Mia Guy's blog

February 3, 2017

posted on February 3, 2017 by Mia Guy

Back at it again with the winter snowfall! I’m excited to be back on campus, but not so much for the snow. Over the break, I was able to relax with family and friends, refocus my thinking and goals with my mentors, and apply for scholarships and internships. I did receive a scholarship over break, so that allowed me to pay for books this semester and groceries. My time at home was spent doing all the things I love to do which was eating at my favorite restaurants, watching movies, game night and holiday parties with friends and family, and reading and writing.

This semester is a really busy semester for me because I will be volunteering at the Legal Services of Central New York as a part of my Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CCE) major, preparing for Kalabash’s Annual Show, and continuing the search for internships and scholarships. Since I am going to have a lot on my plate this semester, I decided to take an online writing class that is focus on mental health (WRT 205), Black Sexuality (AAS 309), Gender, Militarism, and War (WGS 354), Ethics, Justice, and Citizenship (MAX 301), and Community Placement (MAX 310). So far, my classes have been jam packed with insight into thinking about what it means to be a citizen of America and the history behind citizenship. I’m hoping that these classes will help me to expand my thinking and push me to become a better critical thinker.

My goals this semester are to accomplish a higher GPA, start the foundation of my Action Plan for my CCE major, take a few LSAT prep test, obtain a paid internship for the summer, and to become a better version of myself.

Talk to you guys soon,

Mia Guy

October 21, 2016

posted on October 21, 2016 by Mia Guy

I wish I could say everything happened that I talked about last week, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. The Prancing Elites event was cancelled, so now I have to continue to learn their skills from my TV screen (inserts sad face). My money management still isn’t going quite well, but I’ve invested in a finance app called MINT. Hopefully, I can be more aware of my spending habits now. My exam for AAS 303: Black Women Writers was by far the hardest exam I have ever taken in my life, even though it was all essay questions. With any luck, I’ll come out with a high B, although, I am shooting for an A. The Ubuntu: Black Leadership Network is finally making progress with the events we plan to host in the Spring, details coming soon. My FullCircle family has become even closer over the past week between all the food, laughter, and fun. If you’re reading this and you’re looking for a mentoring program when you get to Syracuse University for people of color, check out FullCircle. Last but not least, I’ve started my research project in MAX 201: Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences measuring how race effects income, jobs, crime, drug addiction, and health. Not only am I excited to see the results, but I’m even more excited to figure out ideas I can do to change them positively.

Alright, Alright, Alright! I know you guys have all been waiting for the weekend recap… Friday, it was raining extremely hard, yet I still attended Miss Black and Gold, an annual pageant presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. It was an amazing to see all of the beautiful young women on stage with such poise and grace. On Saturday, I attended a Glow in the Dark Roller Rink Party to donate money to She’s the First, an organization that helps to collect money for young girls to attend college. It was soooo much fun to be with my friends and release all the pressure I’ve been under this week with exams. Self-care is a must during your college experience.

See you guys next week, and keep applying for scholarships!

October 18, 2016

posted on October 18, 2016 by Mia Guy

AHHHH…Literally, there has been a gazillion thoughts going through my head since the semester started. Between Kalabash Dance Troupe, FullCircle Mentoring Program, Ubuntu: Black Leadership Network, working in the College of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office, and triple majoring has made time management an essential key to surviving my college career. Yet, I still have had time to dance and model this past weekend for Caribfest presented by Caribbean Student Association. Caribfest is a Caribbean competition to see who will be the next Mr. & Mrs. Caribfest along with performances, fashion, and a concert. I’m so proud to say my pageant mom talents succeeded because my best friend won Mrs. Caribfest!

Despite all the fun I had last week, it’s time to get back to the books! I have an exam on Thursday for my AAS 303: Black Women Writers class, and an exam next week for AAS 306: African American Politics class. Let’s all get together and pray this goes well! On the happier side of things, Kalabash is going to be opening up for the Prancing Elites who have a show on Oxygen this Thursday for “Coming Out” month…Go Us! Also, I’ve been doing great at saving money this week, not really! They tell you to manage your money in college, but you don’t realize how serious it is until at the end of the week you have eaten all your money… Literally! Hopefully, at the end of this week I’ll be able to take a moment to reflect on all that has transpired this semester because everything is happening so fast that I can’t keep up.

Stay tuned next week to see if I accomplish my goals of managing my finances better, acing my exam, and other exciting news.