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‘Vegan food deserts’ are not a thing

Chelsea witnessed an interestingly ignorant exchange on social media today and was kind enough to share it with me. I felt compelled to do a little research on this topic and explain why I think that vegan food deserts are inherently nonexistent. In the initial conversation, an Indianapolis neighborhood containing an ALDI and a Kroger… Continue reading ‘Vegan food deserts’ are not a thing

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I’m an adult now!

[Insert celebratory noise maker sound here] I'm officially 21 years old and no longer have to worry about whether or not I'm legally old enough to go places! Never mind the fact that I've been paying my rent for three years — I can buy a bottle of wine and that's what it means to… Continue reading I’m an adult now!

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How the Impact Awards Indirectly ‘Impacted’ Me

In addition to having started my campus job just over a year ago, it has also been roughly a year since I began my internship with locally-based nonprofit Indiana Futsal! What originally began as temporary internship for a sport I'd never heard of  before (Oops) has flourished into a yearlong position I'm highly grateful for.… Continue reading How the Impact Awards Indirectly ‘Impacted’ Me

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Experiential Update: Digital Content Strategist for A Year

As of January 30th, I have had my job as a writer and content strategist with the IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education for a year! This is a huge milestone for me as a young professional, and I thought I would celebrate by reviewing what I've learned and creating a master post of the published… Continue reading Experiential Update: Digital Content Strategist for A Year

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Education is Empowering

I love professional development. I would spend my whole life traveling to different conferences, conventions, and workshops and drinking in all the industry knowledge I could if I had the time and money. Who knows, maybe down the road I will have a position that allows me to do plenty of that. For now, I… Continue reading Education is Empowering

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Reluctance to Excitement

Life updates and my outlook on the last semester of my junior year.Going back to school after three off for winter break is always difficult. It seemed especially hard for me this time because I was sick in some way for the majority of the break. Though I still had several good days of relaxing… Continue reading Reluctance to Excitement

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How your represent your organization matters

I recently turned down a paid opportunity with a local organization, a very bold move on my part. I had to make the decision to trust that better opportunities would present themselves in the future, a line of thought that is not typical for my realist brain. On paper, the position seemed like a great… Continue reading How your represent your organization matters

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Winter fun on a college kid’s budget

The weeks leading up to and including final exams are a very stressful time for every student. After spending yesterday afternoon feverishly studying, I was considering going out to eat and attending the Chinese Lantern Festival going on at the state fairgrounds. The only problem? My bank account did not agree with those plans. It's… Continue reading Winter fun on a college kid’s budget

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The Implications of the ‘Grindelwald’ Casting Decision Cannot be Ignored

First, I lost all respect for one my favorite actors. Now, I have lost an idol. As I write this, there is a knot of anxiety and sadness in my stomach. Up until this point, I had continuously made the subconscious decision to ignore news concerning Johnny Depp’s involvement in the Harry Potter franchise, a… Continue reading The Implications of the ‘Grindelwald’ Casting Decision Cannot be Ignored