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Diversity 101

Some days, you just can't believe where you are and how far you've come. On these days, you can't help but reflect: on your experiences, on your choices, on who you are-you reflect on your own diversity. Sometimes I can't believe I am where I am-college. It still feels like I should be back to school shopping for my first day of 5th grade (I'm sure my mother would agree). Regardless, now that I am here, I'm taking classes off the beaten path of 8-3 Monday-Friday. Because I'm a freshman, my first round of courses are level 100 courses. Instead of labeling classes as level 1, 2, or 3, college tries to show it's bigger than high school by using numbers like 100, 200, and 300. Which brings us to the point of 101. While Dalmatians are easy to count, course loads are a little more complicated to calculate. Good thing you only have one class today-and a level 100 at that. Welcome to Diversity 101: an introduction to the basics of defining a diverse person. Read more.


The first time I heard the phrase "No Shave November," I was confused. I didn't understand why all these people were choosing to go an entire month without shaving. I remember I found out why people did this when I was listening to a news channel while sitting in a McDonalds. Read more.