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Last Week at JWU Denver

On Wednesday, the Campus Activities Board hosted a Town Hall meeting here at JWU Denver. The speakers were President Robin Krakowsky; Richard Wiscott, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs; and Jeff Ederer, the Dean of Students. The three spoke about the construction that was happening on campus, specifically that of the rennovations of our new residential hall, Founders Hall (formerly Yena Hall, before that the student center) and Centennial Hall (formerly Treat Hall).

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Three feet of WHAT!?

Well JWU, you made it through your first Nor’eastah. How did it go? Were your bread and milk tasty? Rest and relaxation is a wonderful thing but no doubt many of you stayed indoors with the ever present dilemma, “what movie should I watch next?” So I thought I’d share with you some of the titles I enjoyed while snowed in (also enjoy my rating system. It’s highly developed. 🍴=pretty good 🍴🍴=worth the effort 🍴🍴🍴= WHY ARE YOU STILL SITTING THERE, GO WATCH THIS):

Things to Do: Boulder

During the long MLK weekend, we decided to hit the road and head to Boulder, Colorado for some fun!

QPR (Question, Persuade, Response)

Hey everyone! I hope this week treated you well! I just wanted to tell you that I got the opportunity to attend a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) session with student athletes on campus. The session was really informative and hands on as we participated in activities for suicide prevention. I didn’t realize before attending the session how close to home this topic really is. As college students the amount of stress we have in balancing time for work and social events is not an easy task. A lot of times it can be really overwhelming especially when you are new to campus and adjusting to college. Also as the years progress the workload gets even tougher as the professors are preparing you for the work force. The QPR session taught me how to help people who are thinking about making a permanent decision to a temporary problem. I am so grateful to have taken this opportunity to talk with other students about a difficult subject because there needs to be awareness throughout the community. I suggest everyone attend a session because you can save a life! For more information visit the counseling center downcity in Wales Hall or on Harborside in the Friedman Center!

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This week I was on a mission…a hair mission. I was searching for the perfect salon to get my hair colored or cut. My coworker recommended me to go to this salon at Providence Place Mall so I made a appointment. I’ve been rocking my natural hair for days and I told the salon on the phone what my hair was like and they recommended a specific stylist. I was excited to get my hair done and I headed to the magical salon Dellaria!


Ha ha ha… I feel like I was in Psychics class listening to the coach of the New England Patriots. Ha ha ha ha

I wanna stuff some chocolate in my faaaaace!

*I apologize for the Frozen reference above. But come on. I had to.

25 Three-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a college student, I may not always have all the ingredients I’d like to put into a smoothie. Thankfully, these recipes only require 3 ingredients.

Ohhhhh we're halfway there

I just had to quote Bon Jovi when we are EXACTLY halfway through this school year - which is honestly, so hard to believe.

Into the Woods Review

Thanks to it being winter and my work schedule, I didn’t get out much over the past week. When that happens, I’m probably post a movie review. I hope to write screenplays someday so I think it’ll be good practice for me to analyze films (albeit much shorter than most movie reviews and with as few “spoilers” as possible).


Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. This week was really exciting because I got the chance to meet Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black and consultant on the popular Netflix series of the same name. Here are some pictures from the event :)

Winter Week at JWU Denver

Last week here at the Denver campus was a blast! Even though it was winter week, the weather actually decided to be more like spring, which in my opinion made all the Winter in Wonderland activities even better! As a reminder, here are the events that CAB planned for us throughout the week:

What it Takes to Become a Culinary Professional

A culinary professional is a person who has superior knowledge in handling foods as well as knows how to make a profit off of that knowledge. In order to gain this knowledge, a person must have reputable experience in the culinary field, be highly committed to gaining this knowledge and good management skills. Many people in the world today think they have what it takes to be a culinary professional. Because they are able to manage a starving, bias, loving party of four (their-self included), feeding hundreds of starving, demanding, unthankful citizens couldn’t possibly be that much harder. Everyone knows a family member who believes that they could open a successful restaurant with almost no problem. All they need is the money to start up. According to H.G. Parsa, an associate professor in Ohio State University stated that though his research that one in four restaurants fail within the first year of business. Within three years, three out of five restaurants fail. Why? Lack of experience, commitment, and management are the three main reasons why most restaurants fail. This is why a culinary professional must have a superior knowledge in handling foods as well as knows how to make a profit off of that knowledge.

There's no feeling quite as nice as the end of practical day!

