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Halloween Is Near!

Welcome back fellow Hawks I hope you all had an amazing fifth week of classes. We are entering week six of the semester which means, Thanksgiving will be here in no time. I know I’m skipping ahead of Halloween, but I’m ready to devour a turkey! Holiday season is underway, which means that for the next three months we must be prepared to see pictures of sexy Halloween costumes, dead turkeys and ugly Christmas sweaters. 

It seems like everyone this year is going crazy about Halloween! Not sure if I just missed everyone going bonkerIMG_1184s over the holiday last year, or if I was just living under a rock. This year most of my Facebook feed is, “Omg it’s finally October!” Which I don’t agree with because “OMG its finally creepy clown season!” Halloween isn’t that scary, but the one thing that I am scared of during Halloween is those pesky clowns. Ever since my mom made me participate in a clown game during a birthday party I have never seen clowns the same way. Man, I wish I wouldn’t have never gone to my own seventeenth birthday party. Now, I can never be in the same room as a clown. So if you ever want to see me panic just take me to a clown convention, I’m sure that’s a thing in the world we live in now, but just expect me to curl up into a ball and cry for my mom. Yes, even if I’m 21. 

Hurricane Harvey left my home flooded when it hit, which meant we had to do many repairs around the house. Luckily this past week I can proudly say my room is sort of restored considering sheetrock, doors, and carpet had to be removed. Now, all that’s left is to paint the walls!  

My weekly favorite this past week was a snack my dad picked up from the store. They’re known as fiber brownies. It’s the good old Great Value brand, because we have to stay on a budget. Those brownies are not only semi-heathy at only 90 calories per serving, but also packed with lots of fiber! I didn’t realize how good they’d be. Go out and get you some fiber brownies! I might be giving them out to trick or treaters since many Americans don’t consume enough fiber. 

Well that’s it for this week Hawks, I hope everyone enjoys their week! Have a great I Heart UHCL Week! 



Hold On To Your Horses

Hold on to your horses because the fall semester is officially in overdrive. This is around the time where the social lives of students start to plummet because classes start to become more than just taking syllabus quizzes. College is the equivalent of a horror movie that’s lasted a bit too long.  

Hurricane Harvey impacted Texas residents in various ways. It was a storm that put us through a variety of trials and, in the end, we were able to perceiver. When the weather channel started to talk about how impactful Harvey would be, I just thought



they were exaggerating. Heck, I even went to the gym the night before we were hit by the storm. That night at midnight, I realized this was a serious storm; the rain was pounding on my roof and there was an indoor pool in my house.  

UHCL has been handling the Harvey impact in the best possible way. UHCL has offered aid and programs to students who were impacted by the storm. Even the students have gotten involved and made donations. There are always going to be events that pop out from the sky such, and it’s nice to know that a campus such as UHCL makes the students safety a top priority. 

UHCL has had a variety of events these past two weeks such as the Welcome Back Bash, Student Organization Expo and movie screenings. Now I’ve been at UHCL for three years, so I know these events are chock-full of freebies! Nothing better to get the semester started off right than one or maybe 12 water bottles.  

I would also like to announce that my weekly favorites are coming back next week. A weekly favorite is any TV show, restaurant, food, snack, book, etc. that I believe deserves a spotlight and a chance to be experienced by other UHCL students. Keep a look out for that! 

Well that’s it for this week hawks, I hope you all have a great third week of classes. Next week I’ll be describing what senior classes are really like. 



A Chaotic First Week.

Hey Hawks!

 I hope you’re all safe from the chaos that was Hurricane Harvey. It’s certainly a strange way to start the school year. My heart truly goes out to everyone who’s lost anything through this storm

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– be it furniture, homes, or even their pets. However, it’s inspirational to see the community come together to help one another. Lately, I’ve been very proud to call myself a Houstonian.  

 School started a whole week late (as you all well know), so I didn’t know what to expect. It seemed as though we truly hit the ground running this time. There was no “syllabus week” this semester. It was definitely something my friends had warned me would happen, so I tried my best to prepare during my w

eek off.  Thankfully, there wasn’t any damage where I was, but I was pretty much just stuck indoors for a week. We still had power, so I basically spent that time either binge-watching “Game of Thrones”, printing syllabi, or sleeping for hours on end.  

 Coming back to school and having so many responsibilities all at once is definitely a shock to my system. I’m currently taking six classes (three lectures and three labs), a peer mentor for Learning Frameworks, a peer mentor for the Hawk Leadership Institute and the president of the Social Justice Organization. It might not sound like a lot, but it sure feels like it.  

 I’ve started this semester with a planner and hopefully I’ll finish with it too. I’ve never used a planner, so we’ll see how this will go.  Right now it’s already full of so many scribbles and due dates! Wish me luck. 


Until next time, Hawks! 

– Natalia