A boy named Justus

Going into your sophomore year, as a LASer, is very exciting. Not only are we not freshmen anymore, but we also have our mentee to look after.  As soon as it was confirmed Justus Anderson had received the scholarship and planned on coming here, I knew he would be my mentee. I had met him…

FIRE UP CHIPS!

Last May, a good friend and fellow LASer, Kate Odykirk, urged me to come try out for the CMU Cheer Team. A little skeptical at first, I was hesitant, but I figured I’d give it a shot. After my first few attempts/failures at Co-Ed stunting, I didn’t think this was the sport for me, but…

Service Learning Reflection

Leadership and service go together like ice cream and happiness; you can’t have one without the other. Since high school, I have always been someone who enjoys volunteering and completing service hours. My parents always encouraged me to do this and reminded me how important it is to give back to the community. This past…

COM(461L)e and Talk to Me

As a leader, I am constantly put into situations that require proper communication and listening skills. Whether I’m appropriately debating a topic with my peers or trying to convince people to pay money to pie me in the face for charity, communication skills are essential. For the second year in a row, I was put…

Put Yourself in Their Shoes..

There are many topics of conversation that can be controversial due to different moral beliefs and ethical backgrounds. Many people tend to avoid talking about these topics to evade confrontation and for a long time, I was the same way. I couldn’t stand having to debate people on topics like abortion and gay marriage because…

Yes. Maybe. Or nah.

A very strange question has been brought to my mind recently, inquiring whether leadership starts with a yes or a no. After an immense amount of critical thinking, I came to the realization that leadership doesn’t start with either yes or no, but instead, starts with both yes and no. An important part of leadership…