Category Archives: School

Hybrid Learning: In Hindsight

At first, I did not appreciate virtual learning. Life during a pandemic felt scary and quite frankly, miserable. As an only child, I felt lonely and irritated with my parents–never in my life had we spent this much time together. Luckily for me, my school…

College Counseling and Creating Change

As head of my school’s affinity group for First-Generation-American students, I have always felt a responsibility to provide the members of our group with a safe space to communicate their feelings and resources to be better able to navigate the world. For example, we have…

Goodbye from Njoki

Goodbye! Unfortunately, the time for me to move on from the Center for Young Women’s Health has come. In the fall, I will be going to Duke University in North Carolina. I plan to study Global Health and Psychology on the pre-med track. I am…

How to Get Good at Naps

Nothing is more gratifying than a good nap after a boring day of online learning. When done right, naps can increase your alertness and help us get through the day, especially when you’re feel sleep-deprived. However, I realized that some people (myself included) have different…

Learning How to Write

Ever since I was little I hated writing. Grammar rules are a foreign concept to me, coming up with creative ideas was tedious, and making sure everything flowed consistently was one of the most difficult tasks. In 3rd grade, when we had writing activities I…

Starting the School Year Virtually

As a rising senior, this September should have included my last first day, senior night football games, and my last pep rally. Instead, my classmates and I will be spending the first three months of our senior year sitting at home in front of our…

To Leave or Not to Leave

College is coming, and for the class of 2021 difficult decisions have to be made. Do we stay in our hometown or leave for a new area? Some people want to stay in their hometown for their family, to save money, or scholarships. Some people…

A Girl’s Best Friend

Tail wagging eagerly, panting hard enough to make his body bob up and down, and eyes glued to me, my beast started his day. I woke up today with his sixty pounds on top of me and his head on the pillow next to mine….