracting). While these changes helped a lot with my focus, I ended up having a lot of back to back deadlines this month. So I found myself working at least 15 hours at a time nonstop, usually through the night and into the next day. I wouldn’t move from my desk- so no food and generally I would forget to drink my water even if it was only a few inches out of my peripheral vision. Hence my distancing from social media.
I’m absolutely trying to train myself around my habits but half of them are built into my personality so it’s very hard. I get so, so mad towards myself because it makes me feel incompetent (which I know I’m not). I wanted to let you all know that all of the messages you have been sending me mean so much. I appreciate all of you. Thank you for your patience.
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Why is it that money makes us uncomfortable? This post is kinda awkward for me to share but I feel like ...
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Why is it that money makes us uncomfortable? This post is kinda awkward for me to share but I feel like it's long overdue... . My heart is pounding as I write these words. I think the problem is, I don’t mind sharing because I want others to know what is possible, but I want it to come across in the ... Why is it that money makes us uncomfortable? This post is kinda awkward for me to share but I feel like it's long overdue... .
My heart is pounding as I write these words. I think the problem is, I don’t mind sharing because I want others to know what is possible, but I want it to come across in the most humble of ways. 🙏🏻 I have been blessed by an opportunity God set in front of me, and one thing I know is that earning this income has allowed me to LIVE & GIVE like we were never able to before. 💙
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After 8 + years of school, we were a broke student family and it took a while to build up John’s Chiropractic practice.👨‍⚕️ I had taken on a few odd jobs to help out and was taking night classes at the community college to become a Personal Trainer. 💪 When this opportunity came into my life we were no longer struggling, I honestly signed up as a way to be able to help other women & Moms live a healthy happy life. I really had no clue what this would eventually turn into!
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I quit attending my college classes because I realized I didn’t want to work at a gym. I’m an introvert! 😂 I also knew Trainers didn’t have the best hours, and their income was limited. I decided to put that time into “Beachbody school” instead. 😉 After a year of coaching I was able to quit my part time job. .
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There have been so many milestones over the last 4 years from being able to transition to becoming a 100% SAHM,👭👶🏼, to the traveling we’ve been able to do,🌴 to the way we’ve been able to bless others in times of need, 🙏🏻 being able to have our kids in all the activities they are passionate about, ⚽️ 🎸pay off all our debt & grow our savings,💰 and so much more! What a huge blessing it has been. .
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As you can see... it didn’t happen overnight and honestly this last year I’ve slowed down because of the trial we went through last summer and then becoming pregnant,🤰🏽👶🏼 but I feel that God continues to provide through coaching. Which is why I chose this pic... because coaching has given me the greatest gift! 🎁 The gift of TIME and FREEDOM, creating memories with the most important people in my world, my FAMILY. 🌎 .
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Continued in comments👇... Now taking applications💪🖤
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I have to thank the Multicultural Student Development (MSD) here at App for truly shaping my college ...
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I have to thank the Multicultural Student Development (MSD) here at App for truly shaping my college experience. Without the amazing faculty in MSD, I would have never met some of the beautiful people in this photo that I will call my best friends for years to come. If you are a current or future ... I have to thank the Multicultural Student Development (MSD) here at App for truly shaping my college experience. Without the amazing faculty in MSD, I would have never met some of the beautiful people in this photo that I will call my best friends for years to come. If you are a current or future App State student and are coming from a marginalized or underrepresented background, don’t worry—MSD will always have your back 💜 if you want any more information about MSD or the Ascend program, feel free to DM my personal account: @samantha_lew
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[Story time]These two incredible women inspire me. I met Alexa and Zahnib a couple months ago when ...
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[Story time]These two incredible women inspire me. I met Alexa and Zahnib a couple months ago when they invited me to speak at Sewanee University, a beautiful campus in the middle of nowhere Tennessee. I love connecting with university students because it was on my college campus where I ... [Story time]These two incredible women inspire me. I met Alexa and Zahnib a couple months ago when they invited me to speak at Sewanee University, a beautiful campus in the middle of nowhere Tennessee. I love connecting with university students because it was on my college campus where I truly discovered my sense of purpose in activism, so I love sharing my experiences to inspire youth to take action. Zahnib is not just a smart, sweet and talented student, but what I was surprised to see is that she is literally the only hijabi student at her University. The ONLY one. When we were walking around together, we got so many stares and I asked her what she thinks it was about, and she said that students are shocked because they’ve never seen two hijabis on campus, and that they probably think we are sisters. I asked her what it felt like to stand out so much in a predominantly white privileged campus, and be living so far away from family and her own support system. She said it was challenging but she saw it as an opportunity to show people what Islam is actually about, and that’s why she’s involved in so many campus activities that don’t relate to her Muslim/Desi identities. I can’t describe how proud I was of her reaction and observing how she interacted with everyone on campus truly embodies what our faith is about. Alexa, is a a devout Christian who is also a modest fashion blogger! Her and Zahnib are best friends and together they were the ideal ambassadors of what true faith looks like. Alexa connects with Zahnib and Muslims more broadly in her values and behavior than she did other students on campus. Alexa and Zahnib exemplify how faith should bring people together, not tear them apart. They show the true meaning of interfaith co-existence and what it looks like to love your neighbor. They showed me the greatest beauty humanity has to offer, and I hope that all of us follow in their footsteps. 💛
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I am glad to say <span class="emoji emoji1f60a"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f60a"></span> I have got a chance to stand. In a I.T.M College With Respected & hon'ble X Education ...
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I am glad to say I have got a chance to stand. In a I.T.M College With Respected & hon'ble X Education Minister Sir D.P Sawant. And most respected person in my life my idol my inspiration. Sir @suryakantthorat We were called in a Penta fest 2018. I was there as a chief guest (अपने ... I am glad to say 😊😊
I have got a chance to stand.
In a I.T.M College
With Respected & hon'ble
X Education Minister
Sir D.P Sawant.
And most respected person in my life my idol my inspiration.
Sir @suryakantthorat 😊😊
We were called in a
Penta fest 2018.
I was there as a chief guest 😊😊
(अपने हौसलों के बल पर हम,
अपनी प्रतिभा दिखा देंगे,
भले कोई मंच ना दे हमको,
हु मंच अपना बना लेंगे…)
It was awesome feeling to stand with a big personality's
I was a student and graduated from ITM college and it was honoured to stand in front of Juniors as an idol
Hard work makes you and your parents proud😊😊😊
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I’m looking for 3 college students that want to stay or get out of college debt!!! I want to help you ...
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I’m looking for 3 college students that want to stay or get out of college debt!!! I want to help you make the money you need to be financially free🤑 message me on Instagram or comment “” if you want more info and want to know how a college student myself earns money from my phone I’m looking for 3 college students that want to stay or get out of college debt!!! I want to help you make the money you need to be financially free😌🤑 message me on Instagram or comment “😃” if you want more info and want to know how a college student myself earns money from my phone 📲😁💚
Late 2016 recap post. So... I Joined ROTC, Did field training in the jungle full of snakes and bugs ...
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Late 2016 recap post. So... I Joined ROTC, Did field training in the jungle full of snakes and bugs while eating MREs which I learned a lot, Rucked miles in the heat with a heavy backpack, Became good friends with ROTC cadets, Jumped off tall death defying cliffs into the open ocean, Got Scuba ... Late 2016 recap post. So... I
Joined ROTC, Did field training in the jungle full of snakes and bugs while eating MREs which I learned a lot, Rucked miles in the heat with a heavy backpack, Became good friends with ROTC cadets, Jumped off tall death defying cliffs into the open ocean, Got Scuba Diving certified, Free dived 30ft with one breath, Kicked a shark in the nose, Broke my phone, Saved my roommates life 2 times with in the same week, Saw a wild Stone fish (The most poisonous animal on the planet) Lived in Saipan, Saw 100 shooting stars, Made lasting friendships in Saipan... I mean I guess, Walked around the whole island of Mañagaha in 10 minutes, Climbed a WW2 Radio tower, Some how became President of E society (even though I was an exchange student), Shot my first weapon, Taught a dance workshop, ATV up a mountain, Danced in a Docomo Tv and movie theater Commercial, Got a small feature in UNO magazine, Was in the Guam news paper for e society, Received national spirit award from ROTC, Made a family in Guam, Was madly in love then heart broken, Learned Chamorro slang, Ate too much Filipino food especially dinuguan, Also put too much finnedenny sauce on everything (Not Filipino), Learn Tagalog... pek pek haha and maganda ca and other words, Ate Ramen in Japan, Failed at Entrepreneurship then succeeded, Saw dolphins, Cleaned up the ocean while free diving, Got my first sun burn, Dislocated my shoulder, Ran 2 miles in 14min with a twisted ankle for my PT test, Karaoke all night with homies, Went to Chicago on a 5 hour notice spontaneously, Drove 3 hours back and forth to save my friends social life, Graduated from college, Made good friends from Korea (Shoutouts to my roommate), Went to an awesome wedding in a barn, Went to Duluth, Ran my first 5K, Discovered my life's purpose and finally learned everything I needed in 2016 for a better 2017. WHEW! Let's see what I will do this year 😎
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Sophie the freaking giraffe. Freedom is something I never really knew, because I lived paycheck ...
