Happy thanksgiving guys! And to my Jewish friends, happy thanksgivukkah!!
I’m so thankful to have you guys in my life
Happy thanksgiving guys! And to my Jewish friends, happy thanksgivukkah!!
Hope your week went well?!
This weeks tips are on how to optimize your time in college by being active. All colleges have different activities and clubs that students can be involved in. The best thing for you to do as a freshman is to find out about the clubs or activities in school that you might be interested in. To do this, you can look on your school’s website for information about the clubs, or you can attend one or more of their meetings or activities to see if you like it.
As a college student, being active helps to develop other aspects of your life. You get to learn and experience things that you would not learn in the classroom. You also get to make friends. Usually people do not get to make friends with their classmates, Meeting outside of class gives you more opportunities to do so.
For community college student who plan on transferring to a four year college, being active makes you stand out from other students. No matter how good your GPA is, having a resume filled with activities would always give you an edge. It makes you even more competitive than your fellow students.
If you are not yet an active student, I hope you look for opportunities to become one. And if you’re already active, keep up the good work!
Hope you find these tips useful.
Thank you for reading.
I’m sorry i missed blogging last week. I had to go to a museum for my art class, and we were pretty much there all day.
So today’s tips are on how to save money while you are in college.
1. Reduce the amount you spend every day on things like coffee, and movie tickets: I am not saying that you should give up coffee; i understand that you might need it as a college student. All i’m saying is that you could buy a cheap coffee maker and save a lot of money from that instead of going to Starbucks. Also, why not rent a movie and eat microwave popcorn with your friends instead of spending $10 on a movie ticket.
2. Get a room mate: Rooms on campus are usually cheaper if you choose to have 1 or more roommates. Even if you live off campus, having a roommate would help to reduce the cost of rent. Who knows, you might even become lifelong friends with your roommate!
3. Buy used books: Books can be really expensive. Why not buy used books and save some money. Some sites and stores that sell used books might even save you up to 50%.
4. Sell back your books: There are some books you have that you know you might never open again after the class has ended. Why not sell it back for some cash?!!
5. Use Cash: As a college student, try as much as possible to avoid using a credit card. Also as convenient as a debit card can be, try to avoid it too. The best way to spend is to pay with cash. Paying with cash helps you to be conscious of how much you are spending, and believe it or not, it saves you money.
Hope you find these tips helpful.
Feel free to comment on how you save or saved money as a college student.
Thank you for reading!
The Black Girls Rock! Foundation was founded in 2006 as an organization dedicated to the empowerment of young women of color; a foundation committed to helping black and brown girls overcome the myriad of obstacles a misogynoiristic society places squarely in front of them. The Black Girls Rock! Awards are now featured on BET as a way of recognizing role models, encouraging teachings of self worth, and emphasizing the talents of extraordinary women of color who are otherwise unseen in American media.
I just saw this article on the Huffington post and I thought i should share it with you guys.
Wow! I cant believe it’s been one year already since i started blogging. When I started this blog, i never imagined i would have people who actually read my blog posts regularly. I’ve also found blogs that i visit so often, that i feel like i know you guys.
I’m very grateful to everyone who has visited my blog this past year, left a comment, or even followed me. I’m happy you guys found my posts worthy of your time.
Thank you very much! I love you guys
Hope you all had a lovely week?! My week was pretty hectic because i had a few papers due, as well as exams this week. Being stressed out this week is something that i could have theoretically avoided since i knew about the papers and exams right from the beginning of the semester (In my defense, every single week this semester has been packed for me.) Anyways, that brings me to my college tip for this week:
Try not to procrastinate
When you look over your syllabus, every due date just seems like it is so far away. This makes so many students relax and put off the work till the due date is approaching. Truth is, as far as the due date might seem, it approaches quicker than most of us expect or imagine.
I know that not many students would want to start their work months before it due, but you should try to start at least 2 weeks before it is due, you dont have to finish it then but it helps if you start early. I know students who write their papers a day before it is due. The problem with that is, so many things can go wrong. For example, your computer can crash (this has happened to me before). Moreover, starting your work ahead gives you time to do essential things, like proofreading your paper. Recently, i wrote a whole paper and after reading it I realized i didn’t care about the topic enough to do justice to the paper, so I changed my topic. I ended up getting an A for my new topic, and i was so sure that i wouldn’t have gotten an A with my previous topic. If i had started writing a day before, I wouldn’t have been able to change my topic.
This is not to say I dont procrastinate. But if I procrastinate, i put the work off till a realistic time, not the day before. And I think that is very helpful.
