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The mathematics of weight loss | Ruben Meerman | TEDxQUT Presented to us at the end of the practical exams.

This Ted Talk explains the one question I thought to myself, but never dared to ask - When we lose weight, Where does it go?

I finally get the answer.

Homecoming Wrap Up!

The first annual Johnson & Wales Homecoming was a busy and exciting weekend of firsts, food, family and lots of JWU Spirit! After cheering through the parade, rooting for our Volleyball team (who went undefeated in the weekends matches) playing corn hole at the campus cookout and testing my luck at casino night, my favorite part of homecoming weekend was having my Dad visit and being able to celebrate it all with him. We walked around Uptown Charlotte where the annual Q.City Barbecue Festival was taking place. We listened to some awesome Blues bands and ate award winning barbecue. We also went to a really nice dinner. La Tagliatta is an amazing upscale Italian restaurant in the Epi-Center. Now, I may not be a Culinary Arts major but I sure can appreciate good food! Going on Dad/Daughter dates has always been one of my favorite things and it was definitely my favorite part of the weekend!

Last weekend I went to Waterfire with a few friends! I almost didn’t go because it was so cold outside, but I am glad that i did! It was something different, but a good different! They have food vendors as well as other items for sale. They also offer gondola rides! It’s a unique event that I recommend at least attending to once in your life!

Family weekend has come to an end as my family leaves today back to California! My mom and brother, JohnRoss, came out to visit me, and I absolutely loved having them here! This was the first time my brother has seen Johnson & Wales University and the town of Providence. He and I bonded all weekend, which was really nice because I missed him!

For the parade, I was apart of the Snowden Hall float. It was so much fun meeting new people that lived in my hall and being apart of the parade! There was a lot of energy and good vibes that day! After the parade, we attended the food demonstrations. From the cakes on the first floor to the duck and chicken samples on the top floor with food demonstrations in between, the food was absolutely incredible! I had never been in the culinary building before, so it was a neat experience. After the food demonstrations, my mom wanted a photo at the wildcat statue (shown above). This is my favorite photo from the weekend by far!

Hi guys!

I had such a relaxing and fun week…but this weekend was especially awesome! My sorority was very involved in this year’s parents weekend…we paired up with a fraternity on campus, DSP and made a float to participate in the parade along with many other clubs and organizations on campus! They also revealed our new and awesome Wildcat statue and although we were had to wait for a while to see it…it was well worth it - plus I got to take a few cute pictures (my pledge sister Lexi and I, bottom right)

Today though, my sisters and I woke up to be downtown decked in pink and ready to walk for breast cancer alongside of fighters, survivors, and supporters. It was so rewarding seeing all of the people there with one commonality - the hatred for cancer. We all tried to wear pink (I had the brightest shoes ;) ) and walked with pride in the cold city and supported! We took a cute picture at the finish line of the 3 mile walk to congratulate ourselves after not wearing the proper attire for the weather brrrrr (top pic).

Now I am currently catching up on work and even doing some ahead of time (so impressed with myself) in the library. Midterms week has come and go and we are officially half way done the trimester!

Have a fabulous week xo

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The first annual JWU Charlotte Homecoming Parade and Campus Cookout! I had the pleasure of walking in the parade as a representative for the Student Alumni Association. My dad got to watch the parade and enjoy the food at the cookout which was DELICIOUS! The Critical Damage Step Team put on an awesome show that had the whole crowd singing and clapping along. There was a great turn out for our first parade and bystanders had a great time catching candy and watching the JWU clubs and organizations sing and dance our way down Cedar Street! HAPPY HOMECOMING!

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HOMECOMING WEEKEND!
It’s the first ever Johnson & Wales homecoming weekend and the entire campus is buzzing in anticipation! What was formerly Parent’s Weekend has transformed into a weekend of events for students, faculty, family and friends. My Dad is also visiting this weekend and will be taking part in the Homecoming Parade and the Campus Cookout wit me. I will do my best to document the weekend so check in again soon to be apart of all of this weekends awesome events that start tomorrow morning!

The Spectacular Returns!

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Last weekend on Columbus Day, I had such a great week spending time with my beloved sister who came to providence for visiting from Boston. It was also my birthday so we just went to check out the Columbus day festival on Federal Hill and stopped by to the Pastiche Fine Desserts my favorite dessert cafe at Spruce Street in Providence.

We had their most famous ‘Fruit Tart’, I think it is the best fruit tart I have ever had so far. Well, It tastes as great as its look.

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At the end of the day me, my sister and Jane planned to visit Roger Williams Park Zoo for ‘Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular' in Providence. The show has been running from October 2nd to November 2nd. We all reached there around 7 p.m. and there were packed by people mostly they came together with family and children. 

On weekend, price will cost $16 for adult and $13 for children. As I searched for the show, many people have suggested visitors to visit earlier before closer to Halloween because there will be double number of visitors.

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The 2014 presentation of Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, they display scenes filled with intricate pumpkin art that was arrayed in alphabetical order with highlights from history and popular culture. They also provide fast food and hot drinks along the way to the show. It was fun to check out though! I would recommend this to anyone especially people who like to do activities with family members.

By the way, this is the first year that I celebrated my birthday abroad. Living far away from family is hard sometimes but I was lucky enough to meet very nice friends at JWU. I just would like to thank all my friends (especially Jane, Celia, Natalia and Brian) for the gifts and warm birthday celebration at the town of Providence.

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Great turnout at the Apple Dipping for the Candy Apple Sale on October 18th. Although the Apple Dipping was so long it had to be divided into two days, it was a great experience and I had a wonderful time. I also realized how many girls major in Baking & Pastry compared to the amount of guys. There was about five male students in the lab helping out (only two of which where Baking and Pastry Majors).

Tomorrow for Family Weekend, the Baking and Pastry Club will be selling Candy Apples Around the Harborside Campus. I am so glad I have the opportunity to volunteer. 

High-res A couple weeks ago we welcomed Fraternity and Sorority life to the JWU Charlotte campus. We have one sorority (Delta Phi Epsilon) and two fraternities (Kappa Sigma) and (Lambda Chi Alpha). I am a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and serve as the fundraising Chairman for our fraternity. This is a great step for our campus and I am very excited for all that is to come! The picture is from the day of colonization when all three groups were formally recognized here on campus. The day will be forever known as founders day on the Charlotte campus for fraternities and sororities.

A couple weeks ago we welcomed Fraternity and Sorority life to the JWU Charlotte campus. We have one sorority (Delta Phi Epsilon) and two fraternities (Kappa Sigma) and (Lambda Chi Alpha). I am a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and serve as the fundraising Chairman for our fraternity. This is a great step for our campus and I am very excited for all that is to come! The picture is from the day of colonization when all three groups were formally recognized here on campus. The day will be forever known as founders day on the Charlotte campus for fraternities and sororities.

Fashion Show

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Friday evening I had the incredible honor of representing Fiore Boutique (my employer) as well as Johnson & Wales at a fashion show produced by the UNC Charlotte Chi Omega Sorority.  I got to put together a series of outfits to be modeled in a fundraiser for the Make A Wish foundation. The models were members of Chi Omega and they all had a great time showcasing clothes from Fiore Boutique. Before the fashion show there was a silent auction in order to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation. image

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