My Summer’s Highlight


The biggest highlight of my summer was going to a Jazz and Blues club in San Francisco called Biscuits & Blues. I was invited to join my sister for my birthday weekend. I am interested in live performances, and this was the first time I was able to see someone perform the Blues music genre live.

The performer was a nineteen year old male from Mississippi named Christone Ingram, better known by his stage name Kingfish. He is a Blues guitarist and a singer and he caught my attention on a few television shows I have been watching on Netflix over the summer. My sister informed me that he was touring this summer and was performing the weekend of my birthday so I was thrilled to see him perform live.

The night of the show, my sister and I went inside the Blues club which was filled with a lot of middle aged couples. The food was amazing and so was the service. Kingfish finally entered the stage with his pianist and drummer and the first few songs they played were his original songs which were heartwarming. I did not realize how much I enjoyed listening to live Blues music until I witnessed his performance. His voice had a mellow tone, and his lyrics were relatable. He went to the crowd to play his last written song,= and when he returned to the stage, he played the guitar with his mouth. I was very amazed with this young man.

The next few songs were from artists I knew such as BB King, James Brown, and more. The music had me reminisce about my childhood because my family would play those artists when I was younger during the holidays.

Towards the end of his show, he asked the audience what the last song should be. Someone said the belated singer Prince which made Kingfish smile. The lights on the stage were different colors, but then they all turned purple. Prince was known for the color purple because he used to wear the color often and even made a song called Purple Rain. Kingfish began to play the song with his guitar and it sent shivers in my body because I am a Prince fan.

When Kingfish’s performance was over, I left the club satisfied. I will definitely enjoy seeing him perform again. For anyone who is interested in listening to blues music, I would recommend visiting Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco. Also yes, they do serve biscuits in case you were wondering. The club has different performers every week so if you’re interested, check out their website. As for Kingfish, I plan on playing his music throughout the semester to bring a new sound to my show. Feel free to check out his music online as well.

I did not expect my birthday weekend to have such a satisfying jazz club experience. I hope all of you enjoyed your summer as much as I did and if not, enjoy this semester by attending events on campus and listening to KSSU. Make every day awesome!

What I Am Looking Forward to This Semester.


This semester I am most looking forward to the Phlagleblast. This year it is referred to as Phlagleblast-off and features an outer space theme due to the new building space in the University Union. I am really into science so for me, this theme is awesome.

If anyone is unfamiliar with Phlagleblast, it is an open house event in the University Union for students to find various locations in the building. This is meant to provide students with resources to use throughout the semester. It will be held Wednesday September 5th, between the hours of 8am-2pm. If you have time to come by and check it out on the way to or from class, please do so. It is an amazing experience in my opinion, especially this semester as there is more building space and there are useful resources for students to have in the building.

After students have had an adventurous walk throughout the building, collected stamps on a card provided when entering the building, and turned in those cards toward the end of the event, there are free t-shirts given to participants. There is also a chance to be a part of a raffle to win prizes.

In addition, there are usually recyclable bags for students to grab free goodies throughout the event which can come in handy throughout the semester; and they are good for the environment!

As mentioned, the entire building will be decorated with an outer space theme. There may be an appearance of our KSSU team at 8am to get good vibes up for a few hours. Why not come check it out and say hi to the crew?

I hope to see you all there. Happy Friday!

P.S. Congratulations on making it through the first week of school. Best wishes to all of you.

Good vibes this semester.

Go Hornets!

Almost There!


FinishLineAheadSign.jpgHey everyone. I am so excited that we made it, yet, to the end of another semester. This semester has been the most relaxed semester I have had in a long time. Now that I am a graduate student, I am excited to attend another year at Sacramento State. I made a plan to do my work in advance, and make a schedule that is not so stressful this semester. So far, I have accomplished my goal of having a less stressful semester and not procrastinating on work. I have been ahead of work and taking at least one day off throughout the weeks of the semester. We all need at least one day off out of the week.

