Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

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A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could derail a trip if not taken into consideration when packing. For women of color, overlooking threats such as sun exposure may be a natural […]

Career: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

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When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground of your shared Alma Mater. Many colleges and student organizations have alumni organizations in cities across the country. To get involved, start by searching for alumni networks […]

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

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Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture the desperate reality of millions of immigrants living in Immigration Purgatory, including the newest–the flood of an estimated 52,000 children who have recently arrived, trekking […]

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

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President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive Action“, I urged him to use his “phone and pen” to grant relief to the thousands of immigrants living in fear of deportation. Six months […]

Summer Break: Unconventional Grillers for the 4th of July

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People all across the country are firing up their grills and cooking out for the Fourth of July. Hamburgers and hotdogs are almost always par for the course for this all-American occasion. This year, however, leave the traditional cookout fare to the amateurs. Treat your friends and family to unconventional grilled delights. I don’t know about you, but I am a […]

Summer Break: Start a Summer Reading List

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Starting a reading list can be a relaxing and productive way to spend your free time this summer. Technologies such as e-readers and phone applications have made it easier than ever to access thousands of book titles just about anywhere, anytime. Even if you prefer good old-fashioned books (like me), finding the right compilation of page-turners will keep you […]