Spring 2015 Farewell Digest

All good things must come to an end, and that includes our blogging for the semester! All of our student bloggers will be taking a break this summer, but will be back blogging before the start of the Fall 2015 semester!

Here are the last posts from our bloggers for this semester!

Anthony: With a lot to look forward to for this summer, Anthony bids us a farewell! Sharing with us some of the shows he plans to watch, as well as a few concerts he’ll be seeing this summer, he’s making sure to take advantage of this break before he heads back to school for his last year as an undergraduate!

Carrie: Carrie eats some cake. Is it real? Metaphorical? Chemistry-related? All we know is that this is her last blog of the semester, and she spills all about her summer plans! (Hint: not much is on her agenda but that’s just the way she likes it!)

Tamara: One of the hardest things about summer break is everyone going their separate ways for a few months. Tamara is going to miss her nursing cohort, as they’ve become her extended family! See you in fall to see what kind of shenanigans she gets into!

Jon: With a lot to celebrate this semester, Jon goes out with a bang for his final undergraduate semester! Between award ceremonies, bidding farewell to his fraternity as an active member, or preparing for graduation, the end of the semester is as busy as it is exciting!

Elizabeth: Not all summers are free-time and fun. Elizabeth has a full summer class schedule (three classes!) but she’s managed a few things to look forward to, like concerts and maybe a trip or two. Look forward to all the amazing photos I’m sure she’ll share with us!

Be sure to be on the lookout for the return of our bloggers in the fall! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all our updates!


Weekly Digest (February 2nd – 6th)

It’s been a very busy week on our campus! Many students are getting into their regular routines and trying to balance classes, work, and extracurricular activities. But even more than usual, this week has been extra busy for all those involved in Homecoming. From all the different activities, to free food and fun, Homecoming is a time to celebrate what being a Warrior is all about! A few of the student blogs this week reflect just that!

Anthony: And to start off this Homecoming-themed post right, Anthony blogs about some Homecoming events including the big game! Going into a little detail about each event, Anthony was sure to cover everything he could in his latest blog! GO WARRIORS!

Carrie: One of the most important (and even fun!) parts of blogging is reading other people’s blogs. It’s great to have a little list of some blogs to follow, maybe to get inspired,  learn a little about styling or formatting, and so on. Carrie shares her own personal “favorites list” with us and invites us to share our favorite blogs with her!

Tamara: Who says you can’t have pancakes for dinner? Definitely not Tamara! In her latest blog she shares a pancake recipe that foregoes the eggs or milk used in traditional recipes, but promises to be just as delicious (if not more!).

Elizabeth: if you’re really in tune with our campus, you’ll see workshops every where and all the time. Aimed at building up students to be the best they can be, Elizabeth blogs about a Resume Workshop.


Weekly Digest (January 2015)

Hello all and welcome back to another fun-filled & fantastic semester at CSU Stanislaus! If you need some refreshing (or even if you don’t) the Weekly Digest is a small collection of all our student bloggers in one single place! It’s a great way to stay up-to-date on all our amazing students!

Anthony: Sometimes it’s great to get a little philosophical, especially during a philosophy class (you need those participation points right?). Anthony learns pretty quickly that It’s imperative to examine not only how you do things, but often why. Presented with “why do we go to college?” Anthony’s latest blog attempts to answer this big question!

Carrie: One of the perks of attending a university is the chance at student employment. Carrie recently snagged a job in the music department as a technician! Read all about her job (so far) in her latest blog!

Luis: Another great perk of attending a university is the great social clubs and organizations! One of these is Alpha Phi Omega (APO) that Luis is apart of. With the beggining of the semester comes recruitment, and Luis shares some of these “rush” events in his latest blog!

Tamara: Starting off the semester is never an easy thing for anybody, but especially if you’re a nursing major! Spending the next three years with the same thirty people can be interesting to say the least, but Tamara is making sure to make the most of it! “Start off the semester strong and end it with confidence.”

Jon: The Student Health Center is an amazing place to say the least. Jon blogs about all the perks (free appointments and cheap medications anyone?) and how it is often one of the most underused facilities on campus. Feeling a little under the weather, or need a vaccination or shot? The student health center is the place to go!

