By Lauryn Froneberger
This week’s Life with Lo is all about bringing in the new year. I’ll share some advice for getting off to a great start by setting goals for yourself, staying motivated and leaving behind friends that may slow you down. I’ll also explain why I hate New Year’s Resolutions and the whole #newyearnewme craze. Check it out below!
This week Life with Lo is back with a holiday themed tag video. I’ll be answering a series of questions about what this time of year means to me and my family as well as talking about my favorite Christmas songs and movies!
Tune in for a great holiday treat. Happy Holidays to you and your families! Xo, Lo
On Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced Climate Action 2016, a global climate implementation summit to be held on May 5 and 6 at the University of Maryland and downtown Washington D.C.
According to UMD Right Now, Climate Action 2016 will focus on six key areas to “establish a sustained path towards global climate implementation.” These areas include:
One University of Maryland student calls her bilingual experience at the university “powerful” and “motivating.”
Junior sociology and Spanish major Lauren Paniati decided to double major in the language because of her love for it. Paniati believes being bilingual has not thwarted her time here. “I think it has helped tremendously,” she said. “It’s like discovering or opening up a whole new world. It helps to gain perspective, helps with job opportunities, allows you to understand a culture in a different way and relate to others and it’s fun.”
At the University of Maryland, many bilingual students can continue learning their native language within the language department or participate in the Global Communities Living and Learning program. Students that are part of the program have the option to live in Dorchester Hall, which according to its website, is known as “one of the most diverse, active and community-oriented residence halls on campus.”
According to a 2004 study conducted by psychologists Ellen Bialystok and Michelle Martin-Rhee, “Bilingual experience improves the brain’s so-called executive function — a command system that directs the attention processes that we use for planning, solving problems and performing various other mentally demanding tasks.”
Anybody wandering the halls of Rockville’s Whooton High School on a Monday night may hear the iconic theme song from Super Smash Bros. Melee echoing from the school’s music room, but the young men and women inside the room are not playing the beloved video game; they are using everything from cellos to trombones to recreate its music with a full orchestra.
The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra is a group of more than fifty musicians and passionate video game players from around the D.C. area.
“We are the first community level group of musicians [in the D.C. region] to draw a repertoire exclusively from the realm of video game soundtracks,” said trumpet player Robert Garner.
After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France where at least 128 civilians were killed, some students may wonder about safety concerns while studying abroad.
According to their website, the Education Abroad office at the University of Maryland has set as its mission the empowerment of UMD students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to become mindful and engaged global citizens. With this in mind, executive director of Education Abroad Dr. Moira Rogers has shared with PulseFeedz her list of precautionary tips to follow while studying abroad:Continue reading How to stay safe while studying abroad→
A fact of the world: Gabrielle Union is a goddess.
And if there is anything we love more than the accomplished actress, it is her character Mary Jane Paul, who on BET’s Being Mary Jane never fails to use sticky note quotes as a way to motivate, uplift and enlighten her spirit.
This week, Simone and I channel the same energy and self-reflect. Who do we really want to be?