Posts tagged Service
Know Your Value

When someone starts up a conversation with you by noting, "I've been around long enough to remember very well being bombed by Mr. Hitler", what can you do but listen in reverent awe? In one of those happy chance encounters that filled my commute with delightful conversation rather than the routine hum of my regular playlist, I got to thinking just how incredibly small this world really is. The wealth of experience that passes us by on the street, the subway, and even on the bus is truly astounding.

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How Community Service Shaped My Life Story

Five years ago, as I packed up my residence area and prepared to move back home, I never could have imagined my career path weaving through a term as an elected official or devoting so much time as an active member of a community that I once shied away from as a bashful wallflower.

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Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

In such a fast-paced and cutthroat world, it can be easy to lose sight of what is important. To pursue excellence and hedonism in a materialistic world, at the expense of focusing on becoming more well-rounded human beings. Too many of us, myself included, are guilty of running our lives in tunnel vision, oblivious to what is going on around us. As a result, too many of us are missing out on what is most important. 

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Mike Duffy

During our time as members of the Student Government Association at Marist, one administration adopted a common adage as their motto, "actions speak louder than words." Indeed, we expect you will be no stranger to this concept, as many of our past guests have expressed their strategies for bringing these words to life through their activities, roles, and pursuits. This week, we have, perhaps, our best example yet.

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Argue for Your Limitations

For about two to three weeks, I have been contemplating what to write for this post. At times I question why Michael even asked me to participate. You want my story? Why? Is it special? Of course it’s special. And that’s lesson #1 (I’m not yet sure if there will be more than one lesson throughout this piece) – “Argue for your limitations and they are sure to be yours.” Don’t ever sell yourself short.

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