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My First Pinterest Success: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

For the annual Memorial Day cookout at my mom’s place last weekend, I decided to contribute something more than just cleaning the house, mostly because I was in the mood for experimenting after aimlessly browsing Pinterest for a good 30 minutes. Knowing that I tend to be somewhat of a disaster in the kitchen, I […]

Communications Associates

I’ve been noticing a lot of posters around the Interwebs lately depicting how different occupations are perceived by various crowds. Whether private, corporate, non-profit or other, it’s been my experience that as a communications associate my work is really quite elusive. So, I took it upon myself to set the record straight by creating this […]

Educating the Future

Cross posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity every Thursday. Latino employment and education seem to be hot topics in the blogosphere nowadays, especially with the ongoing, heated immigration debates. Regardless of your stance on the latter issue, one thing is certain: the Latino population is booming […]

Diversity: Tap or Bottle? Your Skin Color May Tell the Answer

Cross posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity every Thursday. In the years since major brands like Coca-Cola and Nestle first decided to bottle and sell water, a mostly-free and vital resource, marketing tactics have gone from convincing consumers that “it tastes better” to “it’s healthier” to […]

Web 2.0 Journalism — Helpful Websites

One of my professors just Tweeted that Yahoo is planning to shut down Delicious, most likely sometime in the near future. The only reason I use Delicious at all is to stalk his treasure chest list of easy to follow how-to sites concerning site building tips (esp. for journalists). Since I have no clue when […]

Standing up for Education

Earlier today I received an email from an aunt, asking for people to consider writing letters in support of her children’s educational program. Apparently, the policy makers of the state from which I am so proud to hail are considering completely cutting the funding for programs that are meant to enhance and accelerate learning for […]

Be careful what you work for

Is it really already September? All signs point to obviously. Just two months ago I was fed-up with the distress of being unemployed in D.C. — a city that demands a generous monthly income for even basic needs, let alone rent, and I started writing about it. But I didn’t write very much. I didn’t […]

Beggar/Chooser

Well, I reached a new dilemma in my job search today: I turned down an offer for 2nd-round interview with a marketing company. For all of my frustration in not finding a job, I decided that just because I’m offered a shot at a position doesn’t necessarily mean I should take it. Yes, I did […]

Life as a post-grad grad

Thirty-seven days after my last final in my last class EVER, I still don’t have a job. I moved cities, reclaimed my dog (who knew pit bulls are illegal in certain counties?), and accrued all kinds of fees (excuse me parking authorities, but I will be fighting all $300+ in parking tickets you have bequeathed […]

“You, with the glock, your drink is ready”

New blog post about the Starbucks/gun control debate: People who know me know that I’m proud to be from Seattle … maybe even too proud sometimes. I still refuse to name that basketball team in Oklahoma. I still argue that the refs stole our victory in Super Bowl XL. I haven’t snowboarded since I moved […]

The future of newspapers

For the midterm in Online News Production, I wrote an essay addressing the future of newspapers. Below is an excerpt of that paper. Click here to read the rest. “The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in media platform adaptability, particularly by way of the Internet. As social trends lead toward heavier reliance on […]

Act on New Attitudes, Especially Confidence

Obviously, I need to work on updating my blog more often. I wrote a similar blog on the Observer’s site today, and promptly changed the topic for that blog. No longer will I be highlighting my endeavors around D.C…least of all because they tend to cater to night life, which is a trend in my social […]