Archive for November, 2011

Third Time, Same Charm
November 10, 2011

“Making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity.” – Greg Lake

As a fan from his early days, Chris Brown never failed me musically speaking. I always found myself immersing my time and energy into learning his newest lyrics and researching his upcoming tours.

Although he disappointed many in 2008, after his domestic violence case against singer Rihanna broke news headlines, there was always a question as to whether he would ever top the music charts again…

Ultimately, Chris Brown’s actions will never be condoned. This is unfortunately the very real world that we live in and it saddens me that I have to categorize a fantastic performer and a criminal with the same artist.

Here you can find a narrated slideshow of his concert last Friday. I will say that in spite of the controversy Chris Brown has endured, he still performs at the same caliber that he did when I first saw him from across the room—err, lawn. It was literally a rain or shine show and the dedication he still has to his fans is beyond inspiring.

(P.S. I was totally one of those annoying concert girls and I loved every minute of it!)


Step Into My Office
November 4, 2011

Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film.

-Author Unknown

I’ve recently realized that I’ve never expressed exactly what it is that I do. Sure, I’ve mentioned that I am a student at the Cronkite School, but I am also extremely involved on campus. I currently hold two part-time jobs in addition to taking a full course load on campus as well as a class at a local community college. This is actually the first time in my life where I had to plan a lunch break in my schedule!

When first planning out my schedule over the summer, my fall semester appeared pretty intimidating. The nerves began to kick in and I found myself wondering, how will I ever survive these next 15 weeks? Luckily, I got over that once I finally got to experience what it feels like to be a true Sun Devil.

Take a look at what it means to live the life of Lauren Guzman. Well actually, this is more what a Thursday afternoon looks like but you’ll get the gist of it.

From 12-5pm you can find me on the 3rd floor of UCENT- assisting to the needs of those who approach the University College/School of Letters & Sciences desk. Just call me your more than average front desk girl!

This job consists of many secretarial duties that help me utilize my relations to the public in a positive learning environment. I also get to interact with many of my professors and now know them on a more personal level.

Another huge aspect of my other job is event planning. I'm the Special Events Director for the Programming and Activities Board (PAB) at the Downtown Campus. Our most recent event, "MOVE IT! MOVE IT!" showcased student talent as well as promoted healthy lifestyle choices.

Partnerships with other organizations on campus are a great way to incorporate the values of other students. RHA, the residence hall association, had free reusable water bottles to hand out at this event.

Seeking business relations outside of ASU is also an important element to PAB. Popchips is not only a healthy alternative snack but they are also very engaged in attending college events to promote their product.

However, in the end, all that truly matters is that those who attended had a good time! PAB aims to provide programs that are memorable and above all enjoyable to the students.

Word to the wise: Find a job that you actually like.

It will make for happier and more exciting memories!

Until next time 🙂