S is a student that is almost impossible not to like. Friendly, responsive (mostly), easy to talk to, and genuinely excited to have College Possible in his life. Like most freshman, the beginning of S’s college experience was towing the line in terms of where he should best spend his time, especially living in the… Continue reading Great Stories Part V: The Best Version of Yourself
2016 was… a year. Celebrity deaths, the presidential race, international crises, and countless other events have made this past year hard for a lot of people. However, I don’t want to talk about that. I want to focus more on what 2016 has meant to me as a whole. This was the year where I… Continue reading Reflections, the unknown, and resolutions.
Disclaimer: everything I’m writing is solely based off of the Lord of the Rings MOVIES, not the books. For a long time Faramir has been my favorite character in the Lord of the Rings franchise, and it’s taken me awhile to be able to analyze why exactly that is and put it into words. The… Continue reading Why Faramir is the best character in Lord of the Rings.
In a couple of months I will be working for a government led by Donald Trump. Now I realize that I took for granted the fact that we have a democratic president who has even praised our CEO and had him in the White House, something I could never see Trump doing, especially with an… Continue reading Election aftermath.
One of my campers last summer was explaining to me at one point that his stepfather always told him that “A real man always carries a knife and some paracord in case of emergencies.” My response was, “Well, I don’t always carry those things around and I’m a man.” The camper responded with “Nope.” A… Continue reading Being a man.
I woke up this morning to a flooded newsfeed with articles and statuses about violence breaking out in response to the shooting of another black man by a police officer, this time in Milwaukee, my city. All of the reports I saw were lacking in details, and all of those will come out, but I still feel… Continue reading Response to last night.
I was in Saint Paul visiting friends when Philando Castile was shot and killed. The night of the shooting, Black Lives Matter advocates gathered outside of Governor Mark Dayton’s mansion demanding that something changes with the relationship between black communities and the systems in place that are keeping them on the lower rungs of the… Continue reading Black Lives Matter.