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Subject: Re: Famous

Forum: Famous
Hey Le Penguin!

I honestly would need to know what I was becoming famous for. If it was for the right reasons (not like Kim Kardashian *cough*) then I would probably be okay with becoming famous overnight. I understand that it comes with a lot these days, paparazzi, tabloids, people judging your every move; however I feel like I would be able to use it for positive factors. If I were to become famous I would love to visit schools for public speaking and donate to charities. Some of my favorite life experiences have been when I volunteered my time to help others who were less fortunate. I’m sure there would be some obstacles along the way, but to me I’ve never backed down from a challange and I think a lot of the fame could be used to better the world.

Thanks for the topic!

Subject: Fit for the Field

Forum: Fit for the Field
Hey CollegeNet,

I was talking to my classmate the other day about our experiences as Nursing Assistants. We got on the topic about how it is a known fact that America has become the most obese country in the world. With this fact most of the patients in hospitals easily weight over 200lbs. This fact brought up an interesting issue to me.

Do you think nurses and medical professionals should be able to pass a basic fitness test of some sort? Nurses and nursing assistants are often the ones lifting and moving patients during their stay at the hospital. Do you think it is wise, for their safety and for the safety of the patient, that they be required to pass a fitness test before being able to work on certain floors?


Subject: Re: Onion Rings vs. French Fries

Forum: Onion Rings vs. French Fries
Hey Bluedolphin,

For me this answer is simple.... ONION RINGS!! I have always been a huge fan of onion rings ever since I was little. As an adult, I have even gone to legnths to go to two separate places of fast food so I can have onion rings as a side with my burger or chicken nuggets of choice. For me, at the end of the day nothing beats a nice beer battered ring with a salty onion in the middle.

Thanks for the post!

Subject: Re: Network Marketing

Forum: Network Marketing
Hey Nathan!

I really like this topic. I personally am not a fan of network marketing. I understand it works well for some people, but I feel like for the majority of people it wastes a lot of their time and money. Personally I participated in network marketing without even knowing it! I was applying for a job after graduation and I company described the position as an “entry-level position with room for advancement”. There was numerous parts of the interview but I assumed it was because they were picky about who they hired, so naturally I was excited when I got the job. Low and behold, I found out the only way to advance in the company was to convince more people to apply “train them” as your team and then eventually use your own money to start another “branch” somewhere else. At this point I did more research into the company and found out that they were considered “network marketing”.

I found a problem with this because I had always pictured network marketing as Avon or Rodman & Fields, never as something that could essentially scam new graduates into thinking they landed a great job. That’s my opinion on the matter and it is based heavily off my experience. Like I said some people do have success with this kind of a job but I personally have yet to meet someone who has been successful.

Thanks for the topic!

Subject: Re: Your name

Forum: Your name
Hey Tom,

In a way, I’m named after my dad. My Mom and Dad both came up with my first name together and naturally I inherited my Dad’s last name. However, since I am a girl and will most likely take my husbands name when I marry, my parents decided to let me carry on my fathers name in a different way; his middle name. I really liked this idea because people tell me all the time how I look so much like my mom but I identify a lot with my dad too! I feel like by carrying his middle name, I carry a part of him along with me even after I change my last name. This idea has also inspired me to carry on the middle name when I have children one day.

Thanks for the topic!

Subject: Re: Productivity - Morning or night?

Forum: Productivity - Morning or night?
Hey Sunnysmiles,

I tend to be much more of a night owl! When it comes to studying or just staying out with friends, I naturally have more energy at night then I do in the morning. Now I will say that if I have tasks I’m reluctant towards (like cleaning the house) I will make an effort to wake up early and get it done in the morning to I can enjoy my afternoon/day! Although I will say I still roll rather than jump out of bed... Thanks for the topic!


Subject: Re: Religious holidays - do you have the be religious?

Forum: Religious holidays - do you have the be religious?
Hey Sunnysmiles,

I personally am Greek Orthodox, so majority of the time our religous calendar is different from Catholic calendars (which is when the commercial Easter is based off of). This provided my family with a very unique situation where we could celebrate the commercial Easter on one day and the religious Easter on our Easter Day. To my family and I (religious) Easter is a time of appreciation of our religion, family and background. After our mass, we have a “Blessing of the Baskets” ceremony where we bring our dinner baskets full of the foods we will eat when we get home. Each food is a traditional “treat” food of our heritage (usually meat) that we were not able to eat during the Lenten season. Commercial Easter was something we appreciated more as kids waking up in the morning and hunting for our Easter eggs hidden by the Easter bunny! There are a couple occasions when Greek Orthodox and Catholic Easter are the same, but on these days the Easter bunny would visit us while we were at church. Family and religion always came first in our house!

Great topic!!

Subject: Re: How Old Were you when you got your first phone?

Forum: How Old Were you when you got your first phone?
Hey Unique,

I was 13 when I first got my phone (I was in 8th grade). Now mind you it wasn’t the hottest trend phone and was most likely whatever my mom could add on as a free line. It was a Nokia flip-phone and was mainly used for communicating with my patents if I went to the movies or a friends house. While all of my friends were getting the new Razor phones and text message abilities, I had to stick with AIM on the computer and minutes of phone time.

I think this was appropriate and I will use this model in the future. I don’t see the need for a kindergartener or elementary child to need a cell phone, or tablet for that matter. I saw one of my youngest cousins grow up with a tablet and phone in the “technology era” and I really think it didn’t benefit her one bit. I think its important for kids to play outside and socialize with others. I also believe there is a responsibility and freedom that comes with a cell phone; the kind of freedom that a child doesn’t need when they are in elementary school. A lot of my friends say I’m too harsh, but I stand by that when I have kids they won’t get a cell phone until they are in middle school.

Thanks for the topic!

Subject: Re: Bra or No Bra?

Forum: Bra or No Bra?
Hey Mei!

I really like this topic! I personally tend to wear more underwire bras with little to no padding. This is just do to “what my mamma gave me” and I don’t always feel comfortable wearing bras with padding making me bigger. I think in a work setting it shouldn’t really matter what kind of bra you wear as long as your nipples aren’t showing through. To me, if I were to have my nipples show I would feel embassed and unprofessional. So to me as long as that’s covered with petals, bralette, wire, or push up I say wear whatever makes you feel confident!

Thanks for the topic!

Subject: I Feel Pretty (Oh so pretty!)

Forum: I Feel Pretty (Oh so pretty!)
Hey CollegeNet,

If you haven’t heard Amy Schumer is coming out with a new movie called “I Feel Pretty”. The overall plot appears to be about a woman who is very critical and insecure with her body, until she hurts her head at the gym. This trauma to the head causes her to see herself as the most beautiful woman on earth and begins radiating with self-confidence, portraying the theme “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.

This theme has been common throughout cenimas and has been used before in movies like Shallow Hal and others. My question to you is what do you think about this saying? Is it true? Does society define and influence what “beauty” is? Or does society need to redefine what “beauty” truely entails?

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