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5 Reasons Why Bucknell University is Fly:  

1) Squirrels throw acorns. That's pretty gangsta. Catch them jumping impossible jumps from tree to tree.

2) They have a club on campus. It literally is a club called "Uptown", complete with bar, stage, blacklit sign. 

3) There is an Amish population on campus. Yes, they do more than just farm! Education matters!

4) The college bookstore has the only escalators in the county. 

5) If you're going to college to find a sweetheart to marry, Bucknell is the place to be. Two-thirds of "Bucknellians" get married to each other. 


5 Reasons Why University of South Carolina- Columbia is Fly!

1) Their mascot is named Cocky. So, a lot of their college para uses the word 'Cock.'

2) They eat a LOT of chicken in their cafeteria. They have Chicken Finger Wednesdays, Chicken Wing Thursdays, and Fried Chicken Fridays EVERY WEEK. 

3) USC Columbia was the only southern university to admit Black students during The Reconstruction in 1873.

4) Michael Phelps got caught smoking weed here. Pictures were taken while he was visiting his former girlfriend a few years back.

5) Their literary publication Garnet & Black is high-quality and a great read. The magazine focuses on great issues, current events, and highlights student artwork & writing.


"Reel Luv" by ADot Odate (from JusCuz) featuring Shanelle Gabriel

Check out me performing with my boy ADot Odate (one half of the group JusCuz Music) featuring yours truly! This is my song!!! :) Check out


5 Reasons Why Saint Anselm College is Fly!

1) Princeton Review ranks them #16 for Best Campus Food. I tried the Buffalo Chicken Calzone aka "The Buff Nasty" and the Super Dog (a hot dog sandwich with peppers and cheese.) Look at this sundae... 

Freakin awesome.

2) You can drink with monks in the pub. The monastery on campus is home to monks who aren't afraid to watch the Super Bowl and have a few beers with the students.

3) The building in the center of the college used to BE the college. Alumni Hall was once the only building that made up Saint Anselm College. A lot has been added since then. 

4) Saint Anselm College has been the host for the New Hampshire primaries. Imagine, Obama and McCain campaigned there...kewl!

5) Secret Bonfires. Every Thursday night in the middle of the woods they have a bonfire in a random location. 


New Poem: More 

My heart hurts for you
Since yours is too numb to feel anymore
As I watch him steal your joy
Both in his presence and when he's gone
I thought u were stronger than that
I see you for who you could be
A single mom
No, a mother who knows daughters tend to follow maternal example
A mother who neglects her desire for comfort zone men
Guys who sit on shelves like teddy bears
For no other reason than they've always been there 
Even though they've long been outgrown
I saw you as a mother who'd spend many a lonely night
Just to show her child what sacrifice was like
Show her that a no good man, 
Is no good, man.
Just because he makes you weak in the knees
Doesn't mean you can't take a stand
I don't understand what you see in him
Or maybe it's what you don't see in yourself
What makes you believe that u don't deserve happiness
You're more beautiful than your situation
You're a snowflake on a summer rose
Rare, delicate, but fading fast
Clinging to something that wasn't meant to last
Your child may be perfect with both your DNA
But you two will always clash
The man laughs at your dreams
Takes pride in your pain
But you stay with him so he continues to do it again and again
Cause for him,
Rejecting you keeps you at bay
And no matter what you say
You're addicted to insults
And used to taking in strays
I pray you see the err of your ways
And that in the novel of you
This will be a ripped-out page
Not to be told retold/ or ever replayed
I wish I could make you hate him like I do
He's laid up with other chicks
Don't you taste her lip gloss on his lips?
He's got your soul in a choke hold
Stop questioning what you did for him to treat you this way
Question what the heck made you stay
And throw so many years of your life away
Pulling tears from your eyes
While Donnell Jones cries in the background
You're too good for that
Too fly to go back
So from this day on vow to move forward
Cause this is worst than a blow to your face
He's given your soul a smack
Left permanent imprints on the color of your eyes
Torn apart the love letter you gave him between your thighs
Nothing you say can change him
Cause leopards don't change their spots
Why would they want to
When it's gotten them thru life all these years
My sister, use a mirror to count your tears, 
Each one from a different fear
Be sick of the way they taste on your lips
Vow never to let someone making you cry a habit
Know that true love stories are still non-fiction
It will find you once you let the fictional love leave you
My prediction
Is that someone will see you
Someone will see YOU
And appreciate you 
Your sincerity, 
Your resilience is beautiful
The features you hate on yourself are perfection
Madame Recarnier
You don't see your own masterpiece
I pray that you'll see that when he leaves 
He won't take away pieces of you
But he'll leave a certain peace within you
You'll see that in overcoming him
You'll find the power that I know you have within

Copyright © 2011 Shanelle Gabriel 

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