Posts Tagged ‘Student’

Emotional Support Animals On Campus

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Aleah and her ESA Akira

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My Freshman Year Roommate

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

My freshman year roommate, Mary.

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Hejdå

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Hejdå, means goodbye in Swedish, the language I am currently learning. My time has come to say hejdå to my blog, in this space at least, and to undergraduate college life. It has been an honor writing here and attending this college. I chose The College of St. Scholastica to become a nurse, but I ended up following a much different path, becoming a kayaking guide, a writer, a blogger, a photographer, a friend, a volunteer, and a happy hearted human. I would not have done anything differently. My decision to attend The College of St. Scholastica might have been the best of my life. There, I was given the opportunities needed to realize my true self and become the best version of me. Much of my personal growth and progress arrived while I studied here in the UK, but it was The College of St. Scholastica that enabled me to come here, to be here, and to study here. Tack så mycket, thank you so much, for everything. My love of learning will live on forever, and a part of my heart will always belong to The College of St. Scholastica.

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He’s an Actor, I’m an Actor

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

This is James. Our paths first crossed when I was encouraged by my acting professor at Regent’s to go and see Romeo and Juliet at The Rose Playhouse. He played Romeo. The energy, truth, and brilliance he brought to the stage was simply awe-inspiring. I was amazed. I was moved. I was inspired. Sure, I was utterly inspired, but I also witnessed him entrance the audience as a whole. I knew I wanted to include him in my photography project, The People Who Inspire. And, so, I could not help but reach out to his agent shortly after the showing. To my surprise, I did not receive a response from her. Instead, James replied to me personally and we arranged a meeting and a shoot. We met for tea at the BFI Southbank and chatted about his story, his past, and his journey to becoming a working actor. I learned a lot about him, and I also learned a lot from him. It is conversations and meetings like these that give me the confidence to pursue my dreams. As people, we are all tempted by our dreams, our deepest desires. Many of us settle for security and what makes us feel safe. When I meet people like James, who were not afraid to follow their dreams, I remember that I have the power to pursue mine as well. He was Romeo. He is human. He is an actor. And, I am an actor.

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Should I Study Abroad?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Yes, yes, yes, and, again, yes! Please, do capitalize the opportunity to study abroad in college. It will change your life for the better. Your college education will become something you could never imagine it to be, in the best of ways. You will learn to understand the world in a new way. And, you will discover a lot about yourself and the differences you want to make in the world. I am writing from Edinburgh, Scotland, a long ways from home. I have seen nearly ten different cities in the UK now and traveled to Stockholm, Sweden. I have learned so much already, and I have barely scratched the surface. I almost didn’t come to England. I was so close to staying home. I thought it would be better idea to stay in Duluth, focus on my acting and my studies, but I was so wrong. The best thing I could of done was this: get on a plane to England, and study in a far away place, somewhere I no longer felt ‘at home.’ I, now, feel the most at home I have ever been, especially with myself. There are so many places calling your name from afar, asking you to come learn, to come see, and to come experience the world. The College of St. Scholastica offers a lot of options and help to make these things happen for students. I chose England, but students have traveled to Ireland, Germany, and beyond.

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