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!