Author - Phillip Prado

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Vices in the Life of an MNU Pioneer
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Be Mindful — Have No Fear
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SECOND SEMESTER OF FRESHMAN YEAR!!
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BREAK!!
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People
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THE SICKNESS!!
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There’s Got To Be More To It.
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God Loves Us All: Even The Children
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God Loves Us All: Even the Discouraged
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God Loves Us All: Even The Goofballs

Vices in the Life of an MNU Pioneer

1 Assignment! 2 Assignment! 3 Assignment! 4! 5 Assignment! 6 Assignment! 7 Assignment! MORE! Then there’s a speech. And an essay too! I’m so overwhelmed! My world is consumed! I need to focus! To get my work done! Even if it’s boring! And it’s really no fun! I hope you enjoyed that poem right there!  I worked really hard on it. A whole three minutes maybe! But it is very fitting, don’t you think?  Homework is SOOOO consuming sometimes.  Yet we still need to focus and get it done.  I personally need to focus on my studies even more than[…]

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Be Mindful — Have No Fear

Is it just me, or has this week been pretty bipolar???  I feel like I just fell straight out of a Katy Perry Song! Just a few days ago it was so hot I was dying of heat in my dorm.  Now its so cold I can’t feel my face! (Did ya catch the Hot ‘N Cold reference?? hehe) But for real, this Kansas weather is so dangerously close to the Nebraskan weather I am oh so use to: unexpected rise and falls in temperature.  This whole week has just been up and down!  First with the weather, then with homework, and[…]

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SECOND SEMESTER OF FRESHMAN YEAR!!

HEY GUYS!!  So yesterday I shared my feelings about the break, and, as promised, here is today’s blog on how I feel about the rest of the semester!! So it’s been occurring to me lately that college is really stressful.  Getting finalized, paying bills, it’s all kind of overwhelming.  And that’s ok because I know it is all worth it.  But why is it worth it?  Is it worth it to, one day, be able to support your family and not have to struggle to pay the bills?  Is it worth it to one day have a career that SHOULD[…]

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BREAK!!

HEY GUYS!!!  So, first off, this break has been crazy! And since my computer has been incapacitated for some time now I have not been able to keep anyone updated.  But now that this week everything was fixed and I am finally within the range of a successful Wi-Fi connection I can recap my break!  So here goes!!!! Let’s start with a list of the things I did this break: 1. Work 2. Work 3. Work more 4. Work even more K done! Just Kidding! BUT it sure felt like that was the case!  Working 9 or 10 hour days[…]

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People

  HEY GUYS!!! So this is the last MNU Blog I will post before the end of the semester :(.  But hey, its ok!! I’m not quite done yet AND we will all post a few times over break!  But as of now I have four finals down and only ONE more to go.  Finally I’m almost done!  This week has been something else, let me tell you.  So first of all, I have had five finals to get through and that has been CRAZY!  Studying was definitely NOT my focal point this week and I’m a little more unprepared[…]

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THE SICKNESS!!

It’s that time of year isn’t it?  The moment the weather begins to get colder, the coughing and stuffy noses begin to increase rapidly.  Thats right, the sickness is coming back and the cold season is here, as expected.  Many of us here at MNU have fallen victim to this evil health factor. I being one of them. This has been enough of a stressful week already, and now this!?  The aches and the pains, the sneezing and the sniffling, the coughing and the hacking, it’s all part of the endless circle of reasons we continually have to struggle to[…]

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There’s Got To Be More To It.

There’s christmas lights up, the air is cold, the stores are beginning to supply their holiday sales; the Christmas season is almost here.  Now that Thanksgiving is officially over the winter spirit is beginning to kick in, don’t you think? There’s talk of presents and family gatherings; there’s Christmas music filling all of the department stores and mall outlets; you can almost feel the excitement.  What is it that makes Christmas stand out so much in the hearts of humans around America?  Is it Saint Nicholas and his little elves?  Is it the decorated pine trees or the vibrant wreaths? […]

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God Loves Us All: Even The Children

Have you ever worked with children?  Do you have little brothers or sisters, have you babysat, or are you employed where you work with children?  If any of those are true than you know how rough kids can be.  All three of those are true for me.  I have three little sisters, I’ve babysat many times before, and I have worked at a daycare/preschool for almost two years now.  After working with children so much, I’ve gained a few life lessons that will probably stick with me forever. I’ve learned that children, sometimes, just need to be alone.  I’ve seen[…]

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God Loves Us All: Even the Discouraged

Discouragement: A loss of confidence or enthusiasm; despiritedness An attempt to prevent something by showing disapproval or creating difficulties; deterrent   Why do we deal with discouragement so much?  Why does there always have to be something in the way?  Why does life have to be so hard?  These are questions I hear people ask every day.  There’s so many things in life that discourage us, as humans, that we can’t seem to avoid: death, failure, loss of friends, an abrupt change in plans.  Why does it seem that after we just get out of a bad time, and we[…]

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God Loves Us All: Even The Goofballs

HEY GUYS!!! This has been another week to remember for me.  Lets start off with Westboro Baptist Church.  I don’t know if you are familiar with them, and if you’re not then you should look them up, but I’m not a huge fan of their theology or their actions.  They picket a lot of different places for a lot of different reasons with some pretty hateful signs that I would rather not write and it just upsets me, you know?  So a couple of friends and I decided to go to where they were picketing, the Red Hot Chili Peppers[…]

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