Before I get too far with this post I would like to remind everyone about the accomplishments that Sacramento State has accomplished this semester and year. First of all, our football team had a great season compared to last season. I was very impressed with them and looking forward to their games next year. Second, we are finally getting ready to have another parking structure next to the dorms. That should be very helpful for student/staff parking. Speaking of dorms, we have a new dorm built for our new freshmen. It is actually nice. If you have not seen it yet, stop by the dorms and check it out. Speaking of freshmen, Sac State has increased the amount of freshmen attending our college this semester. Which means our population is increasing, good job hornets for our increase and students. The last thing I wanted to share is our new comers to KSSU this semester. We are expanding as well, and it has been nice to meet everyone.
Now I am going to discuss finals week because I am sure everyone is worrying about it. I do not have many finals or exams to worry about. But I do have a paper and presentation coming this upcoming week. There are many students on campus who have to complete papers and presentations instead of exams. I believe teachers wanted to have a less stressful semester with work as well because many students are less stressed about finals this semester than last semester as well.
All I can suggest is get the last week of finals over with. We had that teaser Thanksgiving week off, and it got students ready to go home. Especially with this cold weather. With only two weeks left, we will all finally get ready to go back home and enjoy winter break! We have got through these few months of the semester, these last two weeks should be nothing.
So everyone get your coffee, energy drinks, snacks, and sweat pants ready because this semester is almost over already. I am happy the time has went by so fast, and I hope it can go by faster because I am ready for winter break. I am assuming you all are too. So good luck with these last few weeks, and I hope you all enjoy the rest of the semester and year.

11/18 Football Game


MG_1183_editedDid you all catch the football game yesterday? If not, you missed out on a great game. We won against Davis! Our winning score was 52-47. It was such a close score, but our team did a great job. They showed great team work, and it finally paid off for this semester. I did not pay attention to the football game’s of last season, but I heard there was an improvement this season. I believe it, we won seven games out of eleven. I don’t know if it is because of our new players or what but I am very proud of our football team this season.

So yesterday, I didn’t catch the game until the end of the first quarter. I saw the score and said to myself, “Davis does not have a chance”. As the game continued I was for sure we were going to win the game. Towards the end my heart began to race because Davis score was caught up with our. But, behold, we won! I do not know what this means for the players. Rather they have to go to the play offs or something? I’m not really a college football kind of person, but I am interested in figuring out for what is coming up for the players next.

If the players do not have anything else for the rest of the season, I will suggest that they celebrate this good year for them.

I am so excited for next Fall to see what the players are going to bring to us. Maybe I will attend more games during that season. As I previously stated, I am not a football kind of person. However, if our team continue to play as well as they did yesterday in the future, I will finally have a first favorite football team. Well, I hope you all were as excited about the game as I was yesterday. Once again congrats to the football players. Go Hornets!!

Daylight Savings


downloadOkay, so is it me or is this time change effecting everyone? I love daylight savings in the Fall because the sun rises earlier than usual. I am a morning person, so when I leave out the house for class or to study the sun is out. I dislike daylight savings because it gets dark outside too early, and time is going by super fast. Ever since the time has changed I feel like I am doing so much work and still have time left over to spare. Also, I sleepy all day because I feel that I am lacking sleep, although I slept a full eight hours. I don’t know, maybe it’s me. All I know is there should be a warning that people may become sleep deprived due to time change. I was so used to the long hot days during the summer. Now the days are short and cold. Which makes me want to stay in my bed and watch Netflix all day. I think my main issue with daylight savings right now is it happened during the middle of the semester. I would not mind if the time change would happen during winter break because I would already be at home with family with no worries to get up and study, work, or go to the gym.

I would like to give a suggestion for this time change. First of all, the semester is almost over. Thanksgiving is in ten days, and there are three weeks of school left when we return. That sounds like a great time to relax, and come back to finish off the semester and year with a lot of homework and projects. I am sure plenty of students are working on assignments, projects, and exams for this upcoming week or the week after thanksgiving. I do not understand why teachers give students a work load after a holiday but it works out for some students. Hopefully you all are ready for this upcoming week to have some time away from school. And hopefully this break can give us students the break that we need, without making us lazy or exhausted from classwork.

I am honestly a procrastinator when it comes to assignments due later in the semester. If you all have something due the week after Thanksgiving break, try to start some of the assignment ahead of time. A start is better than rushing at the last minute. By doing this, there will be less work to due and worry about when coming back to end the semester.  As I stated before, I dislike daylight savings because of the time change. I am trying to look at the time change as a positive. By doing this, I think about the fact that the semester is almost over. I feel like we really just started this semester and it is already ending. Although the time is flying by and we will be in a new year soon, I am excited to see how this year ends. My advice is to enjoy this time change, get your classes done, and get ready for the holidays because they are coming. It already feels like Christmas outside. Good luck to all of you with these last few weeks of school, and I hope you all are doing well with these short days.

I wish you all luck with these next few weeks, and good luck completing everything in a timely manner. Until next time take care of yourselves.