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Sophie the freaking giraffe. Freedom is something I never really knew, because I lived paycheck to paycheck my entire life. I was the person who’d have her paycheck mentally already spent before I got it, landinh me in debt, with those awesome student loans I had piled from college I never ... Sophie the freaking giraffe. Freedom is something I never really knew, because I lived paycheck to paycheck my entire life. I was the person who’d have her paycheck mentally already spent before I got it, landinh me in debt, with those awesome student loans I had piled from college I never finished 🙄😂🤷‍♀️. When we had our first son, I was still a nanny and V came along with me daily. When #2 joined the crew we decided I would stay at home with the kids which axed me bringing income in. For the next 3-4 years I did things to try to bring income into our family, I had an etsy shop, I ran a pretty successful photography business but nothing I was doing was bringing me joy and everything I did to try to make an income was actually pulling me further away from my family. I spent weekends away, photographing everyone else’s family. I couldn’t see how badly it was ruining my own family because I was so focused on filling a desire to feel “enough” by bringing in an income. It was joy-less and looking back it was very dangerous because had I kept it up, I could have lost it all. Since I was already struggling to hold my life together as a mom of 4, 4 years ago the thought of trying another business of healthy living seemed just insane. I didn’t like working out and I hated eating healthy, so I figured it wouldn’t turn into anything because I never follow through. At the least maybe I’d make some Starbucks money so I could get it without an eye roll from Jordan. But my life as I know it was changed, in all aspects. I was able to close my photography business, and now spend every weekend with my own family. I can juggle both Mom life and work life from home, Teddy actually has and will attend all work events this year. Back to Sophie the Giraffe, I remember justifying it as a purchase to Jordan, a $20 teether seemed impractical and silly, but every mom had one so I begged and finally got one. So today when Sam wanted a toy I spotted some teethers, they had a broccoli one and the freedom of picking it up, buying it and not stressing felt good. It’s small stuff that used to not be my reality that brings me such joy. You can do crazy amazing things mama, I believe in you!
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Meet this week's #transfertuesday, Desiree! <span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️-- “I am currently a third-year business student ...
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Meet this week's #transfertuesday, Desiree! ️-- “I am currently a third-year business student at UCR. I transferred from Riverside Community College with a 3.6 GPA. My former two quarters at UCR has helped me continue to grow as a person. I built valuable friendships, acquired skills ... Meet this week's #transfertuesday, Desiree! ☀️--
“I am currently a third-year business student at UCR. I transferred from Riverside Community College with a 3.6 GPA. My former two quarters at UCR has helped me continue to grow as a person. I built valuable friendships, acquired skills that I lacked, and managed a schedule of rigorous classes while balancing a social and personal life. I am planning to graduate as a first-generation graduate in my family, but the journey will not stop there. I aim to finish my school experience with a Master’s in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing. One important thing I learned in my college experience is to keep pushing forward! No matter how difficult life gets, as long as you stay optimistic and push through the barriers, you will succeed with anything you do!”
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This past Saturday I attended my first @humanrightscampaign event supporting @theryanlevy in ...
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This past Saturday I attended my first @humanrightscampaign event supporting @theryanlevy in his dedication for equal rights. What an emotional and surreal experience. . I reminisced back to 2007 when I was a closeted terrified Mormon BYU student. In my almost 4 years of undergrad I ... This past Saturday I attended my first @humanrightscampaign event supporting @theryanlevy in his dedication for equal rights. What an emotional and surreal experience.
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I reminisced back to 2007 when I was a closeted terrified Mormon BYU student. In my almost 4 years of undergrad I progressed from self-loathing “God will fix my gay-ness” to self-loving “God loves me exactly as I am” but at that time verbalizing this basic truth at BYU would result in my expulsion. My most terrifying moment was reporting to the honor code office and pleading a case that would affect my future education and profession. I found my interviewer cold and manipulative, frequently twisting words and misquoting me. He cited my conversion therapy, bullying me into incriminating myself. Thankfully, in short, I knew they had no case against me.
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The day I moved to Miami lifted a tremendous weight. I was freed from the constant fear that my own college was actively seeking to destroy my future plans. Now over 10 years later BYU is still riddled with anti-gay policies, but even they have made changes allowing for some freedom from fear of expulsion for LGBT students.
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Our progress over the years hit home when we met @jimobergefell, the plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case for marriage equality. Ted popped up out of his chair and gave him a huge hug. I owe him and so many others like him, a debt of gratitude for affecting my life for the better.
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Today I proudly walk into my job and talk about my amazing husband without fear of retaliation. I am humbled by those who came before me in our fight for equality and ask myself how much have I do to ensure equality for my future children. My marriage, workplace protections, housing protections, etc, are directly tied to the brave individuals who participated in the stonewall riots, marches, lawsuits, legislation, and those who decided to stand up and fight against discrimination. The fight is not over, and together we can continue to accomplish equality for LGBT, for women, for minorities, for citizens with disabilities, for everyone.
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#marraigeequality #love #husbands #loveislove #equality #pride
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Are you in need of dentures at an affordable cost? I am a Denturist student at Oxford College looking ...
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Are you in need of dentures at an affordable cost? I am a Denturist student at Oxford College looking to master my craft in COMPLETE (no upper or lower teeth) dentures and metal framework dentures. I am seeking new clients with few to no teeth. Oxford College is an educational institution ... Are you in need of dentures at an affordable cost?
I am a Denturist student at Oxford College looking to master my craft in COMPLETE (no upper or lower teeth) dentures and metal framework dentures. I am seeking new clients with few to no teeth.
Oxford College is an educational institution that provides affordable services for clients looking for an affordable option for dentures. As a client receiving our services, you ONLY pay for the materials used – no professional fees attached! All appointments and lab work are professionally supervised by a licensed denturist and we use the highest quality materials in the industry.
Location: Oxford College, 869 Yonge Street (conveniently located between Bloor-Yonge & Rosedale TTC stations)
Clinic Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday by appointment
Cost: $120-695 (Industry prices range from $1200-3500)
If you or someone you know is interested in our services, please call or text me at (416) 669-8580 for more information. #denturism #dentures #dentalstudent #prosthesis #oxfordcollege #denturist #dentureclinic #completedenture #denturelife
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<span class="emoji emoji26a1"></span>️ •{ <span class="emoji emoji203c"></span>️ ANNOUNCEMENT <span class="emoji emoji203c"></span>️ }• - Hey, everyone! I know it's been a while (totally not 6 months). I figured ...
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️ •{ ️ ANNOUNCEMENT ️ }• - Hey, everyone! I know it's been a while (totally not 6 months). I figured I might as well post something for the few of you wondering where I am. - I'm going on an indefinite hiatus. - That may have already been clear from my 6 months of silence. There are several ... ⚡️
•{ ‼️ ANNOUNCEMENT ‼️ }•
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Hey, everyone! I know it's been a while (totally not 6 months). I figured I might as well post something for the few of you wondering where I am.
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I'm going on an indefinite hiatus.
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That may have already been clear from my 6 months of silence. There are several reasons why I quit for so long. - Life got busy. I'm a high school student, now a senior. I've been trying to get my life together and, at the same time, have time for myself. And it's only going to get busier from here when I add a job and college into the mix.
- I didn't feel good about the content I was posting. I posted a LOT of art from people I didn't ask permission from. Though I did pay credit, I know some people don't want their art on other sites and social media without their knowledge. I know I wouldn't. - It wasn't worth the effort. The content I'd replace that stuff with is stuff I'd have to create or spend time preparing. I didn't like spending 10-15 minutes on one post every day or so like I did in the past.
- There wasn't enough payoff with the followers. I know it reads "11.5k" followers on my blog, but only 100-200 people actually interact via liking and commenting. That's just over 1% of my followers. What's the point of having those high numbers if they don't mean anything? That's like having $11,500 in a high schooler's bank account, but 99% is Monopoly money. Fake.
- I didn't like how Instagram worked compared to some other social media, or the content I was seeing.
- I frankly just lost interest. I still love Sonic, but because of the reasons above, it was no longer fun to do. It just wasted my time and drained me. I stopped wanting to post.
So for those reasons, I'm going on hiatus, if not leaving.
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Sonic blog: @gems-of-chaos (https://gems-of-chaos.tumblr.com/)
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From @ratri_w a PhD #mamarantau in London - It's her. This little girl makes my learning journey ...
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From @ratri_w a PhD #mamarantau in London - It's her. This little girl makes my learning journey become more meaningful. The struggle of being a student mom is real, for sure. But I enjoy every moments, every ups and down, in the effort of being the better student, wife and mother, day by day. . . I ... From @ratri_w a PhD #mamarantau in London - It's her. This little girl makes my learning journey become more meaningful. The struggle of being a student mom is real, for sure. But I enjoy every moments, every ups and down, in the effort of being the better student, wife and mother, day by day.
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I remember how excited I am when I got an offer from Imperial College London. I have the same feeling when I found out that I was about to be a mom, just 3 months after I started the PhD program. I know that I have to try harder to finish this degree, but I believe it's going to be so rewarding.
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My colleague once asked me how does it like having a child and being a PhD student at the same time? My answer was surprised her. I told her that it's like having non-stop entertainment at home, she is my stress reliever. Yes, lucky me for having a daughter like her, she is easy going, playful and has a loving personality. She is the one who makes my university life special to me.
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#studentmom #PhDmom #thewiranegara
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My college's week has always been so special for me. It was early 2012, I was just a freshman high ...
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My college's week has always been so special for me. It was early 2012, I was just a freshman high school student then at USTHS, when I heard that drum roll roaring towards the Benavides building-- it was the Arki Week. The Ibong Adarna discussion stopped, classroom's windows were opened, ... My college's week has always been so special for me.

