Tagged with College Students

In Which I May Have Found My Cause

In Which I May Have Found My Cause

Alright.  I got a donut and a Starbucks misto with bold coffee and whole milk.  Baby is napping and this little blog needs some love.  So I imagine the next few posts will be recaps and reflections on the past little while. The past two Wednesdays I had the honor of speaking at Pepperdine University’s … Continue reading

10 Days – Guest Post

10 Days – Guest Post

Meet Margaret, class of 2012, with whom I had the pleasure of working last year on our short term service trips.  She co-led a team to serve in one of New York’s public schools as teaching assistants for the week.  While at our school, she also led an initiative called the 10 Days.     … Continue reading

This Week at School

I’ve been a bit stuck on my writing; this actually happened last fall as well.  The way work paces out just doesn’t fit well with sitting or reflecting, and I feel it not only in the blog but personally as well.  The end of this season isn’t far, but in the meantime, I decided to … Continue reading

I Learned Some New Words

I Learned Some New Words

I learned some new words this week: Adultescent: the generation of Americans who come back to the nest with their $200,000 diplomas in hand and swathed in the comfy blanket of parental-protected unemployment. Funemployed: When said adultescent knows they can still stay out late, sleep in late, and generally lounge around in life because their … Continue reading

The “Lost Decade”

The “Lost Decade”

Entry level wages have dropped substantially enough in the last ten years that this has been dubbed the “Lost Decade” by the Economic Policy Institute. “College-educated men and women entering the workforce saw their inflation-adjusted earnings fall 5.2 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively,” notes Jordan Weissman of the Atlantic, “Wages slumped 8 percent for high … Continue reading

Dear Project Serve,

To the 184 college students who are setting out to serve on Spring Break next week: First, you deserve credit.  You have chosen a particular experience for this week that many of your peers do not choose.  While they are on a cruise, or sleeping in at home (both fine choices in their own way), … Continue reading

StickyFaith.org

Today the wonderful people over at the Fuller Youth Institute published a little article by yours truly on Sticky Faith and the college environment.  If you’re interested, you can read it here.

How They Do It: Bed Fast

How They Do It: Bed Fast

This week is the National Week of Hunger and Homelessness, devoted to raising awareness and action on behalf of those who experience food insecurity or homelessness in our community.  During the week, our team hosts a variety of events to help engage our school on this issue.  Here are the top three things my students … Continue reading