Guys its Fall!!

Fall is actually my favorite season. Everything is so pretty, with the leaves changing colors and crisp leather jackets. The colors are just better in the fall. Orange is now called “pumpkin” things are “chestnut brown” and Burgundy. Also, the clothes are fun. I can finally break out all of my big Bill Cosby, Biggie, and 90s style sweaters. I can wear scarves, knit caps and boots! I even feel more collegiate in the fall. Whenever I picture college the season is either fall or spring. Studying for test in my big Cosby Sweater and  my chestnut brown boots just says college to me. Fall makes me want to cuddle up with a book and warm apple cider and maybe a slice of pie.  There’s a nice romantic warm feeling to fall before I start my love hate relationship with winter.

Me during Fall

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Me during Winter

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Even the activities in fall are cool, like in summer you can go to the beach, travel and swim. But in the fall you can go apple picking, carve pumpkins and take a lazy day trips to corn mazes! My friends and I recently went a conference in Lancaster r which is such a beautiful area during the fall if you feel like taking the trip to check out their corn mazes and hay rides. But even if you don’t really want to leave the city there’s a bunch of stuff you can do in the area to take in all of falls pretty sights.

You can head right to center city and hang out by the art museum and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It really pretty if you want to walk around and do some shopping. There also a lot of parks like Wissahickon Gorge, Franklin square and Schuylkill River Trail. Or if your brave you can go to Eastern State Penitentiary for Terror Behind the Walls.

I went to eastern state for the first time my freshman year. I thought my cousins and friends were over exaggerating saying it scary. I thought they were acting like babies. Then I went. I almost cried. In my defense it was my first haunted house. I have discovered that while scary movies don’t freak me out Haunted Houses do. Don’t worry at Terror Behind the Walls they don’t grab you (unless you sign up for that). But they do everything else. There are 6 or 8 different attractions that you can go through but I was in there for about an hour. The guards are creepy people are lurking in corners, people pop out at you and sneak up behind you. If your willing to spend the money and wait in line to go I would definitely say do it.

There’s also a lot of things happening on Campus during the fall. Organizations are selling Apple cider, there are a lot more events and programs. From movies and mini fall festivals. The programs are more geared to fall events, like there is a pumpkin decorating contest and one of my clubs the Progressive NAACP is working with Alpha Sigma Rho to do a program called “Cultures are not Costumes” to talk about cultural appropriation and non offensive ways to dress for Halloween.

But that is all for me right now, I’m off to make Caramel and candied apples with my friends!

Homecoming and other things

Hey everybody!

So I just finished by last Homecoming here as a student.

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But my at least my last homecoming had a great artist LUDACRIS!!!

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Now you guys have  just met me but my friends know that I’m a Ludacris fan from way back. I’ve been a fan since his first album Incognegro  days. So I have basically been preparing for this concert my entire life.

So if you’re like me coming to college you have no idea what a actual homecoming week is like ( I went a small arts school… we didn’t have a football team, we just had a dance for homecoming). But Temple homecoming is a huge event. It is an entire week of events, from 90’s dance parties, to a event with the cast of girl code guy code, to our homecoming pageant. The theme was Throwback Temple, so all of the events had a cool old school theme to it. This year was really special for me because not only was it my last one, but my best friend was running for homecoming queen so I got to be her campaign manager!

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Look at some of our awesome events!

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There was also a GIGANTIC CAKE!! It was a really good gigantic cake too! Our student center got really crowed because all of the Temple students trying to get a slice… I got two hehe.

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This is my friend Lorian and her running mate for Homecoming King and Queen Isiah!

We also got to decorate the Owl Ambassador office. My favorite is Bill Cosby wearing my very own Cosby sweater

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It was honestly my favorite homecoming I was able to go to all of the events on campus. My favorite was probably a toss up between the Homecoming pagent and the Ludacris concert. Though the actual homecoming game was a rainy but that did not stop the Temple Super fans from showing up. By the way we won!! But I also got to see my best friend crowned Homecoming Queen!!

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They’re cute.

But on to the main event, LUDA!!!  When I say that yelled and jumped up and down to every song. I danced to every single solitary song he played. His opening act was PARTYNEXTDOOR, who before this concert I had no idea who he was. Fun fact PARTYNEXTDOOR is not a band like I thought, it’s just one guy. I also had no idea he was signed to Drake’s label. However some of my friends are huge fans of PARTYNEXTDOOR so while they were jumping up and down  and singing his songs, I was just swaying to the beat feeling out the loop. But he’s a pretty good artist. His music is kind of a mixture of The Weeknd and Drake. So if you’re a fan of Drake and The Weeknd you might like PARTYNEXTDOOR.

I thought that going to the Jhene Aiko concert was good but this was on another level. I left the concert wishing Ludacris and I were friends (think of how much fun that would be!). Luda’s live band was great the sax player had a killer solo on “Pimpin all over the world”. By the time the concert ended I had NO voice, but thats the price I had to pay for being able to make my middle school dreams come true! He played all of the hits from his albums and some of his features as well. If your not familiar with Ludacris go on spotify and check him out!

Since I couldn’t get a good video due to all my screaming heres a picture up close and personal with Ludacris!

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