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NABA Fashion Show

The deeply celebrated weekend here at Penn State, Blue & White, is a busy time for many students. It is the end of the semester, so classes are finishing up with their last pieces of work, and the weather finally warms up, so students are incentivized to get...

Leadership in Everyone

Over the last few weeks, I have tried to make listening to TED talks through my phone app more of a priority. There is a function called “Surprise Me” that allows the app to randomly select a video from its database after you have chosen the category of...

New Story from the Past

Coming to school my junior year, I was ecstatic and filled with excitement to begin the semester. Having had two years at Penn State under my belt, I truly felt like I knew the ropes of the school, what I wanted from my professors, and how my career would play out...

The Value in Credits

What is a college credit or credit hour? It is a unit that gives weight to the value, level or time commitment given to every academic class at a college or university. They were invented arbitrarily as a standardized way to figure out how to pay professors and...

Golden Rule Extension

Coming from Puerto Rico it was so exciting to get to know students from the younger PLA cohorts. Beforehand, I was familiar with only some of the students from the junior class, and even less from the sophomore class. Especially with over 70 students attending the...

Importance of Blogging

Being a part of the Presidential Leadership Academy has several benefits and advantages, and there is only one real requirement for continued participation. The one main requirement for being a part of PLA is that in order to build our critical thinking abilities and...

Surviving

As a senior, surviving the last semester seems to be both the easiest and hardest of all eight semesters for most students. Even though for the majority of students classes are not as difficult and they may have a lighter course load, the sentiment of senioritis,...

Essay 4

The Presidential Leadership Academy has given me a wealth of opportunities and experiences that I know will be helpful for the rest of my life, both personal and professional. A great quote that comes to mind as I reflect on the academy and how I can demonstrate...

Netiquette 2015

This past week my organization NABA hosted our annual event Netiquette. It was quite the experience for me now as the president of the organization to oversee this large event and have the pressure on me to perform extraordinarily. The event is a one-day conference...
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