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Getting Involved

I would consider StFX a very “student-driven” university with numerous opportunities to get involved. Whether you were involved with your previous school or not, there are different ways to get involved here that vary in levels. 799 more words

Life @ X

Behind Closed Doors (BCD) Tips, Template, and Call for Submissions

Behind Closed Doors (BCD) training is a common name for role-playing training for situations that student staff may encounter in leadership roles on campus. BCD is intended to be a safe environment for staff to challenge and test themselves in situations, and to ask questions to clarify their understanding of policy, procedure, approaches, and specific protocol. 1,398 more words

Student Affairs

your words aren't small

Since February, when Student Action Team (SAT) at Ball State put on Journey to Hope, an event that aims to bring to light the stigma around suicide, depression, and mental illness in general, I’ve been hearing the phrase “ words aren’t small”. 948 more words

Introspection

The Carousel Keeps Spinning

I have been going nonstop for the longest time, it feels like. I should be relieved that I have some time to just sit around and do nothing, but I think the fact that I am no longer going to be in school (at Kent State) is just now hitting me. 1,341 more words

College

Don't Forget Me

Because I will NEVER forget you.

I’m looking at you South Hall.

The days are becoming longer, which I’m somewhat ok with. It gives me more time to reflect. 1,380 more words

It’s Okay to Not be Okay: Thoughts from a Survivor

By

Jake R. Goldblum, M.S.Ed.

Warning: Discussion of physical/sexual abuse.

“I’m strong, powerful, and successful.” At least that’s what I tell myself time and time again in order to hide the fact that I really feel weak, powerless, and like a complete failure most of the time. 462 more words

The Retired Glorified Babysitting Continues

“Are you not entertained?  Are you not entertained?  Is this not why you are here?”

Alright, alright, I’m being dramatic.  But think of it like this, if you’ve ever been a Residential Advisor then you know what it means to keep people from a) attempting to watch the entire world burn b) killing themselves and c) killing each other.   731 more words

Personal Musings