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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

4:04AM - Free Amazon Prime for students

Amazon is currently giving free 1 year memberships to Amazon Prime (free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping) to current students with a .edu email address: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info I'm not sure how long they're offering this (it doesn't say on the site).

Just thought i'd give fellow students the heads up on this in case you haven't heard about it yet. This is going to save me a ton on shipping textbooks this year!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

12:45PM - Competition for those who know the Law

The International Contest of Young Lawyers “Precedent” is an on-line activity for students and young professionals. It's a bilingual contest where you can send the work in English or Russian.
It’s main goal is to give young lawyers and students a place to share opinions and try their skills. At the same time practicing lawyers and the one who is just interested in jurisprudence may participate.
There are two spheres where the participant may choose a case to resolve - intellectual property and private international law. Here’s the list of cases.
You can vote for the works and comment! Here are the approved solutions.
The Contest is held till 21 of June 2010. You can send a work up to June 15.

Prizes for the winners are granted!
Participate and tell your friends and classmates!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

11:49PM - Hello!

Hello everyone! I'm going to be a freshman at SFA in the upcoming Fall, and I really don't know anyone there so I was hoping to get in touch with the people there on LJ. : ]

I was planning on joing the anime club (I'm a dork, yes...) and was wondering if anyone on this community is a part of it? It'd be awesome to make some similar interest friends before I move in next month! ♥

Monday, June 30, 2008


The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young.  GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.


The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFEtm campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution


Fill out the survey at:  www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student.


While we greatly appreciate the interest taken in GENIUS by students, staff and faculty at academic institutions outside of the United States, at this time GENIUS is only able to track schools based in the United States.

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Does anyone need to purchase a used but in great condition Bike, Mini Fridge, or TV for a low price?

Thursday, November 30, 2006

7:11PM - wow

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the guy on the left is the (apparent) nutcase who is overshadowing your school in statewide news. looks stable to me, or not.


Thursday, August 31, 2006

10:00AM - Job Posting

_________________________CHOIR TEACHER NEEDED!_______________________

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts,
 Dallas ISD has an opening for a choir teacher for the 2006-2007
 school year. Candidates must have at minimum a bachelor's degree in
 Music from an accredited college or university and possess a Texas
 Secondary Certification in Music. Teaching load includes: the
 Entertainers (musical theatre performance ensemble), the Lab Singers
 (jazz performance ensemble), Vocal Technique and Production, Music
 History and Literature, and Functional Piano. To apply, mail letter
 of inquiry and resume to:

 Ruth Woodward, Principal and to Kent Ellingson, Music Coordinator
 Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
 3434 So. R. L. Thornton Freeway
 Dallas, TX 75224

 Kent Ellingson, Music Coordinator
 Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
 3434 So. R. L. Thornton Freeway
 Dallas, TX 75224

and complete the online DISD teaching application at

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

10:52PM - when the hell are people going to WAKE UP

Ahmadinejad: Oil Price Is Lower Than Value By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer
45 minutes ago

TEHRAN, Iran - Wading into oil politics for the first time, Iran's hard-line president said Wednesday that crude oil prices — now at record levels — still are below their true value.


In statements likely to rattle world oil markets, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also said developed countries, not producing countries like Iran, are benefiting the most from the current high prices.

"The global oil price has not reached its real value yet. The products derived from crude oil are sold at prices dozens of times higher than those charged by oil-producing countries," state-run Tehran radio quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

"The developed nations are the biggest beneficiary of the added value of oil products," he said.

The president, who is embroiled with the West and the United Nations over Tehran's nuclear program, stopped short of saying Iran would use oil as a weapon, a tactic much feared by his antagonists on the nuclear issue. Nor did he say what oil prices should be.

Oil prices leapt above $72 a barrel Wednesday, settling at a record high for the third straight day.

"The products derived from crude oil cost over 10 times the price of oil sold by producing states. Developed and powerful countries benefit more from its value-added than any party," Ahmadinejad said.

Oil prices should be determined on the basis of market supply and demand, the Iranian leader said.

