Suppression is real for this one

Prisoner 01274-366

Suppression Is Real For This One


Prisoner 01274-366. Please come to the door. Stretch your hands forward so I can cuff your two free hands. Now, enter the room before you. Time for your last meal request. Give me one glass of Blanc des Millenaires 1995. That can't be done. We only serve local. Well, give it your best. At least let me go with a drink. The Prisoner 01274-366 after his one fine drink, without any struggle, enters the death chamber for his eternal slumber.

The Prisoner 01274-366's action is a testimony on how suppression is real in society. The fact that Prisoner 01274-366 willingly gave up on his life—the innate human characteristic of struggle to the bitter end, the struggle in which makes us truly human…swapping with the subjugation of the doctrines of the society: the morality, religion, pseudo hope, memories of not yourself but on how the society shaped you to live, compromise, and finally acceptance. Not even being able to make a choice purely of his own creation—the last meal was a choice ordered by the system in place in society.

Prisoner 01274-366 is immobilized. Strapped unto the bed. Execution commencing at 3:33 pm on Friday in the year 2013. As the drug enters the vein of the prisoner, memories rush through the mind of the prisoner like a tsunami. The prisoner seems to have been once a part of a terrorist organization about to execute the hostages. During the remembrance of the memories, a realization comes in on the fact that the hostages did not struggle as well. For the hostages, it was the end of their lines, but the hostages were so suppressed by the society or rather the fear that the society used and in that the hostages again willingly gave up on their lives, without any struggles, because they lost hope.

In the moment before death, Prisoner 01274-366 questions in his mind on what makes a society such a different existence than other ideologies of this world? Democratic society had the suppression through tools such as morality, education, religion, laws, and conscience while tyrannical society had the suppression through fear. All in all, it was the realization that society in whatever forms it may be…it was suppressing humanity all along from achieving and realizing its humanity where we live our lives, not the society. How is the terrorist that commences suppression of society through fear is different from that of the democratic society that suppresses individuals through rules and death sentence? Bottom line, the difference was so thin. And then through this realization, a thought crossed within the mind of Prisoner 01274-366. If there is not much of a difference within the nature of the society where suppression is real, then wouldn't it be OK to break the rules for once and do good at least once in your life? The society's nature is not so different than other of its form…if this so-called society condemns justice or persecutes injustice such as that of human rights—abuses of women in many forms such as prostitution (where women become vulnerable), stereotypes, and or abuses of those who are weak such as children through orphan trading, child brides, and in many other forms…should we just blindly obey the society and just willingly accept that that is just the way how the society is; accepting and submitting to the suppression. Many injustices are blatantly happening right within our views. The real victims of society are crying out for help. But the Prisoner 01274-366 realized that the time has come for death to replace the soul. That the hopeful wish or dreams are all useless because we never acted when we had the chance in life to do so. Besides society never gave second chance in life. The suppression is real on this one.

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ASU Students Push For A Healthier Dining Hall To Counter 'Freshman 15' Fears

The freshman 15 is an avoidable curse, but many students will continue to follow into its trap.


Arizona State University students are pushing for change within the downtown Phoenix dining hall as they strive to avoid the infamous freshman 15.

The downtown Phoenix campus offers fewer dining options than the Tempe campus and has a less appetizing dining hall. The freshman 15 is a common scare among students living in the dorms, who are often freshman.

The freshman 15 is defined as a student who gains 15 pounds or more in their first year of college. Studies prove the average freshman does not exercise the right amount, is sleep deprived, has a poor diet, increases their stress level, alcohol consumption, and fatty food intake, which is most likely causing their weight gain.

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Daniella Rudoy, a journalism major and fitness instructor at the SDFC, relived her freshman year as she provided tips for incoming freshman.

"There are a lot of workouts you can do in your dorm room as long as you have access to YouTube or a floor. You can go on a run, a walk, or do exercises that do not require equipment," Rudoy said in support of college fitness.

Rudoy said that mental health, fitness, and nutrition all correlate with one another.

"I follow the saying abs are made in the kitchen. So if you are working out day and night, but eating a giant pizza and chicken wings with a pack of beer when you come home you aren't doing yourself much good," Rudoy said.

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The main cause for weight gain is increased alcohol consumption. 80 percent of college students drink and this includes binge-drinking, which is unhealthy for many reasons.

