Monday, March 29, 2010
Free the West Memphis Three. This has become a common phrase for me. I am an advocate and a voice for the West Memphis Three. The West Memphis Three are three men who have spent time in jail for something they should of never even been on trial for. These three men are Damien Echols, Jessie Miskelley, and Jason Baldwin. They were all accused of murdering three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. These three men have been in jail for seventeen years for crimes they did not commit. Many people have chosen to support the West Memphis Three, I am just one voice within thousands. I plan to write more about their story and some of the appeals cases that they have been through.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Oh the things that Facebook can tell us. Who is that in a relationship? Why is this person sad? Facebook makes it so easy to find out every aspect of our friends lives. I'm honestly not sure what I did before the crazy world of facebook. Its an interesting little world out there. Sometimes I wonder who exactly looks at my profile or pictures or other various things I provide my viewers with. I remember the first time I ever heard of Facebook, I was in the ninth grade and these people from the U of A were talking to us about how college students meet other people on campus and Facebook was one of their many tools. At that time you had to be a certain age to have facebook or you had to be in college. Well as soon as it was an open site I was one of the first people at my high school to get it. I loved having new friend requests everyday and messages and at that point I didn't have a cell phone so it was really my only way of figuring things out. Now there is Facebook around the world and even my parents and fourteen year old brother have a Facebook. Thankfully my grandma isn't quite sure how to work a computer so she doesn't have Facebook but I see peoples' grandparents on there everyday. Facebook really is an amazing thing depending on how you use it. If you use it in a way that could be hurtful then you shouldn't use it at all but if it's in a positive way then go for it!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Lately my life has been going right as I have planned. There are a few things I would like to improve on such as my study habits or the amount of time I spend wasting time or getting into shape at the gym but for the most part I am happy with the way things are going. I have amazing friends and amazing sisters, the greatest family life could ask for, I'm going to college and one day I will have an amazing career. This semester I've accomplished a couple of my goals already. I hold a chair position in Delta Zeta. I have also joined PRSSA and plan to run for an exec position. I want to be involved on my campus and the more involved I am the more things I can have experience with. My advice to incoming freshman would have to be to get involved on our campus. Arkansas Tech offers so many opprotunities to get involved so take those and use them to your advantage.