College is a precious thing to waste

Over the past few months, I’ve taken a few minutes out of my day to write down three things that I am grateful for — and admittedly a lot of those things included pizza delivery, cancelled plans, cupcakes and free beer glasses (where are my cheap, lazy, sweet-toothed introverts at?). I am grateful for more than 138 things in my life. It is so easy, when you are in the midst of school and work chaos, to forget that there is plenty to be grateful for and it is too often that we let our busy schedules get in the … Continue reading College is a precious thing to waste

Living With Quality: A Reflection

As some of you may know, the first article that I wrote for the Newswire was about my Uncle Joe. I wrote about how he dealt with dying from glioblastoma. Instead of focusing on the” Dying with Dignity” side of the debate, he put forth his own idea: living with quality. And Joe did live with quality, right through the very end. Joe passed away last Thursday in the comfort of hospice care. At the time of his passing, his brothers and sisters were all gathered together miles away, hand in hand, saying a prayer for him before having dinner. … Continue reading Living With Quality: A Reflection

Learning how to live and not just exist

A message on how not to fear what is next A year ago, I wrote about how the Newswire had become a lifestyle for me and about how as a first-year I never would have thought I’d be where I was then. And it baffles me now to realize that yet another big and unpredictable change lies before me as I have just two weeks left as a student at this university. So where do I begin summing up these four weird, unpredictable, incredible years of my life that have changed me so much and given me many opportunities? My … Continue reading Learning how to live and not just exist