More than an adventure

To categorize my years at SMU as an “adventure” would be as cliché as it sounds. My years at SMU have been more than an adventure. For the past six semesters I have had reckless nights out on Greenville/Uptown, studios all-nighters pulled in Fondren, enough Tex-Mex food to last a lifetime, a closet defining the typical “SMU girl”, and plenty of Flash Photography photos to capture the parties that were otherwise difficult to remember.

Although I did not begin my college career at SMU, I have felt honored to call SMU my home since the spring of 2011. Being the new kid on campus wasn’t an easy transition. Truth be told, I have constantly felt like an outsider in the SMU community for not being a member of Greek Life and missing the wild first semester of college. However, throughout these past six semesters I have craved my own path through SMU and have truly had the time of my life.

It is scary to think that May 17th, 2014 is nearing closer and closer. I am not prepared to say goodbye to Thursday nights out, staying up outrageously late, having minimal financial responsibilities and attending Saturday Boulevards in the fall. But real life is fast approaching. At this moment I do not known what my future holds, but I can confidently say I am more than prepared for this next step.

I give thanks to my incredible friends, my profound professors and supportive parents for helping to make my time at SMU the best years of my life thus far. I will never forget my semester in Boaz, the scorching hot Boulevards in August, the Snowpocalypse of 2011, surviving my first “tornado” scare and even the countless nights of stress/procrastination spent in Fondren.

SMU, I applaud you for the people you have brought into my life, the education you have given me, and the most rewarding college experience I could have ever imagined. Cheers to living in the moment and enjoying my final semester college.

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Over-the-top marriage proposals- the new norm?

Over-the-top marriage proposal

From an early age all girls dream of their wedding day. Who will be the lucky guy, what kind of dress will they wear, where will they get married? But until they meet Mr. Right, girls typically don’t fantasize about the marriage proposal itself. In the past all it really took was a loving speech and assuming one knee, but now the men of the millennial generation are delivering over-the-top marriage proposals and posting them for the world to see. Continue reading

Long Live the Millennial Blogs

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In recent years as blogging has transformed from an extracurricular into a business platform, a divide between mediocre and exceptional blogs has emerged. Blogging has been experimented with and manipulated by across all generations, but none garner as much attention as the millennial blogs.

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Miley Cyrus: Superstar or Giant Publicity Stunt?



Over the span of this decade Miley Cyrus has transformed from a Disney Channel sweetheart, to emerging young adult singer, to now gracing the cover of every tabloid magazine as a “hot mess.” However is Miley’s rapid transformation from good girl to wild child a true display of character, or a giant publicity stunt?

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Sound the Alarm




It’s 6:55 am and the morning alarm on your iPhone is sounding. Class doesn’t start until 8 am, so without a moment’s hesitation you hit snooze and fall back asleep.  Ten minutes later your persistent alarm is at it again. To finally get out of bed, or to doze into another ten minutes of rest: that is the question. Continue reading