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Bullying Issues Advice Column (Hollywood Camp 2015)

Ever since I had a new friend I have felt bad about not spending as much time with my old friends what should I do to not leave friends out?

  • Try asking her if she would like to hang out with you and your old friends. If she doesn't want to, and only wants to hang out with you, then ask her why she feels that way. Also let your old friends know that you want her to hang out with all of you. If both your old friends and…

Added by Alyssa Downey on July 18, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

I am a leader because... (Hollywood camp 2015)

Megan Cisneros

-I'm a leader because I love to help people that need the shelter and love.

-I make a difference because I'm a very energetic…


Added by Alyssa Downey on July 17, 2015 at 10:04am — No Comments

Why I love Science. :) (And a little motivation for being a great nerd)

I know many of you girls reading these blogs are interested in media, technology, journalism, etc., but I would like to take a break from all that good stuff just for a few minutes and give you a little information on another interesting topic: SCIENCE!

Yaaaay. :)

Most of you probably don't really like it,…


Added by Alyssa Downey on July 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The 6 Pillars on Becoming a Better Person :)

Character. We all have one. Some may have a good one, while others... not so much. Based on the recent statements made by Donald Trump, his character lacks some major qualities, while Oprah has a character made of gold and free gifts. 

But what exactly IS character?

According to, it is "a morally neutral term describing the nature of a person in terms of major qualities." How you acquire these qualities depends on how you deal with…


Added by Alyssa Downey on June 26, 2015 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

"Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model."

I'm a really strong advocate for TED talks on, for nearly every talk they post can motivate, inspire, or inform you in ways no other website can. I've lost track as to how many talks I've actually seen, but this one talk (among with countess others) stood out the most to me. It's told by a model, who talks about what it's like to be in the business, and sheds light on the not-so-beautiful aspects of modelling.…


Added by Alyssa Downey on June 7, 2015 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Name tags!

Some of the name tags that the girls from the Horizon middle school club made. :)

Added by Alyssa Downey on May 31, 2015 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Motivational quotes for a new week!

"We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated." - Maya Angelou

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark…


Added by Alyssa Downey on May 17, 2015 at 9:14pm — No Comments

DIY projects!

I know it might be finals for some of us, but I have some really great DIY (do it yourself) projects that you can try once you ace those exams to help get into the feeling of summer! Lately, I've been obsessing over Pinterest, and have fallen in love with all of the DIY projects people post. So I expanded my search to Youtube and found some really cost-efficient projects that you and your friends/family can do during the next few summer months. The link I'm…


Added by Alyssa Downey on May 10, 2015 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Some inspiration :) Let me know if you need the meaning of this poem clarified!


BY William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to…

Added by Alyssa Downey on May 3, 2015 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Good reads!

I'm not too sure if anyone shares the same passion that I have, but I absolutely love to read. You'll usually find an unread book on my person, unless I'm already loaded down with books or binders from school.

If anyone else has this burning desire to pick up a good book/poem/magazine/short story, here are a few that I recommend to everyone. Some of the titles that I included might be a little tough to read, so forming a book club could help you understand the material a little…


Added by Alyssa Downey on April 26, 2015 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Feeling overwhelmed? Here are a few tips to help!

      The older you get, the more it seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day. It can be tough juggling school alone, but once you add jobs, research, internships… it can all seem like too much! I don't have a job right now, but I do participate in research, and intern with Latinitas while attending UTEP as a Microbiology student who is trying her best to prepare for medical school, so it's safe to say that I feel overwhelmed a lot of the time, too! But, I do have a few tricks to…


Added by Alyssa Downey on April 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

College questions and answers!

How did you prepare for college?

In all honesty, I really didn't prepare much for college, aside from taking several AP courses in high school and applying to a few scholarships my senior year. I feel like I didn't have the proper guidance from counselors and wasn't told to take courses that could apply as…


Added by Alyssa Downey on April 10, 2015 at 8:57pm — No Comments




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