Ladies, It's 2019 And We Deserve More

Ladies, It's 2019 And We Deserve More

And yes, I'm serious.


Alright. Let me state something real quick: it is 2019 and we deserve more. There are still people out there that are "sliding into DMs" or "just wanting to be friends," but allow me to state something one more time for the people in the back: WE DESERVE MORE.

We deserve far more than a winkie face in our twitter direct message. We deserve a text when you know we're worried about you. We deserve a random check in every now and again. And the top two things that we all deserve: love and respect. We each deserve to find "the one" and we each deserve respect because we are humans.

The fact is that many (mainly), men out there do not understand or realize that they are not comprehending this concept. Many men think that they are kind, respectful, caring human beings, but the truth is: they are not. They are not respectful when they ask you to do "girlfriend level" things when all they've given you is "friends with benefits" effort.

They are not respecting you when they demand something from you when they've only known you for a few weeks. No, it doesn't matter how attractive they are or how much of a gentleman they have been to you. If they do not SHOW you respect, but TALK about respect, they DO NOT respect you.

This immediately equates to how much they care about you. If they can not respect you through their actions, then they do not respect your heart. If they can not understand that no matter what kind of relationship you each want, you still deserve respect and kindness, then THEY ARE NOT WORTH YOUR TIME.

YOU are an amazing person. Period. YOU are a gift to walk this earth. YOU get to be selective of who you welcome into your life. So be selective. Be "picky." Do not just let any guy that thinks "sliding into you DMs" is romantic into your life. Make sure that this is someone you want around you. Do not let frat boy Chad diminish the amazing beauty and grace that we each have. You deserve respect. You deserve love. You deserve more. WE DESERVE MORE.

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I Learned Forensic Science In One Day For HOSA SLC 2019 And Still Placed Top Ten

We all have those days where we have to cram for an exam you know nothing about the night before, but have you tried to study for it the day of the exam? I never knew I would find myself in this situation until I went to HOSA SLC. With minimal study time, my partner, Kasey Park, and I were still able to place in the Top Ten in Georgia.

Joel Lee
Joel Lee

As a member of my school's chapter of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), I went to SLC (State Leadership Conference), where members all over the state of Georgia come to Atlanta to compete in a variety of competitions in the field of Science and Healthcare. All members can pick only one competition to participate in, and the guidelines and rules for each event are posted on the HOSA website.

The event I chose was Forensic Medicine, which requires a team of two people to take a written exam about Forensic Science (Round 1) and write a death report for a case study (Round 2). You must pass Round 1 to move on to Round 2. I worked with a good friend of mine, Kasey Park, for this event. HOSA recommended two textbooks to study for the event: Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations 2nd Edition and Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Fourth Edition.

Kasey and I both had the books, since Winter Break of our sophomore year (2018-2019), and we both agreed to start studying during winter break. Instead, we both completely forgot about it and when we returned to school after the break, we knew we still had time to study, since SLC was in March. We made a game plan of what chapters to read and when to read them, and we agreed to meet for reviewing the chapters we read. But, it didn't happen.

This procrastination continued about a day before we needed to leave for SLC, and we both realized we needed to study two thick textbooks in about 24 hours. We both knew at this point we just needed to cram as much information we could possibly fit into our brains.

The way we crammed was we both read the textbook as fast as possible and absorbing information as we go. Even though will not understand everything, we can still get a lot of information that can help us do well.

We studied on the way to SLC and before the Round 1 exam, so we can have the best chance possible when taking the test. My partner and I took the Round 1 exam during the afternoon, and we both we did alright, but not good, so we were worried about whether or not we made the second round. We got a notification in the evening that we made to Round 2. Kasey and I started to study all night and during the morning to cram as much information as we could. A little before noon, we took the Round 2 Case Study Test, and we thought it was a breeze.

Since we finished our event, we could finally hang out with friends from our school, as well as students from other schools. I meant so many new people at HOSA SLC. The next day, we went to the award ceremony, and my partner and I did not get in the Top 5, so we were not recognized. But later we were informed that we got 9th place, which we were happy with since we did not study very much for this exam.

From my experiences ar HOSA SLC, I have learned many things and met many new people. I would recommend that if you have a testing event, you should start to study prior to SLC to give yourself the most amount of time to study before the test. I feel that cramming last minute at SLC is ineffective and very stressful. I also think that you should try to meet new people since the conference is for members all over the state of Georgia.

If you are a middle or high schooler, I would recommend attending HOSA SLC, as it will be a memory you will never forget.

Joel Lee
Joel Lee

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