Friday, July 10, 2009


So, this may be kind of late, but I'm still going to write about it.
His musical talents were great, though his choices in life may not have always been. All in all, Michael Jackson was still a man. A man lost in his own childhood. A man who was ridiculed, made fun of and tortured. He lived a life greater than most, in both good and bad ways.
Although I did not know the man personally, I am sad that he is gone. He did a lot for music and for the world. His presence here on earth will be missed.
Continue listing to those MJ tracks and keeping his memory alive.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Prop 8

I must say, I was a little scared about the decision that was going to be made today. The people voted yes on Prop 8, barely, but I thought that would be the end of it. Gay rights activists protested and fought so hard, that the California Supreme Court decided to re-evaluate the decision. Sometimes it is hard to predict what the decision will be.
This morning the Court voted in a 6-1 decision to uphold Prop 8 and ban same-sex marriage but to uphold those marriages that had already taken place under the law. I'm not a big fan of the second part, but I am happy that the ban was kept.
For one, it shows that are votes do matter for something. The people, though a close percentage, voted to ban same-sex marriage. If the Supreme Court would have overturned that, our November votes would have seemed useless. We spoke. We should be heard. They listened.
For two, I personally do not believe in same-sex marriage. I do find it a sin and I do not think that banning it is unconstitutional. I was shocked, surprised and happy to see the results. Unfortunately, according the the LA Times, there will probably another call for a vote in the fall ballot. That is probably true, meaning those who want to keep the ban, must fight and pray harder and speak louder. If not, we may lose.
For now, the Courts did not disappoint me.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Summer of movies

So far, this summer looks like it will be packed with really great movies. I am really excited.
It started off rough with "Wolverine," which I thought would be a really great movie. It disappointed me. It lacked an appealing plot line and everything happened so fast, I could hardly keep up. It did not explain everything like why he does not grow older and why he seems immortal. The movie just hoped that we knew the answer already. I am sad about that.
The next week, "Star Trek" came out. I am not a trekkie, but I will go see that movie. Unfortunately, a lot of trekkies are upset that the movie does not follow the original series, but I was never a fan of the original series so that does not bother me. In fact it makes me want to see it even more.
This weekend I believe "Angels and Demons" comes out. I don't really want to see that, but I assume that it will be good. I hear the first one was.
The week after that "Terminator" returns to the big screen, but with out our governor. That also does not seem very interesting to me. I think it's just the commercials that throw me off because they confuse. I'm still not sure what the movie is about, or why Christian Bale sounds so weird. This concludes May. There is a still a summer of movies just waiting for us.
The only oe I am really looking forward to and really hope not to be disappointed by is "Transformers." I loved the first one. It was amazing. I saw the previews for this one and it also looks amazing. So I hoping that looks do not deceive. We'll find out in June.

Oh No

I worry for the state of our school. For any school really, but mostly ours because I go here and because our budget is based on attendance, tuition and fund-raiser. The problem is that since this school is so expensive, less people want to attend here. therefore causing tuition to rise and making more people that cannot afford the rise, to leave. It's a horrible cycle.
We have the campus center. One of the main goals of this center is to bring in more students because of its appeal and to bring in more revenue since outside vendors can rent out the multipurpose room and sell alcohol. That's the plan, but it is not a stable one. Just because we have a pretty building does not mean students are all of a sudden going to start pouring in. We may get a couple of more, but not significantly more. Who knows how many vendors and such are going to want to rent out a building on a college campus. It is hard to say.
Then, athletics is being cut. We are down one sports team for next year. No one knows what facilities will be available for soccer and baseball to use. It is still a mystery as far as I know.
The biggest issue is faculty, staff and administration. People are being laid off, positions are being frozen and it just seem unfair to everyone. Those that are laid off have to quickly find a new job before fall starts and frozen positions leave departments inadequately run. There are not enough people staffed in those areas so production is less reliable.
Next year will be n interesting year. I am sure this is not the first time our University has had to go through something like this, but it is the first time for me. I just wonder how we are going to pull through this in the end. Right now, it does not look so good.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sher ACB movie

My first upload to from blogspot. YAY!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Big ups to Miss Cali

So, the question is, was it fair to eliminate Miss California for her views on same-sex marriage? I would have to answer no.
The most controversial topic of today was asked by a homosexual judge, clearly meaning he had a bias in how he wanted the question answered. With it being a representative California answering, I guess he thought he would get the answer he wanted. Too bad for both people that he got one of those the voted yes on Prop 8 to answer the question and answer it truthful to herself.
Miss California does not believe in same-sex marriage. What is the big deal. She answered the question politely and honestly. She did not "gay bash" anyone or say anything incorrect. She explained herself and her stance. The most important aspect is that she stayed true to herself.
The point of this contest is to choose who best represents America through her answers, poise, talent, etc. Well, America did vote yes on prop 8, hence the reason for the riots and angry people who believe differently. So, in a sence, her answer represented the country.
Also, just the fact that she was willing to speak her mind to a homosexual judge, knowing that he probably believes in same-sex marriage. She did not let that stop her from voicing her values and traditions. She did not give into the pressure and just say what she knew he wanted to hear.
In the end, she was cut because of her answer. According to Perez Hilton, it was not her answer that eliminated her but the way she answered. I do not believe that. He wanted to hear what he wanted to hear. He did not hear that and he dropped her from the competition.
In my she's the real winner.