Sac State Football Game 11/4/17


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Did you all see the football game tonight? It was very entertaining. First of all I wanted to congratulate our team for winning against Northern Colorado with a score of 50-21. We had some ups and downs throughout the game but we still won. There were a few names that I wanted to mention: Joseph Ajeibe, Elijah Dotson, Andre Lindsey, Johnnie Rucker, Devin Mendeiros, Alexis Robinson, and Dre Terell. These were the names of a few football players in the game tonight.

I cannot lie, I was kind of upset because Isiah Hennie was not playing in the game as I expected. Ever since the semester began, his name was one that I could not forget because of his plays in previous games. However, there were new players in the game today and I think the audience was as nervous as me when watching the game. This is the game that the Hornets will play before going against Cal Poly next week. Our team never wins against Cal Poly, but there is a chance they were going to get closer to playing them this semester, if the Hornets won this game, and that is what happened.

Just as a run down of tonight’s game, I will write a summary of what happened. Apparently, the  Hornets made the first two touch downs. Towards the end of the first quarter we were ahead in the game with a score of 14-7. Towards the end of the second quarter, the Hornets were down by one point. The score was 21-20, and the game went into half-time. When the game began it’s third quarter I was honestly worried. There were a lot of mistakes made by both teams and time outs. I was thinking there was no way our team would win tonight. Until Elijah Dotson and Dre Terrell came back with some great play and Elijah Dotson finally made a touchdown. The Hornets were up by a score of 29-21 when the third quarter ended. When the fourth quarter began I was sure we had a chance to win the game tonight. We scored more touchdowns and we were at a score of 43-21. After that, to me, the game was over. The referee knew the game was over when there was a call for a time out. That is something that always happens towards the end of a game that is already over to waste time. Once the time began again Alexis Robinson made a touchdown and the game was finally over. Sac State Hornets won again Northern Colorado with a final score of 50-21.

In the end, I am happy with our results. We won the game, and the players now have a chance to go to Cal Poly and try to make their first win against the team. Our semester has been looking good so far compared to other semesters. This semester, our players may surprise themselves by winning their next game. I am so ready to see how this semester ends for them. They have been having a great season so far. Hopefully, they will keep it up for the next games, and end this year on a good note for our team. Go Hornets!

Favorite Spooky Song


Michael-Jackson-Thriller-3d-promo-billboard-1548One of my favorite spooky songs is Michael Jackson’s classic song Thriller. Every Halloween I have to hear the song to get into my spooky Halloween spirit. Without that song my Halloween will not be complete. This is something that transformed into my yearly tradition as I became older. However, it was not always like this when I was younger.

When I was growing up the video of Thriller used to come on television often. I used to be so afraid of the video that I had nightmares for until almost two years ago from watching scenes of the video. Not even the full thing. For those individuals who are familiar with the video, you are aware of how scary the scenes are. Michael Jackson has zombies as a crew and they were very realistic. What really got to me is the last scene of the video when Michael Jackson looked into the screen and his eyes changed with a guy in the background with laughing with an evil humor. As you get older it the entire video is not so bad to watch, but it could still give you the chills.

A way that I got over my fear of the video was because of my cousin. One day we were watching Thriller’s video. I was turning my head to not be afraid. I hear my cousin moving, and as I looked up he was dancing. I realized that the video was just dancing and having a good time. So we replayed the video and watched it from the beginning. I was laughing at the the beginning of the video when Michael Jackson was in the movie theater eating popcorn, smiling, and enjoying the movie. That is my favorite part of the video. Then as the song continued my cousin showed me the dance moves to the song and we were dancing along with Michael Jackson and the zombies. We had a great time. After that I don’t pay too much attention to the video, but listen to the song and try to practice dance moves to the rhythm. That’s was the greatest way to get over my fear, was to enjoy the video instead of watching the details. Just like any other song, enjoying the song is better than picking out the flaws of a song.

Without my cousin I would have never gotten over my fear of the video, and I would have never learned to love the song. Especially on the day of Halloween. I still get afraid from the last scene of the video with Michael Jackson’s eyes changing, but my Halloween day will never feel complete until I hear that song. I am honestly unsure if that song was made for the day of Halloween, but that song is classic to play for the day of Halloween.

I hope you all enjoyed reading about my favorite song, and how I over came my fear of watching the video. I am sure that there are plenty of individuals who witnessed a fear of the video as I did. But somehow enjoy hearing the song on Halloween day. That is all for this post. But I will like to end this with saying one thing.

Enjoy your Halloween day, stay safe, and play Michael Jackson’s song Thriller as a memory of me. Yay Halloween!!

