Category Archives: Facing Challenges

Into the Wilderness

Imagine nothing beyond the sight of decaying evergreen with overgrown grass and trees around you with the feeling of mud and rotting plants on your clothing. This was my life for two weeks-camping, canoeing, hiking, and portaging (the struggle of carrying a 70 pound canoe…

Teens Speak

High school and the time around it is about growth. I have grown so much in so many areas since my freshman year. The area of growth that has been the most important in my life has been communication. It is a strange time to…

Evolving Perceptions

I think the best part about meeting new people is getting to know their perspective and views on different things. It’s so interesting to see how people’s backgrounds influence their thoughts. College is all about meeting new people from different walks of life. In my…

Small Things You Can Do to Save Big

Math may not be your favorite subject but it is an important one-especially when it comes to your financial future. Finances can be overwhelming, and may seem difficult to understand at first. Thankfully, there are a few simple things you can do that can make…

My Answer Hasn’t Changed

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember being asked this question for the first time in the first grade. “I want to become a doctor!” and twelve years later my answer has not changed. In the first grade I wanted…

A Small Price to Pay

Being raised by religious immigrant parents has shaped the person I am today. My parents are Muslims who emigrated from Sudan to America in their teens. I was raised surrounded by the Sudanese culture. My mother always cooks Sudanese food and burns Sudanese incense in…