Thank you for reading!
Feel free to leave any questions or suggestion you might have in the comments.
So I spent a lot of time visiting the blogs of people that follow me, and i found out that a number of you guys are college students. I love sharing my experiences with people and hoping that it helps them. Recently, I have found myself in a couple of positions where i’ve had to give advice to my fellow college students (mostly new students). As an International Student Ambassador, many of the new students remembered me from orientation and from time to time they stop me around campus and ask me questions. I am also the chair of my PTK chapter’s mentoring commitee. I would like to share a few tips with you about college (you might have learnt some of them already). I would be posting new tips and tricks every Saturday from now on.
Choosing Classes and Professors
One of the most important things while in college is choosing your classes. Some schools have a set of classes that students must take to complete their major. If you are in a school like that, good for you! However, more schools nowadays are having open curriculums where students are allowed to pick the classes towards their major. If you find yourself in this situation, the first thing you need to ask is which classes are most important for you. It is also best to note that most classes usually last at least 10 weeks, so you do not want to take a class that you would be miserable in.
As for choosing professors, I found that most people go by the ratings on RateMyProfessor.com. While the site is extremely useful to get an insight on what the professor is like, the ratings are not always a true judge of the professor. I find that most of the bad ratings come from students who do not do their work, and somehow expect a teacher to give them good grades. So be weary about those online ratings, they are sometimes not right.
Since registration for classes for spring has started in some schools, I hope this post is useful for all the students out there reading.
For those of you who are not college students but have gone through this process, feel free to leave your advice/ tips in the comment section below.
Thank you very much for reading.
Today at church, the priest’s sermon was about the most recently talked about interview that Pope Francis gave. Right there in the church, i thought to myself; “i have to write a post about this”. I’ve always considered myself a “knowledgeable third party” when it comes to issues regarding Catholicism. This is because although i’m not a catholic, everyone in my mom’s family is, so i know a lot about catholic doctrines. (I presently attend my aunt’s church which is catholic)
The one comment that stood out to me from the interview was the pope’s reaction to homosexuals. He mentioned that he had gotten a few letters from homosexual people who felt that the church had cast them out( not his exact words). He asked if God looks at homosexual people differently. This, my dear friends is what everyone should think about before opening their mouths to call gay people sinners.
This issue is particularly close to my heart because I’m black, and i know that not too long ago black people were in this same situation. It really hurts me when i see posts from people that indirectly promote homophobia in the name of christianity. Would you say being black is a sin? So why would you say being gay is a sin.
My greatest hope is that one day, children would study history in their classrooms and they wouldn’t be able to comprehend the fact that there was once a time when gay people didn’t have the same rights and when some christians thought that being gay is a sin. I also hope that the day is not too far away.
Cheers to Pope Francis for being a true model of christianity. Even Jesus himself did not condemn the people that were considered sinners in his time (e.g the woman who commited adultery), so who are we to judge.
Even though i dont know much about any other religion, I’m pretty sure that any ethical religion would be against making other people’s lives miserable.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
Have a wonderful week!
I missed blogging this past week but as my stats show, even though i wasn’t here, you guys did not stop visiting. I’m very thankful for that.
This first few days of this week were very wet here in Tampa, Florida. Since i usually take the bus in the mornings to school, this wasn’t the best weather for me. Tuesday was the worst; i woke up late because for some reason both my phone and my tablet had died, so none of the alarms went off. Then i hurriedly got ready so i would not miss the bus. I got to the bus stop 2 minutes before the scheduled arrival time of the bus, but the bus ended up being fifteen minutes late. So there i was at the bus stop with the rain pouring down heavily upon me. My umbrella could do so little to keep me dry. Since the first bus had been 15 minutes late, that meant i missed my next bus. So i had to wait for another 30 minutes under the rain for the next bus. By this time, my hair was so frizzy (If you’ve ever been to Tampa before, you know how humid it is).
By the time i got to school, i was ready for the week to be over. Then, someone complimented my hair saying “it’s hard to find many black women using their natural hair these days. Your hair is so nice and it adds to your beauty”. After this compliment, i felt a lot better even though i had thought my hair looked terrible. I ended up having a better day than i thought i would have.
I know i tell you guys a lot about my days, but the main reason i’m telling you this story is to point out how a comment can change somebody’s day. There are so many people out there today that are having a bad day and could really use one small gesture that would change their day.
As you go about your day, try to smile to people and if you know them, why not give them a hug, or tell them something nice! You never know, your small gesture might be the highlight of someone’s day
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I love you guys!