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Who could have saved me from my unhealthy eating habits?

Posted by Chad Villarroel on Jun 27, 2017 12:21 PM

Throughout grade school, I remember clamoring for every chicken finger, can of soda, and box of Cheez-Its I could find. I was notorious for arranging three- and four-person trades with my classmates to get my hands on as much junk food as possible. Despite my mother’s best efforts, I would almost always barter my way out of eating the healthy, balanced meal she packed for me. When I didn’t have a brownbag lunch, I would typically settle for one of my school’s “hot lunches” from restaurants like Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and McDonald’s. I didn’t care about “eating healthy” because I didn’t think I needed to worry about it.

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Topics: Identity

The other side of the canvas: Experiencing art for the first time

Posted by Chad Villarroel on Jun 21, 2017 09:17 AM

I’ve always had a very one-dimensional view of “art.” You draw or paint something, you hang it on a wall, and people look at it. Rudimentary, I know, but that’s what I’ve always thought. Art has never really resonated with me, probably because I am not a skilled painter, drawer, sketcher, etc.

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Topics: Insider, Creativity