My Alma Mater means the world to me. It is what I call home and the safest place in life. Everyone that has attended Purdue, knows the pressure is intense but the legacy is so worth it. I have always wondered how you can cry for someone that you never knew, today I realized how. We are all boilermakers. Although we did not walk the same journey we have impacted the same legacy. I can not understand what could bring someone to commit such a crime. Just how I ponder over the hate crimes that still goes on at Purdue. Today I shed a tear for a boy I never knew, for a campus that I havent seen in 5 months, and for the family/students/staff and faculty that are distraught and heart broken. At the end of the day we are all and always will be Boilermakers. #BOILERUP
1. Putting themselves first. When Barbara Walters asked Michelle Obama if it were selfish that she openly makes herself her first priority she responded: “No, no, it’s practical…. a lot of times we just slip pretty low on our own priority list because we’re so busy caring for everyone else. And one of the things that I want to model for my girls is investing in themselves as much as they invest in others.”
2. How little or much they’re eating, especially if it’s “unhealthy.” You can eat a big lunch without having to say “I haven’t eaten anything all day” or have some delicious ass nachos without saying “I totally deserve this, I was so good this week, I’ll start the diet again tomorrow.” More importantly, you shouldn’t have to always be interrogated with “that’s all you’re having?” or “you’re going to eat all that?!”
Ii’ve really been wanting to address this topic for a while. I am currently taking an elective class while I am working full time, in which we have been discussing binaries and dichotomies surrounding women of colour. As such, troubling binary depictions of women have been high on my radar recently.
With all of this at the forefront of my mind, you can imagine the explosion that happened when I happened across Time Magazine’s Cover of Hillary Clinton. I have always been somewhat irked about how typically sexist the media is toward Senator Clinton. If you recall when she was last running in an election, the media were interviewing her unlike they have ever interviewed a male candidate. Here, you can read about when an interviewer asked her about which designer she was wearing, to which Clinton responded “would you ever ask a man that question?”. Additionally, during her campaign…
A Moral and Political Theorist, someone I’m sure would rollover in her grave today if she knew about the outlandish and ill treatment that we will allow to happen to us on a day to day basis. But, then, she would definitely stand and cheer at the women who are making a positive impact everyday in STEM, butttt we come back to square one where women are not accepted really in her profession… PHILOSOPHY.
Thankfully, through the proper research and exposure she is now seen as the first English feminist.
College student Fadumo Adan, a Somali native and refugee living in Denver, CO, will be one of just a handful of refugees in this year’s United Nations Refugee Congress in Washington D.C. this week.
Adan said she will be voicing her concerns of the refugee community at this year’s annual Congress. She was chosen by the UNHCR in Denver because she has been active in her community. She plans on being an advocate and policy maker for immigrant and refugee rights in the future.
“I have noticed that the more that I have gotten involved with the more opportunities there are for me,” Adan said.
Adan is a college student at the University of Colorado Denver and will be graduating with a degree in Sociology in Spring 2014.
Adan became a refugee from Somalia in the early 1990’s when she was only several weeks old. Her and her family…