Tag Archive | "Personal Essay"

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Getting to the Other Side

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

The year is 2014: I am staring at Lafayette Hall, wondering how the hell I’m supposed to find the registrar’s office before I have to leave for work. One daunting step after the other leads me around the first floor to B wing and a solemn face greets me (more or less). “Next,” the man […] Continue Reading…

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Disabled to Co-Host of Keepin’ It Real

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

My experience with Cerebral Palsy has been very interesting. Being born with something I had no control over has given me a deeper insight into the “human condition.” I have overcome a lot of obstacles. I felt very insecure about myself. So much so, that I wouldn’t wear any shorts during the summer because they […] Continue Reading…

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Tuition Anxiety

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

I lost track of time sitting at my desk looking intensely at the computer screen. I was flipping through online college catalogs and scrolling through my iPhone reading emails from Rutgers, The King’s, Tulane, and UPenn, among many others. I was smiling because I had choices. Sitting on my soft purple chair next to the […] Continue Reading…

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Ascending to New Heights

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

I have been hiking from a young age. It started with local hikes, like Sleeping Giant in Hamden or the twisting trails of Eisenhower Park in my hometown of Milford. As I have matured so have my hiking endeavors. Two years ago I hit a new all time best when I made a pilgrimage to […] Continue Reading…

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The Time Before Sanity: A Quest For The Great “A-Ha!”

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Every now and then we have what is called an “A-ha!” moment. Or, if you want to use grown up words, an epiphany. They can be small, for instance, when you finally understand how to solve that gross math problem. It could also be major, when you are faced with a decision that could change […] Continue Reading…

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A Changing Mindset

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Change is important. In my case, change was extremely pivotal to my growth as a young man. Graduating high school and going to college was a huge transition, and I knew that I had to move along with it. Back when I attended high school I was always to myself, I had very little confidence […] Continue Reading…