It was early 2012, I was just a freshman high school student then at USTHS, when I heard that drum roll roaring towards the Benavides building-- it was the Arki Week. The Ibong Adarna discussion stopped, classroom's windows were opened, and the next thing I know was I and my classmates were looking down, amazed by the passing of colorful floats together with architecture students clad in cute costumes.

7 years later, who would've known, I was going to have that parade too-- seen from windows by high schoolers, who might be having dreams of being a student at the College of Architecture and eventually become an architect, not different from that 12-year old Bien. (1/2)

Credits to: Arkitrato UST, Vincent Castor, Michael Reyes, 3AR-5
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I don’t even know where to start. - I did my first skydive in 2008 while studying abroad in Europe’s ...
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I don’t even know where to start. - I did my first skydive in 2008 while studying abroad in Europe’s on a weekend trip in Interlaken Switzerland. I was 18 and trying my best to open my mind and explore the world. It was a blast and I was hooked. I ended up going to college in 2011 in Lake Tahoe and ... I don’t even know where to start.
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I did my first skydive in 2008 while studying abroad in Europe’s on a weekend trip in Interlaken Switzerland. I was 18 and trying my best to open my mind and explore the world. It was a blast and I was hooked. I ended up going to college in 2011 in Lake Tahoe and meeting some of the most adventurist people I know today. I discovered this placed called “Burning Man” simultaneously discovering you could skydive there I told a few people I met at a party “I’ll skydive there one day” I’m not sure if they took me seriously.
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In 2015 my buddy @tg_shreds was skydiving at burning man and I spent a day checking it out and immediately fell in love with the idea of jumping into the best party on earth. So I made it a goal of mine to learn everything it would take to safely do what he was doing. Immediately I reached out to a few friends to try and get them on board with me. One friend @kyle_alexander_photo was all in 100% and two others @flyingonzo and @tg_shreds quickly became my mentors in the subject. I asked lots of questions, made plenty of tough decisions, sacrificed a lot of other opportunities and eventually 3 years later I found myself doing a 3rd gear check on my parachute right before looking down on 70k people thinking to myself: “I did it, i fucking did it and I’m so close to completing this” I couldn’t contain myself.
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My hands were trembling. I was scared, I was nervous and I was excited I can’t even begin to put the emotional roller coaster into words. I was about to complete a life goal that I made years ago that took so much time effort and money I didn’t know how to feel. So I jumped. I screamed. I cried tears of excitement and joy that I’d never felt in my 30 years of life.
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For the last year I’ve been shoveling every extra dollar I had into skydiving and my student loans from my college education. My last student loan payment was paired with skydiving at Burning Man and my 200th skydive. I feel more fulfilled and proud of myself than ever before. I can’t even begin to put the way I feel into words but I hope everyone can experience this level of fulfillment in their lives. #1stnakedjump #brc #fufillment
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 #TellUsTigers #firstdayofcollege: Alexander López '22 (@alexanderl00) is a first-year international ...
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#TellUsTigers #firstdayofcollege: Alexander López '22 (@alexanderl00) is a first-year international student from the #DominicanRepublic whose mom, Jeannette, had read my #TellUsTigers post from last spring and messaged me on Instagram to share how excited she was that Alexander’s ... #TellUsTigers #firstdayofcollege: Alexander López '22 (@alexanderl00) is a first-year international student from the #DominicanRepublic whose mom, Jeannette, had read my #TellUsTigers post from last spring and messaged me on Instagram to share how excited she was that Alexander’s dream of one day attending Princeton was finally coming true! I was touched to hear that I would be joined at Princeton by a fellow Dominican & was determined to meet him in person. After Jeannette connected Alexander & me, we realized that we were all going to be on campus during the same week in August. What I thought would be a relatively quiet lunch turned out to be a joyous get-together with Alexander, his mother, grandmother & sister. We each had the chance to share a bit about what we missed the most about the Dominican Republic. When Alexander started to ask me more specific questions about life at #PrincetonU, I was reminded of how nervous I was my first year to embark on this new journey. As a #firstgen college student, I knew coming into Princeton that I would have trouble navigating certain spaces on campus. I was shocked at how easily these initial concerns led to self-doubt. It took hearing the stories of others who felt similarly to me to realize I wasn’t alone. One of my favorite Princeton experiences was hearing from Justice Sonia Sotomayor '76 about her time at Princeton as a first-gen student. I had the opportunity to ask her a question at the 2017 ¡Adelante Tigres! alumni conference, to which she reaffirmed that I had made the right decision for my family in choosing to attend Princeton. Hearing that I belonged at this university from someone who I admire reminded me of how significant it is to reaffirm the value students bring to this campus. I feel that it is appropriate on the first day of school to remind first-gen students that they are deserving to be at universities like Princeton. You may encounter moments of self-doubt while in college, but I encourage you to take solace in your deservingness to be here & the fact that there will be students like yourself who are in this journey beside you." — @_Kauribel Javier '19; photo by @JeannetteDantonio #Princetagram
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 #Repost @laurenevfit ・・・ I’ve had an IG account for about 3-3.5 years and I’m not sure if I’ve every ...
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#Repost @laurenevfit ・・・ I’ve had an IG account for about 3-3.5 years and I’m not sure if I’ve every truly introduced myself. My name is Lauren Elizabeth Estes (recently married, so now Velez) and I’ve been passionate about working out and different areas of fitness, health and wellness ... #Repost @laurenevfit
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I’ve had an IG account for about 3-3.5 years and I’m not sure if I’ve every truly introduced myself.
My name is Lauren Elizabeth Estes (recently married, so now Velez) and I’ve been passionate about working out and different areas of fitness, health and wellness my entire life. I played sports all through high school and college and tore my ACL during a basketball (pick-up spring student athletes vs Coaches game of all things) while attending UNA my Junior Year. I lost a ton of muscle mass and had a slow comeback because of some issues with my ACL/Menisus tear ans ended up having a second surgery on the same knee several months later- (manipulation/meniscal repair, after a total ACL reconstruction). I literally went from being the most active person you knew to the person on the sidelines and it ABSOLUTELY killed me. I’m a worker- always have been. So for me not being able to put work in—put me in a depression. I had a handicap sticker in my car for almost six months, and I walked with a limp for over a year. I was a broken individual for sometime. After that year, I became closer to Jesus than I ever had, got my first on-air radio job and moved into an apartment by myself and start my life as an adult. •I’ve always lifting weights but because of the distrust in my knee— I found spin class and that began taking up the majority of my time. From Spin, I starting running. I ran my first 5k in March of 2013 with my dear friend kelly and have ran probably 200 plus races since, ranging from a 5k to an OCR, to a full marathon and 16 half marathons to date.
In 2014, I started competition prep for the first time, but after receiving a lot of negative feedback from my close peers about my “overly healthy eating and weight loss”, I chose not to compete six weeks out from my first planned show. One year later, I committed again to prep myself and for 21 weeks, I followed a strict diet,
Lost 35 pounds, over 12% body fat and got on stage for the first time. I prepped myself through three additional shows and then deemed I needed additional accountability and guidance- (someone will ALWAYS know more than you in this industry- you’ll NEVER stop learn
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Hello, my name is Nina Nguyen and I am from Boston, MA. I am a second-year student at the College of ...
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Hello, my name is Nina Nguyen and I am from Boston, MA. I am a second-year student at the College of the Holy Cross. Last month, I volunteered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam through the IVHQ program. It was a great opportunity for me, as a premed student, to discover what the healthcare system was ... Hello, my name is Nina Nguyen and I am from Boston, MA. I am a second-year student at the College of the Holy Cross. Last month, I volunteered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam through the IVHQ program. It was a great opportunity for me, as a premed student, to discover what the healthcare system was like in a different country. I was also able to visit some of my family members. While volunteering, it took me a while to adjust to the different hospital environment, but the doctors and nurses were very friendly and communicative with me. I was able to assist them with basic triage, wound care, and rehabilitation, something I have never done before. I learned so much from different departments and was able to determine which were my strengths and weaknesses. Overall, this amazing opportunity enabled me to learn and continue my study in medicine. I look forward to continuing my trips with IVHQ!⠀

📸: @ninannguyen99 📍: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh⠀

#ivhqvietnam #ivhq #ivhqtakeover #ivhqer #healthcarevolunteer #medicalvolunteer #volunteerabroad #volunteeroverseas #travelwithmeaning
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Just wrote a novel on Facebook and here it is again: <span class="emoji emoji1f343"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f342"></span> The person I have grown to be through my time ...
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Just wrote a novel on Facebook and here it is again: The person I have grown to be through my time at Lee University feels a lot like the leaves on these trees. When I transferred here two and a half years ago I was wide-eyed, a little green, fresh, and ready to embark on a bountiful new adventure ... Just wrote a novel on Facebook and here it is again: 🍃🍂 The person I have grown to be through my time at Lee University feels a lot like the leaves on these trees. When I transferred here two and a half years ago I was wide-eyed, a little green, fresh, and ready to embark on a bountiful new adventure in Tennessee. The people I met and the experiences I have made here have aged and grown me in only positive ways. I am leaving Lee like the leaves in October, a little more aged and expressive of my time and experiences here. Soon, when I graduate in just a few short days, I will be like the leaves falling from the trees in December. The trees interwoven throughout the brick-laid buildings of campus are stripped of their leaves now. The leaves, when ready, float from the trees. I am not sure what will come in the next few months, but I feel equipped to leave Lee with a fresh perspective and new wide-eyes to pursue the future whole-heartedly. There are a million things to thank, including every brick and leaf on campus. But the most significant of all are the people I have met here and the ones back home who have supported and inspired me. I am thankful for the opportunities I have been able to experience like Sigma Nu Sigma, Alpha Gamma Chi, Vindagua, working for the Center for Student Success, being a Transfer Leader for First Year Programs, and the English department and faculty are all exceptionally crucial aspects of my college career that I feel grateful to have been a part of. Forever grateful, too, for the friendships and mentorships I have come to cherish so much. Thankful is the understatement of the year as I reflect on the changing seasons throughout my time at Lee.
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This is going to be long… I apologize in advance. On August 5th, I sold two customs from my personal ...
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This is going to be long… I apologize in advance. On August 5th, I sold two customs from my personal collection to a person named Kristin Kay. She asked me what the lowest I could do for them and in the moment I was hesitant because I had paid more for each horse than them combined together. She then ... This is going to be long… I apologize in advance. On August 5th, I sold two customs from my personal collection to a person named Kristin Kay. She asked me what the lowest I could do for them and in the moment I was hesitant because I had paid more for each horse than them combined together. She then threw and offer at me for $225 PPD PAID IN FULL (remember this please!!!). Which I was fine with because I am now a BROKE college student. I gave her my PayPal and in the same message (see screenshot), and I QUOTE, “I won’t be able to ship until Wednesday or next week. I live an hour away from parents house and that’s where my models are.” She then proceeds to tell me “Okay, I’ll pay the day before you ship.” Unfortunately, due to experiences in the past with holding models for people, I tell her that I wouldn’t be able to hold them that long without payment. So she tells me that if they do not sell to let her know that they’re still available so that she can pay me when I’m ready to ship. A few hours later she messages me again and says that she can pay half down, at this point, I should have backed out of this transaction because we had originally discussed PIF offers ONLY! A few hours later she sends me half the payment and I go on about my night. August 9th, she messages me about a shipping date, to which I reply that I would ship Monday August 13th because I would be home visiting my parents because I had an online college tour for a photography major. This is when things go sour…
She messages me Monday August 13th at 7:36 AM, at this point, I was with family due to my aunt being in the hospital, I wasn’t really answering anyones messages at this point because, again, I was with family, in a hospital. At 4:10 PM she messages me with two question marks. This is when I am FINALLY able to respond to her and let her know that I have been at the hospital with my family and that my aunt had had a massive heart attack. I then see that she has posted in the MHTB stating that it has been 7 days since I haven’t shipped, when originally, I had told her I would ship Monday August 13th. She had posted that there were no lights/she couldn’t find lights on me on this board1/3
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This message from a follower. Hope it helps other young footballers. I have an associates degree, ...
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This message from a follower. Hope it helps other young footballers. I have an associates degree, working on my bachelors degree, then aiming for masters after that. I’ve never hidden the fact that I’m a student first, athlete second and if you know my brothers, you’ll know that EDUCATION ... This message from a follower. Hope it helps other young footballers. I have an associates degree, working on my bachelors degree, then aiming for masters after that. I’ve never hidden the fact that I’m a student first, athlete second and if you know my brothers, you’ll know that EDUCATION is first. The lifespan of a professional footballer is what? A decade at most, 15 if you’re stretching it? Then you have the rest of your life to look at - so what’s the plan after football? Then the hope is that you make it right? By chance you don’t become the next Lukaku, then what? Words from my parents to all of us from birth has been simple, consistent and direct: Education first, get your degree, slip in school even one class and that’s the end of football. My parents are both college educated with one having a doctorate and another with a masters degree so Education is key. Also think about it- my parents always told us that you can’t be smart on a soccer field if you’re not smart off it. We have witnessed more millionaires in and around our family who made it and are very successful and extremely happy and they are all Educated- not soccer players. Have a chat with jr or Sheed and you’ll know in seconds that they’re intelligent- not just in their eloquence but overall- neither of them have ever gotten anything but straight A at school, same as the baby Amir- even though we all play football- we all understand and value Education. You can pursue your dream of being a great footballer as I am but never let your education slip. Never forget the value of being educated. If I never make it big as a football player- I’m very confident that I’ll be successful as a college graduate and that’s the guarantee that education gives you. Soccer offers no such guarantees. We are competitive on the soccer pitch but also strive to be #1 in school - follow your dreams and passion, aim for your goals but don’t cast school aside.
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“A fifteen year old African American student from Compton , Antoinne, stood up in the middle of a ...
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“A fifteen year old African American student from Compton , Antoinne, stood up in the middle of a FYI FILMS screenwriting lesson and blurted out. " Hey Munoz. You know why they don't care about us? Because we are expendable that's why. " " Can you explain to us what you mean by that?" I asked him. ... “A fifteen year old African American student from Compton , Antoinne, stood up in the middle of a FYI FILMS screenwriting lesson and blurted out. " Hey Munoz. You know why they don't care about us? Because we are expendable that's why. " " Can you explain to us what you mean by that?" I asked him. " Look, I gotta work to help my family survive. So I ain't gonna graduate from high school, cuz my family can't get by without the money I make from my part time job. I ain't gonna pass the SAT, and I ain't going to college. And if I don't go to college I won't get a good job, and if I don't get a good job, than I won't be paying Uncle Sam a lot of taxes, and I won't become a so called good American consumer. Therefore I am expendable. "
We all sank in our chairs.
I was stung by his hyper loaded statement. I asked the other 15 students if they too, felt expendable. They all nodded their heads in agreement. I cancelled the screenwriting lesson to address this sense of feeling expendable. We did improvs exploring marginalization, and oppression. The improvs were laced with deflated dreams, pessimism about the future, and economic lethargy. " How do we change this feeling of being expendable?" I asked my students. We had a 90 minute discussion about creating a better environment for youth from disadvantaged communities. A healthy environment which would help them escape these intense feelings of expendability and marginalization. They made some interesting and radical suggestions such as : Creating public policy which restricts the hours that single mothers work. They found it unacceptable for a single mom to work more than 40 hours a week. They also wanted a limit on how many hours high school students work. Free day care for infants and toddlers at the schools where their older siblings went. As we prepare for our next FYI FILMS workshop in LA COUNTY, I force myself to do an audio recall of Antoinne's statement. We try to organize exercises and activities to reverse this type of thinking. Antoinne's statement, is what keeps me motivated. “ [email protected] To make a contribution to FYI Films please see link in profile. #youth #film
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As a little girl I grew up thinking I will be an elementary school teacher. . I was the straight A ...
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As a little girl I grew up thinking I will be an elementary school teacher. . I was the straight A student, the teachers pet, and all that mattered was how "good" I was in school. Booksmart over here.🏼‍♀️ . I knew my exact path. Go to university🏼get a degree 🏼go to teachers college 🏼get ... As a little girl I grew up thinking I will be an elementary school teacher.
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I was the straight A student, the teachers pet, and all that mattered was how "good" I was in school. Booksmart over here.💁🏼‍♀️📚
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I knew my exact path. Go to university👉🏼get a degree 👉🏼go to teachers college 👉🏼get a job and live in a house with a white picket fence. 🙄
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But deep down I always knew I was meant for something more. Something was missing.
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My university experience was not what I expected. Obviously. And during summer break I dropped out. I didn't accept my offer to Teachers College. I had no plan going forward. I just knew that going back to school and following this path was NOT what I wanted.
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So I picked up part-time jobs, took some courses online, and focused on documenting my life on Instagram.
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A few years later I got fired from what I thought at the time was my "dream job". Being typical Steph, I freaked out, thought my life was over, and it was impossible for me to take the advice from my family to "take a month off without working to regroup".
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The next day I got another job but then quit after 4 hours.
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THIS was the moment I knew I had to create the life that I WANTED. This is when I started my entrepreneurial journey. This moment was summer 2017. Just over a year ago.
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From then I have created 2 signature group programs and have my own private 1-1 coaching practice (WHAT?).
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This is something I NEVER dreamt of. I get to HELP women with REAL LIFE PROBLEMS every single day.
I get to show women their strength through fitness and mindset coaching.
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This is me. This is Steph. This is my purpose.
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So please, do not feel confined to doing something because it was your first plan.
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FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION. IT KNOWS. Through all the ups and downs - every moment is worth it. Create the life of your dreams.
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#entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #happy #life #dropout #bossbabe #fashion #pembroke #businesswoman #inspiration #personaltrainer #courageouslyconfident #xogingy #coaching #mindsetcoach #lifestyle #empoweringwomen #womenempowerment
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Williams College awards honorary degree to President Paxson⠀ ⠀ Brown University President ...
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Williams College awards honorary degree to President Paxson⠀ ⠀ Brown University President Christina Paxson received an honorary doctor of laws from Williams College as she introduced former Brown dean Maud S. Mandel as the new Williams president. ( in bio)⠀ ⠀ _______________⠀ ⠀ In ... Williams College awards honorary degree to President Paxson⠀

