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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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Street Team Intern: Weeks 7-13

My official time as an intern at the Indiana State Museum is over now. As I mentioned in my Instagram post on my last day, it was great experience! I spent the summer meeting new people in my industry and getting an inside look at what having a 'real' job is like. I am very… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Weeks 7-13

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Why “girls plus” should not be a clothing section

  I have belonged to a separate category, according to the fashion industry, since elementary school. As young as 10 years old, I remember searching stores for the section that had clothes for girls like me. My wide blue eyes would take in all the pink and sequins and glitter that make up the girls’… Continue reading Why “girls plus” should not be a clothing section

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Dear alumni, you are an inspiration

In the past few weeks, I have been fortunate enough to speak with some members of IUPUI's class of 2016. One of those interviews formed the basis for my article Catching Up with a Recent IUPUI Grad, and was particularly inspirational for me. As you'll know if you peruse the article all the way to… Continue reading Dear alumni, you are an inspiration

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Street Team Intern: Weeks 5-6

I am now over a month into my internship with the Indiana State Museum, and every day that I am here I find new ways to appreciate the museum and further confidence in having chose public relations as part of my career path. Though I have come across some challenges, particularly trying to rack my… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Weeks 5-6

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Street Team Intern: Weeks 2-4

As promised, here is an update on the work I've been doing with the Indiana State Museum: In the past few weeks, I have updated the media contact lists for all eleven state historic sites in an effort to ensure that all press releases are sent to relevant media outlets, reporters and news directors. This… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Weeks 2-4

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Street Team Intern: Week One

The nerves are gone! Having completed my first 'week' as an intern for the Indiana State Museum, I thought I would do a little bit of a recap for me to look back on at the end of the summer. My first two days at the museum included the most welcoming environment I think I've… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Week One

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Daily Prompt: Pink

How the colors I wear reflect my personal growth. For a period of my teenage-hood I was very particular about the colors I would wear. If the colors I adorned my body with directly related to how people thought of me, then that black sweatshirt on black skinny jeans and black Converse shoes ensemble was the best way… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Pink