"Oil is the major asset of nations possessing it. Its price should not be lowered on the pretext that it will prove harmful to developing states, thus permitting the world powers to benefit the most from it," he said.

George Orwel, an analyst at the New York-based Petroleum Intelligence Weekly said he thought Ahmadinejad was playing the oil card to resist pressure over Iran's nuclear program.

"They are using the oil as a political football. Every time there's an issue with Iran, the oil market freaks out," he said in a telephone interview.

Earlier this week, as oil prices pushed above $70 a barrel, ABN Amro broker Lee Fader said the trigger was heightened fear about U.S. military action against Iran, which has said it would go ahead with plans to enrich uranium in defiance of the United States, Europe and the U.N. nuclear agency.

Iran says its nuclear ambitions are peaceful, but the West fears it is intent on arming itself with nuclear weapons.

If the United States were to attack Iran, Tehran might try to cripple the world economy by putting a stranglehold on the oil that moves through the Strait of Hormuz — a narrow, strategically important waterway running to Iran's south.

While discounting Ahmadinejad's seriousness in his Wednesday comments about the value of oil, Orwel conceded the oil industry could not do without the 2.5 million barrels that Iran exports daily.

"Ahmadinejad is trying to show his muscle so that the Bush administration can realize the consequences on the oil market of further confrontation with Iran," Orwel said, adding that he fully expected Iran to threaten to cut off oil if the confrontation with the West continued.

While Ahmadinejad did not say he would use oil as a weapon in his dispute with the West, Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi said last month the oil card was in play.

"If (they) politicize our nuclear case, we will use any means. We are rich in energy resources. We have control over the biggest and the most sensitive energy route of the world," he said, referring to the Straits of Hormuz.

In keeping with Iranian leaders' tendency of late to contradict themselves, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki later denied Iran would adopt such a policy.

Iran is the world's fourth-largest oil-producing country and the second in OPEC.

Ahmadinejad urged oil-producing countries — within and outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries — to establish a fund to help alleviate the pressure resulting from high oil prices on Third World nations.

Oppenheimer & Co. oil analyst Fadel Gheit said he considered it unlikely that Iran had any intention of cutting off its oil, the lifeline of its economy.

Gheit noted, however, that there was some truth in Ahmadinejad's comment on developed countries benefiting most from increased oil prices, though the statement would likely be seen as an attempt at "fanning the flames" of a red-hot oil market.

"What he's saying makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, the source of the comment is going to send jitters in the market," Gheit said.

"The street value (of oil) is triple what OPEC is making," Gheit added, referring to the value of a barrel of gasoline versus the value of a barrel of oil.

Gheit estimated that in London, where the retail price of gasoline is about $6 a gallon, about $150 worth of gasoline can be made and sold from every $50 barrel of oil.



Associated Press reporter Brad Foss in Washington and Tarek al-Issawi in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contributed to this report.

Sunday, April 9, 2006


Thousands Rally for Immigrants in Texas By ANABELLE GARAY, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 59 minutes ago

DALLAS - Tens of thousands banged drums, waved U.S. flags and shouted "Si Se Puede!" — Spanish for "Yes, we can!" — in a protest urging federal lawmakers to pass immigration reform that would legalize an estimated 11 million undocumented workers. Rallies in the capitals of Minnesota and Iowa also drew thousands of protesters.

Dozens of demonstrations nationwide were set for Monday, a signal that what began as a string of disparate events — attracting tens and even hundreds of thousands of people — has become more coordinated.

"We don't have a leader like Martin Luther King or Cesar Chavez, but this is now a national immigrant rights movement," said Joshua Hoyt, director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which has helped organize Chicago-area rallies.

Activists say the Senate's decision last week not to push a bill that would have given many illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship is neither a cause for celebration nor a lost opportunity — it's a chance to regroup. And that's what they plan to do at demonstrations from Florida to Oregon that include school walkouts and marches in major cities.

Across California, more than 20 events were planned Monday, ranging from a rally in Bakersfield to a ceremony in San Diego dedicated to immigrants who have died while trying to cross the border illegally.

In Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony, who has been at the forefront of the Catholic Church's calls for activism in support of illegal immigrants, planned to lead a candlelight vigil.

In Georgia, where the governor is expected to sign a bill that would require verification of legal status before adults could reap many state-administered benefits, as many as 30,000 people were expected to march in an Atlanta protest, said organizer Adelina Nicholls. Her group, Alianza 17 de Marzo, staged a work stoppage last month.

Many groups had been preparing to rally since December, when the House passed a bill to build more walls along the U.S.-Mexico border; make criminals of people who helped undocumented immigrants; and make it a felony, rather than a civil infraction, to be in the country illegally.

Those mostly local and regional efforts, supported by popular Spanish-language disc jockeys, quickly converted into national plans after hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in dozens of cities last month, culminating March 25 with a 500,000-person rally in Los Angeles.

On Sunday, many of those who crammed into the streets of downtown Dallas wore white clothing to symbolize peace. Marchers included families pushing strollers with their children.

Among the marchers was Marina Resendiz, a 25-year-old premed student at the University of Texas at Arlington who illegally came to Dallas from Mexico with her family as a teenager and went on to attend public schools in Dallas.

"It's hard to study if you don't have a green card. I graduated third in my class but I couldn't get any scholarships," she said as bells from the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe tolled in the background. "We don't want to be separated from our families."

One protester hoisted a sign that read "We love the USA, we work, we study, we contribute to the economy of the nation."

Supporters included business owner Michael Longcrier, who carried a sign that read "We work because of the hard working immigrants that work."

"I have friends in this march. I have friends that make my business work," said Longcrier, who said he employs at least one illegal immigrant at his used clothing business.

Hundreds of police were on hand but there were no reports of violence.

Dallas has a large Mexican population but is also home to immigrants from Kosovo, Somalia, Bosnia, Iraq, El Salvador, Colombia and other countries.

Immigrants and their children, U.S. and foreign born, account for 40 percent of North Texas residents. And about half of the region's foreign born residents are undocumented, according to a study by DFW International Community Alliance.

A similar march was held Sunday in nearby Fort Worth.

At the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul, marching demonstrators waved flags from the United States, Mexico and other countries.

In the Iowa capital of Des Moines, more than 5,000 people gathered to rally against proposed federal legislation and to ask for greater understanding of the immigration issue from all Americans.


Thursday, March 16, 2006

4:09PM - just a reminder, in case you think that the US is economically alive

Congress Sets New Federal Debt Limit: $9 Trillion
by David Welna

Enlarge Federal debt has risen from $542 billion to more than $8 trillion since 1975. Debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, once at 34.7%, is now above 60%. NPR

Morning Edition, March 16, 2006 · Faced with a potential government shutdown, the Senate votes to raise the nation's debt limit for the fourth time in five years. The bill passed by a 52-48 vote, increasing the ceiling to $9 trillion. The bill now goes to the president.

The debt now stands at more than $8.2 trillion.

Like many cash-strapped Americans who have maxed-out credit cards, the federal government has hit its limit for borrowing funds to keep operating. If the limit isn't raised, the government likely will run out of borrowing authority within days, risking a shutdown.

When President Bush took office five years ago, the national debt was at $5.6 trillion; since then, big budget surpluses have collapsed into huge deficits, and the debt has shot up nearly 50 percent.

Few lawmakers, though, wish to be on record as authorizing more debt -- the House goes so far as to hike the limit automatically. And Senate Democrats are telling their Republican counterparts not to expect any help from them, particularly in an election year.

If any amendments are attached to the Senate's debt measure, the House would be forced to vote on raising the limit -- the last thing many lawmakers seeking re-election want to be on the record as doing.

Treasury Secretary John Snow wrote congressional leaders last week, imploring them to immediately raise the $8.2 trillion debt limit. The House has put the new limit at $9 trillion.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

7:12PM - From Houston to Nacogdoches

G'day, I am Zach. I'm a junior from Langham Creek High School in the suburbs of Houston. Right now I am looking at colleges, because I'm a junior and that's what juniors do. At my school I am an Officer for the Theatre Department, I'm extremely active, and love the dramatic arts to death. As you may have concluded, I am interested in pursing a major in theatre. For the past two years, I have gone to SFA for the UIL Critique, and I have seen a performance there each year. Last year I saw Harvey and this year our group saw The Night of the Iguana. Both were spectacular productions. They definitely peaked my interest in attending S.F.A. for theatre.