Brown University President Christina Paxson received an honorary doctor of laws from Williams College as she introduced former Brown dean Maud S. Mandel as the new Williams president. (🔗 in bio)⠀

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In six years as Brown University’s 19th president, Christina Paxson has presented honorary degrees to a wide range of accomplished individuals. On Saturday, Sept. 8., she was on the receiving end instead, as Williams College awarded her an honorary doctor of laws.⠀

Michael R. Eisenson, chair of the Williams board of trustees, presented the degree to Paxson during an induction ceremony that formally welcomed Maud S. Mandel as the 18th president of Williams College. Mandel joined Williams in July after two decades on the Brown faculty and four years as dean of the college.⠀

Eisenson presented the degree to Paxson in recognition of what Williams College called a remarkable track record as a scholar and an academic leader at Princeton University and at Brown.⠀

“As president of Brown University, your impact has been sweeping,” said the honorary degree citation read aloud by Eisenson during the ceremony. “During your tenure, the University has advanced its teaching and research, fundamentally deepened student support and strengthened its role in the local community. Brown’s stature as a place of scholarship has never been higher.”⠀

Paxson, who delivered a welcome address during Mandel’s induction, said: “I am humbled and grateful to have been selected to receive an honorary degree from Williams College. I am very glad to be here on this magnificent campus as you inaugurate my colleague, my friend — and forever a friend of Brown University — Maud Mandel, to be your 18th president.”⠀

Continue reading at news.brown.edu (🔗 in bio)  #BrownUniversity @williamscollege
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My first introduction to Pull Apart Bread was as a freshman in college at @kansasstateuniversity ...
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My first introduction to Pull Apart Bread was as a freshman in college at @kansasstateuniversity . Their bakery science department made warm, fresh mini fan loaves for the student union every weekday, and I’m pretty sure I did my part to eat one LOAF every day. 😮 Well, I’m no longer in college ... My first introduction to Pull Apart Bread was as a freshman in college at @kansasstateuniversity . 🍞 Their bakery science department made warm, fresh mini fan loaves for the student union every weekday, and I’m pretty sure I did my part to eat one LOAF every day. 😮

Well, I’m no longer in college and my plan to get daily bread delivery from my alma mater has failed. I had to take matters into my own hands and began making my own Pull Apart Bread Loaves. 👩‍🍳 Through the years, these loaves have evolved and now are stuffed with CHEESE. 🧀 Yes, I took the buttery fan loaves of my college days to the next level by adding @cabotcheese shredded cheese. Sometimes, like this past weekend, I even will add bacon and olives. YUM. 😋

You will want this recipe. YES you will! And lucky for you, it’s currently on my blog. You can find the link in my Instagram profile, or here ➡️ https://dineanddish.net/pull-apart-bread/
Enjoy!

#client #instagood #instadaily #instafood #Bread #breadmaking #foodphotography #foodphotos #cheeselovers #huffposttaste #feedfeed #cheeselove #buzzfeast #foodstagram #sodelicious #breadmachine
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FAQ: Are you Filipino? I'm reaching my 10th year in the Filipino American community and understand ...
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FAQ: Are you Filipino? I'm reaching my 10th year in the Filipino American community and understand a teensy bit of Tagalog so people often ask if I'm Filipina; I speak two and a half Chinese languages and I identify as Asian American. (Long read ahead) • I come from a traditionally patriarchal ... FAQ: Are you Filipino?
I'm reaching my 10th year in the Filipino American community and understand a teensy bit of Tagalog so people often ask if I'm Filipina; I speak two and a half Chinese languages and I identify as Asian American. (Long read ahead) • I come from a traditionally patriarchal Chinese household that demanded obedience, and if being Chinese was this rigid and unfair, then I hated being Chinese. I was forced to accept man-centered ideas and rules from old China that didn't help or nurture me as a young Chinese American womxn. Throughout my teens I ended up making friends who got me to join Filipino American student clubs where I learned about history, culture, performing arts, and politics, which ultimately planted seeds for my college years as a student organizer. While majoring in Asian American Studies, I had a chance to unpack my complicated resentment for my version of Chinese identity, because it was also deeply tied to trauma, toxic masculinity, and decades of emotional abuse.
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Through becoming politicized, learning, and serving the Filipino American community for the past 10 years, I gained a powerful framework of identity and community, and in untangling from trauma, I am still re-building my Chinese American identity... but altogether, it's become more than that. I say I'm Asian American because the term "Asian American' is a political statement coined (by Yuji Ichioka) during a radical socio-political movement that drew together different Asian ethnic groups to form power in numbers for social justice; I fully believe in these values of justice, and I feel stronger when I don't have to choose between the community I come from, and the community that raised me. I'm happy to serve both communities through work as a social service provider. And as a writer, I aim to continue telling stories of the Asian American experiences that give us strength to not only survive, but to make moves and flourish ✊🏼❤
I had to have this shirt. My feed is turning into a merch gallery LOL #asianamerican #asianamericangirlclub #AAGC #chineseamerican #filipinoamerican #community #kapwa #healing #matriarchy
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Goodmorning everyone! 🌞 My name is Alexandra Mireles or you can call me Alex! Today I will be taking ...
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Goodmorning everyone! 🌞 My name is Alexandra Mireles or you can call me Alex! Today I will be taking over Snapchat and Instagram accounts living a day as an NSHSS Ambassador and student Council member. I am a high school junior at SLAM Academy of Las Vegas, Nevada. Along with being a high schooler, ... Goodmorning everyone! 🌞 My name is Alexandra Mireles or you can call me Alex! Today I will be taking over Snapchat and Instagram accounts living a day as an NSHSS Ambassador and student Council member. I am a high school junior at SLAM Academy of Las Vegas, Nevada. Along with being a high schooler, I also attend UNLV for an Advance Studies program which grants me to being a Sophomore in college when I have graduated from high school👩🏽‍🎓.While I take over Instagram and Snapchat for the day, I will be discussing my daily life schedule, extracurricular activities such as sports ⚽️🤼‍♀️and clubs, my college and high school life, and most importantly college planning. I can’t wait to see how the day goes with you guys ! Remember to follow me @aleeex_mireles and keep up with as I go through the day as a NSHSS ambassador😊 #NSHSS #nshssambassadortakeover #nshssambassadors
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"We were at SXSW debuting “Tuba to Cuba” and that’s when I got a call that they’d located my stolen ...
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"We were at SXSW debuting “Tuba to Cuba” and that’s when I got a call that they’d located my stolen horn. While we were in Austin we learned about these horrific bomb packages that had been showing up at peoples’ houses. An article came out in a local newspaper about this young African American ... "We were at SXSW debuting “Tuba to Cuba” and that’s when I got a call that they’d located my stolen horn. While we were in Austin we learned about these horrific bomb packages that had been showing up at peoples’ houses. An article came out in a local newspaper about this young African American bass and tuba student who was murdered by one of these bombs exploding. I came to find out he was really active in the jazz community around Austin. I dug around a little bit more and I found out that he’d been accepted to my Alma mater, Oberlin (College). We’d had so many people reach out to us to replace my instrument, I decided that day that we needed to do something to take all of that generosity and turn it into something positive. We created the Sousafund to supply Sousaphone Tubas and upright-basses to African American students who are sort of in that transitional period. Going from having a school-supplied instrument to going off to college or right when you’re starting to become a professional and you maybe can’t afford a good entry-level professional instrument. It can often times mean the difference between whether someone continues on that path in life. We’ve been able to provide 5 instruments already, including an upright bass to a young student who just matriculated from my high school alma matter, The NOLA Center for Creative Arts. We also had several students receive tubas. It’s been really rewarding." - Ben #YearinReview
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This is the quote that’s been on the wall in my bedroom for years now. Today while writing a paper for ...
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This is the quote that’s been on the wall in my bedroom for years now. Today while writing a paper for finals I looked up, saw it, and I was reminded why I shared about what happened in the first place. Yesterday afternoon, I sat down with Converse College Campus safety and disability services ... This is the quote that’s been on the wall in my bedroom for years now. Today while writing a paper for finals I looked up, saw it, and I was reminded why I shared about what happened in the first place.

