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    Week 2 of DS106

    Oh man this week was BUSY busy busy. To fill our time this week we began daily creative challenges called “daily creates”. Everyday we get an assignment posted on twitter and have to respond to them with whatever creative strategy we want to employ. This is the first time I have ever used hashtags for their real purpose, finding other posts with the same hashtag! Previously my experience with hashtags would be for #funny or to be #relatable or join a #trend. Though I knew their intended purpose, this is an interesting first experience actually applying them! I have been having a lot of fun with the daily creates, however…

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    The Joy of Bob Ross

    Whenever I sit down to watch an episode of The Joy of Painting, it feels as if all the weight in my chest has been lifted. I feel like that is the main goal Bob Ross wanted to accomplish with this series, teleporting people away from everyday stress through his art. Not only is watching Ross paint soothing, but so is listening to him speak words of encouragement to the audience. Phrases such as “everyone can paint” or “happy little trees” provides a sense of comfort as well as gives confidence to the artist painting with him. In the episode I watched, Home Before Nightfall, Ross emphasized the importance of…

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    Last First Day

    Today is (hopefully) the last first day of class for my undergrad program, which subsequently means I am a SENIOR in college! I am so glad to have the opportunity to be living back on campus and attending classes in person for the first time in over a year; sometimes you truly do not appreciate the little things or recognize your privilege until it is taken away. Over the last 18 months I spent a lot of time working on myself and, though I am nervous, feel prepared to try my best academically, socially, and mentally for my last year! Some highlights from my first day as a senior at…