is what I'll think every time I look at my college transcript. The difference between being perfect and less than, invariably haunts me every time my grades roll around. The end of the semester is hard, especially when you worked damn harder than most people to fall just short of fulfilling a dream. A dream … Continue reading “I’m not good enough,”
According to communications professors Pamela Shoemaker and Tim Vos, the act of gatekeeping represents the "process of culling and crafting countless bits of information into the limited number of messages that reach people every day, and it is the center of the media's role in modern public life...This process determines not only which information is selected, … Continue reading The Gatekeeping Effect
Just about an hour ago I sat down in front of my iPad (resting on a cardboard box, propped up with two books). I opened up my skype app. Naturally, my computer crashed in the moments before my mock interview. This was my version of improvision. A little shaken from the failed technology, I sat … Continue reading A Mock Interview Experience with Christopher Kassotis
A few weeks ago I worked my first 12 hour shift in a very long time. Typically, at the beginning of every shift (so be it 12 or 8 hour shift), I go to each patient room, introduce myself, ask them if they would like to get up for breakfast, and I write my name … Continue reading “I, who have never willfully pained another, have no business to pain myself.” — Marcus Aurelius
It was in middle school when I attended math, science, social studies, and English classes that a bell rang over the intercom at every hour and a half. This signaled us, students, to get out of our chairs and move on to our next class. As a young middle-schooler, I conditioned my brain to compartmentalize … Continue reading Why interdisciplinary matters.
- Alan Wilson Watts His lectures are playing in the background as I have created the following 'vision board'. Below you will find a conglomerate of images I took over the past couple of years. I thought I would make a vision board, but decided that I would use images from the past instead. I … Continue reading “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”
I have spent the past few weeks living in the upside-down. I took on the role of writing a thesis paper while opting out of our structured, senior seminar assignments. While initially I was reprieved (Free at last! I finally have an opportunity to do what I want and no one is stopping me or telling … Continue reading Life doesn’t come with a rubric, so you better create your own.