Students who do not drink are most likely gaining weight because of their exposure to an all-you-can-eat dining hall. The downtown Phoenix campus offers a salad bar as their only consistent healthy option for students, therefore students are left eating hamburgers, fries, and pizza.

"I haven't been to the dining hall this semester. Last semester, I went because I had no other options. I am a vegetarian and the dining hall is not accommodating to those with allergies or food restrictions. I find it very difficult to find vegetarian options," Lexi Varrato, a journalism major said.

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Varrato explained that she believes the freshman 15 is "100% real" and that incoming freshmen should research their meal plans and ask their school how their dietary restrictions will be accommodated before purchasing a non-refundable meal plan.

Megan Tretter, a nursing major at Seattle University emphasized that not every dining hall is like ASU's and that the freshman 15 is "definitely not a problem" at her school.

"I always eat healthy at my dining hall. There are a lot of good and healthy options at Seattle University. I usually go to the smoothie line in the morning, have a salad for lunch, and make myself an acai bowl after work with avocado toast in our floor's kitchen," Tretter said in support of her school's strive for healthy options.

College students across the United States have healthier dining options than ASU, but many colleges still face the same problems that students here are facing.

Tara Shultz, a journalism major at ASU believes she has avoided the "very real" freshman 15 by living at home.

"I believe the freshman 15 targets dorm residence and first-year students who do not live at home as they do not have their parents as a guide and are forced to eat at a dining hall that only serves fatty foods," Shultz emphasized.

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The downtown Phoenix campus offers students access to the SDFC, YMCA, and Taylor Place gym, where students can take group fitness classes, run on a track, play basketball, or swim. Alternative options for students are purchasing a membership at Orangetheory or EOS Fitness.

Most students agreed with journalism major Vanessa Gonzalez that they have little time to work out due to their workload, but many students like Varrato, Tretter, and Rudoy explained that they try to work out every day as it is a stress reliever and it enriches their mental health.

Steve Fiorentino, the owner of Powered Up Nutrition encourages college students to learn what they are putting in their bodies.

"I think it starts with nutrition. Students believe they can outwork a bad diet and I believe that is their number one mistake. My advice is to stop eating fast foods and start eating whole and healthy foods along with supplements," Fiorentino stated.

The freshman 15 is an avoidable curse, but many students will continue to follow into its trap. The campus dining hall is not always the reason to blame as students have the option to decrease their meal plans, become active, and make healthy choices!

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The Subconscious Line Between Empathizing And Sympathizing

Be there with the person instead of for the person.


Whenever we see someone we love and care about going through a hard time, we always want to make sure that they know we are fully there for them. It's the line that we draw sometimes which we don't even see that establishes the way that we handle these situations. Although we may think it's apparent that those we love know that we care about them, yet it's difficult when we believe that just words can mend a broken heart or person. We tend to forget that actions speak louder than words and those acts of kindness have the ability to speak volumes to someone who's hurting.

We begin to sympathize and check in on people to see how they are doing to make sure they know that we are there for them and present. Even though that is absolutely amazing to text or call someone, we tend to lose touch of the impact we could make by a kind gesture that could make someone's day. Sometimes it's nerve-racking to do so because we don't fully know what someone's going through as we aren't directly in their shoes. If you think back to an experience in your life that you had difficulty, even though the other person supporting you didn't exactly walk the same path as you, there were able to help you get through it.

That's when empathizing comes into the picture which is an act that any human can perform by just listening and feeling out the situation. There's so need to evaluate or figure out what is wrong with another person, your job is to solely listen and show compassion and kindness towards that other person. The more that we do that, the less we have to worry about the difficulty to open up and show emotions and feelings. You'll find that even better friendships and relationships are grown through empathizing and allowing yourself to be there with the person instead of for the person.

Sometimes we subconsciously draw a line between what we think is right versus what could actually be right for the situation. We tend to draw this invisible line of sympathizing for a person rather than empathizing and not allowing for a space to be created for a conversation about something difficult. We tend to fear trusting others and to let them into our clouded windows due to it being too difficult or complicated to understand. The more we allow love into our lives, the easier it is to let that in and explore those relationships and experiences that could be absolutely beautiful.

It's easy to say these things but living them out is another story, it's not simple and it never will be. Yet it's worth a try and letting some emotions into your life and perspective may alter the way that you view your personal relationships and the things that may be keeping you from letting yourself fully feel. Just feeling something is worth a thousand words, but the second that you feel everything it's worth a million.

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