Ice Cream Doesn’t Taste the Same When We’re Adults

Over the weekend, I went with my girlfriend and friends to Chapel Hill, NC. The University was lovely and the city, beautiful. But what my friends wanted more than anything was ice cream. Ben and Jerry’s. So we went, I had Late Night Snack! And while I was there and ordered the ice cream, I…

A WMAC/Clown Nose Club Plea for Help!

Hi all, I promise not to use this blog for self-promotion too much. But the club I’m the president of (the Clown Nose Club) is a finalist for a Zipcar grant. If we win, we would win a $5000 transportation grant that we can use to take our positive social risks to larger levels! Today…

Even a pool noodle can explode

Just take that in for a second. Yesterday, my accounting professor was telling the class a story of how he used to work in manufacturing, and how he had some experience pool noodles–specifically foam. He said that the foam begins as a pellets that get extruded, much like spaghetti, into little tubes. Then, unlike spaghetti,…

Why I Know You Can Do It

When I was a wee tyke, I had trouble with my Ss in English and my Rs in Spanish. Having gone to elementary school in California, I was lucky enough to—when I was sent to speech therapy—have had a bilingual speech therapist. I still remember one assignment: I had to color in all of the…

The 5 Ws of Life: How

When I was in elementary school, I could not wrap my teeny little mind around the idea that there could somehow be a sixth letter in the five Ws. Moreover, that sixth letter was a freakin H! That was one reality that I steadfastly refused to accept. But then I grew up, and the mantra…

The 5 Ws of Life: Why

During my last interview, I was asked why I chose the major I did. Now normally, the answer is easy, but having recently changed my major (from Aerospace Engineering to Mechanical Engineering at the time), things got more complicated. On one hand, I had to tell the truth, but I also had to frame it…

A WMAC Mini Post

I read something today. For those of you familiar with Core 77, you may already know what I’m talking about. For those of you who don’t: LEHDOIT! Core 77 is a design blog–but you get some really great lessons in life, ergonomics, and history. Today, I read a case study about redesigning a cafeteria. The…

The 5 Ws of Life: Where

A while ago, I discovered the beauty of Google Flights and spent at least an hour poring over their map of destinations to find out what places I would like to visit and how much it would cost to get there. What I found out is that flights aren’t exactly cheap. However, there are also…

Lose your __ Virginity Often

Before you attack me. Let me be clear. There is an underscore before the word virginity. First off, being the young and hip whippersnappers that we are, we oft use the term “to lose ones __ virginity” to refer to more than just a steamy rendezvous. We use it to mean doing or trying something…

The 5 Ws of Life: When

We’ve all got the one friend who was born in the wrong decade—and who, if it weren’t for advances in medical technology, would gladly travel back in time to live in that decade.  Usually, you get the 80s, 70s, 60s, and 20s. Well, thanks to advances in technology, we can now still not travel back…

A WMAC Minipost

As we work or do whatever it is we do–let’s keep in mind that we are surrounded by surroundings, and that we should really enjoy them. So do so! Take a look around and see the beauty around, breathe deep and enjoy. ~Shot taken in Pullen Park towards Brooks Hall on the NC State University…

The 5 Ws of Life: What

I never thought I’d pick up Parkour. And yet, there I was: walking down the Brickyard during my school’s involvement fair when I saw something that caught my eye. After talking to the Parkour team and deciding that I didn’t really want a case of the Freshman 15, I joined. And to this day, I don’t…