PRE- D

As I prepare to take off, I gather my bags, cram last minute for my exam, and I’m getting hyped up. LAS takes a annual trip to Detroit in the second semester to educate future leaders on the leadership skills we’ve learned this year. In Detroit, poverty is such a big issue. There’s a lot of…

The Happiest Day of the Year

No, I’m not talking about Christmas, I’m talking about COMP DAY! I was lucky enough to have my number one choice for my Lead Team for LAS. Ever since I went through it last year, competition day was always something I wanted to be a part of. Whether it be right after I went through…

Saw the Rest, Chose the Best

From the moment I found out my mom and grandma were in sororities when they were my age, I was bound and determined to go through recruitment. I’d dream about finally having sisters I could love (and steal clothes from). At Central Michigan, you get put into “Gamma Chi” groups which is basically you and…

Be Kind to One Another

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to love what I did everyday, and inspire children to treat each other kindly. I was bullied a lot as a kid for a variety of different things- what I looked like, how I acted, what my interests were… I’d stay up…

To The Family Who Doesn’t Understand

Now before you all freak out, I do love my family. I’m just having a moment… I was told India is such a different country than America. More poverty, more people, more noise. You can’t truly understand India unless you travel half way across the country and experience it for yourself. So that’s just what the…

100L(s)… Psych Edition

You’d think that Psychology isn’t something that could relate back to Leadership… think again. Having all my LAS cohort in the same class was something I looked forward to every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. In the course, Prof. Prewett helped us connect the importance of Psychology and leadership together. Every essay question we’d have would…

Learn to Find Connections

Connection: defined as a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else. November 4-5, LAS and others from CMU traveled to the Great Wolf Lodge to attend Connections, a conference all about networking. I was thrilled to roll up to the Great Wolf Lodge to see my mentor and…

Judges Didn’t Prepare Me to Debate

Walking into debate the first day was intimidating. I hate confrontation, I hate speaking in front of my peers, and I’m horrible at arguing. My dad told me before I left for college, “You’ll be fine. Your parents are lawyers, our parents are lawyers, you grew up debating with your brother, everything will be fine.”…

LeaDeRs of Today

“Raise your hand if you’ve been told that you are the leaders of tomorrow. That’s bullshit! You are the leaders of today.” -Dan Gaken When I applied for the Leadership Advancement Scholarship, I had no idea leadership was this big of an institution. I have 48 other leaders surrounding me in Barnes Hall helping me learn…

Mentor and Me

Coming into college I was nervous. I was nervous to live on my own, I was nervous to be taking so many credits my first semester of college, and I was nervous about making friends (even though I have 49 people in my cohort of LAS). Most of all, I was TERRIFIED of moving away from my…

What the CUSS is an Echidna?

I left my parents at the car in the Barnes parking lot and bolted. I ran up to the third floor and walk into room 308 noticing the door decorations all over. “Welcome to Team Echidna, Molly!!” …what in the cuss is an Echidna? Naturally, I ignored everything and went to find my roommate who was… guess where?…