Month: July 2016

Farewell For Now


There are many technique and strategies that I learned in this short five-week period. Online courses can be intimidating and they are usually very dull and boring. Most people take these quick courses to get certain classes out of the way so that they can advance in their degree. This class was very different for me, I actually learned a lot.

Be Daring.

After reading many other classmates blogs and ideas, I realized how many other amazing interests my classmates had, interests that I would have never thought they possessed. They were not afraid to share thoughts, concerns, and interests.

Be Professional.

No matter what the topic was, whether it was hard hitting, or soft, my classmates kept everything that they wrote and posted very professional. Usually you find a couple students here and there that do not exactly follow the criteria. Every blog that I had the privilege to read was so concise and intriguing.

Be You.

The most important lesson that I learned this semester was to be yourself in your writing. It comes across much more fluid and honest when you do so. No, that was not necessarily a textbook definition, but everyone that posted made me feel as if I could post about things that really mattered to me.

This class was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about myself as a writer, and saw the things that I needed to do better in. As I said before in a previous blog, I used to be the “Myspace Queen” when it came to creating websites and with this course I did struggle getting to know my way around blogs and other foreign websites. I do look forward into learning more about the art of blogging and I just might have to start my own personal blog as well as shaping my professional blog as well.


A special thank you to the rest of my classmates and professor for sharing your thoughts, ideas, and passions. I feel as if we all continued to do things like that we could shape Las Vegas and UNLV into something great!

Fourth of July Tips


The Fourth of July is finally here and you want to make sure that you stay safe on this national holiday. Las Vegas can be a fantastic place to spend such a significant holiday. There are many places that fireworks will be going off tonight and many different events going on. Though this can be an amazing night, the conditions should not be taken lightly.

Wear Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.

If you are going to be outside or at the pool today, make sure that you wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun. Be sure to reapply the sunscreen if you are going to be outside for an extended period of time.

Stay hydrated.

Staying hydrated with water may be the single-handed most important thing that you do on this holiday. Weather you are just outside in the sun, at a pool club, or also drinking alcohol. Having some water throughout the day can lower the risk of a heat stroke or passing out.

Pace yourself.

If you are deciding to drink, first and foremost drink responsibly. Pacing yourself will result in a better evening for you. If you go all out before the night even starts, you will not be getting to do what you were planning on doing.

Have fun!

Of course you have to be responsible and prepared for any celebration, but the main tip is do enjoy yourself. Las Vegas has many fun activities to do for Independence Day, so have fun and be safe!

There are many places that the fireworks will be going off tonight, Fox 5 Vegas has a complete list of the times and locations. They have a list of other events and their descriptions listed out as well. Make sure to check that out. Have a fantastic and safe Fourth of July.

Got Juice?

Chicken, pizza, coffee, frozen yogurt, and doughnuts, just to name a few, have been the recent “trendy” foods over the past few years. There has been so much talk around these foods and the new ways to eat them. Of course all of the foods just named are not exactly healthy for you, and usually healthy things do not become popular. There has been one trend that many did not see coming. Juicing. That’s right, juicing has become a popular craze.

Juicing has been a way for people to get their daily fruits and vegetables in without physically having to eat them. As many know, juice is just the extract of fruits and vegetables. I am not talking about just orange juice or apple juice, I am talking about the combination of fruits and vegetables. However, if you are looking for fiber in your diet, you may need to get it from somewhere else. When fruits or vegetables are juiced, the pulp is left behind and the pulp is what contains the fiber.

There are many ways to get cold-pressed juice, the grocery store, juicery’s, or you can buy a juicing machine and do it yourself.

Some juicery’s that are out here in the Las Vegas include: Pressed4Juice, Pressed Juicery, and Standard Juice. All of these places have juices ranging from carrot, lemon, and ginger juices to almond, hazelnut, spinach and vanilla bean. Some of these may not sound appealing to you, however, they are in fact tasty and nutritious. All of these stores will let you try as many juices as you would like. They provide descriptions of the juices, what they contain, and how they benefit your health.

It’s really amazing to see such a healthy alternative to eating become popular and trendy. If you haven’t tried juicing you should give it a try. For the best results, try a juice cleanse. Ask the juicery closest to you about their juices and cleanses. Who knows, maybe it could replace your daily Starbucks…maybe! Check out the video below for an inside look at juicing.