About: I'm a writer, photographer, designer and musician. I spend the majority of my day in the office making a campus newspaper or in the classroom soaking up new knowledge and trying to make the most of my experience of attaining a Bachelor's degree.
I love to capture the world around me and add to the creative movement. Because I have been loved, I try to use every moment to give love. I don't always succeed, but each day I'm taking steps, moving and growing into who I was made to be.
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“Thank you, April showers, for bringing May flowers. But more importantly, for washing away all of March’s bull shit.
—Thank You Notes (via fallontonight)
So, my newspaper has made national news in several ways this week.
First, we get featured on Total Frat Move and Student Press Law Center for our story on getting 1,000 of our newspapers stolen. (Only to have people laugh at us and say, “What? They’re free!” No, they are free in single copy. You cannot take half of our inventory and call it a right. But, off my parenthetical soap box.) Then, on the same day (April Fools’, might I add) a Pi Kappa Alpha member was attacked with a shovel by a former ATO member and we get featured on Total Frat Move again. In addition, on that day Zachary Adams in the Holly Bobo case was charged with another count.
All of this is piled on the already extreme exhaustion my staff is feeling from still recovering from our last issue with an extremely controversial editorial and a week of constant hateful comments and backlash towards us. And now, we press on to lay out our next newspaper.
I guess I’m leaving my undergraduate experience with a bang, right?
“Stop saying it’s okay when your soul’s bleeding. Stop trying to dodge knives that always end up in the depths of your heart. Stop looking to the ceiling hoping that tears won’t overflow. Stop taking people’s shit. Walk away. Fuck them all.
—Self advice, E.B.
I will never understand angry conservatives nor will I understand angry liberals.
If I hear one more person say that Noah is “evil” or “bad” just because of some misled article they’ve read or because it does not follow the Bible word for word, I’m going to lose my mind. If you went word for word, Noah wouldn’t speak for half of the movie. Is that what you want? Gaps have to be filled in. And just because the director is atheist doesn’t mean you get to write it off as evil. And we wonder why atheists don’t want anything to do with us: at every chance we get, we’re judging things them when we could be listening to them and at least seeing the good in what they do. I refuse to write it off. It was a damn good movie that got me thinking and wanting to read Genesis again. So if something points me to God, I’m good.
What does it say when a Christian is annoyed with Christians?
“I don’t think you’re happier if you’re thin or beautiful or rich or married. You have to make your own happiness. My heroines do not become beautiful elegant swans, they become confident ducks and get on with life.
—Maeve Binchy (via blackmoods)
“Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world.
The Sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone.
Because it shines, the whole world is full of light.
Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.
—Sri Ramana Maharshi (via lazyyogi)