As if having a class for three days and then having two and a half weeks off and THEN coming back wasn’t annoying enough, it just wasn’t a good class for me. Intro to Cakes covers some pretty basic skills, like icing cakes over and over again, but I don’t feel like I ever quite got it.

Hey Everyone!

Oh gosh, I’m so late with my first blog post, life’s just swept me up and wouldn’t let me down.

Media and Communication Major

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great week. Last Friday I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to be chosen as a representative of my major in front of admissions. For those who don’t know, I am a Media and Communication major here at Johnson and Wales and like several other majors last year was the first year the program started. Since the major is only in its second year the major is small but it comes with many advantages. My classmates and I have grown together since our freshman year and have formed a supportive bond like no other. We see each other every day in and outside of class whether it’s through a club or social gathering. I would have to say it is one of the best advantages being in this major because everyone in my major has a special place in my heart. It was also helpful with us being so small with adjusting to college life.

Still sunny & 75 in at JWU North Miami!

Hey guys & Happy New Year!! Woo 2015 is FINALLY here!

Happy New Year Charlie Brown!

2015. It seems surreal that we are this far into the 2000s. Remember those old Disney Channel shows of 2005? Or how we thought the world would end in 2012? These are all things we as millennials have been apart of. But as this new year rolls out and resolutions are made, there is one thing imperative to remember. We at Johnson & Wales must remember our youth.
Now I am a prime example of wanting growing up and take on responsibility. Heck, with so many student loans how can anyone afford leisure, right? But if there is one thing I have learned by being a student here is to live a little. Don’t let excuses hinder making a memory. Go to that student planned activity. Stand in line for hours with ur friends in the freezing cold waiting for a cheesy raffle. I know that sounds miserable but it’s moments like that you will remember for the rest of your life. And when you take advantage of those wholesome moments of pure bliss, where nothing matters but what’s in that instant, that is when your college experience is made.

Winter Week!

Next week at JWU is Winter Week 2015! This year’s take on the tradition will be Winter in Wonderland, with many activities each day throughout the week. Monday through Thursday, there will be crafts in the atrium during the day and a larger event in the evening.

Keeping a Piece of Home

One of the many things my Dad and I have in common and enjoy sharing is our love for tradition. My Dad is originally from Cuba and he brought with him a lot of Cuban traditions that he has instilled in my life. Though he did not teach my siblings and I Spanish, he encouraged us to learn the language, as well as to indulge in our heritage. The Day of Epiphany (January 6th) is a day celebrated by most Cubans and is often referred to (at least in my family) as Cuban Christmas. What started as a traditional, religious, holiday is now one of my favorite family traditions. This year, for the first time, I was unable to go home for the unique holiday, so I brought the holiday to Charlotte. Following my Abuelita’s recipes I cooked my favorite, most beloved, Cuban food for my boyfriend and all of his roommates. For the first time in a long time, I felt at home. We sat around the small table in the dining room with all of its miss-matching chairs like an odd little family on a holiday most of them knew nothing about. It was a favorite moment for me and I am grateful that I have this group of friends in my life that encourage me and indulge in family traditions with me (even though they had no idea what holiday it was or what empanadas are). The food turned out great and while it wasn’t as good as Abuelita’s, I think she would have been proud. To say the least, my first time cooking Cuban food by myself, was a success.

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Hope everyone’s winter break was fabulous! I always thought JWU having a shorter winter break [compared to other colleges] was bothersome when I first heard it wasn’t as long as all my friends’ breaks but…they’re all bored at home while we are back into the swing of things here! My best friend from home is even coming to visit this weekend because she is just that much over being home…



Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a fantastic week back home (or wherever you traveled) for the holidays! 2014 has brought a lot of great opportunities for me as well as some bad experiences but through the good and the bad I learned so much academically and socially. Bringing in the new year I got to reflect on what I am thankful for in 2014 as well as what I would like to change for the new year. I made a few resolutions that I hope to make come true and through hard work I am sure that I can make it a reality. I hope everyone had a great New Years and is ready to start working hard in the classroom. Let’s make this year count!

New Year New Adventures

This is the post where I should express my New Year New Me feeling, but its not…At least not completely.

It's beginning to look a lot like Chr - oh, wait.

I’m excited to be back in Providence after a fun two weeks at home, especially because of the weather. In central Florida, the temp never got below 75 degrees, and stayed mostly around 85. That probably sounds nice to you all, but it’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit when you’re sweating in shorts and a t-shirt!