Elizabeth: The first day of classes can really set the tone for how the rest of the semester will go. Instilling good habits early on can make lasting impressions and greatly improve your academic professionalism. Elizabeth shares a little about her first day and gives us a list on how to have an excellent first day back!

Mackenzie: Sometimes as busy (and at times overworked) college students we need a little break from well, everything. It’s great to do nothing, and just take some much needed “me” time. Mackenzie goes into more detail on the importance of doing nothing and how she recently carved some time out of her bust life to do a whole lot of nothing!



Weekly Digest!

Back by popular demand, here is another rendition of the Weekly Digest! For those that need a refresher, this is the blog to get all the happenings (or already happened happenings?) from our student bloggers in one convenient, easy to read digest. So keep up and hold on, this is gonna be a good one!

Anthony (Nov. 12th)The End is Nigh: at least for Anthony (as well as a few of our other bloggers!). With his last semester almost here (hey, the spring semester will be here before you know it!), Anthony is taking time to be excited, as well as freak out. It’s natural to feel alarmed and anxious with such a huge milestone right around the corner! Read his blog for all the emotional-filled frenzy!

Carrie (Nov. 13th) – Carrie imparts some interview wisdom to those looking for a job. Her blog is not only packed with 8 (you read that right, EIGHT) fabulous tips for when you land that interview, but she also goes into detail on why she chose these tips. Great read for anyone that has an interview coming up!

Luis (Nov. 16th) – Luis has officially been a student blogger for two years! Thanks so much for all your hard-work and dedication Luis! In this blog he goes into detail why he originally wanted to be a student blogger, and what he’s learned along the way. Check out this great birthday blog, and if you’re interested, take a walk down memory lane (aka read his very first blog that he’s so conveniently linked!)

Tamara (Nov. 15th) – It’s finally starting to feel (and look!) a little more like autumn! In this blog, Tamara posts some fantastic pictures of our campus, and shares just some of her favorite things about fall (Starbucks drinks, anyone?).

Jon (Nov. 17th) – Jon posts about an event he recently attended that was focused on Suicide Awareness & Prevention. Between all the presentations and guest speakers, it was sure an unforgettable and  impactful event. Be sure to check this blog out for more information regarding the event and where you can still get information about mental health and resources on campus.

Elizabeth (Nov. 13th) – With the fall semester almost over, some of us are already planning our winter getaways. Elizabeth shares a great winter vacation spot that’s not too far, and is definitely one that won’t break the bank! Check this blog out if you’re looking for some great ideas for your next getaway.

Makenzie (Nov. 15th) – Who doesn’t love a good theater performance? Makenzie shares with us the latest show put on by the CSU Stanislaus theater department. A Flea in Her Ear is labeled as a hilarious and attention-keeping performance. Like this blog, the show is sure to be something you won’t want to miss!


Weekly Digest #11!

Anthony (April 26th & May 1st)

The struggle is definitely real. Most college students would love more money (most meaning all) and Anthony is on the hunt for a job. His first blog post this week is about his methods, techniques, and websites he visits to help him land a summer job. Want to know if he ends up being successful in his search? You better subscribe and get all the updates!

Anthony’s second post of the week is the start of something amazing, as he appropriately titles it. With a new comic book store open in downtown Turlock, Anthony takes full advantage and snags some comics for his collection, and definitely adds it to his list of places you must visit in Turlock. As a huge fan of comic books, is this the start of a beautiful and long-lasting relationship? Hopefully it’s not just a summer fling…

Carrie (April 26th) 

The year is already more than a quarter of the way over and Carrie has some updates on her goals for the year. Between exploring Turlock, working on raising her GPA, or getting back into crafting, Carrie makes sure to give us honest updates! But she still has plenty of time to work on reaching her goals, and the summer is the perfect time to work on all those projects (including crafting) that’s been left on the back-burner. Keep up with Carrie and all her goals. Make it YOUR goal to subscribe!

Luis (April 28th & April 30th)

Spring Break is all about relaxing and making memories, and Luis’s break was no exception. His first blog is all about APO’s sectional conference that was hosted at UC Davis. Every APO chapter participates in “roll call”, and the chapter at CSU Stanislaus  performed a very nice 1950’s themed dance. A video is included in Luis’s blog so you’ll definitely want to see him shake it and groove it to the many hits of yesteryear. Click on the link and give it a view!

