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…

Goals

As a leader, I have high hopes and big dreams for my future. I want to make people as happy and comfortable as possible while I’m leading, and I want people’s voices to be heard more. I think it’s upsetting and unsettling when I hear people wanting to change something, but not feeling confident enough…

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…

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…

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.”…