Daily Tidbit + Book Suggestion: The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown

“Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.” -Brené Brown   For more insight like this, read “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brené Brown https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/159285849X/wwwbrenebrown-20?tag=wwwbrenebrown-20Continue reading Daily Tidbit + Book Suggestion: The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown

On Writing: How to start Journaling for Mental and Emotional Health

You have probably heard of journaling as a cliche therapy practice. Journaling is recommended to help you start to process your feelings and to help you start to get in touch with things from your past that may be affecting your emotions now.   I have spent the latter part of the last few years resisting journaling. I was always afraid of what I would … Continue reading On Writing: How to start Journaling for Mental and Emotional Health

Daily Tidbit: Mark Vonnegut

“Art is lunging forward without certainty about where you are going or how to get there, being open to and dependent on what luck, the paint, the typo, the dissonance, give you. Without art you’re stuck with yourself as you are and life as you think life is.” – Mark Vonnegut Today, May 11th, is Mark Vonnegut’s birthday! Born in 1947, he is an American … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Mark Vonnegut

Grammar Police: Less or Fewer

“15 items or less.” We see them whenever we go to Walmart or Target, but these ubiquitous signs are actually grammatically incorrect. Why? “Less” is used to describe something that isn’t discrete, but “fewer” describes a countable object. Consider this simple question to determine which form to use: can you count it? If you can count it, use fewer. If you can’t count it, use … Continue reading Grammar Police: Less or Fewer

SRC Spotlight: RAIN!

In honor of Academic Success Week, the Campus Retention Committee (CRC) along with the Writing Success Program (WSP) are highlighting a different Student Retention Center (SRC) project every day of the week. An opportunity to preview and look at the retention work they provide. Today we are highlighting RAIN!. -What services does your project offer? RAIN! peer counseling provides students with support, tools, and resources … Continue reading SRC Spotlight: RAIN!

SRC Spotlight: ASP

In honor of Academic Success Week, the Campus Retention Committee (CRC) along with the Writing Success Program (WSP) are highlighting a different Student Retention Center (SRC) project every day of the week. An opportunity to preview and look at the retention work they provide. Today we are highlighting ASP. What services does your project offer? ASP offers one-on-one peer counseling sessions, a 2-unit internship course, … Continue reading SRC Spotlight: ASP

SRC Spotlight: SPEAR

In honor of Academic Success Week, the Campus Retention Committee (CRC) along with the Writing Success Program (WSP) are highlighting a different Student Retention Center (SRC) project every day of the week. An opportunity to preview and look at the retention work they provide. Today we are highlighting SPEAR. . What services does your project offer? Our project seeks to address retention issues through 1-on-1 peer … Continue reading SRC Spotlight: SPEAR

SRC Spotlight: SEA CLEAR

  In honor of Academic Success Week, the Campus Retention Committee (CRC) along with the Writing Success Program (WSP) are highlighting a different Student Retention Center (SRC) project every day of the week. An opportunity to preview and look at the retention work they provide. Today we are highlighting SEA CLEAR. What services does your project offer? SEA CLEAR has 5 components to provide a … Continue reading SRC Spotlight: SEA CLEAR

SRC Spotlight: The Math Success Program

In honor of Academic Success Week, the Campus Retention Committee (CRC) along with the Writing Success Program (WSP) are highlighting a different Student Retention Center (SRC) project every day of the week. An opportunity to preview and look at the retention work they provide. Today we are highlighting the Math Success Program.   -What services does your project offer? We offer free services that focus … Continue reading SRC Spotlight: The Math Success Program

SRC Spotlight: The Writing Success Program (WSP)

In honor of Academic Success Week, the Campus Retention Committee (CRC) along with the Writing Success Program (WSP) are highlighting a different Student Retention Center (SRC) project every day of the week. An opportunity to preview and look at the retention work they provide. Today we are highlighting the Writing Success Program. -What services does your project offer? We offer free one-on-one writing support for … Continue reading SRC Spotlight: The Writing Success Program (WSP)

Daily Tidbit: Clouds

Most people think “light” and “airy” when they hear clouds, but according to scientists, the weight of an average cumulus cloud is 1.1 million pounds. If you think about it, it’s like having millions of pounds of water floating above your head at any given moment. 1.1 million pounds of water is equivalent to 100 elephants. The weight stays afloat because it’s spread out into … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Clouds

Made in America: Popular “Chinese” Food

After making a recipe book as my creative project for one of my Asian American Studies classes, I couldn’t stop thinking about food. We often consume without much thought but there are so much culture and history behind each dish. I wanted to devote this blog post to the supposed “Chinese” foods that were created in America. Below is a list of some interesting dishes … Continue reading Made in America: Popular “Chinese” Food

It Is In Mortality That We Learn About Life

On Monday morning as I traipsed to class, I happened to glance at an advertisement about the charms of the anthropology major: “It is in mortality that we learn about life.” Odd, but somehow, the statement commanded verity. I nodded mentally in acknowledgement and continued past the poster. The rest of the day wore on with classes, chores, meetings, and work. By the time I … Continue reading It Is In Mortality That We Learn About Life