Category Archives: Education

Human decency isn’t foreplay

One of the biggest issues with society’s mindset, that I have come to encounter and acknowledge, is that men and women seem to misinterpret the simple act of being kind, as an attempt to get laid. This is profoundly frustrating and mildly stupid. The feminist campaign/poetry duo of Olivia Gatwood and Megan Falley can be credited for describing this issue so perfectly and simply: human decency isn’t foreplay.
I have frequently encountered such “mixed signals” when I give a simple compliment to another boy. The next day, he thinks he can start over- complimenting me and “get close”. Essentially, he thinks he can pop my personal bubble and then proceed to attempt to pop other things. But, no. no dear. It is not that simple and not my way of finding an intimate/sexual partner.
When I’m in those situations, it nearly grosses me out. The miscommunication, uncomfortable behavior I am receiving from this person, the “not even cute”, patronizing comments, etc.
However, I think what is more important to note is that there is something called a “miscommunication” when it comes to this problem. But, there really isn’t. Men are just hormonal as hell, and view women as females with a sexual agenda. Period. It’s backwards and exhausting.
I have learned to thus, not reciprocate these backwards ideals when I encounter them. If I am interested in you, I will not compliment your headphones. If I am worth getting intimate with, it shouldn’t be because I like your shirt. And, if I have a vagina, that does not mean I want your penis inside of it.

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Human Remains Found, Believed To Be Missing Seattle Mother.

The human remains found in plastic bags in a Seattle recycling bin are believed to be from a missing mother of three.

Authorities said the remains, which were found Saturday afternoon, likely belonged to 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne, who reportedly was last seen Friday night before going on a date to a Seattle Mariners game. She was reported missing the following morning after she failed to collect her three daughters from her ex-husband as scheduled. . The medical examiner has yet to officially identify the victim.

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Canadians for the [female] win

Hazzah! Women encompass half of something extremely important and extremely influential to society: the Canadian cabinet. ]The newly selected prime minister, Justin Trudeau, implemented one of this intentions when claiming office, which was to appoint fifteen out of thirty seats to up-and-coming female politicians. The response to such an act, has been majorly positive. It has been appreciated and respected by many liberals of the nation and rightfully so, must have spoken to the minds of young women and girls in Canada and potentially around the world.

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Music and My Mind

I love whenever I learn something at school that I can actually use in my everyday life. Honestly, that doesn’t happen all that often. Usually we learn things just to take a test and forget them soon after. However, being a broadcast journalism major has served me well in that it has helped me learn more about how the world around me works.

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Safe Haven or Dangerous Dorm?

Spring of Tampa is a woman’s shelter in Tampa that helps beaten and battered women. This is a safe haven for women and children that live in dangerous living conditions or at least it is supposed to be.

There has been many issues of violence reported, that have happened at this “safe haven”. Woman fight over beds, the tv, and personal items that have gone missing.  Residents have filed reports but they would stop abruptly when the police try to contact the shelter. The shelter is under secrecy and cannot give any of the women’s names for “their protection”. Violence at the domestic violence shelter?! The irony, I know. However, that is not the worst part.

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Zaha Hadid dies, a femme who inspired women to be the bosses they are

Zaha Hadid was a visionary architect. She is responsible for multiple beautiful buildings found in the world including: Vitra Fire Station in Weil Am Rhein, Germany (1993), the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku (2013), and Galaxy Soho in Beijing (2012). She had a particular technique and new outlook on the way to make a building look powerful, vintage, or exceptional. She was also so good, her colleagues could not do anything but respect her.
However, the important thing to note here, apart from the lack of acknowledgement in the news, is that she was a female in a male dominated field. She can be considered another person notable for her impressive and fearless efforts in the architecture world. She has teared down her enemies and critics for their name calling of her as a “diva”. She fought back with the slap-in-the-face comment- “Would they call me a diva if I were a man?”

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Young Man Murdered at Metro Station in Broad Day

On Saturday afternoon, a child was murdered in broad day light at the Metro station in Maryland. On March 26, 2016, 15 year old Devonte Washington was murdered after a confrontation with another peer at the Metro station.

I don’t know what is more depressing, the fact that a young man was murdered in public in the middle of the day or the fact that the majority of the witnesses are so desensitized to murder that one said “I’m used to it. Where I live at, its every day.”. It is so sad to think that people get used to seeing young people lose their lives on a daily basis. In a sense, I can understand. While in college in California, I lived in downtown  San Jose, where there was always some type of violence happening. Fights and shootings occurred every weekend. I became so desensitized that when I heard gun shots I would just roll over in bed and go into my second or third dream. However, this is not how life is supposed to be. We should not “just roll over” and accept this violence in our neighborhoods. We need to be the change we wish to see. But what are we supposed to do?  Call the cops? That would be the obvious answer. However being raised in a society that teaches you that cops are bad, its hard to change that mentality. Something needs to happen, but I don’t know what. I know that the fact that young men are dying and people are saying it is an everyday thing, shows that it is time for a change.

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Procrastination has become me-but not anymore

Procrastination has a talented way of creeping up on you. Especially when you think you have beat it. But I must say, I’ve been good at studying and doing assignments right on time, just barely hitting that point of procrastination. However, that would be referring to my first two years of college. In my third year, everything changed. I all of a sudden, didn’t have the studying strategy and technique that I had before. I want it back though. I want to experience and feel the success I felt when I calculated my work so well. I was right on time. But, now I am not making a big effort or any effort at all to do book assignments. If its a project, out on the field, I will do it at an adequate time, but if its reading and writing, I happen to really suck. I remember when I was complaining about how my weekends didn’t exist, and how I wanted free weekends so bad. But now, I say no more. I don’t want to have those weekends as often as I get them. I should be studying and getting ahead on those weekends. My semester is almost over and I don’t have that much time to make up for my mistakes.

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Starbucks Coffee announced in early April that it would offer a tuition-free four-year college education for every Starbucks employee. That is, as long as the employee is working 20 hours or more. They have committed 250 million dollars to the initiative with a goal of helping 25,000 employees graduate by 2025. There is, however, a catch, even though it’s not a deal-breaker. The four-year bachelor’s degree is offered exclusively online through Arizona State University’s degree program. Still sounds like a great opportunity to me, and the response has been massive.

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