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Fraternity suspended for racist MLK party


I can’t process this much stupid in one sitting. Summary: A bunch of white kids (like the whitest white kids ever) from Arizona State’s chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon dressed up like this and posted pictures to Instagram. No one from the local chapter would speak to news reporters, but Patrick Cleason, TKE’s national organization direction,  did … Continue reading

2014 – Happy New Year


2013 was a tough year. I lost my Papa to cancer and my Papaw to a stroke. 2013 was also one of the best years of my life. I bought my first home with my boyfriend who I love more and more every single day. I got accepted into three honor societies. 2014 isn’t off … Continue reading

The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man


Every Christmas, my sister and I bake and decorate gingerbread men. This is my first Christmas not living with my family, so I’m carrying on the tradition alone (unless my boyfriend bravely volunteers). This year, I started wondering where the story of the Gingerbread Man came from (i.e. “Run, run as fast as you can! … Continue reading

Chocolate ice cream and doughnuts!

Chocolate ice cream and doughnuts!


Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day and National Doughnut Day! I have no special insight on the origins of Ice Cream Day. My bet is that the ice cream industry created it to get more money. Doughnut Day, however, honors the Salvation Army “Lassies” of WWI. It is also used as a fund raiser for … Continue reading

National Police Week

National Police Week


May 15th is National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls is National Police Week. It began yesterday and will end on May 18th. Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection … Continue reading

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day


Did you know that in 2010, each person created 4.43 pounds of trash in the United States? That may not seem like a lot, but if you multiply it by 365 days, that’s 1,617 pounds of garbage per person over a year. Plastics are one of the top things thrown away and are the least recycled. A … Continue reading

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month


  Child abuse is any mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in non-accidental harm or injury and which cannot be reasonably explained. Child abuse can include: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. April is Nation Child Abuse Prevention Month, and is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working … Continue reading

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker


  I realize that I slacked off towards the end of March for National Women’s History Month. School is brutal. Since March is coming to a close, I thought that I would do one last post. Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. She became a citizen of France in 1937 and was fluent in both … Continue reading

World Water Day

World Water Day


This post is going to be extremely short and to the point, because I’m completely drowning in school work. Today is World Water Day, dedicated to promoting access to clean water, a challenge that is only growing as population and pollution increase. 90% of the world’s water is used for growing food, but it’s obviously also … Continue reading

Maria Theresa von Paradis

Maria Theresa von Paradis


  I didn’t think that I would have time for another blog post this week (college is stressful, y’all), but I came across this tid-bit while studying for a music appreciation test. Maria Theresa von Paradis (1759-1824) was a blind musician who was renowned for her remarkable musical memory, which was able to retain about … Continue reading