Year: SeniorMajor: Business and mass communications. I love my school, but I almost went to:I love Arizona State University, and this was my first choice in colleges so I never really planned on going anywhere else. My favorite college class is:My favorite college class, besides any dance class I took, would have to be my mass communications class about pop culture. Not only did I learn about ways to communicate through the mass media, I studied and learned about people and events that were happening in the public eye today, which made things a lot more interesting. That was a tough one, I love movies! Music I can't live without:I cant live without music in general. Being a dancer, music is such a huge part of my life. I love all types of music. The next risk I want to take is:After graduating college in the spring I really want to move out of state, maybe to California or New York, and really start taking my dance career seriously.
Cheerleader of the Week: Lauren Thompson (ASU)
Miriam Weeks, an year-old freshman at Duke University, made headlines in January when she was outed as pornographic actress Belle Knox. And in the new issue of Rolling Stone , she reveals how her life has changed since her day job became public knowledge read the full feature here now. Here's a look at some of the scandals that earned extra credit, and captivated the nation along the way. By James Montgomery. But she never made it onto the field, and by the start of the season, had withdrawn from the university. Her former coach denied that claim, and no charges were ever filed. Today, Hnida travels the country speaking about her experiences as a rape survivor and works with groups like the Voices and Faces Project. Rife with social subtext, the case involving three members of Duke University's lacrosse team and a stripper hired to perform at their off-campus party made national headlines.
Cheerleader of the Week: Katie (ASU)
The concept of cheerleading is a pretty amazing one. They are like a cold beer on a Sunday afternoon for NFL football. Similarly, they are like a beer on a Saturday night while watching a UFC event. I guess what I'm trying to say is that much like the icing on the proverbial cake, cheerleaders take a sporting event and make it so much more via the addition of gorgeous, fit, gyrating women. With all that said however, they aren't a necessity in the NFL for example. The game can function without them, but they absolutely add something pretty wonderful. As such, they get paid next to nothing. So much that it is a minor issue in the media as these wonderful ladies try to get their pay up to a decent level. For many of them, the cheerleading gig is just that, a gig, or part time job.
The infamous dance squad has changed the game by promoting body positivity, confidence and self-love. Banks has a bubbly personality with a bright smile, kind heart and fun nature. And she was slightly overweight. Born in San Bernardino, California, and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Banks experienced the same looks and snickers in both places. It was because of her weight, she imagined. Even in school, her peers were sure to remind her of the extra pounds she carried. Despite her size, Banks continued to lead as normal a life as she could. She participated in extracurricular activities, with a particular passion for dance at an early age. She joined dance teams in school, which became her safe space.