And with Luis being one of our many graduating seniors at CSU Stanislaus, of course he had to make a blog celebrating (and counting down!) his time left as an undergraduate. With just less than a month to go, I’m sure we can expect plenty of blogs celebrating his time here at our beautiful and amazing campus.

Marilu (April 27th)

And the list of blogs about Frozen just keep growing. Marilu is still diggin’ this movie, and jumps at the chance to watch it whenever she can! Between watching it again and again with her little nieces, or busting out in some hit melodies from the movie, Marilu is making sure to keep Frozen on her mind, even if the weather isn’t as frosty.

Jon (April 28th) 

Some students during spring break ditch the beaches, sun, and sand and instead opt in for something a little more dusty, old, and spooky. Jon visited the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA and it definitely fulfilled all his history and paranormal cravings. Between the old rooms, scary stories, and legends behind the woman that built the house, it’s definitely a gem worth a visit. Read all about it and view some awesome pictures in his latest blog!


Weekly Digest 9 & 10!

This weekly digest is going to include blog posts from last week and this week, since you know…there wasn’t a digest last week (whoops). Just consider this a two-for-one special. Always look on the bright side!

As always, the red links are to the full blog post if something is really catching your eye and you’re just dying to read every single word of the original blog. Give them a read, and some feedback.

Anthony (April 18th)

The Student Rec Center (SRC) is one of Anthony’s favorite places to get a good workout and relieve some stress. With his recent move to an apartment closer to campus, he is making sure to take full advantage of all the gym has to offer. His latest blog post includes a pretty cool picture of the outside of the gym, operating hours, and a map for those not too familiar with the campus layout. Need a mental workout? Read Anthony’s blog and come back and finish this digest! I’d say that will get you pretty mentally pumped for the day!

Carrie (April 12th & April 19th)

“If You Were In My Shoes” is a social awareness campaign hosted by Code Red Entertainment in partnership with Associated Students, Inc. (ASI). This campaign focuses on giving insight into other students’ lives, a kind of “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” of sorts. It’s a powerful and touching video; just one that Carrie had to share. Give the video a watch (you can find it in her blog). Was it as touching for you as it was for her? Let her know your thoughts!

Carrie’s second blog is, once again, a event hosted by Housing and Residential Life: “Bring Your Own Anything…and Tie-Dye It!”. After finding some great deals on a few shirts, she made sure to dye her shirt the way she wanted (as best as she could with the color mix-up, of course). With a blog full of some cool photos of her finished work, be sure to check out her wearable art!

Luis (April 18th)

Student representatives are just that: representatives of the students’ needs, concerns, and most importantly the active voice of the student population. ASI Elections are equally important because these are the individuals chosen and elected to express and reflect the student body as a whole. With rising costs of parking permits this upcoming summer and fall, Luis gives advice on what YOU can do as a student to express your concerns (hint: don’t be silent!). Read his blog to learn more!

Marilu (April 14th & April 24th)

Instagram is a popular way to not only stay in touch with your friends and family via picture updates, but also a great way to follow those that inspire and empower you. One way Marilu has embraced this trend is by following accounts that have a heavy focus on eating healthy on a budget. There is nothing greater than feeling your best and having a little spare money to go along with it.

And with the end of Spring Break nearly in sight, come share in all that Marilu’s done…and may still have to do! Spring Break doesn’t mean the world stops moving. There’s work to be done!

Jon (April 21st) 

This all encompassing blog is a huge update on the past few weeks. Between seeing Kate Nash in Visalia for a small venue show and the now almost over Spring Break, head over to this blog to read about the concert and Jon’s Spring Break plans! Did he end up finishing all that he had on his to-do list? You’ll have to keep up to find out!

Sintya (April 16th & April 24th) 

Someone was looking forward to this break! Sintya’s first blog post was all about waiting for the break, and now that it’s here, she doesn’t have enough time to do everything that she wants! Sintya is always a hardworker, and the break doesn’t stop her from getting as much work done as she can! What does she have planned for the last few days? You’ll have to head over to her blog and read to find out.


