If you are a follower of UFindlay Instagram or my Instagram profile, you may have seen that I had the great opportunity to be part of an alternative spring break program called, “Engaged Citizenship: A Cultural & Social Justice Exploration.” As a freshman here at the University of Findlay, it was my first spring break here in the U.S. For days I was wondering what I should do! Should I just stay on campus? Go with my friends to visit somewhere? I was confused. But then Dr. Robert Braylock, who is the director of UF’s Buford Center for Diversity and Service, shared the opportunity with me. After reading the description of the program, I knew it was the right and perfect thing for me to do. Thank God, I thought so!
We had five people in our group: an American of … Read More »
More than likely, someone in your life or someone you know has been affected by cancer.
In 2008, when I was just 10 years old, I lost my grandpa to cancer. When he passed away, my grandpa no longer looked like my grandpa. Cancer completely overtook him. This disease didn’t just destroy my grandpa, it destroyed my family too. Losing him at such a young age was hard for all of us. I never really understood what was going on. I realized he was sick, but I never thought that he could be here one day and gone the next. Since he passed away so young, he never got the chance to see any of his grandchildren graduate. He never got the chance to see any of us go off to college and he never got the chance to meet the … Read More »
About two months ago, my 6-year-old son suddenly, without explanation, started talking like a Minnesotan. He uses one key phrase.
“I have superhero powers, dontcha know.”
“Dontcha know, can we have donuts for dinner?”
“Mommy, dontcha know, my poop won’t go down the toilet!”
I did not know that, son. Thanks for the information. I’ll take care of that last issue, you betcha.
Sort of cute, right? But why is it cute? What if I had stated he’d begun to speak in African-American English instead? Chicano English? Chinglish?
Language is intensely personal. It’s a primary symbolic gesture for how we express ourselves. But it’s much more than that. It reflects heritage and identity. In many instances, according to prevailing lore, stereotypes, rumors and misinterpretation, it can also represent – often falsely – education level, criminal intent, socioeconomic status, personality, gender, religion and an entire spectrum of … Read More »
Let’s be honest– one of the most important things for a college student to know is where to eat. Eating is one of my favorite things to do. When you’re studying all day long, it’s so nice to grab a bite of great food with some great friends. As a freshman, it has taken me a little bit to figure out my favorite spots to hit when I am looking for something to eat, but luckily for Findlay students, we have lots of great choices right here on campus!
The Refinery- My personal favorite place to eat on campus is at the The Refinery in the Center for Student Life. For those of you who do not know, this building is brand new this year. With the addition of a new building for the College of Business, we now also have … Read More »
Since day one of my freshman year at Findlay, my professors stressed the importance of experiential learning. Sure, you will learn a lot in the classroom, but applying the knowledge gained in the real world is invaluable. Since then, I have landed two incredible internships: one with the Cleveland Browns and one at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. During my final UF semester, I decided to take on different experiential learning opportunities that challenge me in some new ways.
Sophomore year, my best friend and I won UF’s inaugural Innovation Competition. One of the judges, Ed Hartman, a venture capitalist in Northwest Ohio, wanted me to help him out with some of the companies he was doing work with. I now do work through him for two different companies: Findlay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Innovative Controls Corporation (ICON). I handle social media … Read More »
Being a health science major is exhausting! Honestly, just being in college is exhausting. My days are often busy, crazy, and filled with lots of coffee, which is also a very normal “college thing.”
This vlog is just a quick sneak peek into what an average Monday in my life looks like! I usually start off the day getting up around 7:45 a.m. or 8 a.m. Insert first cup of coffee here.
Next, I head over to my art class, a nice and relaxing class that I’m taking to fulfill one of my undergraduate requirements. I haven’t taken an art class since elementary school, and it’s been a ton of fun. This class is also a great way to take a little break from my crazy stress.
Usually after art, I head to one of my favorite places in Findlay – George House! Insert … Read More »