Just a few minutes ago I came across a trailer for a movie coming out on the 30th of  this month. This movie didn’t catch my attention by showing me cool explosives are out-of-this-world special effects. No, it was none of that. What stood out to me was the skinny boy in wiry glasses and a look of paranoia on his face. No, it’s not Harry Potter. This is a very real young boy who has been a victim of bullying.  This trailer that I’m going on and on about is for a movie called Bully. Now, before I share my very tearful story of my own experience I choose to let the video speak for itself. I also have included a link to the movie’s website where you can find out more about the people behind the movie.

So here it is.

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So yesterday I was wandering around the awesomeness that is the internet and I cam upon a link on Spin magazine‘s Twitter. This link gives you free music that you can download legally. Yup, you’ve read right. Free music that you can download legally. Not only is the link filled with free music, the music on the free download are bands that are going to be performing at the SxSW music festival in Austin, Texas. So go and check out the link. You may find some new music to blast.

http://bit.ly/wLwOjU

Enjoy!

-Mary

A new found respect for 50 cent.

Newsroom with Alex Pena

By: Alex Pena

Hip-hop star Curtis Jackson, more commonly known as “50 cent,” teamed up with the World Food Program (WFP) on Wednesday to get a glimpse into the fight against hunger in Somalia, which is often referred to as the most dangerous country in the world.

Jackson took a flight to Dolow, Somalia, along the southern border region with Kenya. That’s where he witnessed thousands of women and children who have fled their homes to avoid drought and conflict.

“What I am seeing is devastating — these women and children have risked everything to come to this Somalia camp, just to get food,” he said in a press release from the WFP. “They need our help.”

He was able to witness a screening for malnutrition in the camp, as well as visit a nearby school. On the way back from Somalia, Jackson also stopped into Nairobi, Kenya’s largest slum…

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This will get Foster the People fans really happy.

This is my new article in the Arts and Lifestyle section in FGCU’s Eagle News. I am now an official staff writer and I was able to grab front page of the A&L section. I am beyond happy right now. Go take a peek at the article and tell me what you think. The link is below:

-Mary

http://bit.ly/yHxMRX

 

So I watched the Grammy’s last night. Couldn’t be anymore happier for Adele. But the first person that comes to mind when I think about the Grammy’s is Nicki Minaj. I have my own opinions but I would love to hear yours! Leave a comment below.

Any #FGCU students have any really great knock offs of brand name items? If you do contact me. You may end up in Eagle News.

email: macastro@eagle.fgcu.edu

My second article has appeared in Florida Gulf Coast University‘s Eagle News. Go and be cool cats and read it! The link is down below:

http://bit.ly/xMKBTQ

Oh look! It’s a new article!

Hey guys!

So I would like to take this time to apologize for not posting anything up for a while, I’ve been super busy. But in my absence from Word Press I have joined my university’s newspaper, Eagle News. My first article is up! So, if you would like to do me a favor and view it go to the link below.

http://bit.ly/vZehTu

I’m working on another article right now, so I hope to have it up by next Friday. Thanks for sticking with me.

-Mary

Next Big Thing ’11: My Next Big Adventure.

So in a few days time, I will be heading to Tampa to experience for the second time the festival-like Next Big Thing. Let me give you a bit of background on my experience at NBT.

Last year was my first year ever going to NBT–it was my first time going to a concert at all. As a couple of friends and I waited in line in front of the gates I was becoming anxious. My heart was pumping and I couldn’t keep my hands from shaking. Now, I’m not sure if this was due to nerves or maybe it was because I was functioning on 45 minutes of sleep. What brought me to this point? Well, it was because my all time favorite band, My Chemical Romance, was headlining that year. To keep this story short. The enegry, the nerves, the running to barricade. It was a memory that I’m sure many other concert goers can relate to. This was my first expiernce with crowd surfers, annoying people who thought they were cool enough to attempt to push me off of the barricade. But despite all of that, the cuts and bruises I suffered. It didn’t get any better than watching all of those bands perform. I got a smile from James Black, lead guitarist of Finger Eleven, and let me tell you, at that moment, I felt like there was not one soul cooler than me.

This year I’m counting the days down until I get to feel that rush again. While I have been to a couple of concerts, nothing beats the rush that Tampa Bay’s 97X’s Next Big Thing brings. I hope to give you guys a look into my expirence this year. I aim, as always, for barricade, Wish me Luck!

-Mary

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