The past weekend I had the opportunity to go to St. Agnes Home with the Students For Life and I loved it! This place is approximately 15 minutes from Fontbonne. When we arrive we were amazed that this home for Seniors is very big and very nice, I have to admit I really like its infrastructure. We were only 4 students, but it was enough for the activity we did.
Cecilia, who was the activities assistant, received us with a big smile; she was such a nice lady. She told us about how things worked there and the different activities that they usually do. The have movie nights, they play Bingo, cards, poker, and so many others fun activities. Then she asked us to deliver some Valentines cards that high school students had made. Each of us grab a bunch of cards and we went to different rooms. I had such a good experience talking with these people. Some seniors just receive the card with a smile and a thank you, but with others I could have really nice long conversations, and I really enjoy it. They were all happy about receiving this little detail. It is amazing how this simple activities can fulfill our hearts.
I had a good time, and I hope I could go again this semester!
Have a nice week everybody!
Stress is firmly set into the lives of students all of the world right now. I wanted to share some of the best quotes that help me get through my most stressful days, nights, and even weeks.
Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. -Marilu Henner
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. -Socrates
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. -Ecclesiastes
Stress never ends so there is no point in stressing about every little detail. Most importantly, in a year you’ll barely remember why you felt so stressed over all of these little things, so why stress about it now?
With the general election coming up this fall, I thought I would provide some insight into why voting is important as college students. I am not here to tell you who to vote for, just make sure you vote this fall!
- Voting is a privilege.
Most Americans do not consider that some people can’t vote, like people who are underage or undocumented. Not to mention that outside of the U.S., some women in third world countries are still fighting for their right to vote. Vote for those who are not able to.
- Make your voice heard!
Voting allows you as a citizen to make the major decisions in our country. Don’t like something you see in our government? Vote to make a difference!
- Break stereotypes against young people.
Some older people tend to see young people and millennials as “lazy.” Prove them wrong and go vote! As a young person, this is our country, we need to take ownership of it!
I hope that after reading this post of mine, this will encourage you to consider the importance of voting. As a college student at Fontbonne University, I feel that it is our responsibility to make our voices heard this fall. Vote for someone who will represent your values and concerns the best. Here is a link to a website where you can get registered to vote, to check if you are officially registered, and to get an absentee ballot. https://www.vote.org
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”-Martin Luther King Jr.
It is 10 AM, I’m walking into the Anheuser-Busch Hall Conference Room with a freshly brewed cup of coffee in my right hand while glancing at my left as it holds an agenda while I prepare for that week’s meeting. Being President of an International Non-Profit Organization has its ups and downs. I have been President for 2 years now and I wouldn’t change a thing! So what does Enactus do? Enactus takes the power of entrepreneurial action and creates a better more sustainable world for us all! So what are we up to this year?
This year, we are helping a Non-Profit called the Criminal Justice Ministry (CJM) in their hopes to help former offenders with Job Skill Rehabilitation. The skills that the former offenders learn will help them: land a job, give them a fresh start on life, and much more. The best part for all of you students, even though we are primarily a business organization, that doesn’t mean you have to be a business major to join! We need everyone! We even have a few Psychology majors on our Board helping us because it would give them a chance to maybe psychologically evaluate the former offenders. Computer Science Majors are helping with consultation on a website re-design and who knows, maybe an App! Fashion Merchandising are going to help with the production of the fabric and patterns that will be used for their current line of products (Dog scarves). As you can see, we need everyone! We are really excited about the project this year! And we also attend the Regional & National Conferences where we present our efforts. Since Enactus is a Non-Profit Organization, the judges that we present to are your potential co-workers or Company Recruiters. You can walk out of these Conferences with a Job or Internship! I even won an award for serving 500+ Hours! If you are interested in joining, let me know! Until next time guys, stay classy!