I’m Learning to Butter People Up with My Journalism Skills

Sometime last week, I had to explore the city of Boston for a Journalism assignment. I swear some of the journalism professors love sending students out for stories here at Emerson. But besides that point, I had to do a story relating to food trucks so I headed down to The Chicken Rice & Guys’ restaurant on Bedford street. They have several restaurant establishments and food trucks and that was my story angle. Usually, when we are sent out to find stories, we go out in groups, but this was an individual assignment, so I went alone. It’s already nerve-wracking for me to go up to a stranger and ask them for an interview.  So I followed one of the top rules of journalism about getting an interview. Small talk.

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The Types of People You Meet At Emerson

Whenever you set foot on any campus, work environment, or new setting, there is always different groups of people you end up meeting or seeing. Here at Emerson College, we are surrounded by a various unique groups, styles, cultures, and different students. Especially being one of the largest arts and communication schools in the country, there is just something different about the people you meet at Emerson. Whether that’s groups within your major or even the fashionistas on campus, there is a large distinctive and eccentric of faces around here on Emerson’s campus, but I’m just going to name a few.

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My Startup in YouTube Again

Every weekend as a teenager, I would stay at home and watch YouTube videos hours at an end. I was never bored and there would be times that I would act if I was on camera saying, “I hope you guys liked my video so make sure you like, comment, and subscribe!” I always imagined how life would be like having a YouTube channel, going to VidCon which I still haven’t achieved yet, and doing meet and greets. I wanted my own channel so bad!

Ever since I was 14 years old, I wanted to create a YouTube channel because at the time that was one of my passions and dreams that I had at the top of my list and with a hard “No” rejection from my mom, I turned around and thought that “Well, I guess that’s it for me.” For some reason, as I went onto high school and entered college, I’ve always kept in the back on my mind that I will create my channel one day and live up my YouTube dreams.

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Model For A Day, But Not Really

Photo by Alexis Metcalf

Lights, camera, action! That’s what it felt like when I had to strut through the stage this past Friday. E.B.O.N.I., Emerson College’s Black Organization with Natural Interest had its 2nd annual fashion show at the Greene Theater. Wait, let me backtrack for one minute because I didn’t just get on a stage and start walking. It was just something I did out on a whim, not knowing what I was getting myself into. This was a whole new experience for me.

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Things To Do During Christmas in College

Being in college only allows you to get out more during the Christmas spirit. It’s time to take a break during this winter season and get out with your friends who are also stuck in their dorm rooms. With more freedom, you can explore the Christmas lights during throughout the night and plan Christmas festivities during the weekends. Here a just a few things that you can do during this Christmas time while in college:

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My Thanksgiving College Haul

My small Kanken backpack, a small duffel bag, and a medium suitcase. All filled up except the suitcase.

Now, why would I need all this for a 5 day Thanksgiving weekend? And I only traveled about 4 hours from Boston to New York City. It may have looked like I have overpacked, but that’s not the case. The suitcase was designed to bring back all the things that I have been craving and needing in the past 2 or 3 months that I have not been home. So, as unravel my suitcase back in my dorm, let me give you a little Thanksgiving break haul.

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A Taste of the Boba Tea Experience

You may or may not have heard of the infamous tea drink called Boba Tea or otherwise known as Bubble Tea. This lovely and mouth savoring drink is originated from a Taiwanese tea-based drink that come in all kinds of tea and milk flavors. They also have an assortment of toppings that you can add to your fruitful drink such as chewy tapioca balls, popping boba, fruit jelly, and more. These are all optional as well. As I continue my journey of tasting different types of Boba tea, here are just some of few selections that my taste buds have experienced specifically from the Boba spot, TeaDo.

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How To Bundle Up This Winter

This night air is starting to get breezy, the day is getting more crisp. The chills are starting to tickle your spine and you shiver with goosebumps by your side. Whether you’re from California or even New York, the winter is still a hassle. You can’t decide if you need to buy layers or what to look for when getting a good quality jacket that will keep you warm. This isn’t just for people from the West Coast, but people from the East Coast as well. Being from NYC, the winter is already brutal enough, but being here in Boston is a whole different ball game.

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The Common Guide to Being Sick

“Aah choo,” you sneeze and you find your nose running. Your body temperature is either way too hot or way too cold. You can feel the chills of a cold tingle through your body. The cough has now turned into this aggressive battle to clear out your throat. You feel less active and the bed is now calling your name. You’re rummaging through your cabinets and all of your room, but you don’t have any source of medication there. Your parents aren’t here. You are away at college and your own for the first time. You have no one to guide you in what to get, where to go, and how to get it. Now you’re forced to make the awkward and confusing trip to the store to try and find the best things to fight being sick. If you are new to the common cold/ flu struggle, here are a few tips.

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