Yesterday afternoon, I sat down with Converse College Campus safety and disability services to discuss the parking ticket. There was an apology with several excuses as to why. We also worked to find a way to help everyone learn from this incident. I am more than willing to work with them if they take the time and effort to change. I only hope I won’t be left with empty promises and changes will be made.

Understand my family is not interested in suing the school. I’ve never had any major issues until the encounter last spring as I briefly referenced in my previous post (link in bio). Back then I stayed silent. And I can no longer do so. All I want is a change in the way faculty and staff treat their students with disabilities. No student, myself included deserves to be harassed or bullied due to their disability. I have learned I’m not the first student at Converse College who has been discriminated against due to their disability. (Regarding the college as a whole) If this has happened to you know I am truly sorry. Please send me a private message as I would like to hear about your situation, if you are willing to share. I will not share our conversation. I know far too many are too afraid to share publicly for fear of retaliation. I am the only one who has stepped up to talk about it.

I will continue to fight because that’s all I know how to do. My entire life I have had to fight for everything. I’ve had to fight to simply be alive. Lastly, for everyone who has asked me if I’m scared about the backlash that might come from my post the answer is no. It takes a lot to scare a girl who at the age of fifteen had a doctor walk in her hospital room and tell her she’s going to die.
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South Florida student demands SAT score be released after she's accused of cheating Kamilah ...
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South Florida student demands SAT score be released after she's accused of cheating Kamilah Campbell says she increased her score by 300 points by studying hard SAMANTHA BRYANT From Local 10 ABC JANUARY 2, 2019, 1:15 PM A South Florida student accused of cheating on her SATs held a ... South Florida student demands SAT score be released after she's accused of cheating

Kamilah Campbell says she increased her score by 300 points by studying hard

SAMANTHA BRYANT From Local 10 ABC
JANUARY 2, 2019, 1:15 PM
A South Florida student accused of cheating on her SATs held a press conference Wednesday along with her high-profile attorney, Benjamin Crump. "My name is Kamilah Campbell. I didn't cheat," Campbell said. "I studied to achieve my dreams, and I know to achieve them, I had to be focused and dedicated. And I won't let ETS or anyone take my dreams away from me." Campbell is still waiting for her SAT scores to be released following a Jan. 1 college deadline.

Last week, the Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School student told Local 10 News about her dreams of attending Florida State University.

But her dream has been threatened after she received a letter from Educational Testing Services saying her October SAT scores were invalid.

Campbell said it is due to a 300-point score increase from March. "She studied harder than she ever studied before. Focused more than she ever focused before to conquer this test," Crump said. "She made a 1230 on the SAT in October." "I turned in a letter from my tutor, a letter from my teacher and I wrote a statement myself. I also turned in pictures of the study book I used on my own," Campbell said.

Campbell stood alongside her mother, community members and Crump, asking ETS to release her scores immediately. "She stayed up late nights, she stayed up early mornings, studying. She received extra tutoring because she set a goal in her head she wanted to reach and she accomplished that goal. She deserves to be honored," the student's mother, Shirley Campbell, said.
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This month I am celebrating one of my mini victories! 🥳<span class="emoji emoji1f388"></span>A couple days ago I hit my one year anniversary ...
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This month I am celebrating one of my mini victories! 🥳A couple days ago I hit my one year anniversary since I graduated college with my bachelors degree! 🏻‍YIPPEEE. The most expensive piece of paper you would ever own! Well, for me at least and my situation..... Long story short, I decided ... This month I am celebrating one of my mini victories! 🥳🎈A couple days ago I hit my one year anniversary since I graduated college with my bachelors degree! 👩🏻‍🎓🎓YIPPEEE. The most expensive piece of paper you would ever own! Well, for me at least and my situation..... Long story short, I decided to get a degree in a private university where I didn’t even have enough funds to cover my whole tuition! Young & broke me just wanted the “very best!” Once It finally hit me that I was slowly building up more and more debt with Sallie Mae.... I realized that I needed to switch schools right away if I wanted to pay off my school debt before I turned 💯 years old! Switching schools was probably the best decision I could’ve ever made! I graduated college with the degree I wanted! But.... I’m now paying student loans from a school I didn’t even graduate from! My advice to anyone would be, YOU CAN GET THE SAME DEGREE AT A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY! Oh yea, and if you really want to go to school....pay as you go, apply for scholarships, financial aid or have your parents pay for it! Lol lol jk! With that being said , I’ve paid off 5 out of 6 student loans! While this one being my 2nd to last! YESSSSSSSS! Feels so good saying that! I used @daveramsey advice with the debt snowball and have also received so much encouragement from my fiancé @mannyv365 ! 💕 I’m officially at my last and biggest student loan yet (I’m sure I could’ve tackled this faster but sometimes life happens)! I CANT WAIT TO BE 100% DEBT FREE! 5 down and 1 more to go!! PS. This is MY story & everyone has their own! 🙏 and God has been so faithful even when I was faithless!! #debtfreecommunity #debtfreejourney #daveramsey #debtsnowball #thanksforreading
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Happy Friday from My “College Student of the Month “ on “Twin Day “ at school <span class="emoji emoji270c"></span>🏻Beauty&Brains(&SheBalls<span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span>🏻) ...
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Happy Friday from My “College Student of the Month “ on “Twin Day “ at school 🏻Beauty&Brains(&SheBalls🏻) 6MoreDays️ #DodgerKids #DodgerFam #LittleDodgerFans Happy Friday from My “College Student of the Month “ on “Twin Day “ at school ✌🏻Beauty&Brains(&SheBalls🙌🏻) 💙6MoreDays⚾️ #DodgerKids #DodgerFam 💙 #LittleDodgerFans
The day you die is the day you stop learning, I learned that from my college professor shortly before ...
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The day you die is the day you stop learning, I learned that from my college professor shortly before he passed, ironic. That’s why I’ll forever be a student, of anything and anyone because they all have valuable knowledge that can impact your life. @ceo_swole has been my mentor since 2013 ... The day you die is the day you stop learning, I learned that from my college professor shortly before he passed, ironic.
That’s why I’ll forever be a student, of anything and anyone because they all have valuable knowledge that can impact your life. @ceo_swole has been my mentor since 2013 (but he doesn’t know that). I’ve witnessed him make something out of nothing, and now sitting on one of the most important and iconic brands in the supplement industry. Honored to witness Greatness. Class in session #watchmework
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 #FF @breakfastjones is a fellow student from art college. I have always appreciated her sense of ...
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#FF @breakfastjones is a fellow student from art college. I have always appreciated her sense of shape design that capture the essence of the characters she draws, plus she picks all the best character from my childhood . . #FollowFriday #admiration #inspiration #instaart #FF @breakfastjones is a fellow student from art college. I have always appreciated her sense of shape design that capture the essence of the characters she draws, plus she picks all the best character from my childhood
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Karen Empeño was a BA Sociology student from the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy in UP ...
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Karen Empeño was a BA Sociology student from the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy in UP Diliman when she was abducted last 26 June 2006 at Hagonoy, Bulacan by suspected members of the 71st Infantry Battalion. She was a member of the League of Filipino Students (LFS) and was there to ... Karen Empeño was a BA Sociology student from the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy in UP Diliman when she was abducted last 26 June 2006 at Hagonoy, Bulacan by suspected members of the 71st Infantry Battalion. She was a member of the League of Filipino Students (LFS) and was there to do research on the peasants’ situation and integrate in the community. She remains missing along with Sherlyn Cadapan, another UP student also abducted on the same day. Back then I was still a freshie at the University but this issue became part of my political awakening. After three years, I became a member of LFS and then switched majors from BS Statistics to BA Sociology. Up until this day, the cry remains: Surface All Victims of Enforced Disappearances!!! Surface All Desaparecidos!!! ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻 Photo taken at #Resurfacing, an MFA Degree Exhibition by @manolosicat ✨✨✨ #desaparecidos #enforceddisappearances
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Hai michael @michaelbuble ! Im syahrul from indonesia, would you mind listening to my cover at www.soundcloud.com/syahrulR ...
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Hai michael @michaelbuble ! Im syahrul from indonesia, would you mind listening to my cover at www.soundcloud.com/syahrulR , it's not that great.. Im still learning haha.. I've been your fans for 2 years, your music increse my passion in singing like 10x , I've read your book and it's pretty ... Hai michael @michaelbuble ! Im syahrul from indonesia, would you mind listening to my cover at www.soundcloud.com/syahrulR , it's not that great.. Im still learning haha.. I've been your fans for 2 years, your music increse my passion in singing like 10x 😝, I've read your book and it's pretty awesome!! I really like it. It's so inspirative. And by the way Why dont you do some contest for free ticket? You know your ticket here is a little bit overprice 😤 . I really want to go but Im just a college student and my college tuition till I graduate is about 400$ and your ticket is 600$ hahah.. Someday I will for sure to watch your concert with my own money! Sorry for this long nonsense, I just spending my time on the train, and maybe there's some miracle that you will see this. My real account is @aroellsky but i forgot the password -_-" so here's Your fan "curhat" we called it in indonesia haha. See you soon bublé! Someday 😃
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OH WOW! Where do I start? What an amazing weekend! Saw and caught up with old friends from my College ...
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OH WOW! Where do I start? What an amazing weekend! Saw and caught up with old friends from my College SID days (I marvel how college athletics brings us all together). Made new friends. Had a great time celebrating St. Patrick's Day in one of my favorite cities with some of my favorite people! ... OH WOW! Where do I start? What an amazing weekend! Saw and caught up with old friends from my College SID days (I marvel how college athletics brings us all together). Made new friends. Had a great time celebrating St. Patrick's Day in one of my favorite cities with some of my favorite people! Had the best seat in Bridgestone Arena watching amazing kids accomplish and fighting for their dreams (how easy it is to forget that i used to be one of these kids). Some awesome games were played in front of a great crowd in Music City! I want to thank some people for making this weekend happen!
1) @specialkd24 @buckeyebrownie and everyone at the Ohio Valley Conference ( @ovcsports ). You were amazing hosts for the NCAA and you deserve to host again sooner than later! Thanks! I owe you guys!

2) Florida State University. @seminoles and @fsuhoops . Thank you for welcoming me into your family this weekend and trusting me to capture these moments of triumph and joy for those amazing 18 student-athletes, the coaching staff, and the support staff! I'm so happy for the program and for Coach Hamilton! Wish I could continue this journey with you in LA! I'll be rooting for you! How you treated me has reaffirmed why i consider FSU one of my favorite schools!

