Taking control of my education
In the past few weeks I have been faced with the reality that I am 22 years old and have no idea what I want to do with my life. I am $15,000 in student debt with not even an associates degree to show for it. Drinking beer and having fun with my friends was more of a priority to me then taking responsibility for my academia, and now I am facing the consequences of two years worth of...
Logical thinking; is it for men only?
One of the challenges I face working in a male dominate environment is that I’m constantly reminded of my gender. It is not surprising that our society has a tendency of treating women as third rate citizens, yet at the same time we proclaim that we live in an environment where women are equal to men on all playing fields. If you were to ask any of the male counterparts I work with I...
My email to Senator Ron Wyden: To the honorable Senator Ron Wyden My name is Mackenzie Wangenstein. I am a young worker who is planning on pursuing a degree in communications, with a minor in social media next semester. I am writing you to thank you for your support in the fight agaisnt PIPA and SOPA. Because of your support, along with many other of our elected representatives, we may still...
I can’t sleep. Thoughts of my mother keep racing through my head. I guess deep down inside I knew this would happen sooner or later down the road. I never imagined it would happen this soon though. We put mom on comfort care roughly 7 hours ago. the doctors expect her to pass within the next two days. I never imagined that moms passing would have such an impact on me. We didn’t...
A song of Ice and Fire is one of my absolute favorite book series and they are making it into a television series on HBO in April . After waiting for it to come out for so long, it now only has a little over a month until its launch date and I’ll be counting down the days until then.
I feel so accomplished! I just got back from a 4 mile walk, literally, no exaggeration here. For everyone who knows where david and ramal live, I walked from their house all the way to the Albertson’s by the 7-eleven on cornell, and back. I am also only an hour and 15 minutes away from my 24 hour fast period, which i was almost tempted to break. I walked by a McDonald’s and was...
How is it that there is a revolution occurring right now and I know almost nothing about it, worse, that I talked to four people tonight who knew absolutely nothing about even though it’s One of the biggest political movements in the past decade. One year ago I would not be in this circumstance. What is happening to my political beliefs. I used to so passionate about these types of...
Top 10 Beers I want to try in the near future
I just finished watching a documentary about beer on factualtv.com and it inspired me to find new beers and create a list of one’s I would like to try. I love beer but I find it hard to stray away from the ones I typically consume. Whenever I am determined on purchasing a new beer, I always deflect to purchasing one I am accustomed to in fear of wasting my money on a bad one. So here is...