It is so much easier to notice the things in need of improvement than it is to acknowledge the good things in life. Specifically, I have been thinking a lot about Cairn lately.   The number of times I have opened my mouth and uttered complaints about the weird smell

Macedonia. A trip to Macedonia. Over spring break. Expensive plane tickets on a broke college student’s budget. Traveling overseas in the midst of the busiest semester of my college career. What in the world was I thinking? Here’s the simple answer: I wasn’t thinking. In the fall semester, I kept

The meal selection at Cairn University has been described by many as “mediocre” and “subpar.”  Since the inception of “Pioneer College Caterers” at Cairn University, the students have been fairly displeased with the food that is being offered at meals.  From moldy bread, rotten fruits, unhealthy selections, poor kitchen management,

Anorexia is running five miles yet only eating an apple for lunch. Anorexia is being exhausted from running but not being able to fall asleep at night because you’re hungry. Anorexia is never feeling good enough and never understanding why you can’t seem to see what others see. It’s feeling so

Living on Cairn’s campus is often referred to as, “living inside a bubble.” This metaphor is accurate, and I have used it for myself once or twice (okay, maybe a dozen). Is this metaphor altogether wrong, or even inappropriate? No. Does this metaphor speak volumes to living on Cairn’s campus?

Have you ever been given a chance to leave the country? Maybe you adventured to France for a vacation, flew to Uganda for a summer of teaching English, or went to the Niagara Falls for the sake of saying you’ve been there. All those examples are great reasons to see

Playing on a team is one thing, but coaching that team merely a year later is something entirely different. Here at Cairn, several students have transitioned from student-athlete to faculty member; some have made the switch in this past year. Amie Eppolito, a recent Cairn graduate and current assistant coach

The words you are about to read were written on July 20, 2016. I forgot about them until today, but I still want to share them with you all.   I have always struggled to celebrate my progress. The people in my life have pleaded with me to see the

A few years ago, I shared an article on my Facebook page entitled “Not Everyone is Beautiful.” I was immediately hooked because of its controversial title—I can appreciate a little political incorrectness—and was even more struck by its content. You can go read it for yourself HERE, but the gist

Highlander baseball is right around the corner, and with the uniquely warm weather we have experienced in the past couple of weeks, it is highly possible that in less than two weeks the Highlanders will play their season opener against Norwich University on February 24, 2017.  With baseball on the