Favorite Halloween Activity


57f4593f1a0000de085b7171Hey KSSU, I hope you all are ready for Halloween because I am. There is usually one favorite activity that I do every Halloween with my sister. Since I am long distance from my family for school at the moment, my sister and I made a tradition for Halloween. We both wait until eight o’clock at night and she calls me when my niece is going trick-or-treating. When they make it home, I grab my desserts and we watch Disney Channel’s movie Halloweentown. We stay on the phone the entire time and watch the movie together. Even though the movie is old, and we have watched the movie over a million times. It is something we enjoy doing each year with each other.

Although last year, this tradition was ruined because Disney Channel did not want to play the movie as much for personal reasons. There are three sequels after the original, and those are the three that Disney Channel played most of the time last year during Halloween. However, my sister and I do not want to watch those without the first one. I still do not understand the reasons why they did not play the movie last year or have it On Demand, but it was really upsetting.

Fortunately, Disney Channel has all four of the Halloweentown’s On Demand, including the original first one. Once I noticed it a few weeks ago my sister and I watched all four together while staying on the phone with each other. For some reason there are a lot of things mentioned in the movie that makes a lot of sense now that I am older. Of course, that is what happens as you get older, movies and shows begin to make sense. I think that is why my sister and I love the movie so much. We watched the movie so much when we were younger that we watch it now and realize how much we have grown and matured ever since then. I am very grateful that the movie is On Demand this year. I am so looking forward to watching it this Halloween as well.

I do not think that I have a Halloween costume for that day, I have not dressed up for Halloween for about two years now. But I will be looking forward to seeing students on campus with their creative costumes. Maybe KSSU will decorate the office or have an event for us all to attend. Who knows? Luckily Halloween is coming soon, and  I am looking forward to seeing you all that day. If not, eat plenty of candy and enjoy yourselves. I hope you all enjoyed reading my Halloween tradition because I enjoyed sharing it.

 

 

 

Sac State Homecoming Football Game


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Happy Homecoming!

I don’t know about everyone else, but I was so excited about the game. It was Sac State’s homecoming football game, and we won with a score of 41-21 against Idaho State. It is great to see our players make another big win. In the beginning of the semester, some students were afraid that our season was not going to work out. I wrote about this concern before when we lost a few weeks ago. However, the players made a come back and won another game for the season. Things are looking up for the hornets. I am appreciating the new members of the team as well.

Today the hornets played a great game, but there were a few names that stood out to me. Jaelin Ratliff, BJ Perkinson, Isiah Hennie, and Elijah Dotson. There were many other players on the field, but these names stuck out to me throughout the game.

Let me say during the second half of the game and Perkinson made a touch down, and the score was 24-7, I was sure that the game was looking positive for the players. Until Hennie dropped the ball and Idaho state got the ball. My energy began to increase when Ratliffe took three tackles. I don’t think anyone was expecting that from him. But it happened. And of course we made another touch down of score 31-14 soon after. It was also exciting to see Kevin Thomson give a 29 yard run soon after, the third quarter was over. In the end, we won the game with a score of 41-21.

I am so proud of the Hornets for winning their homecoming game. I was ready for the big “boom” sound every time there was a touch down, and I was definitely ready for them to win this game. What ever motivation the players had today, is something that they need each game. I am ready to watch more games in the future. Once again I would like to give the football players a shout out for winning this game this week. Good luck to the future games this football season. Good Luck Hornets!

 

Final September Special Post


182709689Now that classes are starting up for the semester, I am excited what new information I am going to learn. This is my first semester as a graduate student, and I am furthering my understanding towards the field of education. I am studying to become a teacher, and the greatest memory about being an undergrad was the information that I learned. I am now going to learn the background of teachers, rules, laws, history of education, and people in higher positions than teachers. This is an exciting and new way to start off my first semester as a  graduating student.

The only thing I am worried about is how many assignments and projects I will have this semester. I heard that graduate school has a lot to do with research. I was unsure if the first semester is an introduction to the master’s program or do students jump into their choice of research.

I actually have another thing that I am worried about. The fall season is coming up and I am afraid that I will become so lazy that I care less about my classwork throughout the semester. I might see the rain outside and say “forget that class, there will be others.” Knowing that missing one class will feel like an entire tow weeks of missed class and your teacher sounds like he/she is speaking a foreign language. It is my goal to go to each class session, but who knows I might miss a few classes due to the sick students and germs on campus. So everyone stay bundled up and away from sick students, teachers, children, or whoever is in your surroundings. I am already getting over a sickness at the moment. Hopefully I do not encounter anymore germs this semester. Everyone  please stay  warm, hydrated, and healthy this semester. To all of you sick individuals spreading germs, stop doing it, please.