My CMU Top Ten

With graduation recently occurring, now is the time when many like myself begin to reflect on their favorite memories from their undergraduate experience. For me, I think back to the laughs, the tears, the money, the learning, the pain, the joy, the education, the overnighters, the mentoring, the stress, and the amounts of coffee that…

What I Learned In Student Teaching Is…

            When I first approached student teaching towards the end of fall of 2017, I was hesitant to step into the classroom knowing that I would be challenged more than I ever had been in my life. Knowing major challenges for myself would include discipline with students, classroom management, and effective parent communications, I thought…

Remembering History: Visiting the Holocaust Memorial Center

As a secondary social studies education major, history has always been a topic of fascination to me. History gives us all a chance to learn from what went right in society, what went wrong, and how we can continue to learn from one another. Today, if there is one thing I learned, it’s how we…

Thank You, ResLife

To my staff, community, residents, and others, If you are reading this, I thank you for taking the time. I wanted to take this time to sum up my three tremendous years so far as a Resident Assistant. In all honesty, I have learned and gained so much in my experiences so far and have…

Standing United: My Dance United Experience

“Alone we can do so little; Together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller When I first got the email asking if I wanted to be a part of Dance United, I felt a mixture of nerves and worry. I looked at the detail again and again, contemplating if I should participate or not….

Higher Education Ethics: Graduation Rates Versus Diversity

Two-year and four-year college institutions may have different layouts in regards to student goals, operations, and staffing. However, if one thing is the same, it is the idea that for college students today, the dream to graduate “on-time,” or within two to four years depending on the program, is not held entirely true in society…

Mental Health Treatment on College Campuses

  Tyler Kingkade of the Huffington Post writes that from 2009 all the way through 2015, reports of mental health concerns have been on the rise for college students in regards to anxiety, depression, and social anxiety. Although the need for services has steadily increased, Kingkade talks about how many campuses are experiencing understaffed departments…