Category Archive: academic

An existential crisis in an emergency room.

*author’s note: This was an essay assignment for my existentialism class. Sorry if you haven’t read Kierkegaard and have no idea what I’m talking about. I provide handy page references if you’d like… Continue reading

We’re halfway there, Livin’ on a prayer

That song actually makes me think of a time before college. Before roommates, learning my way around campus, actually having to study for exams, paying rent to a landlord and killing a cockroach… Continue reading

Exception to the (slide) Rule

Yesterday I sat in an empty cubicle at work, leafing through a UD yearbook from 1968. I was looking for two specific pictures for a piece I was writing, and I found them. Amidst… Continue reading

To write, or not to write, that is the question…

I interviewed two entrepreneurs yesterday. One an elderly gentleman with a lifetime of experience, one an ambitious young man ready to start such a lifetime. They both have UD to thank. The old… Continue reading

Let’s talk about sex.

I have been talking about sex a lot lately. Maybe that’s normal for a college student.  But I’ve been graded on talking about sex a lot lately. That’s because I am enrolled in… Continue reading

I’m a leader.

At least, I’m now a part of the University of Dayton Honors Scholars Program and I’m invited to a Summer Leadership Program in August.  They’re also giving me an extra grand for my… Continue reading

“It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.”

I’m an honors student at University of Dayton.  I was also invited to apply to their Berry Scholars Program.  This program accepts only 30 incoming freshmen, and involves two seminar-style classes each semester. … Continue reading