Added by Dillon Knowlton on February 27, 2011 at 11:31pm — No Comments
Its funny how people assume that peer pressure is only referring to drugs and alcohol and doing things illegal, when actually a majority of peer pressure comes from just doing small things. I feel a lot of pressure about going out on nights to just hang out, when really id rather be warm and cozy in bed. I love being a part of things so even if i am in bed and someone tells me i should go somewhere, I feel like i should leave my comfort zone and go, just to be a part of something that may…Continue
if all you do is keep it in,
then life will not be worth the living.
if all you do is keep it in,
then you will never stop the giving.
you keep it in you all the time,
and have to pretend that all is fine.
you bottle up and want to shout,
but all you need is to let it out.
come on with me, take my hand,
i'll show you we can take a stand.
so letting it out,
will help you to see,
the truth behind,
Growing up, I tried out every sport suitable for a young girl to play in efforts to “test out the waters” as some would say to ultimately get a feel for what I was good at, or potentially could be good at. Coming from an athletic background, in which both of my parents participated in multiple sports, it was only inevitable that I too fell in love with one. Long story short, I absolutely sucked at every sport I tried, and when I say absolutely sucked I’m not just being dramatic.…Continue
Added by Nicole Barker on February 7, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I watched an Indian movie called "3 Idiots" the other night. It's a naively touching film, explaining life as something to be simply enjoyed to the fullest. Emphasized are: the power of positive thinking, how to follow one's purest desires, getting over with fear. The film tells you to "Do what you wanna do and enjoy! Life will take care of itself, so all is well!" Well, it's a great advice, but also a quite unrealistic one for many of us.
Because fear remains in our nature. Possibly…Continue
Added by Jung Hwa Han on February 7, 2011 at 2:53am — No Comments
The past dictates the future; this is something I first realized at a very early age. For instance, I soon learned that hitting my brother would result in me getting in trouble. This idea of the past impacting the future was further reinforced when learning about history back in elementary school. My class was researching ancient civilizations such as Rome and the Greeks. Reading about Rome’s engineering achievements to their propensity for war; I saw that what Rome did affected…Continue
Added by Michael Hopkins on February 6, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments
When I was a toddler, I refused to wear any clothing with animals, characters or people on it because I was afraid it would hurt them to get sun in their eyes when I went outside. So I guess my concern and empathy for others is either innate or was taught to me early on, and has definitely contributed to why I do what I do every day and why I aspire to become who and what I aspire to become. I’m a big believer in the notion that everything happens for a reason, which I why I feel so lucky…Continue
There is no time like the present. You never really know when an opportunity will present itself to you again, so why not seize the moment and take advantage of it the first time it comes around? Oftentimes people will dismiss the chance to experience something new due to prejudgments or the fear that they will not succeed. Looking back on past events I will regret more the experiences that I missed out on than the things that I did, but did not enjoy.
Everything we do offers the…Continue
It's 2:00AM right now... I honestly do not know why I'm not asleep yet. In the background Tetra Splendour is filling my ears with their nonsensical lyrics... They sound like the distant wailing of happier days, and more meaningful nights. Why did I do what I did that day, that minute, that second, that instant? Why is always the question of the curious, of the downtrodden. But I think the more important question is how. Yes, How? How do I feel right now? How did I feel at that moment?…Continue
Added by Victor Chen on February 3, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
In 1975 two students from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia immigrated to United States with nothing but their suitcase and their asspirations. At the time Ethiopia was a nation struck by civil war. Ultimately
this would result in the victory of communist Dictator Menguistu Miriam.
Menguistu ruled with the objective of imprisoning the educated and upper middle
class, thus threatening the…