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Spread the Knowledge, Spread the Love, Spread the Blogs!!

Greetings and Helllooooooo Gator Fans!!

As a fourth-year telecommunications-news student at the University
of Florida with an outside concentration in theatre performance, I
have shared my avid passion, dedication and experience with the
performing arts through the words and creative, catchy phrases of my
blog posts.I love expressing myself through the metaphorical and
symbolic language of poetry, the unique editing of video productions,
but most importantly through the dramatic, emotional and uplifting
movements of theatre performance.  This week, however I want to
invite you into share and indulge in some other blog posts of my
fellow peers.  The topics of these blog posts explore different areas
so YOU should be able to find something to fits your liking :).
So, fasten your seatbelts!!  Get ready, get set and lets prepare to
take off into a world of true hip-hop and funky fresh beats.

The blog of Kendall McCrory is perhaps one of my favorites because 
her talent and skill with photography is very evident.  Kendall brings 
to life the many aspects of the UF campus through her bright
and elaborate photographs.  Click and Captured uses creative and 
distinctive photographs to tell the stories of fitness, food ways
to make fun and student life overall.

Check out the blog of Gabe Mandler if you are interested in
keeping up with the trends, popular dance moves and recent songs
embraced in the Hip Hip World.  Gabe's blog, Where True Hip Hop 
Exists, takes us into a world of famous rappers and their moments
of fames and experiences in the public eye.  The love for Hip Hop is
also explored as it relates to other industries as well and what a major
influence it has. In fact, for all you curious spectators interested
in learning how to do the dougie, lol, Gabe's blog includes
a great video of an NBA superstar expressing himself.  

Shelly's Weekly Spills,the blog of another dear classmate, 
Michelle McKenzie, explores many random subject topic areas.  More 
specifically, similar to my love and passion for various areas of 
the performing arts, Michelle's blog discusses plays, musicians, etc.  
One particular entry that many Trey Songz fans will find enticing 
highlights a college professor who gives a great impersonation of Trey 
Songz singing a number one
hit song.  Talk about funnyyyyy!!!! 

Last but not least, for all
you Gator Fans interested in keeping up with the latest news on
Gator sports and other athletic events, be sure to check out the
blog of Milani Beaudrault.  Milani's blogs contains great videos
and up-to-date highlights on Gator baseball, gymnastics and more.
Stay tuned folks for more great blogs!!!

Britney’s Beautiful, Bubbly Biography!!

A wise businesswoman, entrepreneur, successful entertainer, humanitarian of great deeds, philanthropist and a leading activist in our society once remarked “Each and every day, I build myself to not shrink to less, but to blossom into more; to be more splendid, to be more extraordinary.” As a young, Black woman striving to pursue a successful career and a happy and stable personal and family life, I use this quote as the basis of my life’s foundation to always work hard each and every day. I use this quote as a constant reminder that my ambitions, philanthropic goals, professional interests, etc are to inspiring to settle for mediocrity and as a result, I motivate myself to be the best individual I can be. Greetings! My name is Britney Martinez and I am a current fourth-year student pursuing my Bachelor’s of Science in Telecommunications-News and an outside concentration in Theatre Performance hailing from the sunny city of Miami, Florida. On campus, I am involved in many different student organizations serving the UF campus and greater Gainesville community in different roles such as the Vice-President of External Affairs for the Black Student Union, a Preview Orientation Staffer through New Student Programs, the chair of Arts and Letters for my sorority, etc.  If you would like to gain a deeper look into the bubbly Britney’s involvement, awards, work experience, etc feel free to visit my resume!!  My hobbies include reading, acting, writing poetry and video editing.  In fact, one of my favorite poets is Nikki Giovanni, a wonderful poet whose work I actually dedicated an earlier blog to.   Upon graduating from the University of Florida, I will serve as a Teach for America corp member in New Orleans, Louisiana helping to bridge the achieve gap between minority students living in low-income communities and their White counterparts. Following my commitment to this global mission to help end education inequity, I plan to pursue my Masters, perhaps in Higher Education. I also plan to start developing my very own production company called Golden Touch Productions and a performing arts company dedicated to providing awareness, experience and exposure of acting, videography, writing poetry, production, dancing, painting and other areas of the arts to students in low-income communities.  Because theatre is my most enjoyable and favorite expression of the performing arts, I want students to discover the art in themselves just like I discovered the art in me through much experience and opportunities.

