Student Fellowship for Keene State College’s Faculty Enrichment Program

I took biology senior seminar with Dr. Karen Cangialosi last semester (Fall 2018). I had never taken a class with Dr. C before and to be honest, I had no idea what to expect. As it turns out, I walked away from biology senior seminar with some of the most rewarding life-experiences that any collegeContinue reading “Student Fellowship for Keene State College’s Faculty Enrichment Program”

Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon.

Currently, there are no responsibilities. Well actually, allow me to rephrase that. In life we always have responsibilities. That is to say, you and I still have bills to pay. Yet, today I do not have to work at the hospital. Today there is no homework to complete. Today there is no studying to be done.Today I sit inContinue reading “Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon.”

“I’m not good enough,”

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 dreamContinue reading ““I’m not good enough,””

The Gatekeeping Effect

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”

A Mock Interview Experience with Christopher Kassotis

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 satContinue reading “A Mock Interview Experience with Christopher Kassotis”

“I, who have never willfully pained another, have no business to pain myself.” — Marcus Aurelius

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 nameContinue reading ““I, who have never willfully pained another, have no business to pain myself.” — Marcus Aurelius”

Why interdisciplinary matters.

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 compartmentalizeContinue reading “Why interdisciplinary matters.”

“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.”

– 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. IContinue 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.””

Life doesn’t come with a rubric, so you better create your own.

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 tellingContinue reading “Life doesn’t come with a rubric, so you better create your own.”

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift; the work of life is to develop it; and the meaning of life is to give your gift away.”

According to the American psychiatrist David Viscott, “The purpose of life is to discover your gift; the work of life is to develop it; and the meaning of life is to give your gift away.” I paused to contemplate the relevance of Viscott’s quote to my purposeful and meaningful contribution to this world. As aContinue reading ““The purpose of life is to discover your gift; the work of life is to develop it; and the meaning of life is to give your gift away.””