“It took a couple months, but eventually I finally managed to contact O. I knew she was pregnant based on her Senior Transition Questions, which I had assumed would complicate things when it came to getting her into school soon. To my surprise, in our first conversation she was completely open with me about preparing… Continue reading Great Stories part II: False alarm.
At College Possible, we’re required to write four “Great Stories” about our students over the course of the term of service. This is a fantastic opportunity to really think back on our conversations and interactions with our students and reflect. Some stories are funny, others are inspirational, but no matter what the tone they are… Continue reading Great Stories part I: Optimism despite adversity.
Pulse Orlando. Brock Turner. Donald Trump. Scrolling through my newsfeed the past couple of weeks has been rough. Really rough. The headlines of the articles my friends post, the reactions of social media as a whole to said posts, and the overarching hidden meanings of everything that has come to light recently are just depressing.… Continue reading Being a patriot.
Growing up in Milwaukee, throughout my childhood I had very few experiences with stars simply being in the night sky. Over the years at Camp Manito-wish, light pollution in the city has become all too obvious for me, so whenever I have the chance to get away and see a clear night sky, I take… Continue reading Stars.