“the free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”

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Wake up Dakota !

Dakota my boxer/ greyhound, four legged, shinny coat, weight watching best friend sleeps a little later than most dogs (she dosent like to be called a dog. She’s the roommate), and hogs all of the pillow. This is a 7 night a week affair, sometimes she sneaks a nap in during the day with me. She’s a big girl weighing in at 80 lbs and 3 feet tall when on all fours ! And boy is it hard to wake her up. Sometimes I have to shake her and say her name as loud as I can before she finally opens her eyes and yawns like a teenager who’s getting ready for school in the morning. Then without standing up she stretches her legs, do a slight wag of the tail and comes in for the morning kiss (with morning breath). She proceeds her teenager act by slugging her self up and out of bed stretching and making her way to the kitchen, ready for breakfast. Thank-you for waking up Dakota.


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There is a Gun man on Yale University Old Campus right now and I’m here … Stuck

Yes the title is true I have been stuck here with the campus lock down for about an hour now. this was so unexpected. I woke up this morning, one of my many  mornings coming to visit my now ill  grandmother Fay Joyner a former Yale employee, to come to the doctors to get blood drawn. She was done in 5 minutes, a simple in and out appointment so I thought. I thought incorrectly only moments after we got in they announced “there is a gun man on campus this is not a test take shelter” and by take shelter they really mean lock down.  I cannot think of any reason in the world a Yale student would go crazy. Yale students lead a perfect life I desire to be one of them, they are all so well groomed, polished, smart, and on every woman’s wish list for the perfect spouse. I may reconsider my requirements for my spouse now. I’m looking around it could be anyone they have no idea who the gunman is. How long is this going to keep up? 

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Campus Policy|Wildcat Whobe Whatte? The New Wildcat Wednesdays

for my JWUCLT students

Wildcat Wednesday

By Felicia Anderson

Johnson & Wales University School of Business, Senior Blogger

The buzz around campus has been all about the new Wildcat Wednesdays! On Thursday, October 31st, the university received a memo from the university president, Arthur Gallagher. In the memo, pictured above, President Gallagher announced that the university will be lax on their dress code policy on Wednesdays. As mentioned in Maintaining Youthful Ethics of Professional Dress Code, students must be in business casual attire for all academic courses, but on Wednesdays the students can wear what they want to…..

Last week was the first Wildcat Wednesday here at the Charlotte campus. To our surprise, the number of student participants was not what we had expected. A few students showed up to class in jeans, but most were dressed in the JWU norm. Even fewer students had Johnson & Wales t-shirts on. When asked about the new policy…

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Community |How Charlotte’s B-Cycles Can Benefit Students & Businesses

Cycle in Charlotte, NC get active!


By Joe Piper III

Blogger for Johnson & Wales University School of Business

 Last spring the city of Charlotte saw the arrival of the B-cycle, a quick and easy rentable bicycle that was first placed sporadically around the city is now seeing a widespread placement around Uptown Charlotte, and surrounding neighborhoods. The B-cycle allows users to rent the bike for a fee of $8 for a 30 minute bike ride and an additional $ 4 every 30 minutes after that. The B-cycle also offers   membership opportunity that allows members to rent from anywhere at any time for free and without a time limit, The annual membership is $65 and the student membership is $15 but only lasts 6 months. Both memberships come with a free helmet that can be picked up at the Uptown B-cycle center in the Time Warner Cable Arena, the memberships also grant…

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Stats Wrangling V: The Words that Bring You Traffic

The Blog


Every blogger wants to find an audience. While we each have different ideas about the definition of great content, it’s clear that making informed, data-backed decisions can help us connect with our potential readers.

Today, we’ll conclude our Stats Wrangling series by focusing on a key ingredient in any blog’s success. We’ll show you how to look at your stats to determine if you’re using Tags and Categories to their maximum potential.

While tagging can make a difference on its own, be sure to check out earlier posts in the series to form your own, stats-inspired plan. If you haven’t looked at your numbers before, take the grand tour of your Stats tab. Then follow up with a closer look at the data you can glean from analyzing your stats through time, focusing on your best-performing content, and tracing the sites your visitors go to before and after coming…

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U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

Apparently the national debt goes up 1,700,000,000.00 every 24 Hrs. I am pretty sure it is much more than that because I am a firm contributor. My student loans, unpaid doctor bills, hell even some unpaid utilities. When I signed a 2yr contract with sprint and got my iPhone for $45.00 instead of the $750.00 they should be charging.  I am only one person! Can you imagine what four or five of me could do? How about a nation! Well according to the U.S Department of Treasury  its 16 trillion and growing. U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time.

What is the National Debt?

The term national debt refers to direct liabilities of the United States Government. There are several different concepts of debt that are at various times used to refer to the national debt:

•Public debt is defined as public debt securities issued by the U.S. Treasury.  U. S. Treasury securities primarily consist of marketable Treasury securities (i.e., bills, notes and bonds), savings bonds and special securities issued to state and local governments.  A portion is debt held by the public and a portion is debt held by government accounts.

•Debt held by the public excludes the portion of the debt that is held by government accounts.

•Gross federal debt is made up of public debt securities and a small amount of securities issued by government agencies.

Debt held by the public is the most meaningful of these concepts and measures the cumulative amount outstanding that the government has borrowed to finance deficits.