When the towers fell, my classmates and I were sitting in our classroom having just recently started the second grade. No one knew what was going on. We turned on the television and, amidst the confusion, the parents started picking up their children at school.
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The ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” was the hit of the summer. Its mission was to raise awareness on the debilitating disease that is ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
We gathered every week in the library. It smelled of old books and teacher Irene’s coffee. I was so used to this repetitive schedule. Every week we had a day where we went into the library and spent some time learning about reading comprehension and why reading was so important.
Everything on the surface seemed normal. Yet that was Sept. 11, 2001 when two planes hit the iconic Twin Towers in New York City.
My seventh grade teacher was the one who first planted the seed in my mind that my writing was something that could fuel the rest of my life. What started as mere encouragement to pursue my talent became so encompassing that I then fit my life around that idea.
New school years are almost like New Year’s Eve: rung in with the glitz and glamour of parties, hanging out with friends, relaxing during syllabus week and the rush of the first few days back on campus. Soon all of those goals for the year start to fade away and chaos begins.
The deaths of Robin Williams and Michael Brown both occurred around the same time. But were the reactions equal?
Making the decision to transfer school is not an easy one but the more challenging part comes to re-finding yourself in a brand new community.
In the beginning of the twenty-first century, college students around the country had limited resources for keeping up to date with news and current events. During this particular time period, it was common for most students to take in their daily dose of news through popular forms of media such as traditional newspapers and magazines. […]
On a typical day, junior business administration major Justin Juliano wakes up at 7:45 a.m. and hops into the shower. Once he’s out and dressed, he makes his bed and heads downstairs for breakfast. He then leaves his house around 9:10 a.m. and gets to school around 9:25 a.m. After searching a bit for a […]
“She was acting slutty… It was her own fault… she shouldn’t have drunk so much then.” Recently, cases of sexual assault at universities as prominent as Notre Dame and Swarthmore have been in the news. In addition, a nationwide movement of students has charged that colleges are not handling cases properly, resulting in what is […]
No matter what your heart is calling you to, please, follow it. Even when people don’t understand. Even when your every action is questioned…. At the end of the day, you will only have yourself and your heart to answer to. At the end of the day, were you true to your heart?
All of grade school, middle school and high school, when school is out, summer begins. Summer means endless days of fun, vacations, sun and very little work involved. In high school, some students start summer jobs, as a way to make some extra cash and kick start that good old work ethic. But, for the […]
Instagram is taking over the world it seems. Well the internet world at least. I don’t think I make it through a day without either going on Instagram, or someone saying “should I Instagram this?” Instagram allows people to share their pictures. Pictures of anything. When you go on Instagram you see people posting pictures […]
College is expensive. It is tempting or even the only option to work full-time instead to afford necessities or luxuries. Yet, it’s never too late to return to school, go into a new field and explore a passion. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” A quote which has always stuck with […]
If you’re a freshman or sophomore, I think I can save you some time on figuring these things out if you haven’t yet. First – find something to be involved in. While college is a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun and go out all the time, the main reason you are here […]
Recent military regulation changes include several restrictions regarding military personnel having specific tattoos. Are these rules shaping for a cleaner appearance or is this a hinderence on freedom of expression?
Beginning a relationship in this day and age has become very casual. Although that takes the pressure away from dating, does that also diminish relationship expectations?
Some people stay away from dating in college to avoid heartbreak, while others embrace the rush of campus flings. A connection is more important than a label of a relationship or reputation.
Remember, you are not just interviewing for a job, but also looking to earn the trust of the interviewer.
When you buy something Fair Trade certified, what are your thoughts behind your purchase? Are you buying it to help make a difference? Are you following the crowd? Or are you making such purchases to make up for the fact that you don’t shop or act that way throughout the day?
I never thought I’d say that working on a group project for a class would lead to a pretty cool experience, but it did. My group for ECG is focusing on workers’ rights and fair trade in the clothing industry. This required a lot of research on the topic our group had chosen as well […]
Student debt has alumni stressing more about how they are going to pay it off rather than worrying about finding a job in their field of study. College students and graduates are entering the real world with hopes of landing a dream career. However, when they look at their mountain of loans they need to […]
With much anticipation, Google Glass is finally here. Well, at least for a small selection of lucky buyers. Already being dubbed as the next big thing, it is only available to those in the US. In this small frame of time, the country has been in an uproar over Google Glass trying to see what […]
The SAT: the test that can make any junior or senior in high school anxious over whether you’re going to even be able to spell your own name right. It’s just a test, right? But the stress of the SAT may be alleviated for some students who plan on taking it with the new changes […]
Spring is such a small, hopeful word that conjures up images of bright, sunny days, blooming flowers and lazy, hazy summer not far behind. After a long, relentless winter full of snowstorms, ice storms, power outages and a surprise week off, spring is the light at the end of the tunnel. I am tired of […]
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