Giving Thanks Before Thanksgiving

Oh, November. You certainly don’t get enough credit for the wonderful things that you bring us. Between midterms, presentations, and sleep deprivation, college students tend to overlook most of your days in anticipation for the first real time we get to go home during the semester: Thanksgiving Break. So while you give us a lot…

Success Beyond Scholarship

Last February, on Saturday the 25th at about noon, I failed. I lost. It was the kind of failure that follows you around and sits on your shoulders like a backpack filled with bricks. I had spent the last six months writing and drafting and redrafting my application for the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious award…