Weekly Digest #8

I’ve slaved over a hot keyboard for these updates! I’m just joking (my cubicle is actually pretty chilly), and writing is a passion and I seriously love blogging, as do our student bloggers! But what we love even more is feedback and dialogue from our readers! Engage us! We want to hear from YOU! (Yes YOU reading this. Not him. Or her. They’re nice, but they’re not YOU.) Leave a comment, maybe?

Anthony (April 4th & April 11th) – Everyone’s a critic. Especially when it comes to movies, we all have our fair share of opinions on the latest blockbuster hits. Two blog posts back to back show Anthony’s devoted some time to watching and giving us a little insight on some high profile films. The first movie he reviews is Frozen (a little behind, but definitely still relevant!) and then blogs about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is still in theaters. With these spoiler-free reviews, maybe you’ll learn a thing or too and have a chance to share your opinion!

Carrie (April 5th) – Community: it’s one of the things The Village (the dorms at CSU Stanislaus) really pride themselves on. While they do many activities and events to help foster this sense of belonging and connection, it’s often the residents themselves that bring the most to where they live. One creative, expressive, and lively way residents do this is through chalkboard messages on doors. Full of fun pictures of chalkboard message far more more creative than even I could think of, this blog won’t disappoint!

Luis (April 10th) – Here’s that APO update we’ve been waiting for! Luis finally reveals his little, and gushes about how proud he is of her, especially her accomplishes for Relay for Life (she brought in some good cash-money!). The custom shirts in this blog might be one of the cutest of a big and little pairing I have ever seen, but maybe you’ll have to read the blog and come to your own conclusions!

Marilu (April 7th) – Elections: they’re an important part of any democratic system, including those student leaders who serve our campus. More importantly, campus leaders mean YOUR student voice, which means candidates need YOUR student votes! Just right around the corner (April 28th – April 29th to be exact) voting will take place in the Warrior Activities Center. Marilu knows who she is voting for! Do you? If not, get informed and make your vote count!

Jon (April 9th) – A three part blog means three times the fun! With some great Relay for Life updates (including total amount of money raised for the entire event) and some fun Warrior Wednesdays activities, goodies, and info; this blog has it all! Sprinkle a little birthday fun into this blog, and you have the makings of an almost-perfect blog, but that maybe slightly biased. Read it for yourself and come to your own conclusions!

Sintya (April 7th) – One of the best things about college is getting to make your own schedule. Having classes on your time really sets you up for success. Morning, afternoon, or evening classes leaves you with a lot of choices, and some schedules work better depending on your own life. When does Sintya like to have classes (hint: it’s not mornings)? Read her blog and find out!


Weekly Digest #7!

As always, the end of the week is the perfect time to wind down and catch up on the latest from our student bloggers. Here’s some small blurbs about their latest posts, so you can pick and choose who you want to read a little more from!

If you’re seriously diggin’ a blogger, do them a huge favor and subscribe to them personally, or just subscribe to this blog and follow all the updates weekly!

And, while it’s still fresh, new, and exciting, take a look at our very first Guest Blog: Warrior Pride! by CSU Stan’s ASI President, Mariam Salameh. She did an amazing job and we seriously love the blog!

Anthony (March 28th) – Anthony changes it up a tad from his previous posts about his apartment adventures, and throws in a blog about street art, including graffiti and other types. Want to know his opinions on it as an art major, or who some of his favorite street artists are? I’m just gonna say this: you’ll have to read his blog! I’m not spoiling it!

Carrie (March 29th) – Sometimes we all need a little help. Some get it from friends, family, mentors, or peers. Others get it from a….survival kit? Surely you’ll want to know a little more about all the things Carrie has included in her kit! Some are zany, and other items are cute and creative! After reading her blog, you’ll surely want to make one of your own!

Luis (April 1st) – Nothing is better than being happy. Seriously. Nothing. And reliving (or experiencing!) those great happy moments make for some awesome blogging! #100HappyDays is a trend right now, and Luis has jumped fully on board to share with us some happiness from his life. Give this blog a read. I’m sure you’ll be happy you did so.

