“Drip on?” “Acknowledge.” https://www.denofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Chris-Hemsworth-in-Spiderhead-Review.jpeg?fit=1200%2C667 The infamous lines from “Escaping the Spiderhead,” a New Yorker short story written by George Saunders, adapted into a Netflix film, portrays the story of scientific research usurped when a test subject reveals its deception. The plot surrounds scientific research by Dr Steve Abnesti who seeks to perfect altering chemicals that … Continue reading When the Drip Can’t be Stopped
Never Let Your Crown Fall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zIpx95JY3c If you have not seen the explosive video of Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars, you are missing out on all the discourse surrounding it! For days this is a moment that has sparked several conversations amongst my peers and myself. It has been discussed in several of my academic settings. I … Continue reading Never Let Your Crown Fall
The television show Girl Boss debuted on Netflix in 2017, depicting the life of Sophia Amuroso, female founder and CEO of the company Nastygal. The show was considered a flop, with only a 32% on rotten tomatoes, and was canceled after one season. Despite the lack of success of the show, the term ‘girlboss’ has … Continue reading Girlboss.
Collegiate Athlete or Superhuman?
Imagine… 5:00 AM Tuesday morning, your alarm gently plays the “sunrise” sounds. You know what that means. Time to crawl out of bed, throw on some workout clothes, shovel a quick meal, then walk outside in 20º weather for a 6:00 AM lifting session. Once you get a great session in, it’s time to go … Continue reading Collegiate Athlete or Superhuman?
FP 3 – Big Brothers Big Sisters
The last time I saw my Little was the week before Spring Break. When I visited her I had no idea it would be our last visit of the semester. I picked my Little up from the lunchroom like I do every Wednesday and we went to our classroom. During the last few weeks of … Continue reading FP 3 – Big Brothers Big Sisters
FP Post 2 – Big Brothers Big Sisters
The goals of my weekly visits with my Little are to improve her academic as well as social skills in the classroom and at home. While there are not many requirements for my meetings with my Little, the organization does provide her school with a collection of games and activities for us to use. While … Continue reading FP Post 2 – Big Brothers Big Sisters
Zoom and its impact on American Privacy
Last Supper, Work From Home edition (Source: knowyourmeme.com) Last month, Nashville Mayor John Cooper released his “Safer at Home” order regarding COVID-19 urging citizens to stay in their homes and connect digitally rather than in person to protect against the global COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with this new recommendation, you can find me curled up … Continue reading Zoom and its impact on American Privacy
FP Post 1 – Big Brothers Big Sisters
When I transferred to Vanderbilt as a sophomore, I knew I wanted to work with children in underserved communities as I had at my previous school through YMCA. After attending the Org Fair during my first semester, I came across Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vanderbilt. This seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to … Continue reading FP Post 1 – Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Toilet Paper Rush
“I thought that all this bathroom hysteria was fake news until I walked tonight into a ravaged Safeway, and then a depleted Trader Joe’s.” - A comment on “15 Ways To Wipe When The Toilet Paper Is Gone” published in 2016, March 15 2020. As Corona Virus is getting unprecedentedly serious all over the world, many … Continue reading The Toilet Paper Rush
Short list of things that aren’t terrible during this pandemic
I will start by saying I've made two attempts to write a blog post and each time I've felt uninspired. I blame the pandemic. Anyway, instead of discussing some of the myriad ways in which COVID-19 is negatively impacting the world, I wanted to write about some of the positives, which are difficult to consider … Continue reading Short list of things that aren’t terrible during this pandemic
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