3) Dan and Matt. These two amazing photographers deserve a follow @spydieshooter and @maxey2005 . I learned alot from you two! We made one hell of a NCAA Photography Steward crew!!! Can't wait to work with you guys again! 📷: @spydieshooter

#marchmadness #finalfour #ncaabasketball #ovc #whitepants #onemorequestion #blessed #ncaa #Nashville #Athleteseyephotography
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Idk about you but this one hits home for me . . It’s funny because while the main intention of this ...
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Idk about you but this one hits home for me . . It’s funny because while the main intention of this picture is to remind you that positive quantum leaps are possible with hard work and belief (which I 100% agree with). However, i want to share with you another take away I get from this post . . ... Idk about you but this one hits home for me .
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It’s funny because while the main intention of this picture is to remind you that positive quantum leaps are possible with hard work and belief (which I 100% agree with). However, i want to share with you another take away I get from this post .
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While it’s true, quantum leaps in a positive direction are possible, quantum leaps in a negative direction are also possible. While that may sound negative at first, let me explain why it’s not
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In 2012 I joined a Network Marketing comapny and at the age of 19 as a broke college student. I had to borrow the money from my parents to start the business. By 21, I was a multiple 6 figure earner with a team of over 10,000 people. In other words I experienced a quantum leap in a positive direction. I thought I had it all figured out. .
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Then, when I was 23, I got a phone and was told that the comapny received a cease and desist from the FTC and no more checks were coming in. .
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Six months later, I found myself in another Network Marketing comapny where I wasn’t happy. My checks were lower, my team wasn’t winning, and none of us were having fun with the business anymore. An example of a quantum leap in the wrong direction
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Now, 3 years later, I find myself the happiest I’ve ever been, with opportunities coming from every direction in all areas of my life. Another example of a quantum leap in a positive direction
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My point is this, change in the only constant in this world. There are seasons of life and there’s nothing you can do about it. Sometimes everything will be going your way, sometimes nothing will be going your way. It’s an inevitably of life. The wisest people throughout history have known this
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Whether you’re in a season of increase or in a season of loss, don’t make the mistake I did and be ignorant enough to think your situation is permanent. Understand change will inevitably occur and plan accordingly
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Mastery of Self occurs when your emotional state isn’t effected by the season you’re in. From my experience, This is more desirable than riches. Money comes and goes, but you’re always going to have you, no matter what season you’re in
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It's official !!! Pics from my Major Graduation the other night. Tried to flex a little and go out ...
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It's official !!! Pics from my Major Graduation the other night. Tried to flex a little and go out with a bang at the graduation lol. Student athlete sash , Honors Convocation Medal , Student Athlete Medal . I'm out CSUN, thank you for the memories!! #makemoves #graduation #collegegraduation ... It's official !!! Pics from my Major Graduation the other night. Tried to flex a little and go out with a bang at the graduation lol. Student athlete sash ✅, Honors Convocation Medal ✅, Student Athlete Medal ✅. I'm out CSUN, thank you for the memories!! 🎓 ✌ #makemoves #graduation #collegegraduation #bachelors #csun #college #education #studentathlete #staytuned #mommaimadeit
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My time at the University of Florida has been marked by countless opportunities to explore, learn, ...
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My time at the University of Florida has been marked by countless opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. Being constantly surrounded by students who embody innumerable passions and interests has fostered a unique environment that consists of Gators from all areas of the world. Immersing ... My time at the University of Florida has been marked by countless opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. Being constantly surrounded by students who embody innumerable passions and interests has fostered a unique environment that consists of Gators from all areas of the world. Immersing myself in the Gator Nation, I was able to grasp the significance of being a voice for my community and others who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized.

Students of all backgrounds deserve to be represented equally at a campus that is brimming with such a diverse student body. “Every Gator Counts” is more than just a phrase; it is a mantra that has served as a catalyst for my dedication to helping students at UF. Through my experience as a Campus Diplomat and the Vice President of Diversity Affairs in Student Government, I have had the opportunity to learn and understand the needs of the vast body of students who attend UF. The commitment the Inspire Party has to ALL students at the University is unparalleled. It is a commitment that resonates within me and a commitment that I will emphasize within Student Government as your senator.

The notion that one person can influence positive change in the world is a concept that has motivated me throughout my life. Right now, my world is the University of Florida. I care about each and every student, faculty member, professor, and worker who work so fervently to make the University of Florida the institution it is today.
Join Inspire Party on February 20th & 21st as we aspire to foster an accountable, inclusive, and transparent Student Government.

My name is Luke Morris, and I am running to be your College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Senator.

#TogetherWeShine #RegPolAdBLima
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Hi! СÓ<span class="emoji emoji2122"></span>лем! I am Malika, an international student from Kazakhstan🇰🇿. This week, I will ...
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Hi! СÓлем! I am Malika, an international student from Kazakhstan🇰🇿. This week, I will be taking over instagram of EUC to show my new life in Rotterdam, as a student of EUC🧡 #euctakeover #erasmusuniversitycollege at Erasmus University College Hi! Сәлем! I am Malika, an international student from Kazakhstan🇰🇿. This week, I will be taking over instagram of EUC to show my new life in Rotterdam, as a student of EUC🧡 #euctakeover #erasmusuniversitycollege at Erasmus University College
All those blood, sweat, and tears are all going to be worth it. Your girl is finally graduating! Since ...
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All those blood, sweat, and tears are all going to be worth it. Your girl is finally graduating! Since getting out of high school and starting off in a community college, I've been looked down on from teachers to classmates. Like they expected more from me, yet little did they know my mom was ... All those blood, sweat, and tears are all going to be worth it. Your girl is finally graduating! Since getting out of high school and starting off in a community college, I've been looked down on from teachers to classmates. Like they expected more from me, yet little did they know my mom was diagnosed with cancer my senior year, they didn't know the struggles and dilemmas I had in choosing my college..Though they looked down on me, I was proud of where I started, I wouldn't regret it for the world. A year later I transfered to CBU, a task I couldn't believed I accomplished in such a short time, and yet I was still looked down upon, a non-Christian going to a Christian school... Let alone a transfer student in a school that practically knows everyone...The competition to getting into the program, and the fight to stay into the program...it took me 4.5 years but I finally made it!
I can now say, hi I'm Carlene I'll be your nurse for today :)
Sleep disorders... It's what any nursing student probably has by the time they graduate 😅😭😴
Thanks @jam_ba_juice for the pics :)
#nurseCarlene #rnBSN #baymax #gradpics #gradcap #comingsoontoahospitalnearyou
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23 and thriving (dying)! Transitioning from a college student to actually working has been pretty ...
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23 and thriving (dying)! Transitioning from a college student to actually working has been pretty hard for me this year but I’m thankful for everyone that has allowed me to vent to them. I’m also thankful for everyone that was able to come to my bday dinner tonight. (Missing @juniefree) 23 and thriving (dying)! Transitioning from a college student to actually working has been pretty hard for me this year but I’m thankful for everyone that has allowed me to vent to them. I’m also thankful for everyone that was able to come to my bday dinner tonight. (Missing @juniefree)
Kestrel Coffee, a 19 year old college student from Falls Church, VA, takes part in the March for Our ...
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Kestrel Coffee, a 19 year old college student from Falls Church, VA, takes part in the March for Our Lives Rally on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. She had this to say, “I’m a student. You know, I’m a college student, but I’m a student. It breaks my heart every single time. I want to ... Kestrel Coffee, a 19 year old college student from Falls Church, VA, takes part in the March for Our Lives Rally on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. She had this to say, “I’m a student. You know, I’m a college student, but I’m a student. It breaks my heart every single time. I want to be an educator, and I want to be an influencer and I feel like there’s no way we can change the world unless we all come together and work hard at it. I mean, this is the only way to get things done. And, you know, I feel absolutely honored to be able to take part. And as a young person I feel like it’s so easy to be overlooked but no more.”

March For Our Lives is a student-led movement to end gun violence in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that peoples’ lives and safety become a priority and to put an end to gun violence in communities and schools immediately. Over 800 sibling marches took place across the U.S. and internationally. © Carla Cioffi
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WOW! What a week, I’m so excited for all my new team members that are on their way to FREEDOM<span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️ I was ...
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WOW! What a week, I’m so excited for all my new team members that are on their way to FREEDOM️ I was working my biz from my phone at home, on the go, and at the lake! The feeellllssss I get knowing I can book a flight and take a trip whenever I want & get paid at the same time is the BEST feeling •• I’m ... WOW! What a week, I’m so excited for all my new team members that are on their way to FREEDOM☀️ I was working my biz from my phone at home, on the go, and at the lake! 🌊 The feeellllssss I get knowing I can book a flight and take a trip whenever I want & get paid at the same time is the BEST feeling 💕😍 •• I’m building a five figure income from my 📱 phone and am about to earn over $12,500 in bonuses alone! Before this business, I was a broke college student who hated my 2 jobs. I was living for the weekend and missing out on so much family time! This business transformed my life in so many ways and I can’t wait to share it with YOU!! Whether you’re a college student who is tired of breaking the bank, a mama who is sick of kissing her babies goodbye in the morning, a full-time worker who wants to stop picking up overtime just to make ends meet. One more DREAMER who is ready to take a leap and add 💲200-💲2,000+ a month. 💓 I'm ready to teach you everything I know. PM me 💌 for details!
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In honor of being just EIGHT DAYS away from the #MissUniversityofFloridaScholarshipPageant, ...
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In honor of being just EIGHT DAYS away from the #MissUniversityofFloridaScholarshipPageant, I’ll be sharing my love for the Gator Nation every day in a new way. These posts will vary from ways I’ve been preparing for the pageant, moments and memories that have shaped me throughout my college ... In honor of being just EIGHT DAYS away from the #MissUniversityofFloridaScholarshipPageant, I’ll be sharing my love for the Gator Nation every day in a new way. These posts will vary from ways I’ve been preparing for the pageant, moments and memories that have shaped me throughout my college experience, and even my favorite local spots around town!
Which brings me to #8: Three things I cannot live without, both in college and through pageant prep. ☕️ Starbucks Blonde Espresso. Oh come on, did you expect anything else from a college student/ Starbucks barista? 😂💁🏼‍♀️ All jokes aside, I love the way coffee brings people together and gives us the energy to conquer our days.
📖 Inspirational Literature. My mom bought me my first self-help book in 7th grade {it was called The Secret To Teen Power} and it changed my life! Years later, I am now reading “You are a Badass” and I wish I could scream from the rooftops how awesome and helpful it is. In the midst of reading our textbooks, we should never forget we are students also in life; and the most successful people are in an endless pursuit of knowledge.
💕 Girl Power. I don’t know where I’d be without my girlies! Especially my G-Mentor who handmade this baseball cap herself. My performance on stage next week will be in honor of every strong woman in my life who has inspired me to become the same.
#itsgreatuf #countdowntothecrown #girlpower #missuf
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‪Graduated <span class="emoji emoji1f468"></span>🏾‍<span class="emoji emoji1f393"></span> yesterday and it was the best day of my life. My college career was tough from being ...
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‪Graduated 🏾‍ yesterday and it was the best day of my life. My college career was tough from being a first generation college student, transitioning into the college lifestyle, losing one of my closest cousins to drugs back home, and other family issues. As a dumb freshman, I failed a couple ... ‪Graduated 👨🏾‍🎓 yesterday and it was the best day of my life. My college career was tough from being a first generation college student, transitioning into the college lifestyle, losing one of my closest cousins to drugs back home, and other family issues. As a dumb freshman, I failed a couple classes, got academically suspended, and placed on probation but I knew I would finish by any means. My advisor informed me it could be done but it would take a lot of hard work and determination, I was confident that I would prevail. All my life I had to fight to get to where I'm at, and when my back is against the wall fighting is all I know. I sacrificed a lot to get here. I left the city I was born in for better opportunities, being far away from family and so much more. I want to thank my beautiful mother and God because without them I would be nothing. She taught me what a strong beautiful woman is, what to look for in a woman, what a great parent looks like, and she gave me the work ethic that I have today. Also, I would like to thank my father for loving me no matter how far away he is, teaching me the best way he can how to be a man, the sacrifices a father makes for his child no matter the circumstances, and being one of my biggest supporters alongside my mother. I'm proud to say I'm a college grad and I'll be furthering my education here at Bowling Green State University in the Master of Accountancy program. Follow my journey as I'll be here this time next year, but with my masters degree. See you soon!‬
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Life Update (Long Post Warning): Since graduating from UCI in June, I took the summer off to move ...
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Life Update (Long Post Warning): Since graduating from UCI in June, I took the summer off to move back in with my parents in San Diego and help them with a myriad of responsibilities at home. Once settled in I took the opportunity to depart from the U.S. and travel across Europe learning and visiting ... Life Update (Long Post Warning): Since graduating from UCI in June, I took the summer off to move back in with my parents in San Diego and help them with a myriad of responsibilities at home. Once settled in I took the opportunity to depart from the U.S. and travel across Europe learning and visiting other cultures. Coming back from my two week trip I sought out a career in Higher Education, and by the beginning of September I earned a position as a Project Assistant for the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). It is in the Student Services Department where I assist in processing college and university transcripts while also supporting admissions for San Diego City College, Mesa College, and Miramar College. It's been 1 month since being hired on and already my hustle and work ethic have been greatly recognized by my amazing co-workers, supervisors, and the vice chancellor of the SDCCD herself. Apart from taking initiative and helping train the new hires, I have been given even MORE responsibility by my supervisor to help with project based assignments and I begin training this week! This is extraordinary, considering these added responsibilities would usually go to a senior member after a minimum of 3-4 months of employment, but I was chosen to be trained after 4 weeks of being hired on. I'm very happy with what I've accomplished and the people I am helping. I look forward to increasing my knowledge, helping out as best I can, and doing my best to do a good job. I look forward to catching up with so many of you when the time comes, but for now, I leave you with an important message. Find what you love to do, surround yourself with smart, wise, and supportive individuals, and don't be afraid to fail. Keep going and don't let anyone tell you that you aren't allowed to love what you do.

