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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

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Endings & Beginnings:

Reflecting on this semester and looking ahead to the next. As the fall semester of 2017 comes to a close in the next two weeks, I am looking forward to a few weeks off and the opportunities that next spring has in store for me. This semester has been busy, between my two jobs and… Continue reading Endings & Beginnings:

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IUPUI STUDENT RECOGNIZED BY LADY GAGA’S BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION

*The following media advisory was distributed in support of an event hosted by my friend Taylor M. Parker, recipient of Born This Way Foundation's Channel Kindness Award. The media pitch received coverage from Indy-based stations WTHR and FOX59.* Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation has selected IUPUI student Taylor M. Parker as their Indianapolis Channel… Continue reading IUPUI STUDENT RECOGNIZED BY LADY GAGA’S BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION

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A Lovely Day in Chicago

Today I was fortunate enough to be one of six students from IUPUI PRSSA to attend the mentoring panel hosted by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and DePaul PRSSA. Basically, I got to walk around downtown Chicago and meet professionals from around the country. I spent the whole day geeking out, whether… Continue reading A Lovely Day in Chicago

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To my grandfather’s commanding officer:

I want to thank you.  I don’t know your name, or where you are, but I hope your existence is peaceful.  What I do know is that you told my grandfather “no” three times. In doing so, you saved his life.  What I know is that my grandpa was a young, confident member of the… Continue reading To my grandfather’s commanding officer:

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Back to School: I tried Zumba! 

The end of summer is a bittersweet time as I look forward to fall and am forced to gear up for yet another busy semester at IUPUI. Unlike in past months, my fall semester includes seven courses and fifteen hours spent working in an office for one of my scholarship programs. I have a lot… Continue reading Back to School: I tried Zumba! 

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Third Annual Mayor’s International Futsal Cup to take place at Indiana Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS, AUG. 9, 2017 — The third annual occurrence of the Mayor’s International Futsal Cup, hosted by Indiana Futsal, will take place Saturday, Sept. 2 to Monday, Sept. 4 at the Indiana Statehouse, located downtown at 201 N. Capitol St. This adult futsal tournament features over 40 teams representing 32 different countries and is one… Continue reading Third Annual Mayor’s International Futsal Cup to take place at Indiana Statehouse

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Transformative Education + IUPUI

Each of the following links will take you to a different feature centering around IUPUI's Nina Scholars, Bowen Scholars, and Fostering Success programs. It was a great joy for me to speak with both staff and scholars involved with these programs and learn about the impact this unique form of programming has had. Fostering Success… Continue reading Transformative Education + IUPUI

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Indiana Futsal unveils ‘Goals for Indy’ program

Indiana Futsal is pleased to announce the new Goals for Indy program, which creates steel futsal goals for public courts in Central Indiana and is a partnership among several Indianapolis businesses. The goals are sourced, constructed, and finished here locally in Indianapolis. “Part of our mission is to provide access to the game in underserved… Continue reading Indiana Futsal unveils ‘Goals for Indy’ program