HACC graduate with Associates Degree in Social Sciences, LGBTQ+, raging liberal, feminist.
Woodstock 50th Anniversary
As some of you may know, this year marks the 50th anniversary for the 1969 iconic Woodstock music festival. This peaceful musical love affair will return to us this August 16th to 18th in Watkins Glen, New York. Tickets will be going on sale April 22nd, but prices have yet to be announced.
Many lives are taken by diseases that could have been prevented if only they’d had the vaccination. Vaccinating children is important, because it keeps our society clear of diseases that were considered “extinct” before. Vaccines are the beginning step towards worldwide eradication for any disease.
Contrary to popular opinion, illegal immigrants are living among us and aren’t planning on leaving. The United States is a place a lot of people believe "dreams come true" because of the many opportunities our country has to offer. One of which is the ability to attend a form of higher education, further than just high school. Illegal immigrants should receive the same rates of college tuition because everyone deserves to go to college and they pay taxes just like the average American. For illegal immigrants, higher education has been an out of reach dream and it has been for a long time.
Throughout the history of the United States, government officials have spoken about filthy things forgetting about the idea of political correctness entirely. Current president, Donald Trump, when referring to women has felt entitled to “grab ‘em by the pussy.” Some politicians have been corrected, yet to this day, some still continue to speak openly about their disgusting sexual desires that should clearly be kept to themselves. Women have dealt with suffrage far too long now to be constantly reminded that they aren’t respected for their individualism and viewed simply for their biological structures. Statements underestimating the impact of sexual assault/harassment are tolerated too much in our society and in our government.
The Meaning of Love Is Lost
What ever happened to the time when people put meaning in the idea of love? I know some people believe it never existed and I'm starting to believe that's true. Although the more I look back, I tend to realize that it's just our generations that have changed, as well as the morals and standards we uphold. This generation just seems to have none.
The Song That Reminds Me of You
I’m driving on the highway with my Apple music on shuffle. The songs effortlessly change from one to the next. I’m more focused on my surroundings than I am actually listening to the music until our song comes on. My attention from the road fades as I realize what has just come on. In that very moment memories begin to flashback through my head like an old film. They’re all happy memories, but they only leave me with emptiness knowing I will never have that again. Memories of the stupid things we did together or the weird trends I joined in on because of you. I playback in my head the conversations that made me smile. They make me smile again as they pass through my brain but tears stream down my face because I know this is over. As I’m watching the road tears begin to fill my eyes because I physically can't make myself change the song. As much as I know I have to, part of me wants to hear it. I want to remember the good times because soon I will decide to shut them out entirely. Because that’s what I do right? I can only handle the pain of my own emotional suffering for so long until I begin to block out memories or manipulate them in my brain.
You Know You’re Old When...
I feel ashamed to look at some of the kids shows I used to watch now because the animation is so bad. I miss when I was a kid and every character looked normal. I’m sure anyone over the age of 15 can agree with me on this. Here are a few of my pet peeves with today’s generation...
Thank You, Ariana
We can all see that young Ariana Grande that once played the innocent and bubbly red-haired girl on Victorious has definitely grown up. We loved her then and we certainly love her now! With the debut of her newest "Thank You, Next" music video, the world is going wild. Bringing all of our personal favorite teen comedies together into one music video. Here are some of the reasons why you need to go watch this music video right now (well, after you're done reading my blog of course) if you haven't already...
But Do You Feel Alive?
Growing up today is hard. Becoming an adult is even harder. The worst part is, though, if you think you're doing it right. Stop what you're doing (which is reading my blog—thanks!) and look around you. Take your eyes off your phone screen or your laptop and observe the people around you for just a minute. What are they doing? Do they seem to be happy? Chances are, probably not. We live in a time when everyone is in a hurry, always something on their mind. No one takes the time to stop and breathe the oxygen we take advantage of. No one ever looks up from their phones to say hi to the person behind them in the Starbucks line. I walk around campus and no one looks up from their phones to say "hello" to the people walking past them. We can have thousands of friends on Facebook, Snapchat, followers on Instagram, Twitter, VSCO, but in real life we realize most of us are alone because we cease to live outside our phones.