Podcasting: Is it beneficial?

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Last week, Savannah and I created a Podcast over the hit TV series “Orange is the New Black.” Going in thinking it was going to be difficult, it was surprisingly easy.

Of course, there were some bumps in the road here and there, but all in all we didn’t have much trouble figuring out how to edit all of our footage. The most trouble I had was with communicating what I had to say in a clear and concise manner. I started to get better and more comfortable as we progressed which goes to show that practice makes perfect.

Thanks to this project, I plan on taking more classes that involve public speaking. Hopefully this will help me become a better at expressing my ideas.

All I can say, is that the internet was the only reason Savannah and I could get a decent idea of how to work garage band. We used tutorials for almost every aspect of our project.

Something that I wish we would have done differently is every college kid’s problem: procrastination.

We always think there is so much more time than there is and yes, it ends up biting us in the butt every time. Unfortunately there was not much I could do in this situation because of all of the other projects in my classes.

But what can I say? If you enjoy wasting your time then is it really wasted time?

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My Big Fat Greek Opinion

The Greek community is a very distinctive group at Oklahoma State, especially visually. If you are walking through the union you can usually pick out who is Greek and who is not based on what they are wearing.16314_10202384933806348_808385120161832494_n

The men wear a J-crew or polo shirts with abnormally short khaki shorts. The women look like toddlers while wearing giant t-shirts, high tops and sloppy hair.

I am going to be upfront right now and say that I am in a sorority.

I am guilty of this classroom attire and I know it is silly but I will say it is comfortable. Other than classroom attire I would say that I am not the stereotypical sorority girl.10534492_10201447948360409_8614781673267654706_n

The past year that I have been attending OSU has opened my eyes to some major problems concerning people judging me on my character before they have met me around campus. When I am not in my classroom attire and those who aren’t Greek find out I am in a sorority they get a surprising look on their face.

I am stereotyped as a snobby sorority girl. I thought these stupid stereotypes stopped in high school but I guess they haven’t.10363320_10203841362575970_407987255783635754_n

I understand that the problem goes both ways. Some of those in the Greek system are judgmental and I get that, but there are also those who aren’t in the Greek system that are judgmental as well. No one should assume the worst of someone before they even meet that person. It is wrong and, to be honest, very immature.

Let’s grow up, move past this judgment and base our opinion on people through our own experiences with them.


How Soon is too Soon? Marriage in College.

I have been thinking about marriage lately. No, I am not dating or even considering marriage but what if I was at my age? My roommate and friend just recently got engaged to her high school sweetheart and they have been together around 7 years. Of course everyone is ecstatic for this companionship, but is 19 years old too young?

Back in the day it was considered normal to get married around this age, but it is still a considered a big deal in today’s culture. The ideal age to get married has been shifted from right out of high school to middle to late twenties. I could go into detail about women’s rights, the work force and how it has contributed to this change in view, but I am not trying to teach a history lesson.

There are many different aspects that need to be looked at when getting married, which is a well known fact among those in college. I always get frustrated when people think that there is a fixed way to live our lives. Every person is unique in their own way and if that person wants to get married then why not?

Yes, we are still in college, and we haven’t gotten a job yet, but that is not the point of marriage. Marriage doesn’t mean that you immediately have to find a house and conceive children. It is meant for two people who are truly in love and want to commit to that love for the rest of their lives.

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