Elected!!!

May 30 by

This week, I ran for office. I wanted to get involve in student forum and represent my class. After a hard week of campaigning, I am the Vice President of my class. I so honored that my classmates voted for me. It is such a privilege to hold office here at Union. I cannot wait for my first meeting. My main goal is crack down on the Minerva budget.  Although debates on campus aim to get ride of the Minerva houses, I do not agree. I believe that the Minerva system adds a different feeling to Union and creates for a diverse campus. However, since Greek houses are the main social attractions of the weekends, Minerva houses should work along with Greeks and plan social events together. Not only do they have a better budget than the...

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Israel…An apartheid state or Not...

May 30 by

Last week, an article in The Concordy ( student newspaper). The article argued that Israel is an apartheid state. I do not agree with that statement. So when my friend,Adam Becker, asked me to publish a response that he wrote, I was more than happy to do so. To make things easier, I have copied and pasted The Concordy article so that you read it before you read the response. Another take on Israel, the ‘apartheid state’ by Katie Barner Peace talks between Israel and Palestine have come to a halt once again. Secretary of State John Kerry attempted to restart the peace-talk negotiations on July 29, 2013. Subsequently, Israel and Palestine returned to a process of direct negotiations. These negotiations were planned to last for a maximum of nine months, with the goal...

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The Pursuit of Spring Term

Apr 11 by

This weekend, it was warm out. The sun came out and campus was full with happy vibes. And these are some picture that captured those moments.   Evan chilling outside of the library for a minute before he goes back in there. Sofia and Rachel eating lunch by the Nott. Bonnie being Bonnie by the Nott. Shades+Smile+ Reflection of me= Happy Spring Spring is here!!        ...

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Badly Behaved Women

Apr 11 by

I am taking a Sophomore research that is focusing on the social behavior of women through history. It embraces the idea of how women are treated in the world by men. As I went/going through history, I have noticed injustice. It never about the law. It’s about the people. Everyone deserves equal grounds. It is such luck that we are all are. That luck should push to embrace who we are and what we do. Because at the end of the day, the more you know yourself, the easier it becomes to surround yourself with the people who know your best. We are people and we deserve to be. We deserve to decide.  And today I found two videos that made me think of my class. Check them out, if you can. Badly Behaved Women...

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My spring weekend

Apr 8 by

Spring weekends are the best. I always look forward to them after I get my work done. This first weekend back was awesome. Chi Psi was having a party Saturday night. I went over at 9pm to the mixer that we had with Gamma Phi Beta. These are a few of the brothers during the mixer. Gamma Phi Beta came over to our house and all the brothers were downstairs hanging out with them. It was fun because there was good music and good people as always. And as the party goes on, brothers start dancing and having fun. At 11, the mixer is over and that is when all none Greeks are allowed in.  This Saturday’s party was a lot of fun, a lot of people came after having such a stressful...

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Spring Break ….Now back at the U...

Apr 4 by

Over Spring Break, I went to a concert in NYC. I saw the Bassjackers at Webster Hall. It was a totally different experience for me. EDM concerts are really fun but sometimes, they get so crowded, it makes everything less fun. I stayed at the concert for 2 hours and I left to go to Brooklyn. My aunt was in Brooklyn so I visited her. I also had one friend from Union with me, Rachel Refkin. She and I ventured around Brooklyn. We went to my favorite Crepe restaurant. On Saturday night, I was on the rooftop of an apartment building hanging out with my cousin and Rachel when I saw a beautiful sunset over Brooklyn.   On Sunday afternoon, I got back to Union. I got to hangout with Jeremy Sagaille, my suitemate....

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My favorite class at Union

Mar 14 by

I value education a lot. And one thing that I admire about Union is the professor and how you can find your interest here. Most people come to college to study something that they can make money with later. I am here to learn. I have no long-term goals. I believe in power of education. A well-educated mind allows you to find yourself. How much money I am making does not come before my personal happiness or enjoyment of my work. If I am happy doing something, I am happy to not get paid for it.   That might sound crazy to you but it something that I truly believe is true. My goal in life is to live a full, happy, and well-rounded life. So every term at Union, I try to step outside...

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Union for Venezuela

Mar 5 by

I am a Political Science major focusing on International Relations. For that reason, and because I care a lot about what is going on in the world, I tend to pay a lot of attention to what is going on around the world. Venezuela is under my radar because it is located in South America and has a lot of oil. But the people of Venezuela are not free. They do not have access to the wealth of their own land. So the students took the street to protest against the government. It is chaos in Venezuela right now. But it is chaos for the right reasons. We are all connect as human beings. So when people are fighting for their basic rights to equality, I feel obligated to acknowledge their fight. I was...

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A special Sunday

Feb 24 by

Every Sunday, I usually go to Hindu temple. I have explored Hinduism since the beginning of last year. It is such a vibrant cultural eye-opening for me. And when I go, I experience something new. This Sunday, I went to temple in the company of professor Witsoe and his Contemporary India class. He took them there in order for them to get a better idea of what Hinduism looks like and to give them a life visual of what they read in the book.    After an hour at the temple were the student got a chance to ask  lot of question, we went and had dinner at an Indian restaurant. The food was by far the best Indian food that I have ever had. And having a professor on board with me in the...

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