Let’s be honest – your dorm room isn’t always the best place to study. The temptation to hop into bed and nap or turn on Netflix is powerful, and if you’re anything like me, it will get the best of you. That’s why I like to leave my room before starting my homework.(more…)
Friday, February 22nd, 8:00 AM. I groggily turn off my alarm and stumble out of bed. My first thought: “I did not get enough sleep last night.” I got myself ready and headed down to Ellis Hall to meet a student who would take me to Bear Paw Lodge, about five minutes down the road from campus. I was tired, but optimistic. I was honored that my fellow students had invited me to be part of this exclusive retreat, and I wasn’t about to sleep through it. My girlfriend greeted me with coffee and kisses, and I said goodbye to her. When I arrived at the lodge, I was in awe. Who knew a beautiful modern log cabin with enough sleeping room for 26 would be hiding in the woods of Huntingdon, PA?(more…)
New Orleans has always been at the top of my bucket list of U.S. cities to visit. So, when I heard that campus ministry was hosting a winter break service trip there, I jumped at the chance! The trip would be a weeklong community service adventure with of my five fellow students and our two fearless leaders from campus ministry (shout out to Lisa and Dani!).(more…)
Having an internship in Washington D.C. was a transformative experience for both my professional and personal development. On January 24th 2018, I arrived at the Washington Center’s Residential and Academic Facility, ready to begin my new internship. Little did I know, my path to finding my perfect internship wouldn’t be the smoothest, but my Juniata education provided me with the resilience and resources I needed to get there.(more…)
I’m finding my final year in college to be bittersweet – exciting and terrifying. Looking back on my years here, I can’t capture into words all that I have gained and become. College is transformative and lasting. My time here will never be forgotten, and I will always look back at parts with love.
As a final blog, I want to talk about one of the most important pieces of my time here. My mentors, my advisors, my role models – my professors.