Blugolds share their own “Oscars” that feels out of grasp

Blugolds share their own “Oscars” and advice on how to achieve them

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Athletic awards displayed in Zorn Arena show victorious work achieved by hard-working

In honor of Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar award for best performance as an actor in a leading role at the 88th Academy Awards, Blugolds shared their own goals or “Oscars.”

“I’ve always wanted to be a pilot. I’ve had this dream when it was my first time in an airplane traveling to Toulouse, France. You’re required to have perfect vision though. I don’t.” -Daouda Zoure, senior, biology student

“I wanted to learn how to play the piano ever since I was five years old. My parents got rid of my piano though. They sold it to my cousins.” -Beth Matzke, freshman, nursing student

“I want to get over my fears, especially speaking in front of people and meeting people. I’m afraid to step out of my comfort zone.” – Whitney Walker, freshman, biology student

“If it’s anything, I want to work at Google, and I’ve wanted to for 10 years now.” -Will Conley, sophomore, computer science student

“For five years now I’ve wanted to travel to Europe.” -Nick Hocking, junior, graphic design student

“I want to get that internship for Prime America in finance.” -Luke Tepp, sophomore, finance student

“I want to move to California. I’m trying to transfer there to get a teaching license to be a Spanish teacher.” -Sarah Raddenbach, senior, spanish and education student

“I want to be a first grade teacher.” -Emily McCall, sophomore, elementary education student

No matter how big or small some goals may appear, it is never too small for someone else. After the Blugolds revealed their goals, they shared some of their own advice to encourage those who are trying to achieve their goals:“
—Do it!! You can do it!” -Zoure

—“Get out of your comfort zone.” -Matzke

—“Find motivation.” -Walker

—“Try not to do the same thing. Change it up.” -Conley

—“You got to have a drive and determination.” -Tepp

—“Don’t give up on hope. It will take time, but hope is the most important thing.” -Raddenbach

—“Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t.” -McCall

Poet Charles Bukowski once said, “find what you love and let it kill you.” Follow dreams and invest in what makes life meaningful; don’t stop until it’s the end.

DiCaprio starred in one of Shakespeare’s classics, Romeo and Juliet (1996), and his career propelled after he was casted in Titanic (1997). He didn’t win his first Oscar until Feb. 28 for best performance as a lead role in his new movie, The Revenant (2015).

He was an Internet sensation because he hadn’t won an Oscar before, despite being nominated fives times for an Academy Award.

Many of his fans were disappointed, while some created memes, a humorous image or piece of text that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users to poke fun of a situation. It became a well-known meme that floated through social media and the web.

Many of DiCaprio’s memes are photos of him with an Oscar award photoshopped in along with a caption that relates to how he has not received any Oscars.

After DiCaprio received an Oscar the old memes ceased and new ones began.