This week is Recovery Awareness Week hosted by The Flock and Peer Educators!
The Flock is a student run organization out of the Wellness, Alcohol, and Drug Education Office located in Campion 212. The Flock’s mission statement is below:
The mission of The Flock is to have an open and honest platform of communication on the topic of addiction and recovery. Our ultimate goal is to support our fellow students that are affect by addiction and to spread awareness within the student body at SJU.
The week of events kicked off last Friday with Leadership Lessons: How to Be Successful in Life and in Recovery featuring Doug Tieman,
– Aerosmith, ‘Dream On’
In my last post, I teased that one of my greatest experiences as an intern at XTU came only a day after I began working there.
And it’s about time I tell you what that was: I just so happened to meet Steven Tyler (yes, from Aerosmith!) while he was visiting our station to promote his new country record.
Let’s jump back in time to the first day of my internship. On Monday, January 25, I left my home on SJU’s campus and made my way into my newfound second home: the radio production room.
It’s officially April and life seems to be picking up pretty fast, not to mention the impending doom of finals just around the corner. One of the things I’ve discovered while trudging through the never-ending amount papers, projects, tests, and due dates that pile up towards the end of the semester is that it is absolutely vital to take breaks. I’m convinced that the only way to survive the rest of college, not to mention the ~real world~, is to take breaks from work and let yourself relax.
I don’t claim to be a doctor or have any actual knowledge on what your brain needs,
It’s grind time! During this time of year everything is coming at us all at once. We’ve got exams before finals, group projects and presentations, and term papers that we may or may not have started yet. If you’re an RA, we’ve got last minute programs and bulletin boards to submit. If you’re on an executive board, there are elections to look forward to along with any end of the year campus wide events or study breaks to plan. Of course, if you’re a senior, then we’ve got the future to think about.
This time of year can get a little overwhelming.
Until this year I somehow always had a scheduling conflict when it was time for Hand in Hand. This year I will finally be able to volunteer and I cannot explain how excited I am about it. In case anyone is unfamiliar with what Hand in Hand does here is a description along with the events they have planned!
“Hand-in-Hand is an organization that hosts an annual spring carnival held at Saint Joseph’s University. Our mission is to spread awareness, increase interaction, and create unity among the Saint Joseph’s University community and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities.”
Hand in Hand is celebrating “Around the World in Forty Years” and have a ton of events leading up to the big carnival.
Even though I never got to attend the festivities of Admitted Students Day when I was a high school senior being behind the scenes as an RA proved to be just as fun. Once you’ve received your red envelope there are three major events that can help you seal the deal:
- Multicultural Admissions Program (MAP) – April 1st: MAP is both fun and educational. The purpose of the program is to show incoming students the importance of diversity and inclusion on campus. Prospective students get to spend a night in the residence halls, get familiar with some upperclassmen,
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“Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”
– André Gide, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1947
I saw this quote inside a book called Reinventing Anarchy, Again. It’s an anthology that was published in 1996 that compiled writings from various anarchist thinkers.
*this is a companion piece to my other blog, “Myths About Undeclared Majors”.
When I first came to SJU I was undeclared. I didn’t know what I wanted to do or what my career should be. Freshman year for me was very informative and helpful.
Entering college undeclared lowered my stress level and eased my transition into college.
For students entering college as a declared major, the stress level and workload can be overwhelming. For example, a science major must endured hours of challenging class work, homework and reading, and lab work, a total of hours almost double to that of a humanities major.
*this is a companion piece to my other blog, “Why you should wait to Declare a Major”.
Until recent college history, the concept of majors has been highly superficial.
A QUICK HISTORY LESSON: During the rise of modern European universities during the 13th century, colleges were founded to teach a higher education to a singular company of persons. During that time, a university, as a whole, was only dedicated to one specific subject or taught the same specified range of subjects to all its students. Today, however, colleges offer a slew of subject courses that a student must choose from to become an expert.
My favorite band, Fall Out Boy, has a song called “Sophomore Slump Or Comeback of the Year” and this song has puzzled me since—well since I was a sophomore in high school. The majority of Fall Out Boy’s songs make me think, because their lyrics are never as simple and mundane as they are now. You used to have to think about what they were trying to get across to their listeners. This song in particular bothered me because it was set up as a choice. Do you have a sophomore slump or is this your comeback of the year?