Happy Monday! I hope you’re having a great start to the week. Draw some inspiration for your week from J. R. R. Tolkien, the father of Middle Earth and the Lord of the Rings series. “Little by little, one travels far.” Don’t stress about your next 20 steps — just focus on the next one.
Welcome back to campus! The fall semester is officially here and with it comes school supplies, class syllabi, and yes, some stress. The stress of college is inevitable. However, it should never stop you from academic success. Here are a couple quick tricks for stress management. Each tip will only take a couple of minutes… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: 3 Quick Tips for Managing Stress (Plus 2 Tips for Long-Term Management)
Starting college can be scary. There are many things that change in your academic life as you transition from high school to college. Your workload and the amount of time you spend studying, for example will increase. For many students, this will also be the first time living away from family. However, becoming a member… Continue reading 3 Ways to Get Involved on Campus
Tayari Jones’s novel An American Marriage follows the relationship between Roy and Celestial Hamilton. The themes in the novel, race, socioeconomic status, and the criminal justice system, are understood through a love story. This novel is important. It tells a story that is truly American and yet largely ignored. Jones empathetically breaks down our collective ideas… Continue reading Summer Reading Recommendation: Tayari Jones’s “An American Marriage”
Being a student is expensive. While everyone is aware of the obvious costs of an education – tuition, books, and class supplies – college life also comes with smaller expenses that add up. The independence students gain when they get to college comes with the some financial obligations such as gas, Amazon Prime, and the… Continue reading 3 Steps to Finding an On-Campus Job
Robert A. Johnson’s slim book, “Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche” is packed with insight into human nature. This non-fiction book takes a look at the dark side of our personalities. Johnson argues that human beings only display the most socialized, average parts of themselves. Everything else, both the best… Continue reading Summer Reading Recommendation: Robert A. Johnson’s “Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche”
School supply shopping is the highlight of the end of the summer. Yes, the camping and hiking was fun. The bon fires were lovely. The weekend trips to Lake Michigan are unbeatable. But… there’s something about getting new school supplies. The fresh notebooks and folder just smell of a fresh start, a new beginning, and… Continue reading College School Supply List
Bernardine Evaristo’s Mr. Loverman is a joy. When I was reading, I was engrossed. When I wasn’t reading, I couldn’t wait to get back to the characters and their lives. The novel follows Mr. Barrington Walker, a sixty-year-old immigrant to England from the Caribbean. The tension in the novel revolves around Barry’s sexuality. He has… Continue reading Summer Reading Recommendation: “Mr. Loverman” by Bernadine Evaristo