Blogs, Blogs and More Blogs!!!

Greetings Orange and Blue, Gator Fans,

When I first introduced my blog to you all, I introduced my love, passion and dedication to the visual and performing arts.  This week, however, I wanted to introduce you all to the loves, interests and passions of my fellow classmates whose blogs explore a variety of subject areas.  First and foremost, as a college student it can be quite frustrating and expensive to maintain a consistent and healthy diet.  College students are very acquainted with late night eating habits such as ordering large pepperoni pizzas with 2 bottle of pepsi, chocolate bars and dougnuts whenever there is the urgency of cramming for a test.  As a college student myself, at times I just want to SCREAMMMMM!!  But, my fellow classmate Lee has shared some quick, inexpensive and tasty food options with viewers, especially living on a hectic and unpredictable schedule.  Lee’s Foods brings everyone tips, advice and alternatives to make simple and healthy foods in college. Lee highlights vivid pictures and helpful descriptions of cheap breakfast options such as strawberries and champagne, items that can be purchased from Publix.  Can you say Yum Yum?

Moreover, the blog of Lynne Guey explores the wonderful of technolgy and its relationship to the human species.   In this blog, Lynne hails the digital revolution!  Living in such a highly industrialized and fast-paced American economy, technology establishes such a foundation that keeps our society functioning on a daily basis.  Her blog takes a look into the uses of many different social networking sites, learning many capacities of the web and it promotes her dedication to enter the world of news correspondents.  So for all you aspiring news reporter, this may be your lucky blog!!  For a inside scoop on a very lively and spirited blog, I decided to promote that of Ashley ArnoldAshley’s blog highlights many areas of entertainment such as a meet and greet with famous poet Nikki Giovanni, who happens to be one of my favorites, and a J-Cole concert sponsored by Black Student Union during the Black History Month celebration.  Once again, I am so excited to share the amazing and creative works of my fellow classmates with you all 🙂

The Professional Makings of Me

Hello everyone!!!  This week is a bit different.  I have decided to invite you all to another side of the Britney you have grown to know through my blog posts.  I have my professional resume  in the making that lists many of the credentials, qualifications and experiences I have gained throughout my collegiate experience.  Enjoy everyone!!!!

A Night in Harlem

Greeting everyone and HAPPY EARLY SPRING BREAK!!

Hope all is well with everyone both personally and professionally.  Before we enter into our week of spring break, which probably means amazing, luxuries vacations and much-needed sleep for many of us, I wanted to share with you an event  I attended this past week in honor of the University of Florida’s Black History Celebration Month.  This past Friday, I attended an event regarded as A Night in Harlem.  Everything from the actual hosts of the event to the performers to the vivid and imaginative decor were reflective of te genuine beauty, power and essence of the Harlem Renaissance.  The event was consisted of many transitions throughout a time in history where African-Americans used their collective talents, skills and creativity in drama, dance, painting, sculpting, writing poems and additional things of that nature to be evident of the rich and diverse nature of the Black culture.  In fact, the Harlem Renaissance also operated on a strong and richly rooted foundation of the Jazz language because each tune, each rhythm and each soulful and sultry beat spoken of the unique Black experience and illustrated the elegance of the strong people.  As an avid and loyal supporter and admirer of the Harlem Renaissance, the students of the UF campus really united to put on an array of such fantastic artistic performances.  For example, consisted of a group of four young women who all assumed the characters of female figures living during the Harlem Renaissance and spoke of their struggle and perseverance to the beat of soulful hymns.  Another act was that of the University Gospel Choir as these talented individuals presented two melodies that showed both a love and passion for strong faith and an artistic movement.  Overall, the evening came to life through the live painting sessions of actual Harlem Renaissance scenes, the lyrics of songs and the powerful lines presented from a scene of a popular African American play called Fences.

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