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Medical Tourists or Not?

Every time I feel like I know what is coming next, Tanzania proves me otherwise. That being said, my first true day in the hospital did not go exactly as planned. A recap of May 24th, 2017. I grew up in and around hospital settings: visiting my mother at work, tagging...

The CDC in Tanzania

Today we were afforded the incredible opportunity to meet with members of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and US Embassy in Tanzania. For many in my cohort, working for a global health leader like the CDC is a “dream job”; where we all want to end up someday....

Why You Should Opt Outside Today

Nature makes us happy- and there’s a growing body of scientific literature to support this intuitive claim. It’s something that the romantic poets have known for a long time, but it’s taken awhile for science to catch up with the evidence. This realm of research is...

On Campuses

This week, I’ve been mesmerized by the idea of a campus. Specifically, our shared, comfortable, and well-loved campus here at Penn State. Merriam-Webster defines a campus as “the grounds and buildings of a university, college, or school”. However, the word “camp”...

I’m a Big Public Parks Proponent

Funny enough, my most enjoyable and applicable class each semester ends up being the random general education requirement I take online. This semester, it’s Landscape Architecture. The class has got me thinking a lot about the intentionality, history, and design...

Do I Actually Love to Travel, Though?

It’s one of the first things I tell people about myself: I just love to travel. I do it every chance that I get. I’m very, very lucky in this sense. My travel experiences thus far, both domestic and abroad, have totally molded me into the person I am today. But I’ve...

Listen to Your Heart

I’m slowly finding out that I’m reaching the point in college where I need to make decisions by and for myself. This seems elementary but is sometimes challenging to grapple with. For so long I’ve had people pushing and pulling me in different directions but I feel...

Seattle: First Taste of Tech

Technology, in the most general sense of the word, is a massive, all-encompassing force that is wholly integrated into today’s society. I’m rarely ever without my cell phone, computer, and headphones while on campus. Prior to traveling to Seattle with PLA, I hadn’t...

Pre-THON Jitters

It’s almost here! One of the most highly anticipated weekends of the academic year for Penn State students: THON 2017. It’s not a normal year attending THON for me. This time, when I show up at the BJC Friday at 6 I’m not leaving until Sunday at 4. No standing, no...
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