Sometimes it seems that the March for Life is the Catholic/Pro-Life thing to do mid-January. We make our signs, try to sleep on a bus, stand for a few hours in the cold, catch up with old friends, shuffle along Constitution Avenue, say a rosary, pack up our things, and leave.
This summer I am preparing to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for entrance into medical school. The test is administered by the American Association of Medical Colleges and is a standardized exam testing the student in the subjects of general chemistry, physics, organic chemistry, biology, and a critical thinking section called “verbal reasoning.”
We are living in a society where there is a crisis of self-worth. People are starving for attention, we struggle to take compliments, and regardless of the 9 positive comments we received throughout the day, the only thing we will remember is the one negative one. Not only will we remember the negative comment, but we will define ourselves by it because that one comment just revealed how little we already feel about ourselves.
This past weekend, I was given the privilege of presenting some research at the American Chemical Society Student Member Symposium at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
I was able to go with about five other students who were also involved…
Well, spring break came and went… but it was no ordinary spring break. A week or so ago I was given the privilege of serving children of Haiti in an orphanage. It was a mission trip (not sponsored through the University) and man… talk about an eye opening and incredibly human experience.
Wednesday was a whirlwind. I can’t believe that the week is almost over. We only have one more day left of the conference! There have definitely been hard moments, but over all, a lot of good has happened as a result of us being here.
Yesterday was day two of the two-week 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 58). Because we can only stay for a week (read my introduction post from yesterday), we really have to make the most of the time we have.
Hello, New York.
The view from the back of the United Nations building is spectacular. The UN compound is surprisingly beautiful too, with a garden area, art, and near-flawless architecture. You’d never suspect it to be the grounds of an ideological war.
In a course of unexpected yet welcomed events, I am excited to say that I am preparing to head off to Haiti next week!
I found out about a mission trip to serve Haitian children in an orphanage, and my heart leaped outside of my chest at the thought of being able to serve and love them. I’m listening to my heart… I’ll be honest and say…
The term “multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis” (MDR TB) is a term that I’ve become rather familiar with while studying here at Franciscan. MDR TB is a type of tuberculosis that doesn’t respond to the major TB-killing drugs we have today. What’s the bigger picture, though?