Hello everyone! I am currently in a multimedia class for my journalism degree and I produced this video about Tumamoc Hill, a small little hill located southwest of downtown Tucson. The video is a little rough around the edges and my camera isn’t the best at video, but I’m still learning. I’ve also written a conjoining story to go along with the video, in case … Continue reading Science at Tumamoc Hill
5 Things I Learned 1) There’s lots of people. And there’s a lot of people crammed into a smaller area. In the Southwest, there is quite a lot of people but there is much more space for everyone to spread out and have privacy — thanks urban sprawl. 2) People are waaaay more judgmental than in other parts of the USA. Social status actually means something. … Continue reading 5 things I learned when I moved to the DC area, and 5 things I miss about it.
I survived Hurricane Harvey, one year ago today. Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf coast on August 25, 2017, and brought flooding and destruction to the coastal cities. I happened to be in Houston for my second NASA internship when the hurricane hit and was one of the thousands of evacuees from that weekend. I wrote this story a few weeks after the hurricane hit Houston … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey: My Story
9 a.m. The alarm clock blares. Dirty, dusty shoes are pulled on. Later, sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses. It’s Saturday. On Saturdays and Sunday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers travel to the base of “A” Mountain to pull weeds and pick the ripest of fruits and vegetables at the Mission Garden. “We’ve developed gardens trying to honor all of the cultures that … Continue reading Tucson’s Mission Garden
Being a college student, I struggle when it comes to money. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t travel because you’re on a budget. It just takes some extra creativity and enthusiasm. Here are some fun and *FREE* places to see and things to do that I’ve discovered in and around Washington D.C. Visit the Smithsonian museums I love the Smithsonian museums. I can spend … Continue reading Free Things to do in DC
For my 21st birthday, my two closest friends and I traveled to San Francisco, California! This is the third post in my three-day series, so if you haven’t read Day 1 or Day 2, be sure to go check them out! Day 3 began with a little bit of a slow start (probably since we had been out until 3am the previous day?). We meant … Continue reading San Francisco, California, Day 3
For my 21st birthday, my two closest friends and I traveled to San Francisco, California! This is the second post in my three-day series, so if you haven’t read Day 1 — go check it out here and stay tuned for Day 3, coming soon! Day 2 took us to San Fran’s iconic Fisherman’s Warf, but not before breakfast at Lori’s Diner. Lori’s Diner is … Continue reading San Francisco, California, Day 2
For my 21st birthday, my two closest friends and I traveled to San Francisco, California! This is going to be a three-day series, so stay tuned for Days 2 and 3, coming soon! Our adventure began in Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Ariz., where we drove to from Tucson the night before our flight. We began our travels on 5 hours of sleep (not a … Continue reading San Francisco, California, Day 1