May 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

We’ve all had this happen to us…especially with Starbucks lol do share your funny stories on “mistaken identity” as well

Little Grey Box

I don’t think I have a particularly complicated name, but the good people at Starbuck’s have a world of trouble trying to nut it out.

My name is Phoebe, and while it isn’t exactly the easiest thing in the world to spell it certainly isn’t as complicated as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, which is the name of a real person by the way – look it up.

But for some reason, no matter how clearly and slowly I say it I always end up getting a coffee with some bizarre word written on it that is supposed to be my name.

After ordering my grande skinny latte last Tuesday I joined the queue of other, half asleep commuters waiting for their morning caffeine fix. I was certain that this time I had said it clearly enough and would receive my Phoebe coffee. As soon as I saw the barista pick up the…

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Legalizing marijuana and 420 Day

April 20, 2012 § 1 Comment

In a class discussion yesterday, the issue of legalizing cannabis and various positions to it was brought up. The discussion also touched on the informal culture of 420; national weed day. I came across an interesting article from CNN on this issue to share with you all and gain some feedback.

University hopes to repel stoners on ‘420’ day

What are your opinions? Should we legalize or not? I am really interested in hearing back from you all 😀



Current Events from North America.

April 12, 2012 § 1 Comment

Source:- BBC, CNN and NY Times

2012-2013 Diversity Scholar…it just could be you :D

April 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

Once again, its that time of the year when recruiting for the new diversity scholar has begun. I really enjoyed working with the council and I’m sure you will too. For more information on the position visit

Good luck with the rest of the semester 😀


A Silent Auction for One Laptop Per Child.

April 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

CLICK HERE for more information on the event

Crash…Screening TODAY!!

March 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Raise Money for One Laptop Per Child? Eat at Panda Express

March 21, 2012 § 2 Comments

The efforts of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) in bringing modern forms of education to  third world nations, particularly for the elementary school students has been really impressive. Their main goal is to develop and provide the “100 dollar laptop” (Children’s Machine XO Laptop) to students in these countries. For more information on the organization, click here

The diversity council has decided to raise money to go to this organization and one of such events is the

Click here for more information on the event and I hope you all will be interested in supporting such a wonderful cause 🙂



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