#BeYourself #LoveYourself #WorkHard
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Just like that - 2 Months shy of our 10 year reunion and I hit “submit” on my last student loan payment. ...
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Just like that - 2 Months shy of our 10 year reunion and I hit “submit” on my last student loan payment. - Extra $$ from cash back on @upromise, using apps like @ibottaapp, running online nutrition groups (coming back soon!), sponsors on our podcast (@equip.foods!), finally swallowing my ... Just like that - 2 Months shy of our 10 year reunion and I hit “submit” on my last student loan payment. -
Extra $$ from cash back on @upromise, using apps like @ibottaapp, running online nutrition groups (coming back soon!), sponsors on our podcast (@equip.foods!), finally swallowing my pride and letting myself be paid for coaching at @absolutestrengthgym, all of the little extras that would funnel in, even just $50 at a time and that’s that.
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"I will be studying abroad in Brazil, Argentina and Chile next semester! Once I come back, I am putting ...
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"I will be studying abroad in Brazil, Argentina and Chile next semester! Once I come back, I am putting on a community event to talk about my experience abroad. While abroad I am going to be doing a comparative analysis between education systems there to those of the states, so that when I become ... "I will be studying abroad in Brazil, Argentina and Chile next semester! Once I come back, I am putting on a community event to talk about my experience abroad. While abroad I am going to be doing a comparative analysis between education systems there to those of the states, so that when I become a policy maker, I can look back on my experience and impact a change here.

I am a first generation college student and I am working on a degree in Public Policy with a focus on education. I hope to work in education policy, but I am also passionate about policy regarding women's rights. Before I transferred to UIC and switched to a Public Policy major, I began a student led movement called March for MAP where we marched from the old state capital to the current capital demanding MAP grant funding for 2016 and 2017. This was a promise made to us that if we do what we needed to do in high school, we would receive MAP grant funding in college and it affected me, my community, and it punishes those that need it most. I had 6 Illinois universities join in and it (SB 2059) passed! Once I transferred to UIC, I've really come to love the Latino Culture Center in University Hall and the lounge. I love working there between classes. It's always nice to talk to people and staff there who are Latinx because we always have something in common. Throughout my college career, I have dedicated my time to working for education policy as well. I've worked for Stand for Children, No Kid Hungry, and Illinois Network for Charter Schools here in Chicago. When I do these things, it's for me, but most importantly my community.

Before majoring in Public Policy, I was majoring in social work but I realized it wasn't for me. Through social work, I was able to learn more about policy and I realized that those policies are not helping my community. None of the people making the decisions look like me and I'm going to change that!" Shamira Quiñones
4th Year Public Policy Student