Otherwise, here comes a few questions.

1) All of my friends are most likely going to UT or somewhere close to Austin, and though I'd like to go there, I'd much rather get an education at a smaller school. So, basically, I am going to meet new people and form new friendships. What are the people like there? At SFA and Nacogdoches in general.

2) Finally, (I think), what is there to do in Nacodoches? In the two times I've been there I haven't seen much of the town. Just been to a hotel, the Theatre Department, and Chili's. That's virtually it. I'm guessing there won't be any nifty stores like in Austin.

Thanks for the help.


ps: and being a lumberjack would just be ridiculously amazing

Friday, March 3, 2006

11:39PM - In desperate need of some resources

Does anyone know any decent apartments that have 3-month summer leases? Is there a bulletin board or something on campus where people post about summer sublets?


Wednesday, November 30, 2005


what's a good math to take for people who suck at math? besides math 110.

edit: and if i completely suck at math, is it a bad idea to take a web course?

Monday, November 14, 2005

1:33PM - a plea

hello all!

i have a request to ask of all the fine members of this community:

i would like to bring a friend here to sfa for a brief visit but do not have the means to retrieve her,  i.e. a car. i would like to know if anybody would happen to be going to houston this weekend   (nov. 18-20). i know, its the weekend before thanksgiving break and most wont be able to find a reason to make the trip but this is the only time in which my friend can visit the campus.

whats in it for you??!!

(1) half to 3/4th of your gas cost covered!!

(2) witty and insightful conversation!!! (if so desired)

(3) a new boat!!!

okay, that last one i cant promise, but the first two are guaranteed.

for whatever i reason i feel the urge to leave a picture with this post/request. if you see me around campus feel free to stop me with any info. I'll be the black chick with the bull ring in her nose. (minus all that hair).

thanks in advanced lumberjacks.

Naeemah O.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

4:36PM - Pre-Vet

Does anyone know anything about the Pre-Veterinary Medicine program at SFASU?
Also, coming from Los Angeles, how would adapting to life and the weather in Nacogdoches be? Any advice or info I should know? Thanks

Wednesday, November 2, 2005


Hi! I'm selling my old dorm fridge. It's near mint condition. I have owned it for a year, but only used it for 8 months. It's nice and spacious, includes a small freezer on top, has two side areas for food, and includes an area to stack your canned sodas. Please call 281-239-5479, reply here, or email taylorhl1@titan.sfasu.edu. I bought it for about $200. :) Thanks!

Current mood: hungry

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Hey everyone...

Midterms are here for some people, and some of us actually took midterms a few weeks ago. I hope everyone did okay... i know my brain is fried.

I have a situation.... I need to stock up on elective credits, however do not have enough time to minor (I transfered from a community college and ended up taking classes that went nothing towards my major here like i was told they would) So my question is... What has been or is your favorite class you have taken here and why? I'm a Speech Path. major, but would like to try new things in differnt fields. Thanks in advance if anyone does reply, i realize this community has been pretty silent for awhile now.


Tuesday, September 13, 2005


I need some new friends. Not that the ones I have aren't good enough, I just need a change of pace. So someone should be friends with me.

That is all.

Sunday, September 4, 2005


Hey everyone!! This is Lindsey. I'm a freshman, elementary ed. major, at SFA looking for some friends! I've been looking for things to do besides going to Wal-Mart! Anyone have any suggestions..besides going to frat parties? Is anybody else new here?

Current mood: bored

Friday, August 19, 2005

6:47PM - Hola

Hello! I am new here to this LJ community so just thought I would say hey, whats up, hope everyone had a good summer!

Just a little info about me- I am a senior English major in the teacher education program...I have lots of hobbies...umm and I love LJ! And I can't wait for football games!

Current mood: hyper

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