Help Me Make a Difference

Help Me Make a Difference

In honor of my aunt who died of cancer, I am participating in my University’s Relay for Life event at the end of this month (4/26). If anyone would like to help me meet my fundraising goal, I’d be forever grateful. The picture is linked to my RFL dashboard.

To all those who have survived cancer, I am in awe of your strength. To all who have lost someone to cancer, I do this event in honor of you as well.



Hope in the Political Sphere

One of the highlights of attending Drew University is what is known as The Drew Forum.  More specifically it is called The Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.  To quote the very thorough program I received:

The Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship was established by former Drew University President Tom Kean to annually bring to campus a political scientist, historian, or statesman of exceptional national or international prominence to deliver a lecture to the entire university community and members of the general public.

Past speakers of this program have included figures such Eli Wiesel, Tony Blair, Anderson Cooper, Bill Clinton, and Laura Bush to name a few.  [Partial List of past speakers]  This year’s series has focused on America Post-9/11, Terrorism, and foreign politics.  The first three speakers included former NJ Governor Thomas Kean (also former president of Drew and head of the 9/11 commission), former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, and Foreign Affairs analyst Robin Wright.

Tonight, it was my pleasure and privilege to attend the final lecturer of this series, former US Secretary of Defense, Dr. Robert Gates.

“I think it’s a terrible shame that politics has become show business.”
~Sydney Pollack~ (more…)

We’re all grown up now

The reality of watching your life slip by during college when high school took forever is a bitter pill to swallow. Getting a job is harder than it used to be and the cost of attending college so that job is even possible is equivalent to selling your soul. This has never been more clear to me than when I registered for my senior year classes this morning. As Ferrara said, I don’t want to just go with the day-to-day flow of life because it is. I want to “Do things that I WANT to do, not just do things that I HAVE to do. “



Have you ever woken up and felt unsettled, because you know how much crap you have to get done, and you don’t really have the desire to do it. Why is it always so much harder to do things that you don’t want to do, while your in school. Maybe it’s just me, but sometimes it’s very difficult. For example, maybe my room is a huge mess, and I need to clean it in order to think straight. Or my parents ask me to clean the kitchen. I instantly get frustrated, and don’t feel like doing it, simply because I feel like if I am to be doing something, it SHOULD be some of my school work that I am procrastinating on. This is exactly why I can’t read novels while I’m in school. I love reading books, but I never do, because while I’m in school, if I’m going…

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