Monday, April 20, 2009

At the APT on another drunken night

Me and my friend were at my friends' apartment when they were drinking. One got drunk and decided to wrestle teh otehr while the other tried to get off. LMAO

Monday, April 6, 2009

Students Protest Obama

I applaud people who stand up for what they believe. Whether it is two people or two hundred, if you stand up for your rights, that's all that matters. Especially when it comes to religious beliefs because people seem to like to knock people know for that the most.
Students at Notre Dame are protesting against President Barack Obama presenting the commencement address at their university. They are protesting because the stem cell research goes against the Catholic belief due to the aborted babies. Obama has allowed for stem cell research to be possible after all these years of Bush not allowing it. Since Notre Dame is a Catholic university based on Catholic principles, the students are opposed to what Obama is doing. Therefore, since his actions go against their beliefs, they are not supporting him coming to their school.
This is very inspirational. I am a Christian, so I also do not agree with stem cell research. Although, for the most part I am an Obama supporter, I do not his decision on stem cell research. I completely understand where they are coming from and why they are doing it.
As far as the rest of the nation goes, they might not understand. Most people do not understand why there is such a disagreement with abortion, let alone the research. Is it even proven that this research will help. How long will the research continue before we figure it out. How many fetuses will be used? To take advantage of a life that has no voice, seems so unfair. Everyone should have a right to live. It's not our choice to take that life.
The students at Notre Dame are brave for protesting a president that the nation seems to be in love with. More people, especially students should do that. Maybe La Verne could learn something. Although there is nothing like that on this campus to protest, there are other things that we could rise up and fight. Unfortunately, there is not enough fight in us as a whole to do anything about it. Let's stand up, unite and fight.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Say it, Say it

Well, tonight ended the weekend of vaginas. The Vagina Monologues were performed this weekend at school and I was a part of it. I was a dnacer and I had a monologue. It was pretty cool, though nerve racking. We practiced for months and Thursday was the BIG night. I screwed up royally. I missed an entire line and did not recover. I was so upset at myself. Thank goodness my partner recovered for me.
The next two nights were better. I was on point, but then my dancing was not. I would either be early or late. It felt awful But whatever, it's over.
I'm sad that it's over though. It was so much fun bonding with people and just being able to share this experience with others. It was amazing. But at the same time, I'm glad my nerves are over it all. I can now calm down and get more of my free time back :)


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Real Life snow experience

One of my sisters wrote our letters in the snow to mark us Phi Sigs being in Chicago. Real Snow!!!!

Sad part about being a PA

So I am a Program Assistant for the ELS students that live on campus. I love it because I get to meet new people from different countries, though most of them are from Asia, I am still able to learn different customs and traditions. They are some of the sweetest and most polite people ever. They are grateful for everything anyone does for them.
They come here to learn English. Some live on campus, which are the ones I am in charge of. They most complete 12 sessions, with each session lasting only one week. Some stay here for the entire 12 sessions and others only come for one or two. It sucks when they only stay for a couple of months because it is like I never had the chance to really get to know them. It makes me sad.
Next month, more of them will move out. And more will move in. I love to see more coming, but not leaving. Some of the ones I grew close to are leaving next week and I am not looking forward to it. A normal RA has the same residents for the entire year unless people move out or something, but that is usually only a couple of students. None of the students that lived here in September live here now. Most of them went back home.
I guess I will always have my memories. Hopefully I can work in housing over summer, because then I will still get to work with them. I just hope I can keep in contact with some of them.

Monday, February 23, 2009

LC in Chi-Town

Well, this weekend was a LONG LONG LONG weekend. I spent it at a Phi Sigma Sigma leadership retreat in Chicago. Most people would think, "Ooo a weekend in Chicago, how fun."
I had some fun hanging with my sisters and playing in the snow for the first time. We made snow angels and threw snow around. We could only stay outside for 5 minutes at a time, but we enjoyed what we could of it. Other than that, it was conference after conference those three days.
We had to learn how to improve on our leadership skills. It is important to learn, especially since we are all new at our positions. I learned a lot and met some really cool people.
We spent more than 12 hours each day in workshops and stuff. It was hard to stay awake. Especially since I was up at 8am Chicago time, but really 6am Cali time. That is not the business.
I hope I can share what I learned with the rest of my chapter and improve on my positions for the future.
Oh, and we had Chicago style pizza which is AMAZING!! I must learn to make.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My first blog

So, I have racking my brain all week about what to write and here I am with nothing to write. I have never blogged before. This is my first time. I actually created a second blog after I Monday to write some of my own personal stuff in and post photos. That does not belong here.
Actually, i don't know what we are suppose to write about. i thought we would get a subject to write about and go off that. That was not the case. Maybe after the next class I will know what to write. Maybe I can think of a subject to focus my blogs on. Who knows. This should be fun.
I have always thought about blogging but never saw a reason for it until now. Well, here's to my new adventure in blogging :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Greetings and Salutations

Welcome to my first experience in blogging. I will write on a consistent basis on different topics. Stay tuned.

Sher Porter