When Mike Pence Comes to Your Alma Mater

When I heard that my alma mater decided to invite VP Mike Pence to speak at commencement, I found the choice to be inconsistent with the values my college is supposed to espouse, and the ones they taught me and tested me on for four years.

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When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow. —from Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist As a child, I hated bittersweet chocolate. It seemed like an insult to the very nature of chocolate, a tragedy in the storybook of sweets. As a kid I thought,“Adults have to…

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The Kelly Tree

My family has sort of weird backstory. I used to not tell people about it when I first came to college because I thought it was kind of strange. However, now that I’ve gotten over myself, I enjoy telling the story of my family’s history. My family has all gone to the same college. [disclaimer:…

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