Marilu (March 30th) – Cultural expression and art combine to “promote political and social awareness in a humorous way”. Poetry, spoken word, and theater all are amazing ways to self-express and have fun while doing so. Marilu is involved in a few skits during this night of fun, and definitely shouldn’t miss it! For more information on “Flor y Canto”, check out her blog! The flyer with all the info is there!

Jon (April 3rd) – Relay for Life is this weekend, April 5th – April 6th! In a pre-event blog, full of basic info and some team specifics, Jon shares some of his excitement about one of the biggest service events of the year! Keep track of this blog, and for a post-event blog just a few short days after the event with some pictures and favorite memories! Definitely not one you want to miss!


Guest Blog: Warrior Pride!

Welcome readers, to our very first guest blog! We are very honored to have our first guest blogger be the Associated Students Inc. President, Mariam Salameh! Even though she is very hard at work making CSU Stanislaus the very best campus it can be, she did take some time out of her busy schedule to make this a very cool first blog. Thanks so much Mariam!

“Being a Warrior is to be PROUD of who you are! A Warrior is one who embraces their school pride, engaged in the campus community, and is proud to be MADE AT STAN STATE. Embrace your inner WARRIOR! Wear RED & GOLD gear. BE involved, SUPPORT our athletic teams, GET informed, and MAKE your experience at CSU Stanislaus worth it. I believe in the philosophy, leading with pride. As a campus community, we need to build and cultivate a Warrior Pride that is unbreakable. Each student, faculty, staff and administrator is MADE AT STAN STATE and is part of the creation of the value of being a Warrior. We ALL need to make the commitment and effort to lead with pride and leave the legacy for years to come.”



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Mariam Salameh
Associated Students Inc. President



Weekly Digest #6!

March is (almost) over! Which means, in the not too distant future, the end of the spring semester awaits. But don’t worry about any of that right now! We still have all of April to look forward to, and none of us have forgotten about Spring Break and all the fun blogs that will come from that much needed vacation.

We would like to take this time to give a very special shout-out and thanks to all our readers who have been faithfully following (and subscribing!) along with all of our bloggers, and we sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed every blog post along the way. We work hard to make sure the blogs you’re reading are campus-centered, opinionated, informative, and fun. We never censor or edit our bloggers in anyway, and we think that brings out the absolute best and most authentic reading experience. Enjoy!

And without further ado…

Anthony (March 20th) – Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, and you have to just roll with the punches. Anthony finds that this rings especially true when getting your own place. A three bedroom apartment with only two tenants? All details are given in his latest blog post. Read the full blog and see if you can give any advice or help out in any way!

Carrie (March 22nd) – It’s finally hit theaters! Carrie, being such a huge Veronica Mars fan was more than ecstatic to finally see the movie on the big screen (maybe more than once by the time this is published?). She wears her favorite Veronica Mars shirt, jumps in her car, and watches a movie that was everything she wanted and more. Come revel in all her excitement in her latest post!

Luis (March 28th) – It’s finally Alpha Phi Omega’s reveal! Big & little pairings will be revealed tonight, and so begins the lifelong process of bonding and friendship! Luis is getting a little, and really couldn’t be more excited! Are you not familiar with all the Greek Life lingo, and aren’t really sure what a Big or Little really means? This blog will definitely keep you informed!

Marilu (March 23rd) – Sometimes time really does seem to just fly by. Whether it’s memories of your undergraduate years, or your involvement in your sorority, memories are always with you. Great times are best documented by photos, and Marilu shares with us some of her very favorites. What are her top 5 sorority moments? Read her blog and find out!

Jon (March 26th) – The Women’s Symposium is an annual event hosted by the sorority Lambda Sigma Gamma at CSU Stanislaus. This event aims at fostering and promoting positive development in all aspects of a women’s life. Jon attends and participates at this event with TKE and focuses on getting information out about all the different contraceptive methods available to women. Want to know more? Check out the blog for all the info!

Sintya (March 27th) – While she may have some time off from attending classes (Professors at conferences all week? Heck yes!) that doesn’t mean she has all this free time. Being a college student is serious business, and projects more than make up for her lack of classes. Sintya stays busy at one of her favorite study spots on campus. Where’s that you might ask? Read the blog to find out!