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Ok, time for one of my bi-yearly updates... a couple of ye had asked about this bad-boy when I was on ...
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Ok, time for one of my bi-yearly updates... a couple of ye had asked about this bad-boy when I was on about the @pixibeauty liquid lippies in February, as it came in the box along with the lipsticks but my Mam already had it hoarded away with about a trillion other products she's not using! (Obviously ... Ok, time for one of my bi-yearly updates... a couple of ye had asked about this bad-boy when I was on about the @pixibeauty liquid lippies in February, as it came in the box along with the lipsticks but my Mam already had it hoarded away with about a trillion other products she's not using! (Obviously got it from somewhere! Lol). Anyhu, off I went & confiscated it, practically ate it for breakfast, lunch & dinner and can happily report back that it's the bomb. (Yep Da Bomb, I'm a saddo). Great for dehydrated skin, soaks right in without drying completely back down, smells lovely... my only complaint is it didn't last me verdy long BUT I did practically eat the stuff as already noted. As soon as I get off the broke student buzz I'll happily replenish! (And yep, I used one of my college books as a backdrop) #pixibeauty #RoseCaviarEssence #FaceSerum #SmellsGorge
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We love seeing the creative ways our community is talking about climate change. From athletes to ...
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We love seeing the creative ways our community is talking about climate change. From athletes to artists and everything in between, we think everyone has a personal platform to turn their passion into purpose: "I am a student at Middlebury College and made this short animation in a drawing/animation ... We love seeing the creative ways our community is talking about climate change. From athletes to artists and everything in between, we think everyone has a personal platform to turn their passion into purpose: "I am a student at Middlebury College and made this short animation in a drawing/animation class I took last winter. I am a nordic ski racer, and have been skiing since age two. I was born in Alaska and moved to Vermont at age four, so snow and winter has always been a huge part of my life. This animation was made at the end of January in the midst of my racing season, a time at which snow in Vermont has been lacking for the last couple of years, which has been frustrating and sad for both the nordic skiing community and the east coast as a whole. The video was my way of expressing my love of winter and also expressing my frustration with the current state of our environment." (link to film in bio) @orli.maya
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We'd like to share a story we recently came across, please enjoy: A couple of days ago I was standing ...
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We'd like to share a story we recently came across, please enjoy: A couple of days ago I was standing in line at the bank. A young girl (college age) was behind me with a Mason jar 1/3 filled with coins. I commented to her that she was supposed to wait until it was completely filled before cashing ... We'd like to share a story we recently came across, please enjoy:
A couple of days ago I was standing in line at the bank. A young girl (college age) was behind me with a Mason jar 1/3 filled with coins. I commented to her that she was supposed to wait until it was completely filled before cashing it in. She said that she didn't have any money in her account and that she had to cash it in now (it probably totaled $5.00). I remembered being a poor college student myself 30 years ago at BYU.
So, when I got to the teller, I told her to withdraw $50 from my account and when the girl came up for her transaction, to see to it that my $50 was deposited into her account with her coins. The teller asked me, "Why? Do you know her?". I replied that I did not but that it seemed to me she needed the money more than I did and I was just "Paying It Forward".
The teller told me that was one of the nicest things she had ever seen. I left feeling good. And, I secretly asked my Heavenly Father to bless both the young lady and myself because I have bills too.
Tonight, at the end of my work week, my last customer was the answer to my silent prayer. Their dinner check was only $49 but they tipped me $50... the same amount that I had given to the young lady earlier this week! They tipped me not the usual 18% - 20% but a full 100%! Someone "paid it forward" back to me! Karma! I felt blessed!
Remember, "Paying it forward" will eventually come back to you! If you enjoyed this story, tag others in the comments so they can read it too 🍀 #Inspire #Motivate #BB #BillionaireBreeder
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Advice I would give anyone looking to get started. I get asked this question a lot so I thought I would ...
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Advice I would give anyone looking to get started. I get asked this question a lot so I thought I would share this exchange here. Hope it helps! 🤙🏽 - Hey, I am — , a 20 year old second year college student from India and have no idea what to do next. Reading your story gave me a bit of a push that I can ... Advice I would give anyone looking to get started. I get asked this question a lot so I thought I would share this exchange here. Hope it helps! 🤙🏽
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I am — , a 20 year old second year college student from India and have no idea what to do next. Reading your story gave me a bit of a push that I can figure out what I want to do in life. But can you please help me with how did you start, all the small things that go behind making a product how did you manage all that, designing to selling online everything because I feel scared when I think of doing something on my own.
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I started by clearly defining what I wanted out of my life and building goals around that, no need to go in a direction that won't lead you to your own unique definition of happiness. That helped me decide that I wanted to be an entrepreneur.
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Next I started reading a ton of business/self help books, to bridge the gap between my knowledge and what successful entrepreneurs practiced, I typically listed to them on audiobook while I was commuting to work, working out, cooking, washing dishes.. pretty much anytime I could be listening to music. I would recommend starting with The Four Hour Workweek, it is very detailed, and lays out how to start step by step. some mindset changes you should make in terms of money, time and resources.
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I also defined what kind of impact I wanted to make in the world, and what problem I wanted to solve and designed my product around that. The more excited you are about your product and the impact that it creates, the more excited and resilient you will be to bring it to life.
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Whenever I didn't know what to do in the process of bringing it to life, I asked simple questions to people who did through email or in person, but mostly I just googled! A big piece of all this is just not being afraid to start and accepting that you're not gonna get it right all the time and that's okay! Like I tell my team and myself all the time, it doesn't have to be perfect it just has to start.
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Hope this helps good luck on your journey!
Angelia
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#ceo #entrepreneur #advice #juststart #fourhourworkweek #timferriss @timferriss #passionplanner
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I’m excited to announce that I am running to be your next Associated Students Senator for the College ...
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I’m excited to announce that I am running to be your next Associated Students Senator for the College of Health & Human Development. Coming from a family who is tremendously involved in the medical field, and being a student athletic trainer at my High School, I have always been surrounded ... I’m excited to announce that I am running to be your next Associated Students Senator for the College of Health & Human Development. Coming from a family who is tremendously involved in the medical field, and being a student athletic trainer at my High School, I have always been surrounded by the idea of helping others. Since then, that same passion, desire, and innate ability has not faded, but continues to grow stronger within me to this day. For that very reason, I decided to major in Communication Disorders & Sciences with an emphasis in Speech Language Pathology.
Stepping into CSUN, I felt the need to take action and make use of my desire to help others now. College is a time for taking chances, making choices, finding who you are and where you belong. With that, I decided to invest myself into student development. I got involved with the New Student Orientation Program as an Orientation Leader, which soon led me to be a TAKE XXIX cast member. I also currently work for the Office of Student Involvement and Development’s Mentorship Program as a Peer Mentor, and serve as an Assistant Student Coordinator for the same office, all with consecutively making Dean’s List since freshman year.
I plan to use my vast experience and knowledge to help not only my college, but ensure that all CSUN students in general have a voice on this campus and reach their fullest potential. My immense love for this school only increases, and I promise to do everything in my power to ensure that CSUN and its students grow and succeed together. Make sure to vote on April 4th and 5th! #csun #aselections #risenunite #associatedstudents
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Creamy White Chili ****** I got the best white chicken chili recipe from my sister-in-law, who made ...
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Creamy White Chili ****** I got the best white chicken chili recipe from my sister-in-law, who made a big batch and served a crowd one night. It was a hit. It's easy and quick, which is helpful since I'm a college student. In all my years of 4-H cooking, I've never had another dish get so many compliments. ... Creamy White Chili ****** I got the best white chicken chili recipe from my sister-in-law, who made a big batch and served a crowd one night. It was a hit. It's easy and quick, which is helpful since I'm a college student. In all my years of 4-H cooking, I've never had another dish get so many compliments. —Laura Brewer, Lafayette, Indiana
Total Time
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
Makes
7 servings
Ingredients
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Tortilla chips, optional
Shredded cheddar cheese, optional
Sliced seeded jalapeno pepper, optional
Directions
In a large saucepan, saute the chicken, onion and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add the beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and cream. If desired, top with tortilla chips, cheese and jalapenos.
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“In between classes, you’ll probably find me in the IDEAS Student Lounge, which is a safe space for ...
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“In between classes, you’ll probably find me in the IDEAS Student Lounge, which is a safe space for students of color located in the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change. From club meetings and cramming for exams, to putting up your feet and relaxing - this lounge is ... “In between classes, you’ll probably find me in the IDEAS Student Lounge, which is a safe space for students of color located in the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change. From club meetings and cramming for exams, to putting up your feet and relaxing - this lounge is definitely one of my favorite spots. The support and love that fills this room everyday from other students of color is truly special. It makes me feel at home amidst all the things happening on campus. I cannot imagine my college experience without it! Brb while I take a quick midday nap!” #HowISeeIC #ithacacollege
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“I’ll keep believing in clouds with that sweet silver lining” ️ the first piece from my painted songs series is here! This one is called “Sweet Silver Lining” and it’s of one of my favorite views of Paris. . I was an art student before I left college to sign a record deal, and I’ve always had ... “I’ll keep believing in clouds with that sweet silver lining” ⛅️ the first piece from my painted songs series is here! This one is called “Sweet Silver Lining” and it’s of one of my favorite views of Paris.
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I was an art student before I left college to sign a record deal, and I’ve always had all my sketchbooks and paints in my studio and brought them on the road. Since I moved to Paris I’ve felt really compelled to paint again, and I’m discovering every day how many parallels there are between music and art for me. When I’m stuck on a lyric, making art always helps. One of my main goals this year was to be able to really share more of “me” and what inspires me with my fans, so I’m excited to start doing more of these (and hopefully I can keep the camera in the same place next time 😂).
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I made a very small number of 8” x 8” prints of this painting and they’re live in my online shop now! www.katevoegele.com/merch (link in bio 🎨).
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which song(s) should I paint next?? let me know!
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@prince_of_cuts is a member of the #OpenYourSchool he has been studying the course. He is A Future ...
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@prince_of_cuts is a member of the #OpenYourSchool he has been studying the course. He is A Future School Owner! • I’m thankful that I can add value for the next barber and stylist in my Online Courses. • Always give people more than what they expect and more than what they invest in. My course ... @prince_of_cuts is a member of the #OpenYourSchool he has been studying the course. He is A Future School Owner! •
I’m thankful that I can add value for the next barber and stylist in my Online Courses. •
Always give people more than what they expect and more than what they invest in. My course #OpenYourSchool is worth 10x or more the value. •
I used this same system to generate over $16 million dollars💵💵💵
👉If you do not invest in yourself in 2018, you will be in the same place in 2021. I only say 3 years from now, because 3 years from now you could have an Accredited School receiving Financial Aid $25,000 💵💵per student like my #OpenYourSchool members at 5 Star Barber College in Texas!
👉 Are you next? •
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS:
✅ Click the link in bio ⬆️@millionairebarber
✅ Log onto www.openyourschool.com
✅DM me •
P.P.S. - Tag a barber or stylist below who wants is tired of working behind the chair and ready to move to the next level. •
#Manweaveunit #Millionairebarber #OpenYourSchool #ManweaveunitOnlineCourse #NonSurgicalHairReplacement💈💵
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I am so Proud that My Wife @theaudreymachine will be running for Compton College Governing Board ...
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I am so Proud that My Wife @theaudreymachine will be running for Compton College Governing Board Area 1. If anybody thats knows her will personally agree that she’s extremely hard working and never hesitates to help someone in need. She is a loving mother of two, full time employee and full ... I am so Proud that My Wife @theaudreymachine will be running for Compton College Governing Board Area 1. If anybody thats knows her will personally agree that she’s extremely hard working and never hesitates to help someone in need. She is a loving mother of two, full time employee and full time UCI student and still finds the time to be in involved in many community events and organizations. Last year she graduated from Compton College and was the Speaker of her Class!! If you heard her Speech you will know that She is that Rose 🌹 that grew out of concrete that Tupac wrote about. She beat the odds, coming out of a rough background of gangs and drugs and later gave her life to God. She now lives a happy sober Family Life and pursues her dreams through education! There’s is allot of people from the Hood that she can inspire because she’s been there done that and can teach you how to get out of a rut! Hit me up if you want to help us with this Campaign we will need a helping hand, Thank You 🙏☺️
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From my day off. Forgot to post it. Officially a CNA student, also getting my GED at the same time! ...
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From my day off. Forgot to post it. Officially a CNA student, also getting my GED at the same time! So excited. #gcccollege #gardencitykansas #readytolearn #notreadyforthedrive #gettinggas #choker #glasses #naturalcurls #pierced #tattoos #fulllips #happy #kanses #leoti #smile ... From my day off. Forgot to post it. Officially a CNA student, also getting my GED at the same time! So excited. #gcccollege #gardencitykansas #readytolearn #notreadyforthedrive #gettinggas #choker #glasses #naturalcurls #pierced #tattoos #fulllips #happy #kanses #leoti #smile #college
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 #Swipeleft What's your go-to airport look? Comfy or Chic? I tend to go for comfort over everything. ...
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#Swipeleft What's your go-to airport look? Comfy or Chic? I tend to go for comfort over everything. That's why I'm in with this bright orange tracksuit I ordered from ASOS. It's super comfy but elevates my airport look! Seriously wish I had this when I was still in college, Mondays would have ... #Swipeleft What's your go-to airport look? Comfy or Chic? I tend to go for comfort over everything. That's why I'm in 😍 with this bright orange tracksuit I ordered from ASOS. It's super comfy but elevates my airport look! Seriously wish I had this when I was still in college, Mondays would have been a lot easier😣. I did a back to school haul over on my channel for my college folks where I bought lots of clothes and used the discounts I found through @unidays_us to save A TON! It's free and all you need is your student email address! I loved using @unidays_us when I was in school so I could balance getting all the clothes I loved, but didn’t break the budget. Head over using the link in my bio to watch the haul and make sure you enter the $500 giveaway! #ad
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🤗baby #2 Our love story <span class="emoji emoji1f49b"></span> We met randomly our freshman year at Rutgers - New Brunswick, remained ...
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🤗baby #2 Our love story We met randomly our freshman year at Rutgers - New Brunswick, remained causal friends all through college- sometimes running into each other at the student center on College Ave. Always thought you were cool but didn’t know too much about you. Fast forward to 2008 ... 🤗baby #2
Our love story 💛
We met randomly our freshman year at Rutgers - New Brunswick, remained causal friends all through college- sometimes running into each other at the student center on College Ave. Always thought you were cool but didn’t know too much about you. Fast forward to 2008 - a chance meeting at a random bbq is where our true friendship began. From then on we became best friends- sharing our goals, career struggles, and just overall life- on hour long phone calls. Then somewhere in between - we found love 💛 Our relationship began and since then I’ve never stopped smiling. 🙏🏾 Then came a surprise engagement on Valentines Day 2014- I’ll never forget that moment where I thought my heart would explode from happiness! Our intimate city hall wedding in 2015 followed by a beautiful Nigerian wedding celebration in 2016 surrounded by 175 family + friends. I never wanted that night to end! We were on cloud 9!!! Our first born son lil Obi came into our lives in 2017 making us a family 🤗 And now God has blessed us again with a new addition. 🙏🏾 No matter what the future holds I want to continue walking through this life with you by my side forever 💛
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Kickstarter book: The Ultimate Live Caricature Guidebook! A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Live ...
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Kickstarter book: The Ultimate Live Caricature Guidebook! A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Live Caricature. Please help fund this book by going to @avetiarts and clicking on the link on his IG account. A portion of the proceeds from this book will also go to help a fellow and well known caricature ... Kickstarter book: The Ultimate Live Caricature Guidebook! A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Live Caricature. Please help fund this book by going to @avetiarts and clicking on the link on his IG account. A portion of the proceeds from this book will also go to help a fellow and well known caricature artist with medical bills after being stabbed in the head by an associate...more about this sad tragedy on Manny’s Kickstarter page in video format. The original goal of $10,000 has already been met and they’re well on their way toward the “Stretch Goal” as mentioned below by Manny himself, the author of this book. Me and my significant other will be subjects in the book drawn together by 15 of the book’s artists. We are very excited about this. I have drawn many caricatures in my day and worked for 2 years with Hilton Head Entertainment while I was a student at The Savannah College of Art and Design from 1993-‘94. It was so much fun getting to sketch people live in caricature form. I love the art of caricature as you can see from my IG page and I really hope this book does well not only because we’ll be in it but also because it will help a fellow colleague who suffered brain damage at the hand of another associate...a very sad and unnecessary tragedy. #theultimatelivecaricatureguidebook #avetiarts #livecaricature #caricaturebook #mannyavetisyan “Hardcover Stretch Goal!
Posted by Manvel Manny Avetisyan (Creator)
Hi everybody!

I have great news. If we hit 15k, which it looks like we will, The book will be a Quality, Hard-Bound book!

Also, More than just a gallery, the book will contain a breakdown step-by-step of the subjects by the artists, as well as an instructional "10 essential steps" to infinite growth in Caricature Art to help current and upcoming artists reach their highest potentials.

Very excited to see our initial goal met. Spread the word, lets hit the stretch goal and make it a HardCover! -Manny“
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