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It has been one of those semesters, hasn’t it? If you are anything like me, stress has bogged you down with all these tests and exams, plus you have a social life, and it has just been a lot. Now this new problem, the coronavirus, has been added on. The world has gone into a panic and people…

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When I was fresh out of high school, I remember being so thrilled to finally leave my hometown and move to a new city. This was a coming-of-age moment for me, as I’m sure it is for a lot of us. Even when my parents got emotional on move-in day, I maintained my cool. As much as I would miss t…

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College is all about discovering who you are, what you’re passionate about and how you want to change the world in some way. This entire process starts with choosing a major and minor. Declaring a major or minor can really be a scary thing, primarily because your degree choice might determin…

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While college is said to consist of some of the best years of our lives, it also contains some of the most stressful. Between taking multiple classes, having to meet deadlines and trying to maintain a certain grade point average, there is even more that goes on behind the scenes. 

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Dating in college is weird because you have all different types of people who want different things. It seems like everyone is in a different stage of life when in actuality we’re all in a very similar place.

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With the start of a new semester of classes coming to fruition, the stress and overwhelming thoughts have already started to creep in for me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. Whether it’s incoming graduation or realizing you no longer want to be in the major you’ve chose…

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As I’m getting close to finishing my senior year at UCA next semester, I’ve realized something. It’s not the fact that I’ve had struggles year after year, but instead, how lucky I am to have gotten to this point. People go on and on about how hard classes are, but I’ve never sat down and sai…

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Avoiding burnout in college is easily one of the most difficult things about being a college student. Listen, It is hard to balance a healthy lifestyle, being social, going to class, going to work and then studying the recommended 3 hours of study for every 1 hour that you’re in class. 

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Staying focused in college isn’t always an easy thing to do. I recently seen my cousin who is a senior in high school and is finally taking school seriously and trying to plan for the challenges she will face in college.

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College is frustrating.  Being a parent while being in college can be downright disencouraging.  It often includes what seem like endless days, starting before the sun comes up and not ending until well after midnight:  class early in the day, work ‘till midnight, then homework, or not start…

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As a freshman in college, I had tunnel vision. I knew I would be in college for four years, and it didn’t seem like college would end. 

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While it should feel like it’s starting to be cool, crisp fall weather, we’re still stuck with the mugginess that comes with Arkansas summer. Eventually, things will get back to cooler temperatures, but this brings up something that I admit I have trouble with myself. Trying to manage yourse…

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Stuck on what to do with the rest of your life? Second guessing you career path? It's not the end, as I recently found out.

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I bit at my thumb nail as I waited for the receptionist behind the desk to get a clipboard of forms ready for me to fill out and sign, stating that I need help. I quietly sat down in the waiting area and began to recount why I was back here after doing so good for nearly a year. Did I really…

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During my interview for Presidential Leadership Fellows last week, I was asked if I’d change anything about my time at UCA. I stopped to think for a few seconds, but I realized there isn’t anything I’d change. I have seen an immense amount growth in myself during my years at UCA. In high sch…

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Being a college student, or even a young adult, chances are that you’ve heard about Tinder and how it works. But if not, let me give you some background to start out.

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I have been in college for almost four years now, and I’m still two years away from graduating with a bachelor’s degree. How did that happen? Well the short answer is work. My first semester of college was a total failure. I didn’t know what I was getting in to. It didn’t help that my family…