Adventure is Out There

For my first week of Summer vacation, I got the privilege to spend it with 11 other Central students in Immokalee, Florida. We went on an Alternative Break for the issue of education. Being a future educator, I was thrilled when I got into the break at 7:30 am. From there on out, we had weekly meetings talking…

History for the Leaders

This semester, I took History 110L. In this class, it’s focused on American Leaders, and each semester we had to write a big paper on how the people we chose were leaders in history. The first one I did my paper on Lucy Stone, who was a feminist- I learned a lot about her in…

My Freshman Year: COMPLETE

Freshman year had a bunch of whirlwinds of emotions. I’ve gone through a lot this year, some thing people won’t experience in a lifetime. Starting from the beginning, I moved in with my bestest friends, and we had the awkward uncomfortable roommate talk of “are you okay with having people over after midnight?” and all…

And This is my Philosophy!

I’ve always been one to put others before myself, and that’s why my leadership can be different than others. My leadership philosophy is putting others before yourself. I’ve learned through my life that this is the way I resort to whenever anyone needs help, especially in crisis situations. Tending to others’ needs before my own…

How Am I a Mentor Already?

Ever since coming to college, I’ve been wondering how I’ll ever become a mentor. I could barely take care of myself it seemed like. How could I possibly guide someone else to success when I have no idea of what was going on? Luckily, being at college for an entire year helps you grasp tips…

Leadership with a Chance of Facilitating (pt 1)

Detroit is one of those cities you think of and instantly start talking trash about. You talk about how much poverty Detroit is in, or you talk about the danger of being in a city like Detroit. You think about the crime rate. We all look at Detroit and see the bad things. I fell…

I Mean…Naw……

Leadership puts you through a lot of decision making. You have to decide what’s best for your group as well as yourself, and you have to decide whether or not to step in when participants are working together to resolve a problem. If you ask me, I’d tell you time and time again, leadership depends…

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…

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…

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…

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…