Special weekend

Happy Friday! I have some free time and it is an easy pace for me! Super Bowl LI is coming soon on this Sunday. I am so looking forward to it, since Atlanta Falcons finally enter the Super Bowl and will play against New England Patriots. The last time Atlanta Falcons played in Super Bowl was in 1998. But I’m a true fan of New York Giants, by the way.I will be going to my friend’s house for a Super Bowl Party.

College Activities Board (CAB) is student-run organization and also one of several Major Student Organization (MSO) at RIT. CAB will host a Super Bowl Party as well and provide free t-shirts and pizza/beverages. It’s a very deaf-friendly and social event. In addition, this weekend my friends and I will go to the Chocolate on Ice event, one of RIT’s annual and most popular events. There are a variety kind of candies with chocolate provided by different clubs and organizations. A popular dessert is the fondue of the chocolate with strawberries. It’s a delicious dessert. My best memory of this event was an MSO-created activity that was called “chocolate mustache” or “beard.” Students had to literally paint mustaches or beards on their faces with chocolate, and then take a picture of each group or individual participants. This was a fun activity. An additional activity at this event  includes ice skating. I had a blast there. This year, Latin American Deaf Club (LADC) will have a table and serve a Spanish dessert called Choco-banano.

This month, I am celebrating Latin Americans with African descendant, which is called Afro-Latinx on Black History. I learned the fact that a black and male indigenous in Mexico once became Emperor of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlán (within Mexico City). His name was Moctezuma II (from 1466- June 1520). He was the ninth emperor and last one of the Aztec empire before the Spanish conquest. This is an interesting piece of information in Afro-Latinx history! Clubs and organizations host many activities in February to celebrate Black History.

“Identity and dignity are the noble treasure in moral value”. Ciao 🙂

Happy February!

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone had a great holiday and New Year’s break. I know I did! I went to visit family in Massachusetts for the holidays and had friends down in Philly visit, where I’m from, for New Year’s. I also went to NYC to visit friends and spent some time at my family cabin in the Catskills. It wasn’t all fun and games though – I was furiously working on graduate school applications to lighten the load for when I returned to RIT.

Now it’s week 2 of my final semester and things are picking up quickly. I’m only taking four courses, but they are pretty intense already! I’m taking Global Political Economy, Politics through Film, The Congress and my Political Science Senior Capstone course. There is a lot of reading and writing involved, but I’m enjoying the classes and material so far.

There is nothing quite like the feeling of, “Oh my, I’m graduating in May…” to spur me into action despite my encroaching senioritis. It is very tempting to say, “I’m done” – but I know how important this semester is for now, and for my future. I’m currently finishing the last of my grad school applications, so it can be challenging to balance school work and applications. I’m learning a very valuable lesson in time management!

In the next few weeks, I’ll be wrapping up important classes related to my major, political science, and will continue my work as a student ambassador. Most crucially, I will make a decision regarding my future. My top choice currently is a master’s program in security and diplomacy at Tel Aviv University in Israel! I love to travel and hope to get this opportunity to study abroad for my entire degree program. I would be living and studying in Tel Aviv for a year, with some trips home to see friends and family. Stay tuned!