What Spotlight did for me as a future journalist

Academy Award winning movie Spotlight reflects the type of investigative journalism that we often don’t see in today’s news. Many of today’s media sites neglect the research aspect of journalism and usually just re stating one another’s work. It’s sad but true, especially since we are in an era of digital media. Making many of…

The Direction of Hip Hop

  Hip hop pioneers Bone Thugs- Harmony is now on a nineteen city tour celebrating their 20th anniversary of Tha Crossroads. The Cleveland, OH natives have worked with all four deceased great hip hop artists 2pac, Biggie, Eazy-E and Big Pun. Rumor has it that the known stoner group mixed 2pac’s ashes with weed and…

“Mother, should I trust the governmen?”

Economics and politics have to be the two most boring things in the entire world for me, but politics and economics are the most important subjects, especially since one deals with money and the other rules and regulations. Although, I find it hard to sit through political conferences and also economics lectures I ran across…

Selective Exposure and Spiral of Silence

In a recent podcast with Connect and Collaborate the Voice of the Colorado Business roundtable Kristi Strother, the Journalism Chair at Community College of Denver weighs in on Selective Exposure and the Spiral of Silence. Selective Exposure is when media consumers only look for one news source to gain their information. Usually, people get their…

Day 7 Vegan Challenge

Breakfast: Vegan Pancakes Lunch: Vegan Mac & cheese Dinner: Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Today made number 7 for me and I must say the vegan lifestyle has been fun, but I honestly can’t see myself being a vegan for the rest of my life. I have come to terms with the circle of life and…

Day 6 Vegan Challenge

Breakfast: Apples diced with almond butter and almond milk Lunch: Vegetables mixed with rice, a side of raspberries and blueberries Dinner: Vegan Pasta salad Today makes day 6 and I must say I’m doing better than I was on day 5. I woke up this morning bright eyed and ready to start my day. Being…

Day 5

Breakfast: fruit bowl and maple butter (vegan peanut butter) Lunch: Vegetarian salad Dinner: Vegetarian salad   Today made day 5 and I must say it has been the hardest day so far. The reason being is due to the amount of hours I had to work, which was a 10 hour shift. I forgot to…

Day 4

Breakfast: Vegan waffles Lunch: Bean burger and fries Dinner: WaterCourse foods (Vegan restaurant) Today is day 4 of my 7-day vegan challenge and I’m questioning the amount of proteins my body has been receiving. Although, I have been eating tofu, rice, and beans; along with a good amount of veggies and fruits, I know without…

Day 3 Vegan Challenge

Breakfast: Oatmeal with strawberries Lunch: Rice and steamed veggies Dinner: Mango ginger maple tofu with brown rice Today makes day 3 and I have to admit I woke up feeling really energized. Although, I am not a morning person; to be frank I hate the mornings. I salute those of you who are capable of…

Day 2 Vegan Challenge

Breakfast: fruit bowl (pineapples, blueberries, and cantaloupe) Lunch: BBQ tofu with a side salad (cucumber, broccoli, and sunflower seeds, topped with Italian dressing) Dinner: Vegan pizza with a banana and strawberry smoothie Today makes day 2 of my 7 day vegan challenge and honestly it is not as hard as I predicted it to be….

Day 1 Vegan Challenge

Today is my first day being a vegan. I decided to challenge myself and become a vegan for 7-days. I’m scared, anxious,and excited. Although, my 7 days are just a trial run, I’m excited to be pushing my self in a healthier direction. The vegan diet is a plant-based diet therefore; it is rich in…