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Today is a gift, thats why they call it the present…

Wow, its that time of year again. That time when I have no finals, no meetings and nothing to do. The time where I reflect on the year that changed my life. This has been the absolute best year of my entire college career. I’ve experienced successes, friendships and most of [...]

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May 21, 2012 | | Comments Off

A Few Of my Favorite Moments

Service…
On Saturday April 21, 2012, I got up early and volunteered with UT Service Scholars.  it was a tough job trying to dig and plant trees at Reilly Elementary.  I’m usually not a fan of out door volunteering but being with my UT Service Scholar friends was awesome.

Doughnuts…

My friend Jordan and I met up with [...]

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May 7, 2012 | | Comments Off

I’m a Proud New Sister of Kappa Delta Chi :)

I don’t know exactly how to start this post.  Apart from all the excitement, I’m humbled at the fact that I can say I am a New Sister of Kappa Delta Chi.  I feel blessed, relieved and excited because the past months of my life has been a whirlwind of emotions, hard work and sacrifice.

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April 28, 2012 | | Comments Off

Are there enough hours in the day?

I sometimes ask myself are there enough hours in the day?
Sometimes I feel like there aren’t, like I try to complete everything I can but I just don’t get it done.

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April 19, 2012 | | Comments Off

Heartsongs

Among the many things that make me happy, performing and volunteering top the list. I am content with life when I am giving of my time, effort and energy to a cause that I feel strongly about. That is why I try to use my art as a way to connect to the world around me. When I think about my career, I hope to do something that combines activism and art together.

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April 16, 2012 | | Comments Off

When that hard work and effort pays off…

I love it when hard work and effort pay off. When you pray, dream and work so hard that your dreams come into reality. I love those moments.

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April 4, 2012 | | Comments Off

A Call to Action

The killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a high school student by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, has been talked about everywhere on campus! In the classrooms, inside Jester, random conversations on the elevators, you can here various opinions on this tragic event. There are petitions, protests, and investigations into the way the police handled the situation. George Zimmerman has yet to be charged for the crime because of a “stand your ground” law. Situations like this cause me to question the “justice “in the justice system.

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April 2, 2012 | | Comments Off

A Birthday, A Mission Trip, A Smile :)

This spring break was filled with many memories. The taste of aguas frescas from an east Austin bakery, the sounds of prayer and happy birthday songs. The feeling of eing loved. After a hectic first half of the semester, I thanked God for whoever had the crazy wonderful idea to think of spring break.

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March 23, 2012 | | Comments Off

Making my dreams reality

When you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything.
Even if your dream seems out of reach, believe in yourself! Here’s to an amazing semester of achievements.

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March 19, 2012 | | Comments Off

A little piece of Childhood

When I was younger…

I imagined college as a place where student read out of gigantic books jammed-packed with information.

I thought writing in cursive would never go out of style.

I figured that once you hit the age of 18, you’d suddenly morph into a “grown-up” looking person.

I thought you’d leave behind your intense laughter, grand imagination and joking ways. As child, I just knew that grown-ups knew everything. That once you graduated high school you were set.

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February 29, 2012 | | 1 Comment

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